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Jadavpur University professor chosen for G D Birla award

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prof Nibir Mandal of Jadavpur University has been selected for G D Birla Award Scientific Research for his work in the area of structural geology.

The award, set up by K K Birla Foundation for scientists below the age of 50, carries a cash prize of Rs 1.50 lakh, a statement said.

50-year-old Mandal has made important contributions in the area of structural geology and tectonics, a statement said.

"Mandal's work deals with mainly theoretical and experimental aspects of structural geology and tectonics. He enunciated a theory of particle motion associated with faults undergoing both tranlational and rotational movement," it said.

First Published: Fri, March 22 2013. 18:55 IST