IGNOU introduces online courses in agriculture; applications are underway |


Indira Gandhi National Open University covering emerging areas of dairy farming, organic farming, beekeeping, poultry production, sericulture, agricultural policy, agricultural input management, water and watershed management, dairy technology, meat technology, value added products from fruits Started online courses. and vegetables, horticulture, agribusiness, and food safety and quality management.
IGNOU is currently accepting applications for several online programmes. Interested persons can submit their applications for these courses through the official website – ignou.ac.in. According to the official announcement, the programs include 16 offerings at different levels, including certificate (six months), diploma (one year), postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and master's degree.
The School of Agriculture, one of the 21 Schools of Studies of the University, is dedicated to promoting employable skills among various stakeholders including farmers, rural youth, technicians and farm women. Through open and distance education in agriculture and allied sectors, the school aims to enhance their livelihood. The university is currently accepting applications for its online courses.
According to an official statement, programs in agriculture and allied sectors offer promising career prospects with diverse job opportunities and pathways to continuous learning and advancement. These programs equip individuals with valuable skills that are in high demand in the agri-food industry. The School of Agriculture's educational offerings are particularly beneficial for aspiring professionals in agriculture-based industries such as fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, food processing, and agricultural machinery. Additionally, these programs provide the necessary knowledge to engage in agricultural start-up initiatives such as organic farming, vermicompost production, contract farming, farmers' producer companies, agri-input management, processing and agri-marketing.

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