ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE – ICAR LINKAGE - St. Xavier's College

Convenor: Ms. Sabina Sales e Dias Co-convenor Ms. Katelyn Gonsalves 

ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) situated at Old Goa plays a major role in promoting agriculture in Goa. It is mainly involved in various research activities which are aimed at improving production and productivity of crops as well as farm animals. The St. Xavier’s College ICAR linkage was established with an objective of exposing students to different fields of research carried out at [CAR and to avail the services of their library, laboratory arid faculty. 

A session on vemicomposting was held on 16th December 2016. Mr. HRC Prabhu, Programme Coordinator at KVK-ICAR was the resource person. Mr. Prabhu gave a detailed account of the technique of vermicomposting which was well received by students and some teachers. 

On 27th February 2017, a field trip to ICAR was organized for the third year students of Botany, Biotechnology and Microbiology. Farm superintendent Mr. Vinod Ubharhande briefed the students on various research activities, extention work on field, horticulture crops, livestock, fisheries for sustainable productivity and also showed them the various units like poultry, piggery, hydroponics etc. The students had a wonderful learning experience and gained a lot from the trip.

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