IGNOU COURSES

Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF)

Updated on 19 Aug, 2015


Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF)

Minimum Duration: 2 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Months
Course Fee: Rs. 1,100
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

No Formal Qualification

Programme overview
 
This non-credit programme was developed in Collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India. The programme imparts knowledge and technical proficiency in Dairy Farm Management Practices, Animal Healthcare, Fodder Production and Clean Milk Production etc. It also encourages entrepreneurship among the youth for self-employment.
 
Objectives:
The main objective of the programme is to:
  • imparting knowledge and technical proficiency in Dairy Farm Management Practices, Animal Healthcare, Fodder Production and Clean Milk Production.
  • development of the necessary human resource for dairy farming system on scientific lines and encouraging entrepreneurs among the youth for self-employment through Dairy Farming.
 
Courses
 
The study materials have been developed in the form of 14 modules. The modules are:
(i)                 Introduction
(ii)               Animal Breeding
(iii)             Reproduction
(iv)             Calving and Calf Rearing
(v)               Animal Nutrition/Feed and Fodder Management
(vi)             Milk Production
(vii)           Milk Testing, milk Handling and Storage
(viii)         Animal Housing and Shelter
(ix)             Health Management
(x)               Animal Disease Prevention and Control
(xi)             Disposal of Dung and Dairy Waste Materials
(xii)           Dairy Farm Equipment
(xiii)         Dairy Farm Economics and Accounting and
(xiv)         Role of different Agencies in Dairying Developments.
Medium of Instruction: Hindi
 
Target Group:
  • Marginal/small farmers
  • Dairy farm women
  • Agricultural labourers and the Rural Youth
  • Members of dairy co-operative societies, Milk Federation, Unions, NGOs, SHGs.
 
Additional Information:
The additional information about the programme and the admission details are available at IGNOU website – www.ignou.ac.in and our Regional Centres. Additional information about this programme may also be obtained from School of Agriculture.
  
For further information, kindly contact:
Dr. P. Vijayakumar,
Programme Coordinator,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29573092
E-mail: [email protected]  
(or)
 
The Director,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29533167
Tele Fax: +91-011-29533167
 
Regional Centres: