SKUAST-K launches 66 skill courses for entrepreneurship in agriculture, allied sectors

Srinagar, Nov 09: The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology in Kashmir Wednesday launched a skill training program for business development in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and the partner.

The SKUAST-K Department of Planning and Control works with and supports the Ministry of Small, Small and Medium Enterprises and the SKIIE Center organizes 66 training programs for the development of entrepreneurship in the sector. -Different courses and departments in the university.

The training program aims to build entrepreneurial spirit among the youth and develop their skills to enable them to build startups and businesses.

To officially launch the skill training programme, SKUAST-K on Wednesday held two events at the Faculty of Horticulture, Shalimar Campus and the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Shuhama the morning and afternoon.

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The Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai, who attended both functions as chief guest, while thanking the Ministry of MSME for the support, said it was an opportunity to build, train and it will train the workforce for agriculture 4.0.

He said the university has a responsibility to make the students industry ready and entrepreneurial so that they can lead the transformation of subsistence agriculture into sustainable commercial agriculture for the benefit of the economy as a whole and the farmers themselves.

Prof Nazir said that SKUAST-K has taken many steps to make SKUAST-K a hub for innovation and startups in Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the teachers to identify the problems faced in the field and find permanent solutions for them. He said that skill training is an important task for our society to empower the unemployed youth and enable them to live better.

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Assistant Director, Office of MSME Development and Facilitation Srinagar Branch, Ministry of MSME, Saheel Yaqoob Allaqband, discussed in detail the procedures and requirements of the skill development course.

He said that the focus should be on training and identifying young people who are inclined to create startups and businesses so that they can turn the economy around.

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Director Extension, SKUAST-K, Prof Gul Mohammad Makhdoomi, gave a detailed overview of the university’s extension and capacity building programs already undertaken by the university.

Director, Planning and Monitoring, SKUAST-K, Prof Haroon Rashid Naik, gave a detailed overview of the skill development programmes, their objectives and training methodology.

Dean Horticulture, Prof Shabir Ahmad Wani, spoke about the various courses offered by the Faculty of Horticulture.

Dean, Veterinary Sciences, Prof MT Banday, presented an overview of the skills courses to be taken up by the Faculty of Animal Sciences. Prof Shakeel Ahmad Mir, coordinator IQAC presented the vote of thanks.


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