Friday, February 29, 2008

ISRO awards Kashmir University for its space research

The faculty of Kashmir University has been awarded the prestigious “Best Research Award” at the ISRO Society sponsored National Conference for the third consecutive year.

Kashmir University, according to its PRO, has emerged as a credible centre for the cutting edge research in the field of Space Technology and Geo-informatics and over a short period of four years, it has won credibility of national and international agencies in the application of Remote Sensing, GIS and Geo-IT to varied disciplines in science and technology.

“The University is first in the north India to start a self financed job oriented PG Diploma Course in Geoinformatics at the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the year 2004. Since then, it has entered into partnerships and research collaborations with several Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Department of Space research institutes,” the PRO said.

He said that during last two years, the University has won funding for sponsored research and infrastructure development in the field of Geoinformatics to the tune of Rs 120 lakhs. “Under these sponsored research schemes, the Space and Geoinformation Technologies are applied in the field of hydrology, snow and glaciers, wetlands, desertification, land degradation, biodiversity, disaster management and many other fields,” he said.

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