National Consultative Workshop at NAARM

Academia-Industry-Government Linkages: A Consultative Workshop Concludes at ICAR-NAARM

A two-day consultative workshop on “Academia – Industry – Government linkages for Quality Agricultural Education” was organized at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad during Aug 23-24, 2019. as a part of World Bank sponsored National Agricultural Higher Education Project Component 2A. The aim of the workshop was to assist agricultural universities in strengthening their linkages with industry and structuring dialogue with state government to catalyse their participation in raising the quality and relevance of the agricultural higher education. Around 40 experts from academia (Agricultural universities), industry and government from the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry participated in the workshop. Dr. V. Praveen Rao, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University delivered keynote address on “Strengthening partnership between academia and industry” wherein he highlighted the university’s initiatives towards industry collaboration during the last five years. Participants from industry suggested measures to bring all the stakeholders closer for continuous dialogue and knowledge exchange. Mrs. V. Usha Rani, IAS and Director General, MANAGE, Hyderabad was the Chief Guest during plenary session. She suggested for common forum where all the stakeholders can meet and discuss periodically, along with exposure visit of the students to industry to be made a regular practice in the universities. Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM suggested for improving linkage particularly between the state government department and the universities.

Participants of Consultative Workshop with Director, NAARM and DG, MANAGE, Hyderabad

Source: ICAR- NAARM, Hyderabad

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