Thursday, January 10, 2013

14 days National Training Programme completed in Palampur, INDIA!

The Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria was invited to contribute to a 14 Days National Training Programme on Applications of Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing in Agricultural Landuse Management. This event was organised at the Centre for Geo-Informatics Research and Training (CGRT) at the CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University (CSK HPAU), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India from 27th December 2012 to 9th January 2013. The programme was funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India under the National Agricultural Innovation Project.

Dr. Shahnawaz from Z_GIS was identified as the key expert to conduct the workshop for 17 faculty members from 15 Agricultural Universities located in 11 States of India. Selected special sessions were delivered by the visiting experts from India Meteorological DepartmentHP State Council for Science, Technology and Environment as well as by the internal faculty of CGRT.

Dr. Shyam Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor of CSK HPAU, chaired the valedictory function and gave away certificates to the training participants. He highly appreciated the contributions of Z_GIS and honoured Dr. Shahnawaz with a traditional cap and shawl. The Vice Chancellor, the Director of  CGRT Dr. (Mrs.) Sharda Singh and the coordinator of the training programme Dr. Ranbir Singh Rana expressed a strong willingness to strengthen institutional cooperation between Z_GIS and CSK HPAU and proposed to sign an MoU between the two institutions. Z_GIS honoured the proposal and the MoU will be concluded in the next weeks.

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