SKUAST –K concludes 10 day training programme

Srinagar: SKUAST-Kashmir held a ten-day online training programme on “Understanding Biometrical
Genetics : Statistical Manoeuvring towards Ensuring Food Security from 7- 16 September, 2020 for the students and faculties of various agricultural universities across India to improvise their understanding regarding the said theme.
The training was organised by Dryland Agriculture Research Station-Srinagar of SKUAST-Kashmir and funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project for institutional development of SKUAST-K. Around 502 students, scholars, faculty members and other concerned officials participated in the training program. The participants were from different Agriculture Universities and ICAR Institutes spread across 20 states/ UT’s of the country. During the ten days programme various national and international institutes were taken on board in terms of availing services of resource persons for designated invited talks during the programme.
During the course of the training programme various aspects of biometrical genetics were deliberated thoroughly and several hands-on practical sessions of analysing breeding data were successfully conducted. Diverse conventional biometrical concepts, modern genomic selection aspects and demonstration of software platforms like WINDOWSTAT, SPSS, R-Studio, DARwin, DIVA-GIS etc sessions were organised during the training tenure.
On the occasion of valedictory function Dr Z A Dar, Coordinator welcomed the guests on ZOOM virtual platform. The valedictory session was chaired by Prof. Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Director Planning & Monitoring and PI NAHEP, SKUAST-K. He briefed the online audience regarding various facets of biometrical genetics and emphasised on developing effective biometrical manuals for the benefit of the student community and teaching faculty. Dr Ajaz A Lone, Organising Secretary presented the overall training conduct overview and deliberated on various training sessions held during the training programme. The event ended with a formal vote of thanks by Dr Mehfuza Habib, Associate Professor-Genetics &and Plant Breeding SKUAST-Kashmir.

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