24 - 28 February, 2021, Hyderabad
The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad organized the 5-day “Anbnual Conference on Visionary Innovations in Statistical Theory and Applications - 2021 (VISTA 2021)” in conjunction with the “23rd Annual Conference of Society of Statistics, Computers and Applications (SSCA)” from 24th to 28th February, 2021.
In her inaugural address, Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities urged for revamping statistical sciences courses to align with the New Educational Policy by incorporating the experiential learning and association with the Industry. She stressed that the teachers should encourage students to find different solutions to the same problems by themselves.
Dr. R.C. Agrawal, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Education), ICAR and Prof. V.K. Gupta, Former National Professor, ICAR & President, SSCA marked their presence as the Guests of Honor during the inaugural ceremony.
In his valedictory address, Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad emphasized on the importance of involvement of statisticians in helping the biological scientists to solve the emerging problems. Dr. Rao also stressed on the importance of training agricultural scientists to handle a large volume of data in the fields of climate change research, bioinformatics, etc.
Around 50 Invited Talks, 7 Plenary Talks, 9 Talks in Prof. Aloke Dey Memorial Session and 5 Talks in Financial Statistics and 32 contributed Papers by the eminent speakers from statistical sciences were read during the occasion.
A total of 170 delegates and more than 30 special invitees participated in the conference.
(Source: ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad)