Mohammed Naseeb Qureshy

Geologist, Deceased Person

1933 – 2005

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Who was Mohammed Naseeb Qureshy?

Mohammed Naseeb Qureshy was a prominent geologist from India.

His main field of study was Exploration geophysics. He graduated from Aligarh Muslim University and earned his Dsc degree in Exploration geophysics from Colorado School of Mines.

During the early 1970s, MN Qureshy designed and coordinated the first indigenous aerial geophysical survey of the Western Ghats and Chitradurga Copper District in India. He also initiated the national regional gravity mapping programme which culminated in publication of first comprehensive gravity maps of India.

From 1983 to 1989, he served as the Advisor to the Government of India, Earth Sciences. During this time he helped establish some key Indian scientific organisations such as the National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad and the National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, New Delhi. He also initiated the Natural Resources Data Management System to better serve national needs related to exploitation of natural resources. In 1989, Dr. Qureshy planned and established the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries.

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Born
Jan 4, 1933
Profession
Education
  • Aligarh Muslim University
Died
2005

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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