The Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU) will tie up with some American universities for exchange of faculty and students.

“We have had one round of discussions with deans of veterinary universities in Minnesota and Atlanta in the U.S. , about a mutually beneficial exchange programme. We have invited them to visit our facilities. They are expected within the next one or two months,” said KVAFSU Vice-Chancellor C. Renuka Prasad here on Monday.

“If all goes well, our overseas exchange programme should start by the next academic year,” he told presspersons.

“This is part of our initiative to enrich the learning experiences of our students and the research undertaken by our faculty. This will expose our students and teachers to the best practices in education. We expect it to improve our overall quality of teaching,” he said. Special research and development facilities would be developed on KVAFSU’s campuses in Bangalore and Bidar, to receive the faculty arriving from the U.S. and to aid our researchers working on collaborative projects, he added.

“The university will start the second round of appointments of teaching and non-teaching staff. We recruited over 100 teachers last year. We are inviting applications for the appointment of around 80 teachers. The university’s administrative board will also discuss the appointment of 140 non-teaching staff,” he said. The university plans to appoint 17 persons to the Directorate of Extension. “This will help us pass on information to farmers on emerging technologies in animal husbandry. We also plan to set up our own Krishi Vigyan Kendras,” he added.

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