MNR 001 : Indian Agricultural Development
Earn a government certified post-graduate level certificate by joining the Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme at Swayam.
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
The Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme explains the different stages of the development of Indian agriculture, from prehistoric agriculture to modern agriculture. The programme identifies the customs, values, and farming practices that Indian farmers follow. The programme clarifies the scope and importance of Indian agriculture to the Indian economy.
The Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme discusses the role of the procurement, storage, marketing, study, and technological transfer of food grains in the growth of Indian agriculture. Candidates will consider emerging agricultural issues and developments, such as diversification, the interface of the agricultural sector, trade, efficiency, gender and sustainability, globalisation, and the use of information and communication technologies.
The content of the Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme is delivered in 16 weeks through 40 video lessons. Candidates will have to go through video lessons every week. The video lessons are assisted by resources used for self-learning. Along with that, to support the study materials and to get the updated data, a number of web links will be provided. After each class, self-assessment questions will be given. After going through broad parts of study content, candidates have to complete the tasks.
16 weeks programme
100% Online learning
100% free programme
Postgraduate programme offering
Certification provided by Swayam
- Self-assessment quiz
- Practice tests
- Mock tests
- Online learning
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
Swayam programmes are totally free to learn. But to take the exam candidates should have to pay a fee.
The fee details of the Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme is,
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Certification Qualifying Details
The candidates will be required to make fee payments and appear for a final proctored exam. They will be given a center for which they need to be present and appear for the examination. They are required to clear this as per the eligibility criteria. Once cleared, candidates will get a certificate of completion.
What you will learn
Candidates will be having a higher level of knowledge after completing the Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme. The learning outcomes are as follows;
Evolution, scope, and diversity of agriculture, traditions followed by Indians, beliefs, and practices of farmers, performance, importance, and development of Indian agriculture, land and water resources, cropping patterns followed, resources of plant genetics, germplasm conservation, agricultural labor and more.
Livestock and fisheries resources, agricultural credit, warehousing, insurance, and public distribution system, cooperatives and farmers organisations, management of food grains, management of research and development in agriculture and agriculture industry interface, issues related to trade, quality, gender, and sustainability.
Information and communication technology used in the agriculture industry.
Institutional agricultural growth such as cooperatives, farmers' association, institutional finance, research, warehousing and storage education and extension, the public distribution system, and more are explained along with their significance.
Various concepts such as capital development, agricultural pricing, taxation, and subsidies, along with their relevance in the management of agricultural production, are briefly defined.
Filling the form
The application process for the Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme is explained below for candidates to follow.
Step 1: Visit the official website of Swayam and select the programme.
Click this link to visit Swayam website.
Step 2: Register/ sign-in on Swayam then click on the “Join” button.
Step 3: Candidates are required to fill and save their profile for the programme. Fill all the blanks and click save. Registration will be completed after that.
Evolution, scope and diversity of agriculture
Importance, performance and development of Indian agriculture
Indian farmers’ traditions, beliefs and practices
Plant genetic resources and germplasm conservation
Land and water resources and cropping pattern
Agricultural credit, warehousing, insurance and public distribution system
Agricultural labour, livestock and fisheries resources
Institutional development in agriculture
Cooperatives and farmers organizations
Management of foodgrains and research & development in agriculture
Capital formation, pricing, taxation and subsidies in agriculture
Issues related to trade, quality, gender and sustainability
Diversification in agriculture and agriculture-industry interface
Information and communication technology in agriculture
How it helps
This postgraduate programme on Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) will be useful for those who are employed in agriculture and related sectors. They will be getting some extra knowledge and a certificate from this programme. Those who want to construct their career in the agricultural field, this programme will be helpful as it provides basic learning about the agricultural field.
Status, the pattern of use, problems, agricultural resource growth, land, labour, water, wildlife, livestock, fisheries and many more agriculture-related things will be learned from the Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme. This is a postgraduate level programme, so candidates after a degree in agricultural development will be having benefits in the field.
As Swayam is a Government initiative, the certification will be recognised everywhere in India. This certificate will be an extra valuable point in the CVs of all candidates. This Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme is created and coordinated by experts from prestige universities. Learning from Swayam will be a privilege to all candidates and it is free also.
The programme will be posted on the Swayam website.
Learning about this programme will be free. The fee will be applicable only for the exam.
The Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme is provided by the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
As this is a Government programme university credits will be given.
The Indian Agricultural Development (MNR 001) programme will be coordinated by Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain. He is an assistant professor in the School of Agriculture, IGNOU.
There will be video lectures and reading materials for studying. Candidates will be able to learn themselves and there will be an online discussion forum for clearing doubts.
Yes. The credits can be transferred across all universities in India.
It will be a proctored exam and candidates have to present in person at the mentioned centre at time for appearing.