(An Autonomous Institution of Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India)
Under the Government of India approved scheme, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehra Dun is operating the “Centre for Glaciology at WIHG”, which is likely to eventually usher into an independent “National Institute for Himalayan Glaciology” under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Major objective of the Centre is to mount a coordinated research initiative on Himalayan glaciers to understand the factors controlling the effects of climate on glaciers. The three-fold action plan includes: (i) To establish flagship field station for carrying out high quality meteorological, hydrological, sediment transfer as well as mass balance and glacier dynamic studies to establish interlinkages between various forcing factors. (ii) Document and understand long-term glacier-climate interactions in the Himalaya through laboratory based, chronological constrained studies on sediment records including ice-core (iii) To create manpower through training program in India and abroad to take up research in challenging areas of glaciers.
To achieve the projected targets and to develop trained manpower and achieve major scientific goals in these challenging areas of glaciology, the Institute invites applications from eligible Indian citizens