The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will conduct courses on development of animal welfare sciences at the Ballabhgarh campus of the National Institute of Animal Welfare (NIAW) in Haryana.

Idea behind conducting the new diploma and certificate courses by the prestigious university is to prepare skilled manpower for taking up specialised jobs in various zoos, municipalities, slaughter houses and veterinary hospitals across the country.

The JNU, which on Wednesday signed an agreement for this purpose with the NIAW in the presence of human resource development (HRD) minister Smriti Zubin Irani and environment minister Prakash Javadekar, will soon announce the details of the courses.

“The total cost of the project for the first year is Rs. 88 lakh. More than 200 students are expected to be enrolled for diploma and certificate courses in the first year.  These courses are aimed at providing a direction to the youth for employment in the sector,” said a statement of the environment ministry.

Source: Times of India