Student intake is limited to only 100
A one year post graduate diploma in technology management in agriculture (PGD-TMA) through distance education is presently being offered by the National Academy of Agricultural Research (NAARM), Hyderabad jointly with University of Hyderabad.
Naarm was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to fulfill the important need for an institution on agriculture management.
The academy currently offers a two year residential PG diploma course on the same subject.
According to the Dr. R. Kalpana Sastry, Head of the research management programme the one year distance programme is open to all PG students of agriculture and related fields.
The intake of students at present is limited to only 100 excluding the sponsored students.
However the decision to increase the numbers rests with the management.
The programme according to her, offers an excellent opportunity for the students to systematically study technology management in agriculture and understand the intricacies of building and managing intellectual property.
The aim of the course is to build and upgrade the skills of IP and technology transfer practitioners as professionals to enable them to handle successfully intellectual property and management assignments in this area.
“The course is deigned to create a 'bridge professional' for innovation management who can identify, develop and manage IP assets for leveraging them for effective technology transfer and commercialization in agriculture and related industries,” she explains.
Students graduating from PGD-TMA will have opportunity to enroll for membership in Society for Technology Management (STEM) an organisation that facilitates and promotes successful technology tranfer processes and best practices in the country.
Those interested can browse the website at www.naarm.ernet.in
(R. Kalpana Sastry, Head, NAARM, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 040- 24581304, RAjendranagar, HYderabad: 500407, Andhra Pradesh.)