Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Science University (CVASU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Gautam Buddha Das was awarded the ‘Best Agriculture Medal’ in the ‘Hero of Change’ category of the ‘Standard Chartered–Channel-I Agro Award-2019’ on Friday.
Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque handed over the award to the VC Professor Gautam at a function at hotel ‘Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka’ in the capital.A total of eight persons and firms received the award while agriculture personality Journalist Shykh Seraj was given lifetime-honour.
Each of the awardees was given Tk 5 lakh and a certificate, said a press release of the university.
Mentionable, after joining the CVASU as VC, Professor Gutam kept his efforts continued to turn the university as modern and equal to international standard.
The CVASU has created opportunities of internship for the students through signing memorandum of understanding with different universities of Malaysia, Thailand, India and USA.
Besides, a pet hospital and research centre was also established in the capital for creating skilled veterinarian.