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IGNOU Courses in Agriculture

An online course series on emerging agricultural fields has been launched by the Indira Gandhi National Open University.


There are several options available at the institution, including certificates (six months), diplomas (one year), postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, and master's degrees. On the official website of IGNOU, ignou.ac.in, candidates can apply for courses.

IGNOU offers Open and Distance Learning (ODL) online programmes aimed at improving and sustaining the quality of life and productivity of agriculture and allied sectors. Through national and international linkages, the university intends to enhance the reach of agriculture education by harnessing the convergence between ODL and conventional systems. These programs teach various knowledge and skills such as organic farming, contract farming, farmers' producers' enterprises, management, processing, and marketing of agri-inputs, including those related to allied fields of agriculture and startup ventures.


List of courses offered by the School of Agriculture (SOA):

  1. Master of Science in Food Safety and Quality Management (MSCFSQM)
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness (PGDAB)
  3. Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)
  4. Post-Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)
  5. Diploma in Horticulture (DHORT)
  6. Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)
  7. Diploma in Value-Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)
  8. Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM)
  9. Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)
  10. Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)
  11. Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)
  12. Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)
  13. Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)
  14. Certificate in Organic Farming (COF)
  15. Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF)


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