SKUAST-K student selected for dual-degree PhD in Australia

SRINAGAR: A PhD student in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, Uzma Arifie has been selected for studying dual degree PhD Programme in Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia with full scholarship, the statement of varsity said on Thursday.
“Arifie, a scholar at the university’s Faculty of Agriculture in the Division of Entomology at Wadura, Sopore will attend Hawkesbury Institute for Environment, Western Sydney University in Sydney Australia. The WSU will provide full scholarship, including tuition fee, living expenses, health insurance, travel and other expenses to Arifie,” it said.
Under the dual degree programme, Arifie will be allotted advisors for guidance in her research from SKUAST-K and WSU and shall have to submit her doctoral dissertation to both the universities.
The fellowship has been awarded under the Indo-Australian Project on Crop Pollinators sponsored by AICRP coordinating unit of honey bees and pollinators IARI, ICAR, New Delhi, said PI of the project Prof MA Parray.
The dual degree programme between SKUAST-K and WSU came into existence after formal signing of MoU between Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof Nazeer Ahmed and Vice Chancellor of WSU in November last year in New Delhi.
“VC SKUAST-K, while congratulating Arifie, has hoped that she will bring laurels to the university by further excelling in her research and studies,” the statement said.

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