Ranchi, May 3
Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) will be hosting an online off-campus training programme on ‘ICT and Mass Media in Agricultural Extension’ in collaboration with National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad from May 4 to 8.
Vice Chancellor Onkar Nath Singh, will be the Chief Guest of the inaugural session. MS Yadava, Dean Agriculture, BAU will be the Special Guest and P Chandra Shekhara, Director General, MANAGE, Hyderabad will be the Guest of Honour. As many as 89 participants from 20 states namely, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand , Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have been selected for the event.
Two persons from International Rice Research Institute, Manila are also participating. BK Jha, Training Coordinator of the programme informed that topics of the training programme include general concept on ICT and Mass Media, Sensing Technologies, Internet of Things (IoTs), Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Social Media, e-Commerce, NCDEX and e-NAM, IVRS and SMS Gateway, Remote Sensing and GIS, Management Information System, Expert and Decision Support System, Community Radio, and Social Dimensions and life skills relevant for Information Technology. Resource persons have been invited from CDAC Kolkata, CDAC Noida, CDAC Pune, MANAGE Hyderabad, NRRI Cuttack, Odisha and BHU Varanasi.
Besides these resource persons Scientists of BAU and XLRI consultants will also conduct the classes. The programme would be conducted online on Webex Platform of MANAGE, Hyderabad. Bhaskar Gujji, Senior Assistant Director of MANGE will coordinate the programme on behalf of MANAGE.