Augmenting Quality and Relevance of Higher Agricultural Education through Enhanced Learning Outcome and Entrepreneurship Development 

  • Dr. M. D. Patil, Welcome and Overview of the Programme

Dr. V. R. Kiresur, grievances Redressal officer, ICAR-NAHEP-IDP-UAS Dharwad was the chief guest and resource person. Entire workshop was conducted in 4 sessions’ viz., Teaching/ Scientist faculty, Non-Teaching/ Technical Staff, Farm Labours and Students. Dr. S.B. Kalaghatagi, Assoc. Director of research, RARS, Vijayapur & Nodal Officer, ICAR-NAHEP-IDP-UASD graced the occasion and Dr. S. M. Mundinamani, Dean (Agri), AC Vijayapur presided over. Dr. M. D. Patil, Nodal Officer, ICAR-NAHEP-IDP-UASD, acted as convenor and moderated the programme. The programme began with a welcome & an overview of the programme by Dr. M. D. Patil.

1st session: Teaching/Scientist faculty

Important points of discussion:

  • Shortage of faculty which in turn reflects into the increased workload on individual staff
  • Shortage of supporting staff
  • Transfer Policy
  • Implementation of new TA/DA regulations as per Govt. gazette notification
  • Seventh Pay commission arrears related issues
  • Higher qualification increments for those who have joined university after 2016

2nd Session: Technical/Non-teaching staff

Major points discussed:

  • Suggestions for shuffling of technical staff between departments/schemes/offices
  • Acute scarcity of technical staff
  • Consideration of senior technical staff for the posts like Asst Comptroller, Assistant Registrar etc
  • Some concerns on New Pension Scheme

3rd Session: Farm labour /Non-technical staff:

Points discussed:

  • Several farm labours expressed their willingness to work in the offices especially aged ones, as it is difficult for them to cope up with the works in fields.
  • Concerns and issues related to Pension Scheme

4th Session: Students

Major issues brought up by the students:

  • Issues related to hostel
  • Arrangement of stand by vehicle for use in medical emergency for the hostel students
  • Accommodation facility for visiting parents of girl students

At the end Dr. M. D. Patil, convenor and Nodal Officer, ICAR-NAHEP-IDP-UASD, AC Vijayapur appealed vote of thanks.