Bayer – RVJ School of Agriculture
celebrates its third convocation
Hyderabad|India|June'2010: “I will cherish this moment forever. The
course is a very skill-oriented one. I have already received some job
offers,” said Maruboina Sowndarya, a girl student who completed the course
successfully. She hails from Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. She was
speaking at the The Bayer- Ramanaidu Vignana Jyothi School of Agriculture
(Bayer- RVJ School) at the third Convocation Ceremony of the School.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. D. Ramanaidu, President of Vignana Jyothi
Executive Committee said “I am glad to note that 31 students of Bayer –
RVJ School of Agriculture have successfully completed the six months
intensive Farm Assistantship course. This course will provide them with
many career options in the arena of agriculture. This year, in order to
further make the course more functional for students, we have converted
the previous format of the one-year course into a six-month intensive
course. This will help students in graduating quickly from the School and
find viable career options.” Dr.Kakarla Subba Rao, former president of
Vignana Jyothi, Dr. Kode Satyanarayana, Chairman, Advisory Committee, Dr.
A. Ravi Kumar, Principal, Dr. Arjun Rao, Director, C.V. Rao, Chief
Administrator and some of the Board members of Bayer- RVJ School of
Agriculture, also spoke on the occasion.
The School was established as a part of Bayer CropScience overarching
umbrella ‘Learning for Life’ strategy to foster (science) education
globally as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. This
School is an initiative of the Child Care Programme, the first-of-its-kind
social intervention model developed and successfully implemented in an
industry with a farm-based supply chain that aims at getting children off
the fields of contract farmers and into the school.
“The Farm Assistantship course is very relevant to today’s agricultural
scenario that is fast changing its dynamics. There’s an urgent need for
trained professionals at the grass root level and students from Bayer- RVJ
School of Agriculture can fit into this profile very well. This course
will provide livelihood skills for underprivileged youth and empower them
in finding viable career options,” said Jens Hartmann, Country Head India
& Head, Bayer CropScience South Asia in a statement.
The Faculty of this school includes distinguished academicians, members of
the agricultural research community and scientists and guest lecturers
from Managers from Bayer CropScience Limited.