Agriculture Distance Education Courses

Last Updated on July 29, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar

Have you passed 10th/12th/completed Graduation/post graduation? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve assembled a list of distance education courses related to agriculture.

How’s this article of help to me, you may ask. This guide has got something for all of you – 10th passed, 12th passed, Graduates and Postgraduates! You will be able to find the perfect agriculture distance education program here!  

  Let us talk about distance education scene in India! For many Indian students, the distance education is a boon! It helps them carry on with their studies while performing other activities (such as a job).   Looking from timing’s point of view, distance education programs are quite flexible. There’s no strict and fixed classroom lectures, unlike most regular classroom programs have!   Let’s consider an example. Arjun is a mechanic. He is passionate about education and learning. But responsibilities forced him to take up a job. Now, after settling down a bit, he wants to continue his education, without disturbing his little garage work!   What should he do? Yes, he can enroll for a relevant distance education program and continue his education, without disturbing his job!   Let us talk about Neha. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree and took up a job. Her career hit a plateau after some while. What should she do?   Yes, she can use distance education program to acquire an advanced Degree/Diploma. This can give her stalled career a boost!   In short, the advantages of distance education programs are many! For some, it is the timing and for some others, it is the prospect of learning from the comfort of one’s home!   Let us move to the meat of the matter now – Distance education courses related to agriculture. Here are the main course formats available in India –

  • Certificate courses
  • Diploma courses
  • Bachelor’s Degree courses
  • Master’s Degree courses
  • PG Diploma courses
  • Doctoral Degree courses

Let us check out each course format. Here they are –

Agriculture Distance Education Courses in India

1 Certificate Courses

Sr No Name of course Eligibility
1 Certificate in Sericulture 10th pass
2 Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management 10th pass
3 Certificate in Poultry Farming 8th pass
4 Certificate in Bee Keeping 8th pass
5 Certificate in Organic Farming 10+2 pass

2 Diploma Courses

Sr No Name of course Eligibility
1 Diploma in Dairy Technology 10+2 pass
2 Diploma in Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds 10+2 pass
3 Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits & Vegetables 10+2 pass
4 Diploma in Fish Products Technology 10+2 pass
5 Diploma in Watershed Management 10+2 pass
6 Diploma in Meat Technology 10+2 pass

3 PG Certificate Courses

Postgraduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy | Eligibility: Graduation

4 PG Diploma Courses

Sr No Name of course Eligibility
1 Postgraduate Diploma in Plantation Management Graduation
2 Postgraduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management Graduation

5 Doctoral Degree Courses

Sr No Name of course Eligibility
1 PhD in Dairy Science and Technology Relevant Master’s Degree
2 Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Extension Relevant Master’s Degree

As promised, I’ve provided distance education programs for 8th passed, 10th passed, 12th passed, Graduates and Master’s Degree holders. These programs will help you build a career in agriculture and its allied areas! Here’s an upcoming agriculture entrance test – ICAR AIEEA.   Also check out these useful guides – B.Sc. Agriculture, Agriculture courses after 12th & Courses after 12th Science.

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