Nitesh R Pradhan
Gangtok, July 31
Dr. Mingma Thundu Sherpa, a resident of Ribdi Bhareng, district West Sikkim, son of Ringee Sherpa and Nim Lhamu Sherpa, was successfully awarded with PhD from Sikkim University.
He is the first eminent PhD scholar to work in Glaciers of Sikkim with relation to Climate Change from microbiological perspectives.
His thesis title is “Microbiological Analysis of two glaciers from North Sikkim”. He extensively worked on the very significant and important glaciers of Sikkim viz. Kanchen Gayao, Chumbu, Changme Khang and Changme Khangpu glacier.
He completed his work under the supervision of Dr. Nagendra Thakur, at Department of Microbiology. He was evaluated by external examiner Prof. Piyush Pandey, a very famous environmental microbiologist, Head and Professor at Department of Microbiology, Assam University.
Dr. Mingma, has published in many renowned international journals with high impact factors like Indian Journal of Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Environment Sustainability, Wiley publications and others. His work on accumulation zone of the glaciers is very first of its kind and the microbiology research is the benchmark data for the State of Sikkim.
Dr. Sherpa has thanked Forest Dept. of Sikkim and Sikkim Police for all their valuable cooperation and support.