DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

SELF- EMPLOYMENT COURSES

TANUVAS offers 14 courses under self-employment with a minimum qualification from read and write to10th pass. The courses include Dairy farming, Sheep Farming, Goat Farming, Fodder and Fodder Seed Production, Livestock Farm Waste Utilization, Rabbit Farming, Pig Farming, Japanese Quail Farming, Desi Bird Rearing, Fresh Water Fish Farming, Ornamental Fish Rearing and Breeding, Preparation of fermented dairy product, Emu Farming and Sea Weed Production. All the courses are for one month duration. For most courses the fee range is between Rs.500/- and Rs. 1000/-. In these courses candidates are given hands-on-training in a farm owned by elite farmers. On all the days in a week they visit the farm and carry out the assigned work and gain experience. At the end of the programme they are evaluated and certified. A total of 195 participants have enrolled for this course and 134 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.

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
Fees
(Rs.)
Nos. Qualification
1.
Dairy farming

i) Dept. of LPM, VC&RI,Namakkal
ii)PGRIAS -Kattupakkam,
iii)URF - Madhavaram

1 month
1000
5-10
Read & Write in Tamil
2.
Sheep Farming i)Mecheri Sheep Research Station, Pottaneri,
ii)Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Karur
iii) Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Kattupakkam
iv)TANUVAS Small Ruminants Research Centre, Thirunelveli
1 month
500
5-10
Read & write in Tamil
3.
Goat Farming i) Veterinary University Training and Research Centre ,Coimbatore, 
ii) Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Madurai,
iii)TANUVAS Small Ruminants Research Centre, Tirunelveli
iv) Farmers Training Centre, Tiruvarur
v) Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Namakkal
1 month
1000
5-10
Read & write in Tamil
4.
Fodder and Fodder Seed Production i) Dept. of  Agronomy, VC&RI, Namakkal,
ii) Institute of Animal Nutrition, Kattupakkam,
iii) Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Dharmapuri,
iv) Mecheri Sheep Research Station, Pottaneri, 
v)University Research Farm, Madhavaram
vi)TANUVAS Small Ruminants Research Centre,  Tirunelveli
1 month
500
5-10
Read & write in Tamil
5.
Preparation of fermented dairy product i)  College  of Food and Dairy Technology,  Koduvalli
1 month
1000
5-10
10th pass
6.
Livestock Farm Waste Utilization i)University Research Farm, Madhavaram,
ii)Farmers Training Centre, Theni
1 month
500
5-10
Read & write in Tamil
7.
Rabbit Farming     i)Dept. of  Livestock Production and Management, VC&RI, Namakkal,
ii)Postgraduate Research Institute of Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam
1 month
500
5-10
Read & write in Tamil
8.
Pig Farming i) Postgraduate Research Institute of Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam  VUTRC, Coimbatore, Nagercoil, VC&RI Namakkal
1 month
2000
5-10
Read & write in Tamil
9.
Japanese Quail Farming IPPM, Madhavaram, VUTRC-Cuddalore, Nagercoil, Vellore
1 month
1000
5-10
Read & write in Tamil
10.
Desi Bird Rearing VUTRC-Erode, Madurai, Salem, Tirupur,
TANUVAS RRC Pudukottai,
KVK Kundrakudi
1 month
1000
5-10
Read & write in Tamil
11.
Emu Farming RRC, Pudukottai
1 month
2000
5-10
8th pass
12.
Fresh Water Fish Farming VUTRC, Thanjavur, Fisheries Section, Madhavaram
1 month
1000
5-10
Read & write in Tamil
13.
Sea Weed Production VUTRC(F), Parakkai,
MREC, Tharuvikulam
1 month
1000
5-10
8th pass
14.
Ornamental Fish Rearing and Breeding FC&RI, Tuticorin,
PGRIAS, Kattupakkam, VUTRC, Dharmapuri,
VUTRC(F), Parakkai,
RRC, Pudukottai,
1 month
1000
5-10
Read & Write in Tamil