SRINAGAR: The Government of India has nominated Professor Shakil A. Romshoo, Vice-Chancellor, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST Awantipora) and an acclaimed earth sciences scientist, as a Member of the Governing Body of the prestigious Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun, for a period of three years.
WIHG Dehradun is an autonomous research institute of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The Institute is recognised as a national laboratory of international repute with state-of-the-art laboratories and other infrastructural facilities for undertaking advanced levels of research in earth sciences in the country.
Prof Romshoo has successfully completed several national and international research projects with the geographical focus of the western Himalayas and has published more than 200 highly cited research papers.
More than a dozen national and international awards have been conferred upon him in recognition of his research contribution, and he has also been elected as a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, and the Indian Society of Geomatics. Professor Romshoo is a member of a score of policymaking committees and Working Groups on the environment, water, climate change and disasters at local, national and international levels. The nomination has been lauded by the entire IUST fraternity.