SRINAGAR: A Two Days National Workshop on “Technological advances in Livestock Farming” was inaugurated today at FVSc& AH, SKUAST-Kashmir Shuhama. The workshop is being organized by Division of Animal Biotechnology, SKUAST-Kashmir and is sponsored by National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) Hyderabad, DST Govt. of India under its outreach programme named MILAN 2022-23.
The workshop is being heldfrom22-23 July 2022, wherein scientists and postgraduate scholars of SKUAST-Kashmir will actively be participating and deliberating on the theme with the experts of repute from NIAB Hyderabad.
Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry Prof. Mohammad TufailBanday welcomed the guest scientists from premier institute of NIAB Hyderabad in the inaugural session held at smart classroom at Shuhama while Prof. Raiz A Shah Head Div. of Animal Biotechnology felicitated the visiting fellows. In addition to participants, the inaugural session was attended by various Heads of Divisions of FVSc& AH and core organizing committee members in an impressive function held at Shuhama.
Among the Scientists of NIAB, Hyderabad were Dr. Pankaj Suman (Co-coordinator), Dr. Nirmalaya Ganguly & Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh, Scientist D who took part in the interactive workshop at Shuhama. In his inaugural address Prof. Banday highlighted the importance of such workshops for scientific community and thanked the NIAB for all the support. He further high lightened achievements of Faculty and presented a brief documentary prepared in this regard.
Dr. Pankaj Suman, Co-coordinator of the event presented before the audience the research work and other activities of NIAB Hyderabad carried under its various banners and programmes for the scientific world. The brief interactive session held during the session was the highlight of the event in which many faculty members actively participated with the visiting guests from Hyderabad and held the discussions on various scientific fronts. The Scientists from NIAB assured the Faculty of all the support and a better liaison as well in many of their future scientific endeavours for impactful results.
Earlier Dr.Nadeem Shabir Assistant Prof Animal Biotechnology, FVSc & AH gave brief background about the visiting scientists from Hyderabad and moderated the event. The Scientists will have more detailed interactive discussion session at SKUAST’s main campus Shalimar on 23rd with higher University officials on chair to strategise for future as well. The function ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Prof. R. A. Shah Head Division of Animal Biotechnology.
The Division of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Horticulture, SKUAST-Kashmir holds workshop, training session
Srinagar: The Division of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Horticulture, SKUAST-Kashmir started a High-End Workshop on “Application of Molecular Techniques in Detection of Plant Pathogens Infecting Fruit Crops” and a Training/ Internship on “Biological Control of Plant Disease by Trichoderma species: Formulations and Mass production” for the students pursuing M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in agriculture and allied fields in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country.
The two events are funded by SERB-DST, New Delhi under Accelerate Vigyaan scheme (Karyashala and Vritika, respectively).The events were inaugurated by the Prof. (Dr.) Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir in presence of Professor Shabir A. Wani, Dean, Faculty of Horticulture, Scientists and students of Division of Plant Pathology (FoH) SKUAST-Kashmir. Prof. Shaheen K. Jan, Professor and Head Division of Plant Pathology and also the Course Director, formerly welcomed the Chief Guest Prof. (Dr.) Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice Chancellor, Dean, FoH, and participants of the two events from different parts of the country. The Event Organizer (EO) and Coordinator Dr. Mehraj D. Shah, Associate Professor gave the overview of the two events and their importance in the field of Plant Pathology.
Prof Shabir Ahmad Wani, Dean (FOH) also welcomed the participants and high lightenedthe importance of Plant Health Management in Horticulture Crops. Prof. (Dr.) Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir formally Grace the occasion with words of wisdom and also highlighted the importance of detection of plant diseases using modern approaches for timely and precise management of the crop diseases. He stressed on the entrepreneurial skill development and start-ups and desired thatthe student should come up with the novel and innovative ideas for the upliftment of farming community and other stakeholders. He also welcomed the participants and interacted with them. The event was finally ended up with the vote of thanks by Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat, Associate Professor, Division of Plant Pathology (FoH).