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‘Promote courses related to rural start-ups’

Jodhpur: Governor and Chancellor Kalraj Mishra, while presiding over the fourth convocation of the University at the Dr P Joshi Auditorium of Agriculture University, Jodhpur, on Saturday called upon the people to come forward in making India a strong, prosperous and developed nation by combining ancient agricultural knowledge and traditions with modern and advanced technology.

Emphasising upon innovations related to marketing and branding of agricultural products, Mishra said. “Universities should work towards the development of entrepreneurial qualities in students. Students should be encouraged for startups related to agricultural marketing and guidance,” he said.

The Governor distributed 154 degrees in the convocation ceremony. These include 130 graduates, 23 post graduates, a Vidya Vachaspati degree and gold medals to seven students. He also laid the foundation stone of the Constitution Garden set up at the University premises.

Mishra also released an information booklet on Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering & Dairy Technology, syllabus and Profitable gardening manual of Lemon. Describing agriculture as the backbone of the Indian economy, he said, “Education should directly benefit farmers.”

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