Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology (CAAST) is a new initiative and student centric sub-component of World Bank sponsored National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) granted to Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab) to provide a platform for strengthening educational and research activities of post graduate and doctoral students. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab) was selected by the NAHEP-CAAST programme. NAHEP sanctioned Rs 19.99 crores for the project of IARI on “Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture” under CAAST programme. The project at PAU specifically aims at inculcating sustainable agricultural education and skills among the students and enhancing the expertise of the faculty of PAU in the area of agriculture. M.Sc. and Ph.D. students will be trained at Institutes of International repute. CAAST will organize lectures and training programmes, and develop online teaching useful to the student and faculty of PAU. It will provide opportunities to the students and faculty to gain international exposure. Further, the project envisages developing a modern lab named as Discovery Centre that will serve as a common facility for students’ research at PAU.Contact Now
A week-long training on ‘Hands-on Statistical Tools and Database Management in Agriculture’ was organised by Punjab Agricultural University in collaboration with ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (under nahep- component-2) under the auspices of NAHEP-CAAST from June 10 to 15, 2019. A total of 35 participants, including postgraduate students, research fellow and young faculty members from different disciplines participated in the training program. A team of resource persons led by Dr. Sudeep Marwaha, ICAR-IASRI, New Delhi, delivered lectures and conducted practical classes on different statistical softwares like R, R studio, SPSS, Wika, database management system, data mining, machine learning and Microsoft access.
The training was inaugurated by Dr. DK Benbi, National Professor ICAR. The chief guest of the valedictory function, Dr G K Sangha, Dean Post Graduate Studies, congratulated the coordinators and the participants and inspired them to apply these statistical tools to enhance the value of research.
MoU carried out with Jamaia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi.
MoU with ICAR - Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal is in process and will be finalised in near future.