ICAR-NIASM joins hands with VNMKV, Parbhani for research and academic activities on 17 January, 2020
The National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM), Baramati, Pune has signed MoU with Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth (VNMKV), Parbhani, Maharashtra on January 17, 2020. On this occasion Dr Jagadish Rane, Director-NIASM and Dr D P Waskar, Director of Research VNMKV, Parbhani signed the MoU in presence of Dr AS Dhawan Honb’le Vice Chancellor VNMKV, Parbhani. This MoU will be provide opportunities for scientists and post graduate students of VNMKV Parbhani to make best use of the state of the art facilities for research at ICAR-NIASM by involving different disciplines with an aim to provide the best combination of mitigation and adaptation options for areas prone to abiotic stresses such as drought, extreme temperature, waterlogging, salinity etc. Under this MoU the scientist of the ICAR-NIASM will also participate in the academic activities intended to update Post Graduate and PhD students with advances in abiotic stress sciences. The meeting held at NIASM was attended by all the scientific staff of the institute in addition two professors from VNMKV, Parbahni. On this occasion, Dr Dhavan called for collaboration to enhance stability of crop productivity through tolerance to abiotic stresses. Dr Waskar, highlighted opportunities for collaboration where experience and breeding material generated at VNMKV can be immensely useful in complementary research efforts at NIASM in the area of abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants.