What is the eligibility and methodology of selection?
What is the course design and framework?
The course consists of four major components-
Participatory learning in classroom and laboratory.
Field visits for enhancing observational skills.
A community based, practical field study programme
through Farmers Field Schools (FFS)
Specialization in select areas such as
a) Vertebrate Pest Management & Structural Pest
b) Plant Health Engineering,
c) Formulation Analysis or Pesticide Residue Analysis,
d) Seed Health and Nutrient Management,
e) Bio-security and Incursion Management.
What competencies the students can acquire during the course?
The aim of the programme is to Develop a highly committed and
competent cadre of agricultural professionals to promote
environmentally sustainable plant health and biosecurity management
in India and her neighborhood. On completion of the course,
participants will develop
skills for conducting participatory action research,
which empowers the farmers to take informed decisions by adopting discovery based learning.
competence in Agro-ecosystem analysis which relies on
knowledge to promote safe and judicious use of
pesticides through adoption of appropriate engineering systems.
expertise in pesticide formulation/residue analysis.
expertise in ecological and ethological approaches of
integrated rodent pest management.
understanding of Biosecurity Management & Sanitary
and Phytosanitary issues.
skills in pest surveillance and disease
Will NIPHM provide assistance for availing educational loans
Study loans from Banks -NIPHM will try to facilitate, but does
not guarantee. The repayment of loan, if availed, is solely the
responsibility and liability of the student.
Can the students undertake the project in collaboration with
The corner stone of the programme is the course on Agro-ecosystem
analysis based Plant Health Management and the choice to specialize
in one of the select areas with project work in the chosen area of
specialization in collaboration with the relevant industry.
What are the prospects for campus placement? Which
companies are willing to participate in the campus placement
NIPHM will endeavour to facilitate placements on successful
completion of the PGDPHM, but does not guarantee placement. Companies
representing Seed Industries, Pesticide Industry, & PCO Industry have
agreed in principle to participate in the campus placement programme.
What are employment opportunities for the various
Based on the specialization taken, the opportunity for employability
of students will be as follows:
Pesticides manufacturing industry for internal QC
Pesticides QC laboratories
Pesticides regulatory Dept as pesticides(insecticides) inspectors
As analysts in food / drugs/ pharmaceutical testing laboratories,
both in public and private sector
Teaching and training institutions
Residue monitoring laboratories
Food processing units
Self employment / entrepreunership in following -
Construction industry ( pre as well as post)
Custom hiring services
Biocontrol agent production industry
Agri commodities Export and Import Clearing Houses for
Export and import industries
Are the students eligible for any additional certificates for
the specialization done?
What are the facilities available?
The Institute has well equipped laboratories for the
departments of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agriculture
Engineering, Weed Science, Pesticide Chemistry and Rodentology for
conducting practical classes and adaptive research. All
laboratories are provided with modern equipments such as phase
contrast microscopes, inoculation chambers, refrigerator,
centrifuge, rotary shaker, autoclaves, B.O.D. incubators, Potter
tower etc. The Chemistry Laboratory has sophisticated analytical
equipments such as GLC, HPLC, UV visible, FTIR Spectrophotometer.
The division is being strengthened with GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS.
Accommodation: Accommodation facilities are
available within the campus.
Library: Enriched with collection of journals
and books of national & international repute.
Audio-Visual-Aids: The lecture rooms are
equipped with modern audio-visual facilities.
ICT: Internet facility is provided to the
participants in the Library and Hostels.
Medical Assistance: A senior Medical
Consultant visits the Hostel four times in a week.