The agriculture department will be affiliated with SKUAST Kashmir and established under the University of Ladakh
Lieutenant Governor Brigadier (Retd) B D Mishra has made the decision to establish an agriculture department in the University of Ladakh and transfer several units of SKUAST to it, an official spokesperson announced. This decision was made during a meeting at Raj Niwas to discuss the assets of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST).
The Lt Governor has decided that the agriculture department will be affiliated with SKUAST Kashmir and established under the University of Ladakh. Additionally, various SKUAST units situated in Ladakh will be transferred to the agriculture department of the University of Ladakh. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ladakh, Prof S K Mehta, has been directed by Mishra to speed up the process of creating the agriculture department.
Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice Chancellor of SKUAST Kashmir, provided information about the university and its presence in the Union Territory. He mentioned that two research institutes, two Krishi Vigyan Kendras and six SKUAST units were established in Ladakh during the previous state of Jammu and Kashmir. In August 2019, Ladakh was granted Union Territory status after being separated from the former state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The spokesperson also stated that the assets of SKUAST-Kashmir will be taken over by the Agriculture Department of the Ladakh University when it becomes fully operational.