October 19, 2020 21:13:08

Plant Science

Introduction:

Nepal Government, Ministry of Education implemented the letter grading system in SLC from 2072 B.S. The door of Pre-Diploma programme is open for those students who have appeared in SLC exam and achieved any GPA and any grade in each subject. Focusing on such students the curriculum of TSLC of 29 months and 15 months has been converted into 18 months to create uniformity among different TSLC programme.

Agriculture (Plant Science) JTA is an 18 month program run under CTEVT affiliation. Nepal being an agricultural country, its economy is predominantly dependent on agriculture and agro-based ventures. Over 65% of the total population of Nepal depends on agriculture. 42% of the GDP is tied up in agriculture sector.

TSLC in Agriculture program is designed for lower level human resources in the field of Agriculture services equipped with knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for this level of technicians so as to meet the demand of such technician in the country.

This course is based on the job required to be performed by an agriculture sector in Nepal. This course intends to provide knowledge about following basic level Junior Technical Assistant. It especially provides the knowledge and skills focusing on Agriculture and farm management. To meet the man power needs of the various agricultural institutions in Nepal through the training for the Governmental and nongovernmental sector.

The aim of the program is to produce Junior Technical Assistant (JTA) in the field of Agriculture (plant science), to provide services to the people as a demand of the country.

Objectives: At the end of this course the trainee will able to:

1. Fulfill the demand of junior level manpower on the field of agriculture (plant science) of the country.

2. Start the own business in the field in agriculture (plant science).

Course Duration

This course will be completed within 18 months (40 hrs./week X 39 week a year = 1560 hrs.) class plus 6 month (40 hrs./week X 24 week = 960 hrs.) on the job training (OJT).

Entry Criteria

Individuals with following criteria will be eligible for this program:

  • SLC with any grade and any GPA (Since 2072 SLC).
  • SLC appeared (Before 2072 SLC)
  • Pass entrance examination administered by CTEVT

Instructional Media and Materials

The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali language. The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali language. The methods of teaching for this curricular program will be a combination of several approaches. Such as: Theory: lecture, discussion, assignment, group work and Practical: demonstration, simulation, observation, guided practice and self-practice

The following instructional media and materials are suggested for the effective instruction and demonstration.

  • Printed media materials (assignment sheets, handouts, information sheets, individual training packets, procedure sheets, performance check lists, textbooks etc.).
  • Non-projected media materials (display, photographs, flip chart, poster, writing board etc.).
  • Projected media materials (opaque projector, overhead transparencies, slides etc.). Audio-visual materials (audiotapes, films, slide-tape programs, videodiscs, videotapes, multimedia etc.).
  • Computer-based instructional materials (computer-based training, interactive video etc.) Teaching learning methodologies

Certificate Awarded

The council for technical education and vocational training will award certificate of “Technical School Leaving Certificate in Agriculture (Plant Science)” to those students who successfully complete the requirements prescribed by the curriculum.

Job Opportunity

The graduate will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazetted 2nd class/level 4 (technical) as Junior Technical Assistant (Plant Science, JTA) in the field of agriculture services or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission. Employment opportunity will be seen in GON, NARC, INGO/NGO, commercial bank/development bank viz, Nepal bank, ADB/N and abroad (opportunity to work in Israel).

Curriculum:

This curriculum is based on the job required to be performed by agriculture sector in Nepal. It intends to provide knowledge required for basic level Junior Technical Assistant. It especially provides the knowledge and skills focusing on agriculture and farm management. The curriculum reflects the need of present agriculture services, the professionalism in agriculture sectors, so that the graduates of this program will be readily acceptable by the farmers at community level.

Course Structure of Agriculture (Plant Science)

S.N.

Subjects

Nature

Hrs/w

Theory

hrs

Practical

hrs

Total

hrs

Full Marks

T

P

Total

1.

Agriculture Extension and Community Development

T+ P

6

48

186

234

30

120

150

2.

Entrepreneurship Development

T+ P

4

32

124

156

20

80

100

3.

Crop and Crop Seed Production

T+P

6

48

186

234

30

120

150

4.

Plant propagation and Ornamental Horticulture

T+P

2

16

62

78

10

40

50

5.

Vegetable and Vegetable Seed Production

T+P

4

32

124

156

20

80

100

6.

Fruit Cultivation, Post-Harvest Horticulture and Plantation Crop

T+P

6

48

186

234

30

120

150

7.

Agriculture Ecology and Sustainable Soil Management

T+ P

2

16

62

78

10

40

50

8.

Plant Protection and IPM FFS Mushroom and Lac culture

T+ P

4

32

124

156

20

80

100

10.

Farm Machinery, Structure and Irrigation

T+P

2

16

62

78

10

40

50

11.

Aquaculture

T+ P

2

16

62

78

10

40

50

Total

40

320

1240

1560

200

800

1000

On the Job Training

Nature

Duration (Hrs.)

Full marks

On -the -Job Training (OJT)

Practical

6 month (960 hrs)

500

Grand total

2520 hrs.

1500

T = Theory, P = Practical