SKUAST Kashmir Recruitment 2024, Salary 58000, Eligibility, Application form
The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Kashmir is embarking on an exciting research project aimed at enhancing the nutritional content of hydroponically grown tomatoes and lettuce. The project, titled “Biofortification of hydroponically grown tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) and lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) with thiamine and zinc alone or in combination and their validation in animal counterpart,” is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, DST New Delhi.
The focal point of this three-year project is the cultivation of tomatoes and lettuce through hydroponics, a soilless cultivation method. Researchers at SKUAST Kashmir will be specifically focusing on fortifying these crops with thiamine and zinc, either individually or in combination. Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, plays a crucial role in energy metabolism, while zinc is essential for various physiological functions, including immune system support.
The ultimate goal of this endeavor is to create crops with heightened nutritional value, contributing to a healthier and more balanced diet for consumers. The research is not only significant for addressing nutritional deficiencies but also aligns with broader agricultural innovations.
Interested candidates with the requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply for the position of Research Associate-I, which is co-terminus with the project. Applications, including detailed biodata and necessary qualification certificates, can be submitted either in person to the office chamber of the designated authority or via email to [email protected]. The deadline for application submission is 28th January 2024.
Shortlisted and eligible candidates will be notified of the interview details through email or contact number. This meticulous selection process ensures that the research team is composed of individuals with the skills and dedication needed to drive the project’s success.
The significance of this research extends beyond academic realms, as it addresses real-world challenges related to food security and nutrition. As SKUAST Kashmir takes on the task of biofortifying hydroponically grown crops, the outcomes have the potential to contribute substantially to the well-being of communities and the agricultural landscape at large. Stay tuned for updates on this innovative venture as SKUAST Kashmir paves the way for a more nourished and sustainable future.