CTS SKUAST-K holds training programme for students of GDC, Pattan

SRINAGAR: To make the students aware about the legacy of the silk culture in the valley of Kashmir, a hands-on was carried out at the College of Temperate Sericulture, SKUAST-K, Mirgund, Baramulla.
More than 40 students of 5th semester, department of Zoology took part in the training programme. The students were acquainted with the history of sericulture in Indian subcontinent particularly in Kashmir valley. The training programme covered topics like silk worm rearing, construction of rearing house, disinfectant house, plantation and maintenance of Mulberry, post harvest management practices of sericulture and value addition.
The students visited the cocoon bank; silk reeling, twisting, dyeing and weaving units of the institute. The training aimed at imparting current information about the latest technologies in sericulture and to bring about awareness about the ongoing allied programmes offered by the College of Temperate Sericulture, SKUAST-K, Mirgund.
The resource persons for the training programme were: Dr Khursheed Sahaf (Head Div. of IPS), Dr Shabir Ahmad Wani (Assistant Prof.) Dr Shabir Ahmad Bhat and Dr Irfan Lateef Khan (Asst Prof). The participants enthusiastically interacted with the resource persons. The accompanying faculty members Prof AnisRamzan (Head, Department of Zoology) and Prof Sajjad Sarwar thanked the Associate Dean, College of Temperate Sericulture, Mirgund for being cooperative in organizing such a training programme for the students.
They expressed their gratitude to the Principal, Prof. (Dr) Ghulam Jeelani Qureshi for being wonderfully supportive in such initiatives.

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