Livestock and poultry sector plays a predominant role in reducing the wide spread rural poverty through generation of self, independent employment opportunities and income as well as creation of effective demand for goods and services. The role of livestock and poultry sector becomes important in creation of livelihood for providing diverse employment and self employment opportunities to the rural people and in the process of transforming the rural economy in the desired direction of inclusive growth and development. Keeping this in view, the Directorate of Distance Education, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) is offering 10 courses under self-employment programme with a minimum education qualification ranges from read and write to 10th standard qualified. The courses include Dairy farming, Sheep Farming, Goat Farming, Fodder and Fodder Seed Production, Preparation of fermented dairy product, Livestock Farm Waste Utilization, Rabbit Farming, Pig Farming, Japanese Quail Farming and Desi Bird Rearing. All the courses are for 30 working days. For most courses, the fee range is between Rs.500/- and Rs. 2000/-. In self employment courses, candidates are given hands-on-training in a farms owned by farmers. The enrolled candidates are attached with the identified farms to carry out the assigned work and gain experience.
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.
The candidates are evaluated based on the examination conducted at the respective centres and successful candidates are awarded completion certificates.
|Sl. No.||Course Title||Duration||Qualification||Revised fee (Rs.)|
|1||Dairy Farming||1 Month||Read & Write in Tamil||3,000|
|2||Sheep Farming||1 Month||Read & Write in Tamil||1,000|
|3||Goat Farming||1 Month||Read & Write in Tamil||3,000|
|4||Fodder and Fodder Seed Production||1 Month||Read & Write in Tamil||1,000|
|5||Preparation of Fermented Dairy Products||1 Month||10th Std Pass||3,000|
|6||Livestock Farm Waste Utilization||1 Month||Read & Write in Tamil||1,000|
|7||Rabbit Farming||1 Month||Read & Write in Tamil||1,000|
|8||Pig Farming||1 Month||Read & Write in Tamil||3,000|
|9||Japanese Quail Farming||1 Month||Read & Write in Tamil||3,000|
|10||Desi-chicken Rearing||1 Month||Read & Write in Tamil||3,000|