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First Chapter of Indian Expedition :
India launched its first expedition to Antarctica in the year 1981, under the leadership of Dr. S.Z. Qasim, Secretary, Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India. The expedition named "Operation Gangotri".

Since 1981, Department of Ocean Development (Government Of India, New Delhi), through National Centre For Antarctic & Ocean Research, Goa, has been launching scientific research expeditions on annual basis to Antarctica to utilize its environment as a great natural Laboratory for scientific investigations.
Indian Research Stations :
India’s first research station, Dakshin Gangotri (DG) erected at 70.05S 12E on the ice shelf in the year 1983-84, and it remained functional from 1983-90. India’s second research station “Maitri”, which has now taken over the role of permanent base, indigenously structured by R&DE (Engs.), Pune at 70.45S and 11.44E on the Schimacher hill on an ice-free area.

India is now establishing its third Antarctic station at 69024/24.80//S and 76011/14.70//E in the Larsemann Hills, Ingrid Christensen coast.
Research projects completed as principal investigator :
1. "Ecotoxicological Evaluation Of Water Pollutants Originating From Industrial Wastewater". Sanctioned By AICTE, (1997) New Delhi.

2. "Studies on the Management and Safe Reuse of Industrial Wastewater". Sanctioned By UPCAR, (2001) Lucknow U.P.

1. Environmental Monitoring and Ecological Risk Assessment of Industrial Solid wastes. (Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi).

4. Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment of Detergents in the Handloom Industry in Eastern U. P. (Council of Science and Technology of U.P, Lucknow).
Research projects completed co-investigator :
Microbial Decolourization And Toxicity Evaluation Of Pulp And Paper Mill Effluent. Sanctioned By Council of Science and Technology of U.P, Lucknow.

Ph.D. students:
Ph.D. students: Awarded to six students and five are registered for Ph.D.
Professional Affiliations :
Academy of Environmental Biology, Lucknow-U.P.
Ethnobotanists Association of Microbiologist of India
Indian Net Work for Soil Contamination Research
Academic and Professional Awards:
1. Acharya Narendra Dev award for significant contribution in Science (2003).

2. ASEA Toxicology Award (2006).
Administrative Responsibilities:
Superintendent: AND Boys Hostel, December. 1995- October 2000

Asstt. Proctor: November 2001-2002

Member of the University committees

Vigyan Parishad, Faizabad Branch (1999-2000)
Vigyan Parishad, Faizabad Branch (2000-2002)
Research Projects in progress:
1. Studies on the influence of ultraviolet-B radiation on the survivorship and pigment concentration of flora over Schirmacher Oasis, East Antarctic, Project Grant No. NCAOR/DOD/01(G)/05.

2. Adaptive Strategies of Microflora In The Harsh Antarctic Environment Over The Schirmacher Region, East Antarctica”, Project Grant No. 80(0061)/06/EMR-II.
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