A 15-member delegation of diplomats including ambassadors and a consulate general, representing 10 nations, mostly from Asia and Africa, on Friday visited the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) in Jorhat.

The delegation held a meeting with Vice-Chancellor of AAU Dr Bidyut Chandan Deka and other top researchers of the varsity.

An AAU official said that the delegation comprised diplomats from Congo, Nigeria, Fiji, Bhutan, Vietnam, Mongolia, Indonesia, North Macedonia, Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago.

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The official said that the delegation visited several departments of the University and also the NEATEHUB (North East Technology Entrepreneurship Hub), an Atal incubation centre inside the campus.

The delegation held discussions on exchange of students and researchers, which “would be beneficial”.

The VC said that if required, agreements with individual countries could be made in regards to cooperation in agriculture education and research.

Vice-Chancellor of AAU Dr Bidyut Chandan Deka said that the University is one of the oldest agricultural varsities of the Country.

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Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com