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A. Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service (FOCARS)
The foundation course for agricultural research service, which is a basic induction training for the scientists newly recruited to agricultural research service, with three months duration, is organized in three phases.

Phase 1: Agricultural research systems and management processes – concept and principles;

Phase 2: Technology generation and transfer process – field experience training;

Phase 3: Agricultural research systems and management processes – practice and applications. The foundation course aims at exposing the participants to various aspects of agricultural research project management, in addition to developing adequate skills in them for managing their research, by inculcating inter-disciplinary team spirit. It
also prepares them for the future demands of agricultural research, at the national as well as at the international level. Two such Courses are being offered during 2023-24.

B. Foundation Course for Faculty of Agricultural Universities (FOCFAU)
The Foundation course for personnel entering service of AUs in Assistant Professor or equivalent cadre is of one-month duration and is aimed at imparting the required knowledge and skills to trainees in order that they are empowered to handle different tasks keeping in view the tri-functional nature of their work in these universities. Further, they are also exposed to latest concepts of Information Technology and Human Resources Management besides the university statutes, rules, regulations and funding aspects.

C. Leadership Development Programs

D. Need Based Programs
These Programs are organized for mid-career managerial, scientific, technical and administrative personnel of National Agricultural Research System. They are designated for imparting advanced knowledge and skills in agricultural research management, human resource management, information and communication management, education systems management, extension systems management, and agri-business management.

E. Workshops/Conferences/Seminars

F. Online Course
With an objective to reach wider audience, online courses have been designed and are offered on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. This course offers to trainees to undergo training process at their pace, in their place and in their timeframe.

G. International Training Programs
The Academy provides training opportunities for the scientists and managers from international institutions, involving particularly the developing countries, in the specialized area in management of agricultural research, education and extension. International participants are also encouraged to attend and participant in other programs of the Academy listed for the national participants in this booklet. In addition, the Academy offers customized training solutions and service to the international client organizations, based on their specific demands in the following thematic areas.

  • Agricultural research management
  • Human resources management
  • Information technology application in agriculture
  • Educational technology
  • Extension systems management
  • Decision support systems (DSS) for sustainable agriculture
  • Technology management in agriculture
  • Training management
  • Developing winning research proposals
  • Administration and finance management

Participants for the international Programs require prior approval from the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India and the Indian Council of agricultural Research. Since these clearances need at least three to four months’ time, the international participants are advised to plan accordingly in advance for enrolment in any of the programs.

H. Sponsored Programs
Apart from the courses and programmes listed in this calendar, the Academy offers customized programmes in both off-campus and on-campus mode, on request from research, educational and other institutions in NARES

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