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KU organises webinar on promising careers in agriculture, allied fields

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Srinagar : The University of Kashmir on Thursday organised a webinar on promising careers in agriculture and allied fields.

Dean Academic Affairs Prof Akbar Masood inaugurated the webinar, organised by the varsity’s prestigious Centre for Career Planning and Counselling (CCPC).

Addressing the participants, Prof Masood underscored the importance of agriculture and allied sectors vis-à-vis economy, and complimented the CCPC for organising the webinar on important themes.

Director CCPC Prof Mohammad Shafi highlighted the objectives of the webinar.

“In view of the importance of agriculture in today’s world, the need of the hour is to explore careers in this field and its allied sectors,” he said.

He said the CCPC would organise a series of webinars on career counselling.

“This is our second webinar to expose students to promising careers in various fields, including agriculture and innovations. A lot needs to be done to encourage youth to tap the vast potential of the farm sector,” Prof Shafi said.

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST-K, Prof. Abdul Hameed Hakeem, talked about career opportunities in agriculture, including seed companies, pesticide industries, food processing units, secondary agriculture, and medicinal and aromatic plant sectors.

Dr Bilal Pandow, Consultant CCPC moderated the webinar, while Consultant (training, coaching and tests) at the Centre, Hina Kazmi, presented a vote of thanks.

Earlier, the CCPC started a series of webinars on exploring “why, what and how” of innovations.

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