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IGNOU Distance, Online and Regular Courses Admission (School of Agriculture): IGNOU School of Agriculture (SOA) invites applications for doctoral, PG and Advance diploma/certificate, Diploma, certificate and Non-Credit courses round the year under walk-in admissions. The university offers admissions to all these courses in Distance, Online and Regular mode. Candidates seeking admission into IGNOU School of agriculture must fill and submit their application form as per prescribed schedule. Aspirants can check the complete details about IGNOU SOA courses such as fee structure, duration, eligibility criteria etc from the article mentioned below on this page.

Details of courses offered at IGNOU School of Agriculture

Doctoral Degree

Avialable Application Form 2020
S.No. Course Program Fee Duration (Min and Max)
1. Ph.D in Dairy Science and Technology (PhDDR) Rs. 7,000

 

2-5 years
2. Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Extension (PHDAGE) Rs. 14,000 2-5 years

PG and Advance Diploma

S.No. Course Program Fee Duration (Min and Max)
1. Post-Graduate Diploma In Plantation Management (PGDPM) Rs. 5,500 1 to 4 year
2. Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM) Rs. 12,000 1 to 4 year

PG and Advance Certificate

S.No. Course Program Fee Duration (Min and Max) 
1.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)

Rs 3000/- 6 months- 2 years

Diploma

S.No. Course Program Fee Duration (Min and Max)
1.

Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)

Rs. 12,000 1 year -4 year
2.

Diploma in Value-added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO)

Rs. 11,000 1 year -4 year
3.

Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)

Rs. 12,000 1 year -4 year
4.

Diploma in Fish Products Technology (DFPT)

Rs. 9,000 1 year -4 year
5.

Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM)

Rs. 10,000 1 year -4 year
6.

Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)

Rs. 12,000 1 year -4 year

Certificate

S.No. Course Program Fee Duration (Min and Max)
1.

Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)

Rs. 3,500/- 6 month- 2 years
2. Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM) Rs 2000/- 6 month- 2 years
3.

Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)

Rs 3000/- 6 month- 2 years
4. Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB) Rs. 1,100/- 6 month- 2 years
5.

Certificate in Organic Farming (COF)

Rs. 4,000 6 month- 2 years

Non-Credit Programmes

S.No. Course Program Fee Duration (Min and Max)
1.

Training Programme on Betel Vine for farmers (Two Weeks) (TPBV)

Rs 600/- 14 DAYS
2. Certificate in Integrated Pest Management Technology in Potato Cultivation (CIPMT) Rs 600/- 3 months
3.

Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (APVPFV)

Rs. 1,000 1.5 Months
4.

Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF)

Rs 1100/- 2 months

Eligibility Criteria

Pogramme name Courses Required qualification Age criteria
 

 

Doctoral Degree

Ph.D in Dairy Science and Technology (PhDDR)

Master’s Degree in Dairy Science (Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Technology, Dairy Engineering, Dairy Microbiology), Food Technology/ Food Science, M.Sc. Agriculture (Dairy Technology/ Dairy Science), M.V.Sc. (Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology)

 

No age bar

Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Extension (PHDAGE)

Must have done M.Sc. (Ag.) with minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST applicants) in Extension Education / Agriculture Extension / Home Science Extension / Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension / Dairy Extension / Fisheries Extension / Development Communication / Agricultural Communication / Agricultural Extension and Communication

Or

Should have passed master’s degree in any stream of Agricultural Sciences or allied fields

 

No age bar

 

 

 

PG and Advance Diploma

Post-Graduate Diploma In Plantation Management (PGDPM)

Should be graduate in any discipline

 

No age bar
Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM) Graduation/ Post Graduation in Science with Bio-chemistry/ Chemistry or Microbiology as one of the major subjects.

(or)

Degree/ Post Graduation Degree in allied sciences such as Food Science/ Agriculture/ Food Technology/ Engineering/ Post Harvest Technology/ Home Science/ Microbiology/ Life Science/ Biochemistry / Horticulture/ Biotechnology / Dairy Technology/ Fisheries/ Veterinary/ Hospitality Management and Hotel Management and Catering etc.

(or)

Science graduates in subjects including Geography, Statistics with Maths and Physics, Art Subjects and Medical Lab Technology and with at least 3 years’ experience in food processing and /or quality control. Such candidates must possess a minimum one year experience in quality control activities.

(or)

Commerce/ Arts graduates with diploma in food science/ hotel management disciplines viz. dairy technology, fruits and vegetables, meat technology, pulses and oilseeds, cereal etc. with at least five years’ experience in Food Quality Control/ Food Processing/ Hotel Management (food catering/ food preparation) and out of which 2 years’ experience should be in quality control activities.

(or)

B.Com / B.A. Graduates with no less than 7 years’ experience in Food Quality Control/ Food Processing/ Hotel Management (food catering/ food preparation) or holding senior position in Government/Semi-Government Units involved in Food Quality Control.

 

No age bar
PG and Advance certificate Post-Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP) Should be graduate in any discipline

 

No age bar
 

 

 

 

 

Diploma

Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)  

Should have passed 10+2 or Senior secondary pass outs

(or)

Must be completed Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU

Or

10th pass candidates may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma course.

 

No age bar
Diploma in Value-added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO) No age bar
Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV) No age bar
Diploma in Fish Products Technology (DFPT) No age bar
Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM) No age bar
Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT) No age bar
 

 

 

Certificate

Certificate in Sericulture (CIS) 10th passed candidates are eligible for admission

Or

Non 10th pass-out applicants holding 2 years’ experience in the field of Sericulture may also apply.

It should be noted that, the experience certificate must be from the extension officials of the Department of Agriculture / Sericulture / Recognized NGOs/Industry/ Extension

 

No age bar
Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM) Should have passed 10th examination (or)

Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU

 

Min age is 18 years
Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF) 8th pass No age bar
Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB) 8th pass No age bar
Certificate in Organic Should have passed 10th examination (or)

Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU.

10th pass candidates may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and the Certificate programme.

 

 

No age bar
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Credit Programme

Training Programme on Betel Vine for farmers (Two Weeks) (TPBV)  

 

No fixed educational criteria

No age bar
Certificate in Integrated Pest Management Technology in Potato Cultivation (CIPMT) No age bar
Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF)

 

No age bar
Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (APVPFV) Any 8th passed candidates who can read and write English or Hindi or regional language and is a Progressive farmer or good manufacturer of the fruits and vegetables are eligible for admission.

Or

Farm Women/Farmers/ Representatives of the Farmer’s Interest Group/Farm Women Self Help Group sponsored by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) of the district.

Or

Representative of Government Undertaking, NGOs, Mandies, Cold Storage who is directly dealing with processing, preservation and Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables.

 

No age bar

Application form: How to apply for admission?

Interested and eligible candidate can apply for any of the above-said courses through online as well as offline modes. For online application, candidates need to visit the official website link i.e. https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/. In case of offline application, candidates can obtain the common prospectus along with form from the Registrar, SRD, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi- New Delhi (110068) and also from all the regional centers of IGNOU against the payment of the prescribed applicable fee for the particular course in which they are looking for admission. Candidate should submit the filled-in application form along with the prescribed course fee to the concerned Regional Centre on or before the due date. Please write your name and address on the backside of the DD. An electronic version of the prospectus and fee payment is also available at the official website of IGNOU at http://www.ignou.ac.in. Candidates should note that, the filled-in application forms submitted at concerned Regional Centres after the due dates will be entertained for admission in the next session.

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