The second workshop of deans' expert committee on biotechnology under Indian Council of Agricultural Research's fifth dean committee will be held on March 17 and 18 at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).
PAU vice-chancellor (V-C) BS Dhillon will preside over the inaugural session of the workshop. As many as 18 members of the deans' expert committee from across the country will participate in the workshop.
According to HS Dhaliwal, dean, college of agriculture; convener of the deans expert committee on biotechnology; and core member of the ICAR's fifth deans committee, “The first workshop was held on December 4 and 5, 2014 at the PAU wherein nomenclature of biotechnology degrees for state farm varsities, and course titles and credit hours for the UG degree in biotechnology were deliberated upon.”
Further, on the basis of input at the presentation in the second workshop of ICAR's fifth deans committee with the conveners and co-conveners of all the eleven disciplines, held at New Delhi on February 11-13, 2015; courses, their titles and credit hours have been finalised. In the ensuing workshop, the contents of all these courses and semester wise distribution of the courses will be finalised, he added.