2-week online ‘Remedial Education Training’ concludes at SKUAST-K

Srinagar: SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir held a two-week online training programme on ‘Remedial Education in Improving Comprehension of Students’ for August 16-30.
The training was organised by the university’s College of Temperate Sericulture, Mirgund in collaboration with the ICAR-World Bank funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for Institutional Development Plan of SKUAST-K.
More than 350 students and scholars of various universities from Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh participated in the training.
The aim of the Remedial Education Programme was to assist students in order to achieve expected competencies in core academic skills and help students who have fallen behind due to different reasons. The course content of this training programme has broadly covered the topics chosen by needy students and the course has been designed to give the students complete exposure to the different sectors of sericulture and basic subjects like Classical Genetics and advances of latest technologies of sericulture as per their need.
Eminent national speakers from across the country including Dr Basavaiah, University of Mysore, Karnataka, Dr Kusum, Scientist C, CSRTI Mysore, Central Silk Board, Dr Aijaz A. Wani, Director, South Campus, University of Kashmir, besides the SKUAST-K faculty, were invited to deliver lectures on the theme
A Valedictory function held on 30-08-2020 at 10:30 A.M. was chaired by Prof. Masood H. Balkhi, Director Education, SKUAST-K and Prof. Farooq Ahmad Zaki, HRM Consultant NAHEP Team and Dr Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Director, PPMO/ PI NAHEP IDP SKUAST- Kashmir.
Dr Firdose Ahmad Malik, programme coordinator highlighted the impact of remedial education on improving the comprehension of students.
Prof MF Baqual, Associate Dean, College of Temperate Sericulture, Mirgund, SKUAST-Kashmir while welcoming the experts and the trainees, highlighted the importance of such online programmes for building the skills and the confidence of the students. He thanked the Vice-Chancellor SKUAST-K and ICAR for the support to such program under NAHEP.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest, Prof Masood H Balkhi, Director Education, SKUAST-K emphasized that the knowledge gained during the 14 days of training shall be put in practice and appreciated Associated Dean COTS Mirgund, and his team for the successful training programme.
Dr Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Director Planning and Monitoring, and PI NAHEP complimented the organisers and the faculty at CoTs for bringing vibrancy through series of such high impact programmes, with experts drawn from across the country. He pointed out that the SKUAST-Kashmir is laying emphasis on building and nurturing the new talent among the students through an innovative and outcome-based learning ecosystem. He complimented the team of coordinators for the successful implementation of this webinar. He thanked the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor and ICAR for the support under NAHEP that is driving such programs in the university. In the end, Dr Zia-ul Haq Rufaie Professor & Head, DSCI, COTS, Mirgund presented Vote of thanks.

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