Diploma Programmes

Diploma programmes (12 ongoing programmes)

The Directorate of Open and Distance Learning was established during April 2005, a pioneering attempt among the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) with a prime objective of imparting technical knowhow and do how on agro technologies and agro based industries to various segments of learning who lack opportunity in campus based education. This Directorate concentrates its effort on Distance Education in addition to non-formal and continuing education.

Diploma programmes (12 ongoing) are offered through Distance Learning Mode for those aspiring for knowledge updating, self employment and entrepreneurship development. The primary target groups are Farmers, Employees of Government / Private sectors, field service providers from local communities and unemployed youth, entrepreneurs, NGO’s and school dropouts.

Details of the courses

  • Diploma in Farm Technology
  • Diploma in Horticultural Technologies</li style=”list-style-type: square;”>
  • Diploma in Farm Machinery and its Maintenance
  • Diploma in Quality control in Agri-Warehousing
  • Diploma in Herbal Science
  • Diploma in Coconut Production Technology
  • Diploma in Sugarcane Technology
  • Diploma in Organic Agriculture
  • Diploma in Production of Bio-fertilizers and Bio control Agents
  • Diploma in Food Science and Processing
  • Diploma in Production and Quality Control in Medicinal Plants in collaboration with PSG College of Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Tea Plantation Management in collaboration with Kothari Agricultural Management Centre, Coonoor

Details of the courses

Eligibility  : 12th Standard Pass

Medium of Instruction : Tamil

Duration : 1 year (2 semesters)

Contact Classes : 5 PCP / Semester (2 days/ month)

Course fee  : Rs. 10,000/- per semester

Application Fee  : Rs. 100/-