At Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin a training on ‘Data analysis using SAS’ was organised under the NAIP on ‘Strengthening statistical computing for NARS’ during 1-7 February, 2014. The inaugural function of the training programme was held on 1st February, 2014. Dr. V. Geethalakshmi, Senior Scientist and Course Director of the training welcomed the participants and Dr. Gopinath Rao, Professor, Department of Agricultural Statistics, UAS, Bangalore ad Zonal Coordinator of the NAIP project gave a brief introduction on the project. Dr. Leela Edwin, HOD, FT and Director I/c, CIFT who presided over the function stressed on the importance of Statistics in agricultural research and the need to bring about quality research output using advanced statistical software like SAS. There were a total of 23 registered participants for the training programme who were scientists, teachers and academicians from varied fields of research in agriculture, veterinary and fishery sciences in ICAR institutes and agricultural universities. The inaugural session of the programme ended with a formal vote of thanks by Dr. Somy Kuriakose, Senior Scientist, CMFRI, Cochin who was one of the Course Coordinators. Dr. K.G. Mini, Senior Scientist, CMFRI and Shri C.G. Joshy, Scientist, CIFT, Cochin were the other Course Coordinators.
The various topics covered were basic statistical tools, SAS data sets, logistic regression, multivariate statistical analysis, design and analysis of experiments, time series analysis, SAS genomics, SAS for genetics and breeding experiments, conjoint analysis using SAS, response surface models using SAS, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS for statistical modelling and SAS for quantitative fishery science. The training sessions were handled by experts in the field of agricultural statistics from various ICAR institutes.
The valedictory function of the training was held on 7th February, 2014 and Dr. Mini welcomed the participants, Dr. T.K. Srinivasa Gopal, Director, CIFT, Cochin presided over the function and handed over the certificates to the participants. The training report was read by Dr. Gopinath. The feedback obtained from the participants was positive and they suggestedto conduct of more customised training programmes in statistical computing software in future. The valedictory function ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. V. Geethalakshmi.
Dr. Gopinath Rao inaugurating the programme Training in progress
Training in progress Dr. T.K. Srinivasa Gopal distributing the