Vice Chancellor , Kashmir University, India and Former Vice Chancellor , Jamia Milia Islamia , New Delhi
22 March 2022 : 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm IST
Talat Ahmad obtained his M.Sc degree in Geology from AMU, Aligarh and M. Phil and Ph.D from Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, in Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry. He did post-doctoral studies at the University of Liecester, UK, University of Cambridge, UK and University of Nagoya, Japan. He worked briefly with the Geological Survey of India, then moved to Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (1984-2003) and then joined the Department of Geology, University of Delhi as Professor in 2003. He went on deputation as Vice Chancellor to the University of Kashmir, Srinagar from 2011-2014, then to Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi as its Vice Chancellor from May 2014 to July 2018. At present he is serving a second term as Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K, since August 2018. He received National Mineral Award of Government of India in 1994. He was elected to the Fellowship of all the three academies, namely, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. He was also awarded J.C.Bose Fellowship of DST, New Delhi. He received many more awards and certificates of recognition.
He has published 117 research papers in reputed national and international journals. He has supervised 24 Ph. D theses. At present he is supervising a Ph.D.student from the Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, U.K. He has worked on the geochemical and isotopic characteristics of the Precambrian mafic magmatic rocks from the northern Indian shield (Aravalli and Central India regions) and those from the Lesser Himalaya helped in understanding the Precambrian lithospheric extension and opening of Aravalli and Lesser Himalayan rift basins. Similar studies on the Cretaceous magmatic rock of the Indus and Shyok Suture Zones, Ladakh helped in understanding the closure of the Neo-Tethyan Ocean by northward subduction of the Neo-Tethyan ocean floor under the Eurasian. Recent Sm-Nd and U-Pb zircon age data from the Amgaon-Tirodi basement rocks indicate first extraction of the crust from mantle started during Archean (~3100 Ma) and the first remobilized granitic melts were generated during early Proterozoic (~2400Ma) in the Central Indian Shield.