New Delhi: Dr. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir will take over as Jamia VC. The President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of the University has appointed Prof. Talat Ahmad as the Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia. Prof. Ahmad is an Earth Scientist who served at the Department of Geology, University of Delhi. Born in Giridih, Jharkahand, Dr. Ahmad did M.Sc in Geology from Aligarh Muslim University and went on to complete his Ph.D program from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1985.
He has also been a Post Doctoral Fellow with three foreign universities viz. University of Leicester , UK, under the Government of India Fellowship; University of Cambridge under NERC Fellowship and the Nagoya University , Japan.
Dr. Ahmad began his career as a Junior Geologist with the Geological Survey of India and worked for nineteen years as a Scientist with Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, under DST, Dehradun. He joined Department of Geology, University of Delhi as Professor in October 2003. He took over as Vice Chancellor of University of Kashmir in June 2011.
Dr. Ahmad has the exceptional distinction of being a Fellow of all the Science Academies of the country: the Indian National Science academy (FNA), New Delhi; the Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc); and the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc).
Dr. Ahmad has over 65 research publications to his credit. He has supervised several M. Phil and Ph.D research studies at the University of Delhi and the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra.