SRINAGAR: SKUAST-Kashmir has initiated an overseas visit for a group of 15 undergraduate students to WSU Australia, with the goal of globalising agricultural education in the union territory.
The students are embarking on a six-week international fellowship sponsored by the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP). This marks the sixth batch sent abroad to enhance their skills and expose them to international learning environments.
The students will receive training at WSU in modern agricultural concepts, including digital tools and AI&ML. The Vice Chancellor congratulated the students, encouraging them to represent the university and J&K positively. He urged them to establish connections and seek opportunities for higher education at esteemed institutions, thus expanding the university’s global network.
The Vice Chancellor anticipates that this training will enhance the students’ skills and enable them to pursue advanced careers in agricultural sciences. He also engaged with the students’ parents at the send-off ceremony, emphasizing the significance of such exposure visits in nurturing the next generation of leaders.
This batch of students consists of three boys and 12 girls from Kashmir, Jammu divisions, and Ladakh UT. As part of its international education initiative, over 70 students from SKUAST-K have completed exposure visits to renowned institutions in Australia, the USA, Thailand, and other countries in five previous batches.