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Major Training Courses and Workshops Organized at Bureau
- Sensitization training on “Soft Computing Techniques in Animal Bioinformatics” during November 8-12, 2010 under NAIP-subproject “Establishment of National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) in ICAR”. Fourteen scientists/technical officers working in ICAR/SAUs from diffrent states were trained in this important area of bioinformatics by eminent experts from reputed institutes including ISI, Kolkota.
Dr. V.K Bhatiya, Director, IASRI, New Delhi addressing the gathering at the valedictory function
- A subject training on “Bioinformatics for Animal Genomics and Proteomics” was organized from February 24 to March 9, 2011, under NAIP-subproject “Establishment of National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) in ICAR”. There were 13 participants in this training. Speakers were invited from reputed institutes such as IASRI, NDRI, IVRI, IIT-New Delhi including from ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal.
- A Model training Course on “Characterization and Conservation of Indigenous Livestock and Poultry Genetic Resources Under Field Condition” was organized from 15.11.2011 to 22.11.2011 sponsored by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI. A total of 34 officers from 14 different states animal husbandry departments were registered and participated in the 8 days training program. It was organized to sensitize and create awareness about the importance of conservation characterization and sustainable utilization of indigenous livestock and poultry genetic resources of India in the field condition.
Participants of Model Training Course
- A subject training on “Advances in Animal Bioinformatics” was organized during February 21 to March 3, 2012 under NAIP-subproject “Establishment of National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) in ICAR”.
- A training programme on “Conservation and sustainable utilization of farm animal genetic resources” commenced from 29th January, 2013 and concluded on 2nd February , 2013. The officers from State Animal Husbandry Department , Jammu & Kashmir participated in this training programme.
- A subject training on “Bioinformatics for Conservation and Improvement of Animal Genetic Resources ” was organized during February 18-28, 2013 under NAIP-subproject “Establishment of National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) in ICAR”.
- Short Course on “Sustainable Utilization of Indigenous Animal Genetic Resources of India” sponsored by Education Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi was organized during 17th-26th July 2013 at ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal. Dr. RK Pundir was Course Director and Dr. SK Niranjan was Course Coordinator. Thirteen participants from different states participated in this training program.
- Workshop on ‘Animal Bioinformatics and Genomics Research Programs’ under National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) was held at the ICAR- National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal on 2nd September 2013. It was attended by Dr. KML Pathak DDG (Animal Sciences) as Chief Guest. Dr. BK Joshi, Director, ICAR-NBAGR, Dr. Arjava Sharma, Project Director, PDC, Dr. Anil Rai, IASRI, Dr. V Bhasin, Principal Scientist, ICAR, and other scientists from IASRI, ICAR-NBAGR, NDRI, IVRI, CIRB, GADVASU, and LLRUVAS. The workshop deliberated on research programs to be taken in the areas of Animal Bioinformatics and Genomics to be proposed under the Network Project on Computational Biology and Agricultural Bioinformatics during XII Plan (2012-17).
Dr. KML Pathak addressing the participants of the workshop
- Training on “Computational Tools for Animal Genome Resource Data Analysis” under NAIP Subproject “Establishment of National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) in ICAR” was held at ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal from 2nd-13th December 2013. The training was coordinated by Dr. Avnish Kumar and Dr. Karan Veer Singh.
- The institute has organized ICAR sponsored 10 days short course on “Advanced Molecular and Bioinformatics Approaches for Genome Characterization of Indigenous Animal Genetic Resources” from 01 to 10 December 2014. This course was basically aimed to provide both basic and advance knowledge in the area of animal genetic resources characterization using various genomic and bioinformatic tools. During this course, special emphasis was given on hands-on practical training to make all the participants of this short course well trained with advanced technologies in the field of genome characterization. A total of 21 participants from NAAS System (from ICAR institute and SAUs) and other organizations & general universities working in the area of animal science and biotechnology attended this course.
Course Director: Dr Manishi Mukesh
Course Coordinators: Drs Monika Sodhi, RS Kataria, Indrajit Ganguly and Sanjeev Singh
- ICAR-National Bureau of Animal genetic Resources, Karnal successfully organized SAARC Regional Training on ‘Molecular Genetic Characterization of Farm Animal Genetic Resources’ during 20-26 April 2015. The training programme was jointly organized by the bureau and SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka with the objective to share our expertise in the field of genetic characterization with neighbor SAARC countries. Total 16 participants imparted in the training programme; one from Bangladesh, two each from Pakistan & the Maldives, three each from Sri Lanka and Nepal and five from India; with different back grounds, including from police forensic labs, academics, researchers.
Through the training program, the participants were introduced to the FAO recommended guidelines on genetic characterization of farm animals, covering the microsatellite markers and mitochondrial DNA sequence-based genetic characterization, candidate gene analysis, expression profiling, and microarrays. They also learned about the wealth of Animal genetic resources and their attributes, field-based phenotypic characterization work, their registration process and cryopreservation of germplasm for posterity as followed by India. The training program was widely appreciated by the participants as well as SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka and received wider coverage in print media.
Course Director: Dr. Arjava Sharma (Director, ICAR-NBAGR)
Course Coordinators: Dr. R. S. Kataria
Course Joint-Coordinator: Dr. S. K. Niranjan
- Skill up-gradation in laboratory for technical staff from Ocober 3-5, 2016 at ICAR-NBAGR.
Course Coordinators: Dr. Reena Arora, Karanveer Singh and Jaykumar S
- Short course on “Advanced tools for conservation of domestic animal diversity” from October 17-26, 2016 sponsored by Education Division, ICAR.
Course Coordinators: Dr. R. K. Pundir, Vikas Vohra and K.N.Raja
- Model Training Course on ” Strategies for characterization and conservation of animal and poultry genetic resources” at ICAR-NBAGR from November 15-22, 2016 sponsored by Directorate of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.
Course Coordinators: Dr. Arjava Sharma, Rekha Sharma, K.N.Raja and Sonika Ahlawat
- Workshop on ” IP protection and technology transfer in Indian perspective” from January 30-31,2017 for Scientist and Technical Officers at ICAR-NBAGR.
Course Coordinators: Dr. Arjava Sharma, Karanveer Singh and Jaykumar S
- A Training program on ” Enhancement of professional competence of ICAR technical and administrative professionals” was conducted under ICAR-HRD program during June 27-29, 2017 at ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal.
- Training on ‘PCR based detection of beef’ organized for officials of Department of Animal Husbandry, Haryana during August 28-31, 2017 at ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal.
- A Training program for skilled Supporting Staff of ICAR entitled “कुशल सहायक स्टाफ की योग्यता वृद्धि एवं व्यक्तित्व विकास हेतु प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम” was conducted under ICAR-HRD during August 29-31, 2017 at ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal.
- ICAR sponsored Short course on ” In situ Conservation of Indigenous Livestock and Poultry Breeds” from October 25 to November 3, 2017, for Assistant Professors and above of ICAR, SAUs and SVUs.
- Model Training Course on ” Strategies for Conservation of Indigenous Animal Genetic Resources under Climate Change and Socioeconomic Perspectives” was organized from November 23-30, 2017 for officers of SAHD, SLDB/agencies State Biodiversity Board.