The Centre for Earth and Space Sciences, University of Hyderabad has been initiated in 2006 with a mandate of quality teaching and carrying research in frontier areas of the Earth System. The Centre was earlier housed in CMSD and Science Complex, now the Centre (renamed as Centre for earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences) has its own building, named as Earth Sciences Building, and has been inaugurated by the Honourable Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Appa Rao Podile on 14th November 2018. The occasion was witnessed by and blessed with many of the teachers including Profs. Arun Agarwal, Prakash Babu, Ashok Chatterjee and all top administrative people.
The event started with unveiling of the plaque and lighting the lamp by the Vice-Chancellor marking the inauguration of building, followed by plantation of sapling in new building premises by various dignitaries. Thereafter, a function was held in Conference Hall housed in the new building. Prof. K.S. Krishna, Head of the Centre has invited all the dignitaries, faculty, and students on the occasion and explained the importance of carrying interdisciplinary research in Earth System Science for understanding the processes between the multi components of the Earth System. He has further explained uniqueness of this Centre in the country, and its potential to emerge as a best learning place in the country and as well to compete with leading institutions of the world.
The Vice Chancellor, in his address to the gathering, appreciated Prof. A.C. Narayana, Honorary Professor and Prof. Prasad, Professor-in charge, University Works Department for their commendable job in completion of the building, and applauded the Faculty for publishing high-end research works. He further mentioned that addition of Earth and allied subjects to our university curriculum adds another dimension to the university and hoped that this new field will bring more glory to the institution. The function was ended with vote of thanks by Dr. S. Srilakshmi.
The faculty of the Centre express their sincere thanks for the Vice-Chancellor for the new building.