Diploma in Agri-Inputs Programme

The Directorate of Open and Distance Learning is also offering a Diploma programme in Agri-Inputs through Distance Learning Mode for those aspiring for knowledge updation, self-employment and entrepreneurship development. The primary target groups are Farmers, Rural Youth, Employees of Government / Private sectors, field service providers from local communities and unemployed youth, entrepreneurs, NGO’s and school dropouts. The primary objective of this programme is to benefit the stake holders acquire the very important “Fertilizer Dealership Licence” which is a mandate specified in the Fertilizer Control Order – 2015 for applying for the licence.

Details of the courses

Eligibility  :    10th Pass or Fail

Medium  :    Tamil

Duration  :    One year – 2 semester

Age Limit  :   18 years completed but no upper age limit

Application fees  :  Rs. 100/-

Course Fee  :  Rs. 25,000/- per year

I Semester
ODL-DAI-101   Agricultural Entomology

ODL-DAI-102   Agronomy

ODL-DAI-103 Soil and Seed
Science Technology

II Semester
ODL-DAI-104   – Plant Pathology and Nematology

ODL-DAI-105   – 
Agriculturl Technology – I

Farm Machinery, Crop Physiology, Agrl. Microbiology

ODL-DAI-106   –
Agricultural Technology – II

 Horticulture, Agrl. Rural Mgt., Agrl. 



Agricultural Extension, Water Technology