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BBRC approved KVASU-Bristol University collaboration

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Project proposal to support a partnership study between Bristol University Veterinary School and Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) has been approved by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council -BBSRC, UK. This study would fund an exchange of staff between the two Institutions and an International workshop at each site the joint application was approved and fully funded, so we at Bristol are very much looking forward to working with all of our partners in India. When we have time to absorb this great news we should start thinking about which early career researchers at Bristol and KVASU we would like to be involved in this fantastic opportunity. Says Scientists from Bristol University. Bristol University KVASU partnership application to BBSRC was on Health and Welfare Consequences of Mal adaptation of High-Producing Cross-Bred Dairy Cattle to Environmental Stressors in India. The objectives of this partnership are Exchange skills and knowledge between Bristol and KVASU, though reciprocal training visits between early career researchers and academic workshops, Cement collaboration between Bristol and KVASU to provide additional international platform for the leading work carried out in Bristol, Establish KVASU as a Centre of Excellence for health and welfare in dairy cattle in India and to establish a partnership to advance UK, India and international funding opportunities.
The plan of activity would be over a two year period and would include Exchange visit of Early Career Researcher from KVASU (September 2015,
Bristol Stakeholder Workshop in Cattle Health and Welfare (September 2015),
Exchange visit of Early Career Researcher from Bristol (March 2016) and
KVASU Stakeholder Workshop in Cattle Health and Welfare (September 2016)
The total funding will be around £30,000 (3 million Indian Rupees).Obviously this represents a great opportunity for both institutions, but in particular in developing an extremely fruitful and hopefully long term partnership in global food security and sustainable livestock management. Says Dr.B.Ashok, Vice Chancellor, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. This collaboration will pave way for developing sustainable measures for Health and Welfare Consequent to Mal adaptation of High-Producing Cross-Bred Dairy Cattle to Environmental Stress in India; Says the Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, Project co-ordinator of KVASU-Bristol project and Director of Entrepreneurship of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.


 

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