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Objective of the Sericulture Education:

·    To make available the much needed technically competent extension personnel for transfer of technology.
·    To make available personnel to assist the research and development (R & S) & vocational instructor to teach sericulture
·    To make available adminis – trator to plan develop and execute sericulture develop – ment plan.
·    To create sericulturist farm managers silk realers, silk weavers, exporters traders etc.


To become a sericulture graduate one has to pass four years degree from Sericulture College of state agricultural universities or silk institutes of various universities. There are two types of degree, B.Sc. (Sericulture) and B.Sc. Silk Technology (Sericulture). For admission in the 4 years Sericulture degree course one can apply after 10 + 2 having PCB group. Admission is given as per merit test of candidates and availability of seats. Special quota for outside state candidates are allowed to the candidates who have passed entrance exam of ICAR. B.Sc. (Sericulture) and B.Sc. Silk Technology (Sericulture) involves courses such as silk worm rearing and grainage, S/W breeding & genetics, silk reeling and spinning, silk grading and testing, seed technology, arboriculture and moriculture, Disease and pest of silk worm and food plants, production planning & exterision, costing and management, silk weaving technology, silk dying and printing technology. Fourth year syllabus contains practical experience like sericulture farm/silk realing unit/weaving and dyeing – printing mill also. After completion of B.Sc. (Sericulture)/B.Sc. sericulture technology candidates can become M.Sc. (Sericulture)/ Silk technology. For admission in Central Institute one can has to appear for entrance test.
Job opportunities for Sericulture Graduates/PG diploma etc.     
1. State Government   
Every state government has a sericulture directorate under Industry department which advertise:

I) Project management (Sericulture), Asstt. Director (Sericulture), Research Officer (Sericulture), Marketing Officer (Sericulture) etc for 4 years B.Sc. silk technology / B.Sc. Sericulture / PG diploma in sericulture with 2 years experience.

II) Asstt. Project Officer/Asstt. Superintendent (Seri)/ Sericulture Extension Officer/ Sericulture inspector etc for four years 4 years B.Sc. silk technology/ B.Sc. Sericulture / PG diploma in sericulture

III) Supervisor: Three years B.Sc. (Vocational sericulture degree with one year experience

IV) Farm Technician/Grainage Technician: 2 years Inter vocational sericulture course with one year apprenticeship training from NCVT.
V) Rearer: 10th pass with one year certificate in sericulture.

Human Resources Department (HRD):

I) Lecturer (Seri) at +1 higher secondary school: M.Sc. (Seri)/ Four years B.Sc. degree in Silk Technology (Sericulture)

II) Instructor (Seri): 4 years B.Sc. degree in Silk Technology (Sericulture)

III) Lab Assistant: three years B.Sc. vocational sericulture degree or B.Sc. with PG diploma in sericulture

IV) State Khadi Board: As a development officer, District Khadi Officer.
2. Central Government    One can get job Central government Tagency like Central Silk Board/ Silk Export Promotion Council/FAO/ NABARD, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ATMA, KVIC etc.      

3. Academic Institutes    Candidates having Post Graduate degree (M.Sc. Seri/M.Sc. Sericulture technology) can apply for the post of lecturer, Asstt. Professor in the faculty of Sericulture in various degree/diploma college / Institute
4. National Banks    Sericulture graduates can get jobs as a field officer, manager in agriculture loan section in nationalized bank as well as private bank. 
5. Private Sector    Candidates can work as a manager in sericulture farm, grainage, silk reeling (filature), silk weaving mill, dyeing printing industry, spinning mill etc.
6. NGO Sectors    Candidates can work as a sericulture manager in various central government sponsored scheme like SGSY, welfare deptt. Scheme run by NGO’s like Pradan, Vikash Bharati etc. 
7. Self Employment    As a entrepreneur, after obtaining the professional degree in B.Sc. silk technology/sericulture, candidates can start their own enterprises    

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