Monday, 15 April 2013
KVASU to sign pact with University of Edinburgh - The Hindu
Following on from three very successful workshops in Kerala, the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) will sign an MOU with the University of Edinburgh, U.K., on wildlife studies.
As part of the pact the KVASU in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh (UoE) and the British Council India will organise an international workshop in Kochi from April 26 to April 27 to promote problem-based learning approach in veterinary science in the country.
Problem-based learning (PBL) was emerging as one of the important areas of learning, said T.P. Sethumadhavan of Directorate of Entrepreneurship, KVASU. The university would play a proactive role in promoting this concept, he said. Around 40 delegates comprising vice-chancellors and deans of various veterinary universities in the country will attend the workshop.
As a part of the collaborative programme with the Jeanne Marching International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE) at the University of Edinburgh, the KVASU, will act as a facilitator for implementing problem based learning in the country, which will be one of the initial ventures in this sector.
Professor Natalie Waran, Director of Jeanne Marching International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary studies of University of Edinburgh, is the project coordinator.