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VC SKUAST-J visits Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry

JAMMU: Vice-chancellor of SKUST-Jammu Dr. J.P. Sharma visited the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, R S Pura.

He visited various laboratories and Divisions. Dr. Sharma inspected the advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities such as ultrasound, digital x-ray and blood- auto-analyzer available for animals at Veterinary Clinics of the Faculty.

The Vice-Chancellor was briefed by Dean, FVSc & AH, Dr. M.S. Bhadwal regarding the ambulatory and animal transportation services extended by the University to the society.

On this occasion he also released a book ‘A Handbook for Dairy Entrepreneurs' authored by Pranav Kumar, Amandeep Singh and Devesh Thakur.

Vice-Chancellor also launched the website of a two days virtual colloquium on the topic "Covid-19 Pandemic and agriculture: Interactions, threats and economic impacts'' to be organized by the Faculty on 25-26 June, 2020.

The colloquium will feature lectures by eminent frontline experts, and a brainstorming session on "Reverse zoonosis potential of Covid-19".

Vice-Chancellor also inaugurated the ‘Laboratory of animal stem cell' and two Web Modules on Scientific Dairy Farming and Broiler Farming. He also visited library, hostels and dairy farm. On this occasion Dr. Sharma also planted a sapling as a memento.

Interacting with scientists, the Vice-chancellor inquired about teaching, research and extension related activities being undertaken by the Faculty for livestock farmers of the area. He asked the Faculty members to strengthen the linkages with farmers.

He stressed that the research programs towards production potential of the livestock must result in increased income of the farmers and this can be effectively achieved through avenues of value chain management and development.

Vice-chancellor appreciated the placement record of the Faculty and asked the Faculty to develop strong linkages with the alumni.

Statutory officers of the University and faculty members of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry were also present on the occasion.

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