Agro school with 2/3rd practicals from this yr

PTI, PANAJI | 10 May 2013 18:12 IST

In perhaps first such initiative, a state-run educational society has started a higher secondary school which will offer a two-year course in agriculture and allied services in Goa from this academic year.

Ramanata Crisna Pai Raikar Education Society today announced commissioning of the agriculture and allied services school at village Sanvoiverem, 35km from here. 

Society Chairman Manguirish Pai Raikar told PTI that initially 20 students would be admitted in the school for the course (10+2) affiliated to Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. 

"The syllabus has been finalised, wherein the students will have one third theory and two third practicals. It will cover tropical plants, vegetables and flowers," he said. 

The society has on board Srirang Kadrekar, a former Vice-Chancellor of Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth. 

Raikar said knowledge about computers and website creation would also be imparted as students need to know about them to explore newer markets for agricultural produce. 

The first module would be on foundation course, second on horticulture, third on floriculture and fourth on fruit culture, Raikar explained. 

The students, after completing the course, can join degree college or can be gainfully employed in various sectors in the private and Government domain, he added.

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Great news!

Congratulations to Ramanata Crisna Pai Raikar Education Society and the Society Chairman, Manguirish Pai Raikar.

We should also have schools/training institutes on fishing, bee keeping etc.

Such schools will help our young people to get gainful employment.

- Francisco, Goa | 10 th May 2013 19:32


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