10-day skill development training inaugurated at SKUAST-K



Srinagar, Dec 14: A 10-day skill development training programme “Spectroscopic and Chromatographic Techniques for PhytoChemical Evaluation’ was inaugurated at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir.

The training was organised by the university’s Research Centre for Residue and Quality Analysis (RCRQA under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of SKUAST-K.

The training programme encompasses high-performance liquid chromatography, Gas chromatography techniques for estimating phytochemicals, pesticides in agricultural products. The training programme will also focus on heavy metal estimation in different food matrices.

The inaugural session of the training was attended by HODs, scientists and faculty members of various divisions of the university.

Director Planning and Monitoring and PI NAHEP, Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai,  while addressing the trainees emphasized the need for skill development of the young generation for improving their employability and establishing their own startups for job and wealth creation. He highlighted the relevance of residues analysis in agricultural produce for securing the health of the consumers and facilitating the trade of agri-produce after proper certification.

Incharge of RCRQA Lab Prof Ashraf Alam Wani while welcoming the guests and participants gave the details of the 10-day training. Director Education, Prof MN Khan highlighted the new education policy 2020, and its relevance with the training. Twenty trainees from different institutes of the Kashmir division are participating in the programme.

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