Student exchange programme successful
A week-long student exchange programme in research activities among Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) and Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) was successfully completed in Malaysia on Friday.
Tirupati: A week-long student exchange programme in research activities among Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) and Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) was successfully completed in Malaysia on Friday.
As one of the activities under MoU of both universities, is students’ mobility and for the last one week, ten students (6 MSc and 4 PhD) of SVU are conducting research and other activities at UMK. Five students of SVU worked in the field of biodiversity in identifying various plant species within UMK Jeli campus and five of the students were involved with nano particle research using medicinal plants.
Dr Pasupuleti Visweswara Rao, Director of Institute of Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture (IFSSA) coordinated the whole trip of the students and organised one-day international seminar on biotechnology and agriculture which provided knowledge to the students from the SVU.
The students also got the chance to meet the delegates from Ethiopia, an advisor, Dr Muralidhar, who gave extremely good suggestions to the student community to excel internationally. During the seminar, Associate Professor Dr Fatimah Kayat, Dean of faculty of agro-based industry has suggested the students to increase the collaborative efforts.
Prof Dr Seri Intan Mokhtar shared the knowledge on how to produce products using natural resources and commercialisation. During the stay at UMK, the students were allotted to the respective supervisors and research was carried out.
The students also got an opportunity to participate in a programme where Malaysia and Thailand were the partners and with the SVU students, the programme has got the multinational flavour. On behalf of UMK and management, Dr Pasupuleti Visweswara Rao, IFSSA Director expressed his thanks to SVU Vice-Chancellor Prof A Damodaram for permitting the students to UMK, Malaysia.