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Updated on 13 Jul, 2022

Post-Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 3,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Graduation in any discipline

Programme overview
The Post Graduate Programme in Agriculture Policy seeks to develop human resource for planning, development and implementation of national policies in agriculture. The objectives and salient features of the agriculture policy framework along with strategies and issues should be known to all the stakeholders of the system for an effective implementation of development programme. The Programme covers various aspects essential for the policy formulation in order to achieve overall economic development of the country. Some of the main aspects pertain to stages and factors in Indian agricultural development process, components of policy formulation, international and national trade policies, intellectual property rights, research and development policy, etc. The target group includes persons/organizations involved in policy making and implementation at the state/regional and central levels having stake in agriculture and rural development.
The objectives of the course are to:
  • Create understanding of the salient features of the agricultural policy framework among policy makers, implementers and other stakeholders of the system for its effective implementation; and
  • Develop human resources for
    • Identification of strategic issues with reference to national policies in agriculture;
    • Analysis of policy aspects and its operationalisation; and
  • Development of an implementation framework for agriculture and rural development policies
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