Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) is joining hands with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for a training programme to groom agri-consultants and entrepreneurs.

The programme seeks to provide agricultural professionals with specialised training in areas related to agri-clinics and agribusiness to become consultants or entrepreneurs, a pressnote issued here said. Unemployed or retired agri graduates having a degree or diploma in agriculture or allied subjects such as animal husbandry or dairy farming from a Central or State agricultural university/Indian Council of Agricultural Research institute in India are eligible to apply. Selected candidates will be provided free boarding and lodging. Total seats are limited to 35.

Candidates should apply in the prescribed form enclosing a passport-size photograph and a copy of degree or diploma certificate. The application has to reach the Nodal Officer, Training Service Scheme, College of Agriculture, Vellayani P.O., Thiruvananthapuram- 695 522, on or before December 15.

For details, contact the Nodal Officer, ACABC Nodal Centre, Training Service Scheme, College of Agriculture, Vellayani P.O., Thiruvananthapuram- 695 522 (ph: 0471 2388061, 9496 313254).