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ABOUT THE CAFT The department of Plant Pathology was created and accredited by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1961. The department took the lead in introducing the postgraduate programme leading to masters degree in 1963 and doctoral degree in 1965 in Plant Pathology. In view of the outstanding quality of teaching, research and extension work being carried out by the department, ICAR upgraded the department in the year 1995 to the status of Centre of Advanced Studies in Plant Pathology (CAS). The CAS was awarded by the education division, ICAR on August 14, 1998 with a certificate of appreciation in commemoration of Golden Jubilee year of independence (1998) for organizing the programmes for human resource development and developing excellent instructional material. ICAR further elevated CAS as Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) in the year 2009-10. Major mandate of the CAFT is to train scientific faculty from all over the country in important and innovative areas of Plant Pathology. So far 34 trainings, with 703 participants from 25 states, have been held. ABOUT THE COURSE Plant diseases result in severe yield and economic losses, and are very difficult to eliminate by any known method of control. Persistent use of synthetic pesticides has led to serious ecological threats with known consequences on human, wildlife and environment. As a result of growing concerns about health and environmental problems associated with the chemical pesticides, there are accelerated efforts from scientists and entrepreneurs to develop mechanisms to effectively promote biological strategies for management of plant diseases. Identifying, understanding and utilizing microorganisms or microbial products to manage plant diseases and enhance crop production are integral parts of sustainable agriculture. In recent times significant strides have been made in research aimed towards pesticides of biological origin. However, research is needed in many areas, particularly, in production, formulation, delivery and commercialization of biopesticides. The proposed training aims to orient participants towards such advancements. PARTICIPANTS Teachers and researchers working in this area in SAUs, ICAR and other institutes are eligible. The number of participants will be limited to twenty five (25). ELIGIBILITY Candidate should be in the position of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or equivalent rank and posses a Post Graduate Degree in Science/Agricultural Science/ Plant Pathology and be preferably below the age of 50 years. NOMINATIONS The participants should apply online using CBP vortal at www.iasri.res.in/cbp or under the link capacity building programme at www.icar.org.in latest by 15-12-2017 User has to create account on the CBP site and then using the login id enter into system to apply online for the training programme. After filling the online application, take a printout of the application and get it approved by the competent authority of the organization. Upload the scanned copy of application through CBP vortal and send the hardcopy of approved application to undersigned. The selected candidates will be informed by post, fax and/or e-mail. TRAVEL, BOARDING AND LODGING Participants will be paid return fare by shortest route restricted to AC-II train or Bus on submission of tickets. Free boarding and lodging will be provided to participants during the training programme as per ICAR guidelines. Course Director 

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Departments That Are Eligible for Participated In this Fest :
  • Agricultural
  • Agricultural
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  • Workshop-Training
  • Training-Course

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Dr. (Mrs.) Karuna Vishunavat,

faculty convener,

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Dr. R.P. Singh ,

faculty convener,

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email-id: rajesh_p_singh@rediffmail.com,

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