Sathguru Management Consultants Along With Cornel University Organised A Workshop

Top Quote Workshop under USIEF funded Obama-Singh initiative. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 20, 2015 - HYDERABAD - A day long workshop was organized to present newly developed market driven course curriculums in the area of Seed Science & Technology under USIEF funded Obama-Singh Initiative on 19 January, 2015 in New Delhi. The event witnessed active participation of faculty members from OSI partner Institutions University of Agricultural Sciences- Dharwad (UASD) and Sardar Vallabhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUAT), apart from implementing partners Cornell University and Sathguru Management Consultants. The workshop also saw the attendance from public and private institutions like NSAI, UPCAR, Mahyco and Rasi seeds.

    The workshop provided a great platform to present newly developed market driven course curriculums in the area of Seed Science & Technology, and to deliberate on modules developed in the areas of food science, nanotechnology and gender.

    Many discussions were made on ways to replicate these courses at other State Agricultural Universities. During the workshop, faculty from both partner institutions gained a perspective from private sector on the skill sets that are expected from the students. The participants also discussed on various elements such as existing gaps & challenges in revamping agricultural curriculums; need for vocational and diploma courses in agricultural education; gender improvement in agriculture education and use of IT tools to improve the teaching & course delivery. "OSI has provided us an excellent opportunity to visit Cornell University and interact with seasoned faculty and this visit helped us in understanding their curriculum structure in Seed science and Technology. This helped us in developing curriculum for the new integrated master's degree in Seed science and Technology at UAS Dharwad", said Dr. Biradarpatil, HoD, Seed Science and Technology, UAS-Dharwad.

    About Obama- Singh Initiative
    Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI) project was launched in 2012 to implement reformed curriculum in emerging areas of Agriculture and Food Security in two State Agricultural Universities of India. This project is supported by US India Education Foundation (USIEF) and led by Cornell University in collaboration with two of India's leading State Agricultural Universities, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (UASD) and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut (SVPUA&T), and with India's leading private sector firm in the area of life sciences, Sathguru Management Consultants.

    Over the years, OSI has built strong collaborative linkages between Indian State Agricultural Universities and International agricultural institutions to strengthen agricultural education through Indian and US faculty exchange visits.

    These exchange visits have provided the universities in understanding their curriculum structure and helped them in developing new courses.

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