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Photographs of the Seminar Presentation by Dr. Hazel Prichard during her first visit from 14/04/2013 to 18/04/2013 under the UGC-UKIERI project in the Department of Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Dr. Hazel Prichard has presented a seminar on ‘Platinum from the Earth’s core to urban waste’. Prof. Pulak Sengupta, Coordinator of the CAS, Department of Geological Sciences has moderated the event. The seminar was attended by students, research scholars and postdoctoral fellows of the Department of Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University as well as from other institutes in Kolkata. In addition, the seminar was attended by the staff members of our Department and from the Geological Survey of India, Kolkata.
   
   
The UK leader Dr. Hazel Prichard visited Jadavpur University with a research scholar Robert Knight during 25th October to 14th November 2013. During this visit we have conducted a joint fieldwork from 27th October to 10th November in different chromite mining districts at Nuasahi-Sukinda areas of Orissa state and Nuggihalli-Byrapur-Tagdur-Bhaktarhalli-Jambur-Aladahalli-Tiptur-Tallur-Mysore areas of Karnataka state. During the fieldtrip in Karnataka, with the help of faculty members from the Department of Studies in Earth Science, University of Mysore we have organized a workshop on November 8, 2013 where Dr. Hazel Prichard and her Ph.D. research scholar Robert Knight and Dr. Mondal’s Ph.D. research scholar Ms. Ria Mukherjee have presented a total of five invited talks which run for more than 4 hours. The workshop was attended by the research scholars and postgraduate students of the Department of Studies in Earth Science, University of Mysore. The workshop has been organized under the activities of the UGC-UKIERI programme of Dr. Sisir Mondal (India) and Dr. Hazel Prichard (UK) between Jadavpur University (India) and Cardiff University (UK).
   
   
In another effort, with the help of faculty members of the Department of Geology, University of Calcutta we have organized two invited talks on November 12, 2013 which have been presented by Dr. Hazel Prichard and his Ph.D. research scholar Robert Knight. The lectures were attended by the faculty members, research scholars and postgraduate students of the Department of Geology, University of Calcutta and all the group members of Dr. Sisir Mondal.
 
Dr. Sisir Kanti Mondal
Associate Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jadavpur University
 
Dr. Hazel M. Prichard, Reader
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Cardiff University