Post graduate certificate in agriculture policy (PGCAP)

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had a say in policy formulation of agriculture of your country instead of someone else doing it for you. It is said that knowledge is power and this course Post Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Policy (PGCAP) offered by Sri Sri Instritute of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Bangalore equips a professional with additional knowledge inputs to get into the policy formulation arena.

What the course covers?
  • Factors that influence policy development.
  • Institutional Infrastructure.
  • Emerging trends in Agriculture
  • Management practices involved in the process of formulations and a comparative study of agricultural policies of various developed and developing countries
  • Project preparation which helps in analysis whether the current model is sustainable or not.

The course structure is as follows:

Course Code Course Title Course Credits
MNR - 001 Indian Agriculture Development 4
MNR - 002 Agricultural Policy Formulation Components, Process, Implementation and Comparative Analysis 4
MNR - 015 Co-operatives and Farmers Organizations 4
MNR - 016 Project Analysis 4
Total 16
Who should join?

The target group includes persons/organizations involved in policy making and implementation at the state/regional and central levels having stake in agriculture and rural development.

How will you be benefitted?

We at SSIAST aim to establish a CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE POLICY AND RESEARCH (CAPR) of which you will become a member after applying for the course. This will create a national level platform to address the issues of policies in agriculture where one can play an active role by choosing a specific area of interest where you would like to contribute.

How do i register for pgcap?

The following information will assist in the registration process for PGCAP

  • Eligibility : Graduation in any discipline
  • Last Date of admission : Last date for admission to PGCAP is 31st December, 2015 and with late fee of Rs 300 is 15th January, 2016
  • Fees : Rs 3,000
  • Minimum Duration : 6 months
  • Maximum duration : 2 years
  • Total Hours contact classes : 40 hrs
  • Medium of Instruction : English
  • Online Admission :
  • Centre Name : Sri Sri Institute of Agriculture Science & Technology
  • Centre Code : 13150P
  • For whom is the course designed : It is for people who are keen or already involved in agriculture policy formulation and implementation activities at the state/regional and central levels. It is also beneficial for people who want to start their own NGOs and also for one’s who want to increase their knowledge base.
  • How many papers : Four
  • Course material : Everything will be provided by IGNOU by post.
  • Degree/Certificate offered : Post Graduate program in Agriculture Policy
  • Examination : Conducted twice a year in June and December (Term End Examination).
  • Assignments : The assignments as prescribed by the university are to be submitted to the Centre on time either in soft or hard copy.
  • Documents required for applying : For applying online, scanned copy of the following documents are required
    1. Photo
    2. Signature
    3. Matriculation Mark sheet or certificate
    4. Mark sheet of Graduation HOW DO I REGISTER FOR PGCAP?
  • Accommodation : The Centre is located inside the beautiful and serene campus of the Art of living, Bangalore ashram with 100 acres of sprawling campus which is also a very famous tourist destination. It is the Centre of knowledge and spirituality and hence a very apt location for any academic activity with its peaceful and calm environment. The students can stay in the dormitory with a minimal charge of Rs. 200 per day which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. It will also give the candidate an opportunity to visit the nearby Bannerghatta national park and other such famous places in Bangalore.
  • Faculty : We have a reputed faculty belonging to varied fields and directly or indirectly involved with policy decisions of the country. To name a few are Dr. D.N. Suresh (Professor at IIM, Bangalore), Ms. Rekha Jagannathan (Economist and a member of Karnataka State Planning Commission) and so on.
  • Exam Centre : IGNOU has more than 659 exam centers all over the country and you can choose the most convenient and near to you.
  • Contact : For any other queries, We can be reached via email: Alternately you can also call on 7411-696-057/ 080-28432965