It will have information on research activities taken up by the university
Touch screen kiosks in Kannada to be launched
University to start a dairy science college in Gadag
BIDAR: Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar, Suresh S. Honnappagol on Tuesday inaugurated the upgraded university website www.kvafsu. edu.in.
Speaking after inaugurating the website, Mr. Honnappagol said the varsity had been working with the vision of a “virtual integrated university.”
The university had connected the regional centre at Hebbal, Bangalore, and its Bidar headquarters through video-conferencing.
The facility had made the decision-making process easy as officials held meetings through videoconference, he said.
The video-conferencing facility helped officials such as Director of Extension interact with farmers and share knowledge on fisheries, animal husbandry and related activities, Mr. Honnappagol said.
He said “Touch screen kiosks” in Kannada would be launched in colleges under its jurisdiction which would help farmers obtain instant information on agriculture.
The Vice-Chancellor said the State Government had earmarked Rs. 50 lakh as budgetary allocation to the university for setting up a dairy science college in Gadag district. “It would take some time before the college is started to arrange for adequate staff and infrastructure.” Mr. Honnappagol said the university had submitted a proposal to the State Government to start Mudhol Hound Research and Information Centre at Thimmapur village of Mudhol, Bagalkot, and Inland Fisheries Research and Information Centre at Almatti. The Electronic Resource Centre was also inaugurated on the university campus. In his introductory address, Director of Extension Shivananda Murthy said that Indian Council of Agricultural Research had released Rs. 30 lakh for starting an e-resource centre in Bidar. The centre would enable research students and staff members to have access to about 250 international journals, he said. Mr. Murthy said the new website would provide information on research activities of the varsity. He said libraries in Hassan and others centres of the university would be upgraded.
Registrar Devaraj and directors of the university were present.