The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has set up a new department named Department of Earth Sciences. Director of IIT-Kanpur Prof Indranil Manna informed that Prof Rajiv Sinha has been appointed as the head of the Department of Earth Sciences for a period of three years with immediate effect.
The director also added that the initiative to create that department was to prepare new breed of geoscientists in the country who would seek interdisciplinary solutions to earth science problems.
The purpose of the Department of Earth Sciences at IIT-Kanpur is to focus on the study of the earth, encompassing its evolution and internal dynamics, its surface processes emphasizing natural and human-induced transformations of terrestrial environment.
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