DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

SKILL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

TANUVAS offers 18 courses under skill development of which 17 courses need only minimum qualification from 8th pass to HSC while the course on Feed Analytical Technical Assistant is for three months and require B.Sc., (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology) / Any degree with experience in feed industry. The course on Dairy Farm Assistant, Shrimp Farming Assistant and Fish Processing Assistant are of one month that requires only read and write qualification. Three courses viz., Turkey Farm Assistant, Poultry vaccinator and Small Animal Attendant requires eighth pass as qualification and the course duration is of one month for the earlier two and two months for the later. Eight courses are offered for those who have passed 10th Standard in formal school. The courses include, Dairy Plant Assistant, Milk and Milk Products Quality Control Assistant, Feed Mill Supervisor, Hatchery Supervisor, Poultry Farm Supervisor, Poultry Breeder Farm Supervisor, Surgery Theatre and Radiology Attendant and Live Fish Feed Production Assistant. The course duration varies from one month to two months except in case of Surgery Theatre and Radiology Attendant wherein the duration is for six months. The rest three courses viz., Livestock Farm Manager, Poultry Farm Manager and Laboratory Assistant are offered to H.Sc. (10 + 2) qualified. The duration of these courses is for three months. The course fee ranges from Rs.500/- to Rs. 5000/-. However for most courses the fee ranges from Rs.1000/- to Rs. 2000/-.

At the beginning of the course orientation will be provided and hands-on-training will be given to learners in relevant farms/ work environment to enhance their learning skills and self-confidence in which practical exposure will be given to the candidates and they can clarify their doubts with the faculty. On completing the requirement, an exam will be conducted, evaluated and certified. A total of 107 participants have enrolled for this course and 68 candidates have completed.

Admission

Advertisements about the courses offered are published in print media including TANUVAS publications, Vernacular and English dailies. 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 and subsequently the connected university centres are also intimated about the same. The admitted candidates are advised to appear in person for attending the courses. Admissions to these courses are made throughout the year.

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 sessions

Manual for the courses have been printed and distributed to the enrolled candidates. Practical exercises for one month or as per the duration of the course have been designed. Accordingly the learning sessions are organized in the farms.

Evaluation

The candidates are evaluated based on the examination conducted at the respective centres and successful candidates are awarded completion certificates.

ANNEXURE

S. No. Name of the Training Programme Location Duration (months) Fees (Rs.) Qualification
1. Dairy Farm Assistant i) Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Dindugal.
ii)Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Rajapalayam,
iii) Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Melmaruvathur.
1 month 500 Read & write in Tamil
2. Dairy Plant Assistant i) College of Food and Dairy Technology, Koduvalli,
ii) Dept. of Dairy Science, MVC, Chennai
45 days 2000 10th pass
3. Milk and Milk Products Quality Control Assistant i)Dept. of Dairy Science MVC, Chennai 1month 1000 10th pass
4. Feed Mill Supervisor i) Dept. of Animal Nutrition, VC&RI, Namakkal,
ii) Institute of Animal Nutrition, Kattupakkam
1 month 1000 10th pass
5. Feed Analytical Technical Assistant i) Animal Feed Analytical  and  Quality Assurance Laboratory, VC &RI, Namakkal 3 months 5000 B.Sc.,
(Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology) / Any degree with experience in feed analysis
6. Livestock Farm Manager i)Postgraduate Research Institute of Animal Science, Kattupakkam 3 months 3000 HSc pass
7. Poultry Farm Manager i)Dept. of Poultry Science, VC&RI, Namakkal.
ii)Institute of Poultry Production & Management, Madhavaram,
3 months 3000 HSc pass
8. Hatchery Supervisor i)Dept. of Poultry Science, VC&RI, Namakkal,
ii)Institute of Poultry Production & Management, Madhavaram,
iii) Regional Resource Centre, Pudukottai
1 month 1000 10th pass
9. Poultry Farm Supervisor i)Dept. of Poultry Science, VC&RI, Namakkal,
ii)Institute of Poultry Production & Management,  Madhavaram,
iii) Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Tiruppur
45 days 2000 10th pass
10. Poultry Breeder Farm Supervisor i) Dept. of Poultry Science, VC&RI, Namakkal,
ii) Institute of Poultry Production & Management, Madhavaram
2 months 2000 10th pass
11. Turkey Farm Assistant i)Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Trichy,
ii) Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,  Thanjavur
iii)Regional Rsaearch Centre, Pudukottai
iv) Institute of Poultry Production & Management Madhavaram
1 month 1000 8th Pass
12. Poultry Vaccinator i)Institute of Poultry Production & Management  Madhavaram,
ii) Dept. of Poultry Science, VC&RI, Namakkal
1 month 2000 8th pass
13. Laboratory Assistant Dept. of Vet. Microbiology,MVC, Chennai 3 months 3000 HSc pass
14. Surgery Theatre and Radiology Attendant i)Dept. of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, MVC, Chennai
ii)Dept. of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, VC&RI, Namakkal
6 months 2000 10th pass
15. Small Animal Attendant i)Dept. of      MVC, Chennai,
ii) Dept. of Clinics, VC&RI, Namakkal
2 months 2000 8th pass
16. Live Fish Feed Production Assistant FC&RI, Tuticorin,
Fisheries Section, Madhavaram
1 month 2000 10th pass
17. Shrimp farming Assistant FC&RI, Tuticorin, 1 month 1000 Read & write in Tamil
18. Fish Processing Assistant FC&RI, Tuticorin,
Fisheries Section, Madhavaram
1 month 1000 Read & Write in Tamil