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SKUAST-Jammu holds 35th Board of Management Meeting

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JAMMU: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST)-Jammu on Monday held its 35th Board of Management Meeting (BoM) here at university’s main campu.
The meeting was chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. J.P. Sharma.
At the outset, the Chairman BoM highlighted various initiatives taken by the University in Academic, Research and Extension.
Prof. Sharma also talked about the salient achievements of the University viz Vice Chancellor to Village Programme, release of 21 crop varieties, sanctioning of three new faculties which include Faculty of Horticulture and Forestry, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, and Faculty of Dairy Technology, commencement of degree programmes in B.Sc. Horticulture, M.Sc. (Ag.) Seed Technology, Ph.D. Agri-Business Management and Floriculture, functioning of two new KVKs each at Ramban and Kishtwar, promotion of agripreneurship, startups and five days Kisan mela etc.
Prof. Sharma briefed the meeting about the 7th Convocation and informed that 1305 degrees will be awarded including award of Honoris Causa (02).
In his remarks, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo expressed his satisfaction with the initiatives, progress and achievements of the University.
He said that income of farmers of J&K needs to be enhanced and for that matter value addition and processing are the major focus areas.
He advised three point strategy programme at village, district and University level needs to be implemented to aware, motivate and train farmers for adoption of secondary agriculture.
Earlier, Registrar SKAUST Jammu
Dr. S. K. Gupta delivered power point presentation to showcase the activities of the varsity and presented the agendas of the meeting before the board.
Meanwhile, during the second day of ongoing 7th convocation a session on Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal Award for best master and doctoral student of the University was organized.
About 35 master and doctoral scholars competed for the coveted award. 1st Alumni Meet of SKUAST-Jammu was also organized on the occasion where alumni of SKUAST-Jammu participated in large numbers. Cultural programme was also organized where students participated and enthralled the audience.

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