Hisar : Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology informed that the Geological Society of India in a meeting has decided to host AGM-2021 along with the Seminar for the first time in Haryana at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar. He added that leading Fellows of different Science Academies will be gracing the event and it reflects the academic stature the University has acquired in the country.
Prof. R. Baskar, Chairperson of the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering and a Fellow of the Geological Society of India informed that in the early years of the Society, the Annual General Meetings were held at Bangalore, the Headquarters of the Society. After the Silver Jubilee Year, the present practice of holding the Annual General Meetings (AGM) in different centres of the country was initiated. The primary objective was to foster better interaction with the Fellows scattered across the country but also to increase the awareness of the activities of the Society in promoting the cause of advanced studies and research in all branches of Geology. The topics chosen for the Seminars during the Annual Convention (AC)/ Annual General Meetings (AGM) were of contemporary geological interest as well as reflecting the strengths of the hosting Department/Institution”.
AGM’s are held normally in the month of September each year and the venues for the coming two years are normally decided in advance. The Geological Society of India website has facilities for online registration, submission of abstracts/full papers/ peer-review before finalization and allotment of DOI numbers for selected articles for publication for utilization of the organisers. The organizers of the Seminar will identify a Guest-Editor for the proceedings of the Seminar to be brought out by the Society as a Special Publication.
Geological Society administers number of awards and endowment lectures instituted in honor of distinguished scientists and these awards are presented as a part of the AGM every year. An entire afternoon on the first day of the Seminar is exclusively earmarked for the AGM of the Society, which also includes the Awards Ceremony and release of Society Publications. It includes a day’s field trip to spots of geological interest in the neighborhood of the AGM venue, either as a pre/post seminar event. This meeting encourages young scientists to present their research findings in the Seminar.
The Geological Society of India was established, sixty years ago on 28th May, 1958, to promote the cause of advanced studies and research in all branches of Earth Systems Science and GJUST has the honour of hosting the event.