Week training program on Data Science concludes at SKUAST-K

SRINAGAR: With an aim to enhance higher order professional Data science skills among the research scholars of SKUAST-K, a seven days training program on “Data Science using R software”, concluded on Monday, 06/12/2021.
The training was organized by SKUAST-K-LISA, Division of Agricultural Statistics, Faculty of Horticulture, in collaboration with World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project(NAHEP) and LISA 2020(Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis), University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
Dr. Imran Khan Coordinator of the training programme briefed the dignitaries about the speakers, participants and the topics covered in one week training programme. Thirty participants from various faculties of SKUAST-K participated in the training. Renowned academicians from USA, South Africa and Brazil, delivered lectures and conducted the training covering a wide range of topics in the broad realm of Data Science. He deliberated upon the feedback/suggestions received from the participants to highlight the importance of such training programmes in the perspective of students.
Director Planning and Monitoring/PI NAHEP, Prof Nazir Ah Ganai was the chief guest at the valedictory function. He congratulated the organizers for conducting such a training programme and briefed the participants on the role of Data Science and its scope in the near future. He gave an insight on various aspects of Data generation and highlighted the importance of data scientists in handling big data in today’s era.Director Research said that such skilled trainings are important for shaping the students of the University for the future. Professor Shabir Ahmed Wani, Dean, Faculty of Horticulture thrusted upon knowledge-based economy and the skills students need to compete in the private sector which is driven by data science. Head, Division of Agri. Statistics, Professor Muhammad Syed Pukhta presented vote of thanks to the dignitaries and the participants. He thanked the teaching and non-teaching staff for their tireless efforts in making the training a successful programme.

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