Dr. Anil Kumar Anal, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Food, Agriculture and Bioresources, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) of AIT was invited as Guest Lecturer on the topic “Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Food Chain Systems: An Emerging Threat and Research Needs Towards Alternatives for Sustainability” on 6 July 2017 at the Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal. Dr. Anil was invited to provide his insight on the emerging issues and concerns in the roles of chemical residues including antibacterial compounds and the possible ways to overcome by biological ways. During this visit, Dr. Anil met the Head, other Senior Administrative staffs and faculty colleagues of School of Sciences, Kathmandu University and discussed for academic, research, student exchange, capacity building and outreach collaborations. Dr. Anil also briefed about the overall academic and research activities at AIT.
The School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) established in 1993 by amalgamating the Divisions of Agriculture and Food Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Human Settlements and Energy Technology, is now composed of ten fields of study - Agricultural Systems and Engineering, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology, Energy, Environmental Engineering and Management, Pulp and Paper Technology, Gender and Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Regional and Rural Development Planning and Urban Environmental Management.
In the 2012-2013 ranking of the best 4000 Master's and MBA Programs in 30 specializations at 1000 business schools and universities in 154 countries, The Master of Agribusiness Management program was deemed the world's best in the category of Master's in Agribusiness / Food Industry Management.
AIT's mission is "to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy". AIT will serve the human resource development needs of developing countries in Asia taking into account their specific development priorities, gender issues and social values.
SERD activities and function will be within this framework, as a majority of its graduates return and participate in the development goals of their countries. Those who pursue their doctoral degrees increase their professional skills and qualifications.
SERD responds to regional needs by mobilizing and enhancing capacities for socially, economically and environmentally sound development in partnerships with public and private sectors. The School's interdisciplinary approach integrates technological, natural and social sciences.
- will continue its leadership role in offering excellence academic programs relevant to regional needs and responsive to students' interests.
- research will be concentrated toward focal areas and are to be conducted by core teams.
- outreach will be community-service-oriented.
- will be consolidated and financially viable. The School activities including the students, staff, faculty and curricula, will be subject to quality assessment.
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