7th convocation Meeting of Department of Agricultural Research and Organisation

Over 1100 students to receive degrees at BAU Convocation on February 2 Agrotech Kisan Mela from February 3-5 Ranchi: Altogether 1139 pass outs of Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) will receive their Graduation, Master’s and Ph D degrees at the 7th Convocation of the institution on February 2. Students of 7 newly established colleges of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries science, dairy technology and agricultural engineering will take part in the Convocation for the first time. Governor Ramesh Bais will be the chief guest of the event while Dr Himanshu Pathak, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research & Education, Govt of India and Director General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will deliver Convocation Address. Addressing media persons on Wednesday, BAU Vice Chancellor Dr Onkar Nath Singh informed that altogether 24 students will receive gold medals for securing highest overall grade point average (OGPA) in different UG and PG courses. Three students will receive Chancellor’s University Gold Medal for obtaining highest OGPA in all the courses of the university during 2019, 2020 and 2021. The three top achievers are Swapnil, M Sc (Ag) in Genetics & Plant Breeding (2019), M Devender, M Sc (Ag) in Entomology (2020) and Kajal Kumari, B F Sc, College of Fisheries Science, Gumla (2021). The Vice Chancellor also informed that Agrotech Kisan Mela is being organized from February 3 to 5 to apprise the state farmers about the latest technologies of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries, farm mechanization, dairy technology and forestry. Different government departments, units of BAU, ICAR Institutes of the state, banks, and dealers of tractors, farm machineries, seeds, fertilizers and NGOs will display their technologies, products and services at 143 stalls. Since the United Nations has declared 2023 as International Year of Millets, a special stall will be dedicated to the nutricereals millets and its processed products. He said that millets like pearl millet, little millet, kodo millets एटक having higher nutrients than rice and wheat were earlier known as food of poor men but now it is increasingly occupying place in the dining plate of rich people. Jharkhand with no problem of floods and water logging is most suitable state for cultivation of millets, he added. The University and its units will organize awareness programme, trainings, seminar, and symposia on millets round the year during 2023. Grand Horticulture Show, Animal & Bird Show and Farm Machinery Show will be important part of the three-day event. Rural Development Minister Alamgir Alam will be the chief guest of the inaugural function of the Mela on February 3 while Speaker Ravindra Nath Mahto will grace the concluding session on February 5. Director Research Dr SK Pal, Dean Forestry Dr MS Malik, Dean PGS Dr MK Gupta, Dean Veterinary Dr Sushil Prasad, Registrar Narendra Kudada and Director Extension Education Dr Jagarnath Oraon were also present during media briefing.  Delhi.Paryavaran post