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KVASU will offer Distance learning courses in Livestock-Agri Entrepreneurship Management and Farm Journalism

Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) will be offering courses on Post graduate diploma in Livestock-Agri Entrepreneurship and food security Management (PGD in LEFM) and Post graduate certificate programme in Farm Journalism in the distance learning mode. Applications are invited for admission to post graduate diploma programmes in distant mode in the School of New Media and Research of Directorate of Entrepreneurship of KVASU for the year 2014-15.

In the globalised era where food security and food safety issues are emerging, Livestock and Agri entrepreneurship is getting momentum in the country. Recent trends reveal that farming is moving from subsistence to commercial level. Market potential for livestock and agri based products can be exploited only in tune with the food safety and standards act prevalent in the country. Veterinary, Agriculture, Fisheries, Dairy science and allied graduates working in Government, public sector, industry, banks,etc need orientation towards the recent trends in Livestock-Agri Entrepreneurship and food security Management. Post graduate diploma in Livestock-Agri Entrepreneurship and food security Management will help to develop entrepreneurial talent among practicing Veterinary, Agriculture, Dairy science and Technology, Fisheries, Horticulture and Home Science graduates. It will help them to implement Entrepreneurship development programmes, strategic planning, implementation & monitoring of the programmes and to address the food security and food safety issues affecting agriculture and allied sectors. PGD in LEFM will be a value addition to work as entrepreneurship managers. Candidates working under Government/public/private sector/NGO can apply for this programme. Moreover specialization in livestock agri entrepreneurship and food security management will help them to acquire better jobs within the country and abroad. As part of the programme they will be assigned to do a project in their respective fields.

The course will be of two semesters in technology enabled distance learning mode. Distance learning mode requires Five days of contact classes per semester. BVSc&AH/ BTech Dairy Science and Technology, BSc(Agriculture)/ BSc(Horticulture)/BFSc/ BSc(Co-operation & Banking) or BSc Home science graduates/working professionals can join for the programme.Total fee is Rs 20000 per semester. Detailed notification will be available in the website www.kvasu.ac.in For more details contact dlearn@kvasu.ac.in

 

In the era of ICT and globalization, Farm media plays a key role in knowledge dissemination among farmers, entrepreneurs and other stake holders. Officers working under Animal husbandry, Agriculture, Fisheries, Dairy Development departments/public sector/universities should be equipped to handle advances in Farm journalism to cater knowledge dissemination through the media. It will help them to effectively utilize the media for technology transfer/knowledge dissemination services. It is in this context that KVASU is offering Post graduate Certificate course in Farm journalism as a technology enabled distance learning programme. Total fee is Rs 20000/-(Rupees Tweny Thousand only).Candidates working under Government/public/private sector/NGO/journalists can also apply for this programme. It will help them to facilitate knowledge dissemination through different farm media to address the food security and food safety issues affecting agriculture and allied sectors. PG Certificate course in FJ will help them to work as media/public relations managers. Candidates working under Government/public/private sector/NGO can apply for this programme. Moreover specialization in Farm journalism will help them to acquire better jobs within the country and abroad

Online application form and prospectus for admission to the above mentioned programmes are available in the website www.kvasu.ac.in from 14th May 2014 onwards. Candidates can remit the application fee of Rs 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only) for general candidates and Rs250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty only) for SC/ST candidates at the nearest branch of Federal Bank. Candidates from outside the state where Federal Bank branches are not available may remit the application fee as DD in favor of Finance Officer, KVASU Payable at SBT, Kalpetta Printed online application should be submitted along with attested copies of certificates to Director, Academics and Research, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Lakkidi (Po), Wayanad, Kerala - 673576 so as to reach on or before 18.06.2014.  Candidates may go through the prospectus of the courses available in the website before filling the online application form. Those who have appeared for final examination of qualifying degree may also apply.
Contact info-
Distance learning-Livestock Agri entrepreneurship and Food security Management, Farm Journalism-9846108992. E mail: dlearn@kvasu.ac.in. E mail: admissions@kvasu.ac.in

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