Tura’s College of Community Science, under the Central Agricultural University (CAU) Imphal, is sending two undergraduate students to National Ilan University (NIU) in Taiwan for a one month international training programme.
The programme is sponsored by the Institutional Development Plan-National Agricultural Higher Education Project (IDP-NAHEP), funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) through the World Bank.
The two selected students are Ayushma Gurung and Dechenla Bhutia from Sikkim, currently in their fourth year of the BSc degree in Community Science. The students were selected based on their academic merit.
The objective of the project is focused on the development of resources and mechanisms for supporting infrastructure, faculty and student advancement. International exposure such as these will cater to a more holistic development of students, hence equipping them with a global standard of agricultural and entrepreneurial education, a press release stated today.
In a flag-off programme hosted by the Dean in-charge, Namita Singh, and the Associate Nodal Officer in-charge, Narmada Hidangmayum, at the college, the students expressed their enthusiasm to gain foreign exposure in the field of food processing and fermentation technologies through visits to the World Vegetable Centre, National Orchid Biotechnology Park, rice milling plant and local farms in Taiwan.
The students also expressed their deep gratitude to the university and college faculty for their effort in providing such a unique opportunity and for their endless support.