NABARD Sponsored Skill Development Programme

NABARD Sponsored Skill Development Programme - Six Months Vocational Training in Agriculture (2021)

On 30-07-2021 a proposal was submitted to NABARD for financial assistance to the Six months Vocational Training in Agriculture under NabSkill Skill Development Programme (SDP). The proposal was approved and the Sanction letter for Rs. Twenty FOur Lakhs Eighty One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty Only (2484960/-) was handed over to Dr. D. N. Rao, President Vignana Jyothi on the dias though the hands of Dr. Ch. Govinda Rajulu, Chairman of NABARD on the occasion of the 24th Convocation of Bayer - RVJ School of Agriculture on 02-08-2021.

On 25-08-2021 Counselling and written test for the admissions to the NABARD sponsored Vocational Training in Agriculture. Sri. Ch. Achyutarama Prasad, Chairman, Advisory Committee, DRNVJIRD has attended the counselling. A total of 32 candidates have appreared for counselling.

The Programme was started on 1st September 2021 with 36 trainees, including 13 girls. Inaugural function of NABARD sponsored Skill Development Programme - Six months Vocational Training in Agriculture was conducted. On this Occasion Dr. D. N. Rao, President, VJ, Sri. K. Durga Prasad, IPS(Rtd.) Joint Secretary, VJ, Sri. Ch. Achyutarama Prasad, Chairman Advisory Committee DRNVJIRD, Sri Krishna Teja, DDM, NABARD, Sri Mohan Rao, HR, Kamineni Groups have attended the inaugural function. the field Dress, Bags, Note Books, and certain literature were presented to the trainees on the occasion through the guests.

During the period of training Dr. D. Rama Naidu Vignana Jyothi Institute of Rural Development has established excellent links with PJTSAU, ANGRAU, ICRISAT, Bayer Crop Science, Kaveri seeds, Heritage foods, Nuziveedu Seeds Pvt. Ltd, Sri Ram BioSeeds Pvt. Ltd., etc., through exposure visits for the trainees.

The unique feature of the training is that the trainees get practical hands on field training in all agricultural operations/technologies by providing them 2 to 3 cents of land each such that they get adequate experience of growing crops from seed to seed. To bring competitive spirit among the trainees three medals with certificates were instituted for the trainees, (1) the best trainee in crop production,(2) the best trainee in performance and (3) the best trainee in attendance.

With the September 2021 - February 2022 batch(36) were undergoing training presently in the college.

Course Work

S.No Course Title Credit Hours
1 Agronomy 2 (1+1)
2 Seed Technology 2 (1+1)
3 Soil Science 2 (1+1)
4 Agricultural Entomology 2 (1+1)
5 Agricultural Engineering 2 (1+1)
6 Plant Pythology 2 (1+1)
7 Horticulture 2 (1+1)
8 Computers 1 (0+1)
9 English 1 (1+0)
Total Credits 16 (8+8)