Skill training prog organised

ITANAGAR, 6 Jun: A three-month-long ‘skill vigyan training programme’, organised by the post harvest technology department of the College of Horticulture & Forestry (CHF) here in East Siang district concluded on Monday.

Ten students participated in the programme, which was implemented in association with Kimin-based DBT-APSCS&T Centre of Excellence for Bioresources and Sustainable Development.

The students underwent training in molecular biotechnology applications and plant tissue culture laboratory techniques.

The programme was aimed at making life sciences and biotechnology graduates ready to take up jobs in industries and laboratories of institutions, and at providing high quality hands-on training in tools and techniques in multidisciplinary areas of biotechnology certified by the Life Science Sector Skill Development Council and the Agricultural Sector Council of India, under the Skill India programme.

CHF Dean Prof BN Hazarika stressed on “the importance of imparting quality skill development to the youths in areas of agri-horti and its allied sector.”

Programme co-coordinator Dr Punabati Heisnam spoke about skill development in the field of biotechnology, while CHF Assistant Professor Dr Yengkhom Disco Singh dwelt on “the skills required for getting absorbed in various life science sectors, industries etc.”

Assistant Professor Dr Siddhartha Singh and Skill India trainer Dr Arun Phurailatpam also spoke.