Prof Awasthi, Dr Imtiyaz Deliver Lectures At CUK


GANDERBAL — Prof. I C Awasthi from the Institute of Human Development, delivered a series of lectures on “Employment Scenario in India” and on research methodology to the students and research scholars of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) at varsity’s Green campus from 27th to 29th of June.

The theme of the first lecture was “Employment Problems in Developing Countries”. He said that even though the developing economies have shown some sort of growth, but that growth has not translated into growth in employment opportunities. He added that the increase in employment shouldn’t be at the cost of investment, otherwise it would hit our long run growth.

The second lecture was on “Unemployment scenario in India”. The third lecture was on “Scientific method of Enquiry for conducting research”.

Dr. Imtiyaz Khanday from University of California, Davis, USA delivered a lecture, on his work in agricultural biotechnology, at the Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Kashmir on Saturday.

Welcoming the guest, Prof. Mohammad Afzal Zargar, Dean, School of Life Sciences, described Dr. Imtiyaz a researcher par excellence and the son of soil besides highlighting the significance of the plant biology research in the present context. While describing his credentials and academic achievements, Prof. Zargar emphasized on the role of biotechnological intervention in enhancing the crop yield for the economic upliftment.

Dr. Khanday later interacted with the students and asked them to put in best efforts while pursuing research in Life Sciences. “Hard work and selfless dedication is key to a successful research in the field of life sciences”, Dr. Khanday said.




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