The objective of 'Open Learning Interventions for Development of Competent and Productive Human Resources for Food Processing' is to develop competent and productive Human Resource in the area of food processing and value addition, through an array of customised open learning educational/training packages, using multi-media technologies. The vocational and entrepreneurial programmes being developed for skilled workers, technician and rural entrepreneurs under the project are:
- Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables
- Diploma in Dairy Technology
- Diploma in Meat Technology
- Diploma in Fish Products Technology
- Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds
The project is supported by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. It is envisaged that the trained workforce will facilitate enhanced productivity and better quality of the system and orient the youth towards self-occupation at the village/community level. All the five programmes are on offer.
Ministry of Agriculture sponsored 'Open Learning Interventions for development of Human Resource in Agriculture' under the Extension support to Central Institutions component : Capacity Building through Distance Learning aims at developing three customised open learning awareness educational/training packages to sensitise and motivate the target audience (groups) for adoption and application of scientific principles and practices in their day to day working for productivity enhancement and improvement in quality. The Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits & Vegetables is on offer.
The objective is to develop vocational and entrepreneurial programmes for development of competent and productive human resources in the rural areas through open learning system. An awareness package in Hindi on Dairy Farming for the SGSY (Swaranjayanti Gram Swarozgar Scheme) has been developed under the project. The package will be implemented in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, UP and Rajasthan. The learning modules have been printed and programme has been implemented in the States of Rajasthan and Bihar in collaboration with the respective State Dairy Federations.
The objective of joint collaborative project with International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Centre for Indian Bamboo Resource and Technology (CIBART) is to start educational and training programmes on bamboo and rattan (cane) for youth, unskilled or semi-skilled workers and those who are already working in different projects and organisations in India and abroad, both directly and through Universities abroad.
The distance education and training programmes in the bamboo and rattan sectors will be developed and implemented jointly by INBAR, CIBART, COL and IGNOU, with the expertise of INBAR and CIBART in bamboo and rattan and expertise of COL and IGNOU in open and distance learning and information, communication and technology (ICT). Two awareness, and two certificate programmes are under development
The objective of Project is to develop competent and productive Human Resource in the area of Sericulture and ancillary disciplines, through an array of customised open learning educational/training packages, using multi-media technologies. The vocational and entrepreneurial programmes being developed for rural youth, skilled/semi-skilled workers working in sericulture, personnel working in state dept. of sericulture, CSB, NGOs, farmers/entrepreneurs involved in mulberry cultivation and silkworm rearing under the project are:
- Certificate in Sericulture
- Diploma in Silkworm Seed Production Technology
- Diploma in Silkworm Rearing
The project is supported by the Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It is envisaged that the trained workforce will facilitate enhanced productivity of the Silk and orient the youth towards self-occupation at the village/community level. Certificate in Sericulture is on offer.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has signed an MoU with IGNOU for developing “Training Module on Food Safety and Hygiene for Housewives”. The training module is being developed by School of Agriculture with the financial support of FSSAI. The objective the training package is to train housewives/young girls to learn and acquire skills in food safety aspects.