Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (08-Dec-2018)
Course: Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management in Agriculture (PGD-TMA)
Institute/University: National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM)
The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1976 at Hyderabad. The major mandate of the Academy is to build capacity in agricultural research, education and extension education systems, and provide policy advocacy for the National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES). To fulfil these mandates, Academy organises various capacity building programmes for researchers, academicians, extension personnel, scholars, and other stakeholders in NARES. The Academy strives to enhance individual and institutional capacity for innovation in NARES. Considering the strategic importance of agricultural research in food security and economic growth of the country, leadership, governance and innovation are emerging as prerequisite for the transformation of NARES into a more pluralistic innovation system. Keeping this in mind, the Academy has developed its vision, mission and mandate.
The One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management in Agriculture (PGD-TMA) is a two- semester course jointly offered by NAARM and UoH, the two leading institutions of the country on a distance learning mode. The intake of students to the programme will be limited to a maximum number of one hundred excluding the sponsored candidates. However, the NAARM and UoH reserve the right to decide the exact number of students to be admitted to the programme depending on the demand for the course and its course delivery capacity. The programme offers an excellent opportunity to systematically study the subject of technology management in agriculture and understand the intricacies of building and managing intellectual property.
The aim of the course is to build and further the skills of students, researchers, policy makers, IP and technology transfer practitioners as professionals to enable them to handle successfully Intellectual Property and Technology Management assignments in agriculture and related enterprises.
The course is structured to create a ‘bridge professional’ for innovation management who can identify, develop and manage IP assets for leveraging them for technology transfer and commercialization in agriculture and related industries.
The students graduating from PGD-TMA will have opportunity to enroll for membership in Society for Technology Management (STEM), an organization that facilitates and promotes successful technology transfer processes and best practices in technology management in India.
Click here for more details