The Departments of Botany, Microbiology & Biotechnology Organised a Three Day International Conference on “New Approaches in Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences” on 22-24th Dec, 2016. The Conference was sponsored by the DBT, Govt. of India, UGC, APCOST & APPCB. Dr.P.Krishna rao, CEO Science City, Amaravathi, Chairman APCOST, was the Chief Guest while Prof. S. Rama Krishnarao Vice- Chancellor of Krishna University, and Rev. Fr. Dr. A. Francis Xavier, SJ Director ALIET were the Guests of Honour. Dr. B. Siva Kumari, Convener of the Conference, presented the theme of the Conference. Dr.Felix D’ Decora UNESCO Laureate, from Teshwane University South Africa, Prof. A. Ramaprasad from Illinois University, Chikago delivered the Keynote address. A total of 345 papers have been received and 400 participants from reputed Institutions/Universities/Colleges including CSIR, Lucknow, IARI, New Delhi, JNTU, YSR Horticulture University, Kurnool Agricultural University, Dravidian University, Krishna University, Acharya Nagarjuna University, SKD University, SV University, Bapatla Agricultural College, LAM, DRDI, NIN, ICRISAT, CTRI, SRM, and faculty and students different Colleges took part in this Conference.Rev Fr.Dr.G.A.P.Kishrore, SJ, Principal, welcomed the dignitaries and the participants, while Rev Rev.Fr. P.S Amal raj, Provincial and President of Loyola College Society and Fr.D.Ravi Sekhar, SJ, Rector, extended their blessings and Rev Fr.S.Raju, SJ, Correspondent, extended the greetings. The formal inaugural session concluded with a vote of thanks by Rev Fr.Ch. V. Chinnappa SJ, Vice Principal (Intermediate). The Conference concluded with the Valedictory held on 24th January 2016 with Sri Tanveer Haussein Programme officer, CIS- A2K, India, Bangolore, as the Chief Guest. Dr.T. Ramesh Babu, Dean ANGRU, Prof. Basaveswara Rao, Dean of Sciences Krishna University, Dr. T. Rama Devi, Scientist, Dr. YSR Horticulture University, Prof. K.S. Reddy, CRIDA, Hyd, Dr. T.Kesava Rao, Dr. Sameer Kumar, ICRISAT, Hyd, Dr.B.Siva Kumari,Dept of Botany, ALC Prof. Prabu Natarajan, SRM University delivered the talks. The Conference Committee first time invited the Farmers and arranged interactive session with the Scientists and also Displayed the exhibition to explore more about new advanced technologies in Agriculture and Food. Dr.B.Siva Kumari, Convener, presented the Conference Report. Rev.Fr.Dr.Rex Angelo, SJ, Vice Principal (PG) conducted the proceedings of the valedictory function.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Ø Dr. B. Siva Kumari, Dept. of Botany, appointed as Academic Auditor to conducted Academic Audit at RVVN Degree College, Dharanikota, VTJM Degree College, Mangalagiri, and Dr.KRR College, Duggirala on 3rd, 4th and 5th January, 2017 respectively as per the assignment given by the CCE, A.P. Hyderabad.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Croton nuts: Africa's new biofuel that literally grows on trees
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