JORHAT: All three colleges viz Agriculture, Veterinary and Fishery will be separated under three different universities as these three had already lasted for over 50 years and it will be no longer be under one roof, to be separated with a holistic approach, said Dr. Kamal Malla Bujarbaruah, the former Vice-Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) during his address as the chief guest at the 71st foundation day at Dr MC Das memorial auditorium, AAU Jorhat Campus on Friday.
The former AAU Vice-Chancellor said that as the world is opening in different directions and, every three years the course curriculum needed to be changed for stiff competition; the graduates needed to get prepared for different queries and questiond they will be facing now and then at various levels, and they needed to keep themselves fit for the same.
Moreover, the former vice-chancellor said agriculture will no more be agronomy based agriculture only as all streams are pouring into the agricultural stream. It is going to get boost as Government of India has taken various steps and giving extra hours for meeting the need for boosting agriculture. With the entry of other streams and sectors into agriculture, an agricultural expert will only be hired as desired for the purpose. So under the initiative of Government of India all sectors including sugar industry, food processing units, storage capacity has been increased for doubling the farmers income; even the export policy has been approved.
Dr. Arun Kumar Pathak, the former director research of AAU who had attended as guest of honour spoke about the great concern of migration of farmers to big cities and towns due to bad return from the agricultural sectors, which needed to be thought of by the agricultural scientists- how to attract the upcoming new generation to the agricultural side that needed to be materialized to make it a success and ask to give extra skill, power to the farming youths for doubling the farmers income through various skills which the university had toiled for the past 71 years.
It’s time for us to mould our students for national or international level tests which needed to change the mindset and to pin point the structure for which the mind set has to be changed, as it is not an overnight business. Out of 100 we find only one to crack at the national level test. The people of the country are looking towards us for guidance and help, said the AAU acting vice-chancellor Dr. Ashok Bhattacharyya during his address. Dean, Faculty of Agriculture Dr. Jayanta Deka and Prof NK Modi delivered the welcome speech and vote of thanks respectively.