Srinagar, Sept 18: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir Saturday inaugurated four educational facilities including state-of-the-art Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics (RSG) Lab.
Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof JP Sharma inaugurated the facilities created under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of SKUAST-K.
The vice-chancellor at the occasion applauded the team NAHEP and the PI NAHEP for creating such facilities, which will create an enabling environment for the students.
Director Planning & Monitoring, Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai highlighted the specific features of the facilities created across all the faculties of SKUAST-K viz FOH Shalimar, FVSc&AH Shuhuma, FoFy Rangil, FOF Benhama, FOA, Sopore and CoTS Mirgund.
The facilities include five video conferencing cum virtual classrooms at all the faculties of the university, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Lab at the Faculty of Horticulture, library reading room at the Faculty of Horticulture and CCTV surveillance system at the Shalimar campus.
Remote sensing and Geoinformatics Lab is equipped with high-end all-in-one PCs, interactive flat panels and digital podiums. A common facility for the horticulture faculty, it has a capacity for 20 persons.
The video conferencing cum virtual classrooms is a hybrid platform that can connect all the faculties allowing a teacher to take a class simultaneously in all the campuses through virtual mode.
An all-weather library reading room was set up at the faculty of horticulture for facilitating the reading culture among the students.
A CCTV surveillance system with 105 cameras was installed in all the faculties and colleges of the university at the cost of Rs 25 lakh. The surveillance system is provided by the best global brand connecting through both the wire and WIFI with the mobile access facility.
Besides, a number of students, Deans, Directors, and HODs of the Faculty of Horticulture were present at the inaugural function.