Srinagar : To globalise agricultural education in Jammu and Kashmir, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir Saturday sent 10 undergraduate students for an overseas exposure visit to UCSI University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
According to a statement issued from Public Relations Office SKUAST-K here Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai flagged off the students, who embarked on a four-week international fellowship sponsored under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of the varsity.
This is the seventh batch of SKUAST-K students being sent to overseas training under the project. The aim is to improve the capacity of the students and expose them to international learning ecosystems.
Students will spend four weeks at UCSI University, a reputed university in Malaysia with a 100% employability rate, to get trained in modern agricultural concepts like digital tools, AI&ML, IoT, Python etc.
The vice chancellor congratulated the students for being selected for this opportunity and stressed upon them to act as ambassadors of the university and J&K. He also stressed using this opportunity to build linkages and explore opportunities for higher education in leading institutions and increase the footfall of university alumni across the globe.
He hoped that this training would lead to improved skill and capacity of students to undertake advanced careers in agricultural sciences. He also elaborated on the importance of such exposure visits for bringing up these students as next-gen leaders.
The present batch of students comprises three boys and seven girls belonging to both Kashmir and Jammu divisions.
Under its internationalisation of education endeavour, previously more than 80 students in six batches under IDP-NAHEP of SKUAST-K have completed their exposure visits to reputed institutions in Australia, the USA, Thailand, and Malaysia etc.
OSD to VC, Prof Azmat Alam Khan, and Dean Faculty of Forestry, Prof SA Gangoo, international coordinator, Prof Parvaze Sofi, and SKUAST-K officers and faculty members were also present at the send-off ceremony.