ICAR - NAARM organized Virtual Signing Ceremony of Tripartite MoUs for establishment of CDCs & FDC on 02 July 2020 under the Component 2 of NAHEP under the chairmanship of Dr. R.C. Agrawal, National Director, NAHEP and DDG (Agril. Edn). He emphasised the necessity of establishment of five CDCs in CAU, Imphal, SKNAU, Jobner, UBKV, Cooch Behar, SVVU, Tirupati, IGKV, Raipur and FDC at GBPUA&T, Pant Nagar with the objective to develop overall personality of students based on national priorities and develop sustainable replicable model in other AUs.
Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM reiterated that the CDCs & FDC are need of the hour to bring a dynamic National Education System that can address the challenges in Indian Agriculture such as processing, value addition and employment. Dr. Tauqueer Ahmad, Director, ICAR-IASRI appreciated the initiatives of NAARM & IASRI under NAHEP.
Dr. Alok Kumar, Principal Scientist Co-PI welcomed all members and briefed about the outcomes from the three national workshops on Career Development Centre, which were organized at KAU-Thrissur, SKNAU-Jobner, IGKV-Raipur in the month of February, 2020. Dr D Thammi Raju, Principal Scientist & Co-PI briefly explained about the genesis, objectives and outcomes of NAHEP Comp 2A and also discussed the focused areas of guidelines of Career Development Centre and Faculty Development Centre. After that the Chairman invited university officials to present the status of establishment of CDCs & FDC and their action plan.
The Vice Chancellors Dr. M. Premjit Singh, CAU, Prof. J.S. Sandhu, SKNAU, Dr. C. Chattopadhyay, UBKV, Dr. Tej Partap, GBPUA&T, the Deans Dr. G.K. Shrivastava, IGKV, and Dr K. Sarjan Rao, SVVU addressed that these centres will enhance soft skills of the students and competency of the faculty.
Dr. Sudeep Marwaha, PI, NAHEP Component 2 enlisted the present activities of the project and Dr. Prabhat Kumar, NC, NAHEP highlighted that CDCs will focus on overall development of students and FDC will focus on professional upgradation of faculty to enhance institutional
Dr. S.K. Soam, CPI, NAHEP briefed about the genesis of CDCs & FDC in the state universities. The ceremony was attended by Deans, Directors, Nodal Officers and other senior officials from AUs. This programme was coordinated by Co-PIs Dr. D. Thammi Raju, Dr. N.S. Rao, Dr. Alok Kumar of ICAR – NAARM.
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