Crop Biotech Update

BAU Celebrates 50th Year

August 27, 2010

It is time to remodel the traditional education system and incorporate biotechnology and molecular biology as well as sustainable technologies in the agriculture curriculum. This was the opinion of ministerial and academic experts during the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) last August 18, 2010. Over 4000 joined the celebration of BAU's 50th anniversary.

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury mentioned the potentials of stress tolerant crop development, jute genome sequencing, and technological outcomes associated with agricultural production enhancement. Other top level heads included Fisheries and Animal Resources Minister MA Latif Biswas, Health Minister (State) Majibur Rahman Fakir and Cultural Affairs Minister (State) Adv. Promod Mankin, and Vice Chancellor of BAU MA Sattar Mondal. The Vice Chancellor noted the efforts of the Biotechnology Department in developing innovative activities in teaching, research and extension particularly its foray into biotech ventures.

Email Dr. Khondoker Nasiruddin for more details about the BAU celebration at nasirbiotech@yahoo.com