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1 Current Practices in Life Long Learning Dr. G. Jothi Assistant Professor Directorate of Open and Distance Learning Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

2 Maharashtra Gujarat Andhra Pradesh Goa Karnataka Kerala Orissa Tamil Nadu Assam Tripura West Bengal Arunachal Pradesh Uttaranjal Coimbatore India Tamil Nadu

3 Strengths of TNAU 10 Academic Campuses 10 Academic Campuses 35 Research Stations 35 Research Stations 14 Krishi Vigyan Kendras 14 Krishi Vigyan Kendras 5 Plant Clinic Centres 5 Plant Clinic Centres 1 Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) 1 Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) College campuses Research Stations Transfer of Technology Centre Karnataka Kerala Andhra Pradesh

4 Directorate of Open and Distance Learning Established Established Offers programmes by distance education through print mode Offers programmes by distance education through print mode Provides opportunities for the learners who aspire for distance education and interested in starting agro - based industries in rural areas Provides opportunities for the learners who aspire for distance education and interested in starting agro - based industries in rural areas

5 Objectives To provide professional educational opportunities through Open and Distance Learning mode viz., PG Degree, PG Diploma and certificate course programmes To provide professional educational opportunities through Open and Distance Learning mode viz., PG Degree, PG Diploma and certificate course programmes To offer technical knoweldge and skill to To offer technical knoweldge and skill to farming community farming community unemployed youths unemployed youths school dropouts and school dropouts and SHG women etc. SHG women etc.

6 PG Degree Programmes MBA M.Sc. (Env. Management) M.Sc. (Sugarcane Technology)

7 Awareness campaign Magnitude of waste accumulation

8 Composting yard Monitoring the composting

9 Collection of composted material Processing

10 Packing Technology dissemination

11 PG Diploma Programmes Food Biotechnology Bioinformatics Production and Quality Control in Medicinal Plants Eco-friendly Pest Management Plant Quarantine Food Science & Processing Energy Management

12 Bachelor of Farm Tech. B.F. Tech. (Bachelor of Farm Tech.) B.F. Tech. (Bachelor of Farm Tech.) First of its kind in the World First of its kind in the World This programme is meant to impart only the practical skills and latest technology developments in the field of agriculture. This programme is meant to impart only the practical skills and latest technology developments in the field of agriculture. Stakeholders – only Farmers Stakeholders – only Farmers

13 Details of B.F.Tech. Pattern : Semester Pattern : Semester Duration : 3 years (6 semesters) Duration : 3 years (6 semesters) Eligibility : 10 th standard Eligibility : 10 th standard Age limit:27 and above Age limit:27 and above Language :Tamil Language :Tamil No. of courses:4 / Semester No. of courses:4 / Semester

14 Certificate Programmes (16) (Regional Language) Bee Keeping Mushroom Production Waste Recy. & Vermicomp. Sugarcane Prod. Tech. Coconut Cultivation Cotton Cultivation Vegetable Seed Production Hybrid Seed Prod. in Cotton and Maize Wasteland Development Repair and Maintenance of Farm Equipments and Machineries Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables

15 Nursery Tech. & Propagation of Horti. Plants Nursery Tech. & Propagation of Horti. Plants Gardening and Landscaping Gardening and Landscaping Organic Farming Organic Farming Bakery and Confec. Products Bakery and Confec. Products Medicinal Plants Medicinal Plants Jatropha Cultivation Jatropha Cultivation Modern Irrigation Management Modern Irrigation Management Flower Cultivation Technology Flower Cultivation Technology Sericulture Sericulture Modern Weed Management Modern Weed Management

16 Certificate Programmes (5) – (English) Landscaping and Ornamental Gardening Commercial Horticulture Integrated Nutrient Management Soil Fertility Management Mushroom cultivation

17 We are at Website:

18 Thank you


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