Friday, 8 July 2016
Working with the JNU to develop teaching at the National Animal Welfare Institute of India
In June this year, Prof Nat Waran met with the academic team led by Prof Sen at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who have just signed a contract with the Indian Government, to develop and provide various levels of courses addressing the development of animal welfare sciences at the Ballabhgarh campus of the National Institute of Animal Welfare (NIAW) in Haryana.
The JMICAWE team are delighted that the NIAW, which was first discussed by Minister Maneka Gandhi and Prof Nat Waran during the Minister’s visit to Edinburgh in 1999 – has now come of age. The JNU, signed the agreement in the presence of human resource development (HRD) minister Smriti Zubin Irani and environment minister Prakash Javadekar, to provide animal welfare education for India and plans with the help of the JMICAWE to develop a range of Certificate and Diploma level animal welfare courses initially, to address the needs of animal shelter work, the laboratory sector and street dog management.
Government Minister Mrs Maneka Gandhi with JMICAWE director Prof Nat Waran at the Minister's residence in Delhi, June 2016