107th Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service (FOCARS) commenced on 4th January 2018 in ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research & Management, Hyderabad.
Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM administered the oath to the newly joined Scientists-Probationers and emphasised the importance of the foundation training in shaping the career of newly joined Scientists.
Dr. S.K. Soam, Joint Director(Acting) urged the trainees to make best use of facilities and learning resources available at NAARM.
A total of 24 Scientists- Probationers joined the foundation course and the duration of the course spans from 4th January to 3rd April 2018.
The objectives of the training programme are to apprise the scientist trainees about the challenges in agricultural sector, and acquaint them about socioeconomic milieu of rural society, agricultural research, education and development systems in the country, to sensitize the scientist trainees about the global agricultural scenario and its implications to Indian agriculture viz. trade, climate change, and policy, to stimulate critical thinking, team work and interdisciplinary approach to increase their active participation in agricultural research, to expose the scientist trainees to the modern concepts of agricultural research project management, data and information management, and research methodologies for promoting professional and innovation competence, and to provide knowledge and skills for enhancing personality & inter-personal relationships, communication skills, science writing, presentation skills, motivation & organizational behaviour.
(Source: ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad)