The Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Kashmir University has decided to join hands to promote advanced research in field of Geosciences in Jammu and Kashmir.
The research will be done in Glaciology, Quaternary Geology, Hazard Zonation, Paleoclimatic and various other fields of Geosciences.
Officials from GSI Additional Director General S K Wadhawan and Kashmir University vice-chancellor Talat Ahmad, met to discuss the modalities of the collaboration, a spokesman of the University said.
He said the collaboration covers student and faculty exchange, use of analytical facilities, joint workshops and field campaigns, and joint implementation of the national research projects in the Himalayas.
GSI has also sought the support of the earth sciences department of the Kashmir University to revive the regional GSI Centre at Ashmuquam in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, he said.
The official said GSI has been designated as the Nodal agency for organising the International Geological Congress (IGC-2020)- a mega scientific conclave in year 2020.
GSI and KU have agreed to ink the MOU defining the contours of collaborative research and partnership in the field of geosciences, the spokesman said.