IMPHAL, May 21
Eleven B.Sc (Agri) 4th year students of College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal took off to Zeigler Experiment Station, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos, Phillippines for three months foreign training programme.
As per a press release from CAU, a flag off programme was hosted by Professor Indira Sarangthem, Dean, College of Agriculture at the college campus and airport today for the eleven students. The selected students are Ribalin K Wanniang (Meghalaya), Rangjang Sonam (Arunachal Pradesh), Lis Syrti (Meghalaya), Niyanta Chettri (Sikkim), Joram Metu (Arunachal Pradesh), Riza Karmakar (Tripura), Sourav Banik (Tripura), Dharavath Nagaraju (Telangana), Sinheiba Ngangbam (Manipur), Bandela Chandana (Telangana) and Ningombam Nita Devi (Manipur).
The above students were selected based on academic performance and exam conducted at the college for the training programme which is sponsored by the Institutional Development Plan-National Agricultural Higher Education Project (IDP-NAHEP) funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi through the World Bank.
An interaction programme was also held on May 20 attended by the selected students, faculty members in presence of the Dean of the College regarding the three months training to be held at IRRI.
The Dean also expressed gratitude to the Principal Investigators, IDP-NAHEP and Dr Soibam Basanta Singh, Director of Instructions, CAU, Imphal for providing such opportunities to the students to travel and have an exposure of the international institutes of agricultural sciences like IRRI and also thanked Dr Anupam Mishra, Vice-chancellor of CAU for his encouragement and support for effective implementation of the project, added the release.