Report on 1st Intensive Training Programme for the Young Geomorphologists of India

The Young Geomorphologists Forum (YGF) was established under the banner of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists in November 2019. The IGI‒YGF organized a 4 day long Intensive Training Programme for The Young Geomorphologists of India from 2nd to 5th March 2020 in the Department of Geography, University of Calcutta, Kolkata–700019, India. Dr. Shreya Bandyopadhyay (President, IGI-YGF and Assistant Professor, Maharaja Nandakumar Mahavidyalaya, Vidyasagar University) and Dr. Sayantan Das (Vice-President, IGI-YGF and Assistant Professor, Dum Dum Motijheel College, West Bengal State University) were the event conveners. The event marked the newly launched ‘International Geomorphology Week for 2020.

The following are the highlights from the programme:
– 7 lectures
– 2 laboratory-based hands on exercises
– 1 field-based hands on exercise
– A day-long Field visit to the coastal areas of West Bengal, India

In all, 70 young geomorphologists from different parts of India attended this event. The participants came from nine states of India and a total of 24 universities and organisations were represented. Please see here for a full report.