Amarjit Singh Nanda, 61, joined as the vice-chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, on Monday.
Nanda, a former professor of veterinary gynaecology and obstetrics and founder director of research of GADVASU, was earlier working as vice-chancellor of Nanaji Deshmukh University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jabalpur.
After interaction with different deans and directors on his first day, Nanda said the whole university functionaries would work as a team. "We will vigorously put in our best efforts for holistic development of university and to uplift livestock activities in state. Making research realistic, modern and more useful which may practically help the farmers will be the top priority," he added.
He said extension services could play a vital role in creating awareness among farmers.
"Extension experts are field ambassadors of any institute. Need-based research and extension activities are prerequisite condition of progress," he added.
"We should keep in mind needs of farmers and end users. Right and effective education may be delivered to students to promote the university among the best national and international institutes," Nanda said.