Scientists from 14 states attend National Level Training at GADVASU


 Ludhiana-20-September, 2017-A national level Training course on “Addressing challenges in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology” was concluded today in the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana. This 21 days training program was sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research and was held under the aegis of Centre for Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT).


Dr J. Mohindroo, Director CAFT and Professor-cum-Head of the Department informed that a total of 59 applications were received for this training course from 17 states of India out of which 25 scientists / teachers were selected for the training. These participants were from 14 states and 19 institutes. This training program was exhaustive and covered the aspects of surgery, anesthesia, minimally invasive techniques and diagnostic imaging in various species of animals like cattle, buffalo, horse, dog and cat. The department has advanced facilities like lens implantation for cataract in dogs, 3D/4D ultrasound, dentistry, laparoscopic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, colic surgery and world class anesthesia equipment. Dr. Navdeep Singh, Professor and Dr N. Umeshwori Devi, Assistant Professor, coordinators for this training course informed that the training module was meticulously planned and over 60 lectures and practical demonstrations by experts from Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh were arranged during the 21 days training programme.


Dr. Simrat Sagar Singh, Dean Post Graduate Studies, GADVASU and Coordinator of the Center was the chief guest. He congratulated the faculty members for organizing this training programme and encouraged them to carry on the outstanding work being done in the fields of Anesthesia and Surgery. He said that the Department of Surgery and Radiology is known for providing excellent services to the farmers of Punjab State and the pet owners. Dr. Mohindroo informed that Surgery department has conducted 30 training courses and over 430 surgeons/clinicians from various State Veterinary Universities/ State Agricultural Universities/ICAR Institutes have been trained so far. The trainees thanked the faculty of the Department for exposing them to new surgical techniques as well as for good hospitality and comfortable stay


A compendium of lectures and a CD of presentations of the experts was compiled for the ready reference of the participants and was released during the valedictory function. Dr Navdeep Singh proposed vote of thanks.



Krishi Vigyan Kendra scientist attends International Conference

Ludhiana-20-September, 2017-Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tarn Taran Deputy Director (Training) Dr. Balwinder Kumar attended 18th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, “Plant Nutrition for Global Green Growth,” held at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences,  University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Kumar was also invited to attend the Congress Satellite Meetings on Boron and Manganese by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In this colloquium, Dr. Kumar had presented his research work on “Forage yield and quality of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) as affected by soil and foliar zinc fertilization,”. Based on the research quality and importance, the organizers of the event had provided free registration (Euro 800) to Dr. Kumar. He had also been awarded Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (DST-SERB), Government of India travel grant to attend the colloquium. This travel grant is awarded to scientists across the country in competitive way based on importance and quality of the research, candidate academic profile and research publications in relevant field in the national and international repute journals.

Around 550 participants from 50 different countries across the globe attended the colloquium and discussed about important aspects related to nutrition in plants.  The programme featured a range of keynote addresses covering Plant - micro organism interactions and nutrient acquisition; nutrient management and fertilizers in crop production; nutrient uptake, transport and homeostasis; nutrient availability in soils, toxicity and remediation; plant nutrition and food quality; nutrient cycling, ecosystems and climate change and novel technologies for fertilizers and fertilization. Dr Kumar said that addressing the issues pertaining to nutritional aspects of fodder production will help to economize livestock production in sustainable way and will strengthen the dairy sector of India. The presentation at the colloquium held in Denmark was appreciated by the scientific community and was a unique opportunity to interact with researchers and academician working in this area.