Dr. Mifta ul Shafiq joined the Department of Geography, GDC Bijbehara on 20th March 2021. He was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Kashmir in 2020 on the topic “Climate variability and its Impact on Cryosphere over the Kashmir Himalayas” and has since been involved in teaching and research activities at the University of Kashmir, Sri Pratap College Srinagar. He was awarded University Grants Commission’s NET JRF fellowship in 2015 for his doctoral studies. Soon after joining the department, he has been appointed as the Head of the Department.
Dr. Mifta is a Physical Geographer with a specialization in Climatology and Geomorphology. His academic and research interests vary from climate change and cryosphere variability, hydrological and climatic modeling, application of remote sensing, and GIS techniques for various geographical problems. Dr. Mifta has published more than 25 research papers in several national as well as international journals with most of them in high-impact factor journals.