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Dr. A V George (born in 1956) is an environmental scientist, teacher and social activist from India[1].

Biography

Born in 1956 in a remote village in Kerala, George did his UG and PG in Geology at University College Trivandrum and received his Phd from the University of Kerala. Later he took an MSc in Environmental Sciences from Sikkim Manipal University of Medical Science and Technology. He also took a diploma in Environmental Management. He began teaching in 1987 and has offered courses on Disaster Management, Hydrogeology, Structural Geology and Geophysics. He served in the faculties of Christ College, Irinjalakuda, the School of Environmental Sciences of MG University and Cochin University of Science and Technology[2] . He was Head of the Department of Environmental Science, at Central University of Kerala. Presently he is Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University.[3]

Research and publications

George's principal areas of research are geological environmental appraisal, particularly regarding landslides, disaster management and hydrology[2].

He has been involved in drafting development schemes, extension work, community services etc undertaken by universities, colleges, Rotary Clubs, Municipal Corporations etc and established numerous ‘botanical gardens’ under various government organizations and NGOs in Kerala. He is also a member in Disaster Management Committees of government and non-government organizations[2].

George is a Fellow and Life member of the Geological Society of India, the Mineralogical Society of India, the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, the Tropical Institute of Ecological Sciences and the Indian Science Congress [2]. He has acted as a member of the River Sand Committee of the Govt of Kerala's Committee on the Mullaperiyar Dam Issue[2].

Awards and Recognition

George has received Awards for Best Teachers BOLT (Broad Outlook Learner Teacher) Award of Air India, Prof. M M Gani Award, St Bergman’s’ Award etc constituted by universities and Government[2].

References

  1. Dr. A.V. George (A Profile). Christ College, Irinjalakkuda. Retrieved on 7 January 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Vice-Chancellor. Mahatma Gandhi University.ac.in. Retrieved on 2013-01-16.
  3. Dr. A.V. George (in brief). Mahatma Gandhi University. Retrieved on 7 January 2013.
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