Interaction Session Between Two Living Legends of Mandsaur University and SKAF at SKAF, Mandsaur

Interaction Session Between Two Living Legends of Mandsaur University and SKAF at SKAF, Mandsaur

Interaction Session Between Two Living Legends

Report of Mandsaur University, Mandsaur


ICAR –IARI Collaborative Outstation Research Centre, SKAF, Mandsaur


Geographically Mandsaur may be a small place but by virtue of actions and contributions Mandsaur has been significantly played a vital role in the field of education as well as in agriculture. Two living legends Shri Narendra Nahata ji (Hon’ble Chancellor of Mandsaur University at present) has a dream to make this part of the state of M.P. as an internationally known education hub and Shri N.S. Sipani ji (Chairman of SKAF, Mandsaur) although has made significant dents in agriculture not at state level but at national level also. Both of these personalities are still working very hard and intend to leave no stone unturned till final goals are achieved. In this context a 3 hours session was held at SKAF, Mandsaur on February 2021. A brief report is summarized herewith.

Department:  Department of Agriculture

Activity:  Visit of Experiments on Wheat, maize and other crops and Interactions between 2

living legends of Mandsaur University and SKAF at SKAF, Mandsaur

Date and Time:14/02/2021,  10:00 AM – 01.00 PM

Title: Visit of ICAR –IARI Collaborative Outstation Research Centre, Sipani Krishi

Anusandhan Farm, Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh

Resource person/agency and affiliation:

Hon’ble Chancellor, MU and Shri N.S. Sipani of SKAF, Mandsaur

Brief description / remarks:

On February 14, 2021, Hon’ble Chancellor (Shri Narendra Nahata ji, Hon’ble Executive Chairman (Shri Rahul Nahata ji), and Dr. N.S. Sipani ji, Farmer Prof. & Chairman of IARI-SKAF along with the scientists of both sides [ Dr. R.A. Sharma, Director, Dr. Sanjay Singh, Assoc. Prof. & Scientist Agri. Biotech and Mr. Anand Rao Azad, Asstt. Prof. Plant Protection from MU, Mandsaur University and Dr. Ramraj Sen, Plant Breeder from SKAF, Changli, Mandsaur) had a long session including deliberations on different aspects and field visits of research experiments being done on Wheat and Maize crops.
At the outset, the Chairman of SKAF welcomed our Hon’ble Chancellor Sir by floral garlanding, presenting Memento, Sal and Sreefal.


A very good need based research work is being done at SKAF in collaboration with ICAR-IARI particularly on wheat and maize crops. SKAF is maintaining a very good germplasm of wheat for different purposes. Chairman of SKAF appreciated the efforts of Hon’ble Chancellor of Mandsaur University to make Mandsaur as an Educational Hub. Apart from other subjects Mandsaur University is also imparting Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral Degree programmes coupled with research and Extension in the field of agriculture.

Prospects of Collaboration between Mandsaur University and SKAF:

During discussions there emanated an idea of mutual collaboration between Mandsaur University and SKAF in the field of Research, Trainings and Extension of technology. Chairman of SKAF and Hon’ble Chancellor of MU agreed in principle and stated that mutual collaboration between two Institutions would work as a catalyst and help speed up in achieving the goals of both the institutions. Thus is is a need to work out modus operandi in future in this context.

No. of participants: 10

Prepared by: Dr. R.A. Sharma

Verified and Submitted by (HOD/HOI): Dr. R. A. Sharma

Welcome of Hon’ble Chancellor of Mandsaur University, Shri Narendra Nahata ji by Dr. N.S. Sipani ji,  Chairman of SKAF, Mandsaur

Discussion between Chancellor of MU and Chairman of SKAF

Visit of different Field  experiments

Dr. R. A. Sharma, Director Agriculture of MU expressing gratitude to Farmer Prof. and Chairman of SKAF Dr. N.S. Sipani Ji