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

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENSITIZATION PROGRAMME FOR UNDER GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE MAIN CAMPUS, UAS DHARWAD ON 26.09.2019 AT 11.00AM (3rd and 4th year BSc Ag, Ag. Maco, Community Science and Food Tech)

The sensitization programme for the Under Graduate Students of the Main Campus, UAS, Dharwad was convened on 26.09.2019 at Farmers Knowledge Centre at 11 AM. Ms. Snigdha Sharma, Co-founder and CEO, Robert Devis Associates Ltd, was the Chief Guest for the Programme.

The Programme started with a welcome address by Dr. Ashalatha, Professor and Nodal Officer (International). Dr. M. B. Chetti, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, addressed the students and briefed about the Goals and Vision of the IDP. The roles and responsibilities of students, the advantages of the IDP to the University and students were highlighted. Entrepreneurship development being one of the major objectives of the programme, there is a dire need for the students to learn soft skills and have proficiency in language. Studying abroad is a major decision that can change the life of a student and might shape a student’s future. He further said that totally 120 III and IV year students will be sent to various highly ranked Universities worldwide. Dr. M. B. Chetti further highlighted that study abroad programme is designed for three months period and that the details of the International training will appear in the transcripts. This is a motivation to further engage with other cultures, provides a more global outlook on life and accord an increased awareness and appreciation for different cultures. He invited and encouraged all the students to actively take the benefit of the programme so that they become brand Ambassadors of the University as successful Entrepreneurs.

Dr. Ashalatha K. V. presented the highlights of the NAHEP-IDP on ‘Augmenting quality and relevance of higher agricultural education through enhanced learning outcome and entrepreneurship development’ with respect the Objectives, Nodal Officers and the student programmes and activities. She also emphasized the rules and regulations for the selection n of the candidates for the International training under this Programme.

Ms. Snigdha Sharma with few entrepreneurial activities involving students spoke on ‘Entrepreneurships and startups at Russia and The United Kingdom’. It was quite interesting to note the interest shown by many of the students (Ms. Harshada, Mr. Harshavardhan, Ms. Lahari Shetty, Mr. Gautam Gowda, Mr. Tejas V. G., Mr. Naveen Patil, Mr. Sai Venkat, Mr. Mailarappa, Ms. Kavya S. K., Mr. Naveen Patil and others) in the activities and discussions thereof.

Nodal Officers Dr. Jahagirdar (International), Dr. Aravind Kumar (Finance), Dr. Dolli (Social Safeguards), Dr. Jyoti Vastrad (Environmental Safeguards), Dr. Kambrekar, and few other faculty members also attended the Sensitization programme. Dr. Jahagirdar, Professor and Nodal Officer (International) proposed the vote of thanks.

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