Guru Angad Dev Vet Varsity organizes training under Recognition of Prior Learning

Ludhiana 19 June 2018-Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana has been awarded with the prestigious project of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) project in Agriculture sector.  It was under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, for providing training to Dairy Farmer/ Entrepreneur job role to farmers of the Punjab. Vet Varsity's Regional Research and Training Centre, (Talwara) organized three days training for the first batch of trainees. A total of twenty eight farmers including five ladies from the area attended the training.

In the first two days expert lectures on various aspects of dairy farming was delivered by university experts and on third day assessment of the trainees was conducted by the online system. Dr. H.K. Verma, Director Extension Education interacted with the trainees and enlightened them about the huge scope of dairy farming in India and especially Punjab. While addressing, he encouraged the trainees to adopt scientific ways of livestock rearing which will help them in improving their economic status and also will help in earning livelihood in the Kandi area.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Senior Scientist cum Director, RRTC Talwara, delivered lectures to the trainees about the common reproductive problems in dairy animals in the area and also about the various management practices to be followed by the farmers while raising dairy animals. He informed that farmers who are interested in this training may get form from Directorate of Extension Education and submit in the Directorate with relevant documents. These training will be organized at GADVASU Campus, Ludhiana, RRTC, Talwara, KVK, Mohali, Barnala and Tarn Taran. For further details one may contact on telephone number 0161-2553364.

Dr. Gagandeep Singh Assistant Animal Health Specialist delivered lectures on the various common diseases of dairy animals and their management and prevention by adopting proper vaccination and deworming practices.  T-shirts and caps bearing PMKVY logo along with university publications and C.D.s were distributed to the trainees free of cost for further enhancing their knowledge.

After the training assessment of the trainees by an independent agency was conducted on third   day in which online evaluation was done by theoretical and practical viva of the trainees by the assessor. Certificates will be also awarded to the trainees for this training by online system under the Skill India Mission. Such type of more trainings under the RPL scheme will be conducted in RRTC, Talwara in the future. Interested farmers may contact the Regional Research and Training Centre, Talwara for further information.



Veterinary Medicine Faculty elected with historical margin for Editorial Posts


Ludhiana 19 June 2018-For the editorial board of Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine (IJVM), an official Journal of Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine (ISVM), Veterinary Medicine scientists of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University emerged victorious by securing about 85% of polled votes. Dr. Swaran Singh Randhawa has been elected as an Editor, Dr. Shukriti Sharma as an Associate Editor and Dr. D.K. Gupta as an Assistant Editor. The ISVM is the largest and one of the oldest societies of veterinary science, having more than 2500 members all over India. The society was established in the year 1981 and has been publishing the journal since then. The faculty of Veterinary Medicine is recognized throughout India and world. It has specialisation in different fields such as mastitis, lameness, internal diseases, mineral imbalances,                                   infectious disease diagnosis and control. The faculty members have won various international and national awards such as commonwealth award U.K., Australian Ambassador Award, DAAD Fellowships, Young scientist awards and best presentation awards by various professional societies.


                  The scientists of veterinary medicine have made major impact in development of disease diagnosis and treatment. In the history of ISVM, election for the post of editor, associate editor and assistant editor have been conducted many times, but such huge margin of victory is for the first in its history. Dr.  P.S. Brar, Dean, College of Veterinary Science congratulated the hard working team of veterinary medicine. He said that Vety Medicine Department has a very dedicated team who attends more than 18000 clinical cases annually and has been serving the farmer community in a big way. Dr. S.K.Uppal, Dean Post Graduate Studies-cum-Head, Veterinary Medicine hoped that present editorial team will be able to improve the NAAS rating of the journal. Senior founder members of ISVM Dr. SNS Randhawa, Ex. Director of Research and Ex. President ISVM, Dr KB Singh, Ex. Director of Extension Education, Dr K Dua, Professor and Dr. BK Bansal, Director Livestock Farms expressed their best wishes to the newly elected members. The newly elected board has assured that they will try their best to uplift the reputation of the journal and escalate to its zenith.