Diploma and PG Diploma in Plant Health Management at NIPHM Hyderabad, Diploma and PG Diploma in Plant Health Management at NIPHM Hyderabad

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National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM), under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India ; located at Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad, Telengana-500030, invited applications for admission to two degree programs of the Institute.

The 2-semester Postgraduate Diploma in Plant Health Management (PGDPHM) aims to develop a highly committed and competent cadre of agricultural professionals to promote the sustainable management of plant health and biosecurity in and around India. The course totals 40 credits. The program consists of four main components – Participatory classroom and laboratory learning; Field visits to improve observation skills; Agro-ecosystem based analysis through Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and specialization in one of (i) biocontrol input production management (ii) biosecurity incursion management ( iii) pesticide management (iv) vertebrate and structural pest management (v) plant health engineering, for 2n/a semester.

Eligibility: The candidate must hold a B.Sc. (Agri. or Hort.)/B.Sc. in Agri. & Dev. / B.Tech. (Agri.Eng.)/M.Sc. in life sciences. Five places are reserved for B Sc. (Chemistry) for PGDPHM with specialization in pesticide management only. Course fees are Rs. 75,000/- for young unemployed persons payable in two instalments. Boarding fees will be in accordance with the current catering service rates (currently Rs. 240/per day). However, accommodation will be provided free of charge. For employees of private organizations, the course is offered on a full payment basis with a fee of Rs.2,00,000/-. Merit scholarships would be available for eligible candidates.

For admission to the one-semester Diploma in Plant Health Management (DPHM), candidates must have a degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Life Sciences/B.Sc. in Agri. & Rural Development/ B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.). The course fee is Rs.35,000/- for young unemployed (payable in one installment). Boarding fees will be in accordance with the current catering service rates (currently Rs. 240/per day). However, accommodation will be provided free of charge.

The written exam (provisional/online) will take place on 7e October 2022. The announcement of the selected candidates will be made on the 12e October 2022. Sessions start on the 20the October 2022.

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