Advanced Diploma in Green House Technology

About the course

          Agriculture is an exciting and dynamic field involving a wide range of disciplines. The agriculture sector in India is turning into a Hi tech enterprise with the introduction of latest technological advances and controlled environment agriculture. Owing to increase in demand of flowers, Floriculture has become one of the important commercial trade in agriculture. Hence commercial Floriculture has emerged as Hi-tech activity taking place under controlled climatic conditions under greenhouse. Floriculture in India is viewed as a high growth Industry. Commercial floriculture is becoming important from the export angle. Similarly vegetable consumption in the International market is growing both for exotic and Indian types of vegetables. This opens an opportunity for India to promote vegetable export particularly to the markets of Middle East and Europe. This analysis of agro ecological situation (climate, soil etc.), and the current production scenario clearly indicate that Punjab has a distinct advantage in growing and exporting these vegetables. Controlled environment agriculture facilities can range from very low tech row covers and high/low plastic covered tunnels, to fully automated glass greenhouses with computer control. This advanced diploma course in the field of agriculture is inclined to prepare the skilled workforce to deal with controlled environment agriculture and to fill skill gap of learners in order to make them entrepreneur/self employed/skilled worker.

 Advanced diploma in Greenhouse Technology is course with multiple exits as certificate/ Diploma/ Advanced Diploma under the National Skill Qualification framework (NSQF). NSQF organizes qualifications according to a series of knowledge, skills and aptitude. The NSQF is defined from level 1 to 10 and these are deciphered as follows: Level 1 is for unskilled worker, level 2 is for semi-unskilled worker, level 3 is for semi-skilled worker, level 4 is for skilled worker, level 5 is for supervisor, level 6 is for supervisor’s supervisor, level 7 is for first level management, level 8 and 9 correspond to middle level management and so on.

This program offers multiple exit options as:-

NSQF Level

Duration of Course

Exit Points/Awards

4

6 months

Certificate

5

1 year

Diploma

6

2 year

Advanced Diploma

  

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of the scheme are:

(i) To make higher education relevant to the learner and the community.

(ii) To integrate relevant skills into the higher education system.

(iii) To provide skill based education to students currently pursuing higher education but actually interested in entering the workforce at the earliest opportunity.

(iv) To provide employable and certifiable skills based on National Occupational Standards (NOSs) with necessary general education to Senior Secondary School pass-outs, with general education and /or vocational education background.

(v) To provide for up-gradation and certification of traditional / acquired skills of the learners irrespective of their age.

(vi) To provide opportunities for community–based life-long learning by offering courses of general interest to the community for personal development and interest

(vii) To provide opportunity for vertical mobility to move to higher education in future; and

(viii) To offer bridge courses to certificate holders of general / vocational education, so as to bring them at par with appropriate NSQF level.

(ix) To provide entrepreneurial orientation along with required skill training for self-employment and entrepreneurship development.

For more information visit the link:

http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/5091249_Community-College-Revised-Guidelines-FINAL.pdf

   

Training

Three day training programme on protected Cultivation of High Value Vegetable, the Flower & Seedling Production organized by CEV Gharaunda, Karnal from 3-5 June, 2015.

 Students of Diploma in Green House Technology session 2014-15 along with Prof. Rajdeep Singh Dhaliwal, Nodal Officer & S. Harpreet Singh, L.A. participated in this training. The students of Diploma gained ample knowledge regarding protected cultivation & organic farming. During this training Dr. S K Yadav, Deputy Director CEV Gharaunda explained certain measures to delegates regarding Green House & good cultivation of Fruits & Vegetables under favorable conditions. Similarly Dr. Krishan Kumar discussed about poly house, Seed Bed Preparation & Protection of Plants from various diseases & Pest.

  • Three day training programme on protected Cultivation of High Value Vegetable, Flower & Seedling Production organized by CEV Gharaunda, Karnal from 3-5 Sep 2015.
  • Three day faculty training programme on protected Cultivation of High Value Vegetable, Flower & Seedling Production organized by CEV Gharaunda, Karnal from 1-3 Dec 2015.

Visits


Academic Field visit to CEV Gharunda Karnal on 19-5-15
 
 
Academic Field visit to CEV Kartarpur on 21-5-15



Academic Field visit to Floriculture Polyhouse on 5-9-15

PG Department of Agriculture, Khalsa College, Patiala organized a one day academic field visit to Floriculture Polyhouse for students of Community College in Green House Technology. The students visited Gerbera Polyhouse and learned about the cultivation practices, diseases, pest control and the marketing strategies of the floriculture crops.

 

 

Academic field visit to CEV Kartarpur on 8-9-15 & 9-9-15 




Academic field visit to Pinjore Garden, Rock Garden and Japanese Garden on 14-10-15 to 15-10-15



Academic field visit to the Indian Meteorological Department at Punjabi University, Patiala on 26-11-15
Mr. Sushil, Scientist at Indian Meteorological Department at Punjabi University, Patiala, explaining working of various instruments used for weather forcasting.


Mr. Sushil, Scientist at Indian Meteorological Department at Punjabi University, Patiala, explaining working of Thermometers placed in Stevenson’s Screen. 

 




Invited Talk

Dr. Ashok Aggarwal, Professor, Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.on topic “ Role of Mycology and Plant Pathology in Agriculture” on 24 Feb., 2015.



P.G. Department of Agriculture Khalsa College, Patiala organized a Guest Lecture on ‘Intellectual Property Rights in India and Its Relevance in Agriculture’ on 9 September, 2015



Invited talk on Mushroom farming by S. Balraj Singh - a progressive farmer in Mushroom farming at commercial level on 3 Nov, 2015.



Invited talk by Dr. R.C. Gupta, Professor, Department of Botany Punjabi University, Patiala on Topics “Conventional and “Non Conventional Methods of Plant Breeding” on 5 Nov, 2015



Invited talk on “Host Parasite interaction” by Dr. Narinder Singh Atri, Professor in Botany, Punjabi University Patiala on 21 Nov, 2015.


Invited talk on “Green House Technology and its relevance to Farmers” and workshop on “Use of various equipments related to nutrient management in Polyhouse crops” by Mr. Vimal Kaul, Green house Consultant on 24 Dec, 2015.




Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signed

  • Department of Agriculture has signed MOUs with following agencies to provide skill based n education to students. 
  • Kishangarh Horticulture Farms for Horticulture/Orchard management.
  • Plantsman's Seeds as Industry Partner for Open Field Flower Production and Flower Seed n Production.
  • Biocarve Seeds as Industry Partner in Floriculture/Green House Technology.
  • Col. Ghai’s Green House Floriculturists for Controlled Environment Cultivation of Floriculture n Crops.
  • Sandy Farm Fresh Products as industry partner in the field of vegetable production.