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Prof. Shakil A Romshoo and his team of researchers at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Kashmir was awarded the prestigious Best Research award in Earth Sciences at the Centenary year of Indian Science Congress held at the Calcutta University from 3-7 January, 2013.

Sources said that the award was granted for their excellent research work on simulating the futuristic scenarios of hydrology and land cover in Kashmir valley under the changing climate till 2100.

Pertinently more than 3000 research papers were presented during the 5-Day centenary celebrations of Indian Science Congress, attended by Prime Minister,  Dr Manmohan Singh, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and a galaxy of scientists and science policy makers from national and international organizations.

The Department of Earth Sciences, KU has, till date, won more than a dozen research awards from national and international organizations for its cutting edge research in the field of Earth Sciences and has emerged one of the leading Departments in Earth Sciences at the national level, the sources added.

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