DISTANCE EDUCATION CERTIFICATE COURSES
 

TANUVAS offers 22 certificate courses under distance education which are aimed at developing entrepreneurs who can establish and manage a farm or unit scientifically. After the completion of all the lessons, a contact class will be held for two or three days at appropriate institutions of TANUVAS. The programme for contact class comprises of practical training, field visit, interaction with experts and a final written examination. Participation in the contact class is a must to complete the course and for award of certificate. The enrolment details for the year 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 are 287, 563 and 222.
Admission
Advertisements about the courses offered are published in print media including TANUVAS publications, dailies and magazines. Announcements are also made in Doordharsan and All India Radio. The applications received from the candidates are scrutinized by a committee. The eligible candidates are admitted throughout the year for all the courses listed in the annexure after getting the filled in applications along with necessary documents and course fee. The candidates are informed about their admission through admission letters.
Course curriculum
The curriculum for each course has been designed by the concerned subject matter specialists identified by the university after many deliberations and evaluation by peer groups. Practical sessions and individual hands on practice in the farms are given topmost priority in all the courses.
Content delivery / Learning strategy
Manual for the courses have been printed and dispatched to the enrolled candidates at regular interval. The candidates are requested to write up the response sheets and sent as course requirement. Only those candidates who completed the response sheets for the courses are called to attend the contact class. At the end of each course, contact class for duration of 2-3 days will be held so as to provide the necessary practical exposure and clarify the doubts of the learners.
After the completion of all the lessons, a contact class will be held for three days at appropriate institutions of TANUVAS. The programme for contact class comprises of practical training, field visit, interaction with experts and a final written examination. The individuals have to bear the expenses (to and fro travel, boarding and lodging expenditure) on their own towards the contact class. Participation in the contact class is a must to complete the course and for award of certificate.

Evaluation
For all the 22 courses the pattern of evaluation and certification are similar. Each lesson will have response sheets. The students are advised to submit the response sheets within the time limit specified. The same would be evaluated and the marks obtained will be reckoned for internal assessment.
Each student will be evaluated on the basis of their performance in internal assessment, participation in the contact class and final examination. Evaluation will be done and certificates will be issued to those who successfully complete the course as per the rules and regulations stipulated by the University. Successful candidates are awarded certificates at the end of contact class programmes based on the following grading system:

  • 35-49 - III Class
  • 50-69 - II Class
  • 70-85 - I Class
  • 86-100 – Distinction

DISTANCE EDUCATION CERTIFICATE COURSES

S. No

Course title

Medium of instruction

Qualification

Fees (Rs)

Duration of the course

Mode of delivery

1

Dairy Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

2

Goat Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

3

Sheep Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

4

Piggery Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

5

Rabbit Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

6

Broiler Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

7

Layer Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

8

Japanese Quail Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

9

Turkey Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

10

Desi- Bird Farming

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

11

Livestock Fodder Production

Tamil

Read & Write in Tamil (Farm experience) or 8th Pass

500/-

3 months

Print mode

12

Concentrate Feed Preparation

Tamil

10th pass

1000/-

3 months

Print mode

13

Hatchery Management

Tamil

10th pass

1000/-

3 months

Print mode

14

Value Added Milk Product Preparation

Tamil

10th pass

1000/-

3 months

Print mode

15

Value Added Meat Product Preparation

Tamil

10th pass

1000/-

3 months

Print mode

16

Waste Disposal Management

Tamil

10th pass

1000/-

3 months

Print mode

17

Bio-Security Measures

Tamil

10th pass

1000/-

3 months

Print mode

18

Clean Meat Production

Tamil

10th pass

1000/-

3 months

Print mode

19

Feed Mill Management

Tamil

10th pass

1000/-

3 months

Print mode

20

Animal Welfare

English

10th pass

1000/-

6 months

Print and Online web based mode

21

Optimizing Cattle Feeding Based on Locally Available Fodder Resources

English

10th pass

1000/-

6 months

CD-ROM based

22

Livestock and Poultry Farm Manager

Tamil

10th pass

1000/-

6 months

Print mode

 

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