GOVERNMENT OF TAMILNADU
DEPARTMENT OF SERICULTURE

Training

For the purpose of giving training to the staff and sericulturists, the Government Sericulture Training School was established at Hosur during 1973.

During the year 2005-2006, Sericulture Training School was registered under TamilNadu Societies Registration Act 1975 with a change in the name as,
“ TamilNadu Sericulture Training Institute”.

Both on-campus and Off-campus training courses are conducted by the Institute based on the requirement of trainees.

During the year 2005-2006, 718 farmers and 100 staff of the department were trained under various schemes in this Institute.

During the year 2006-07 2,234 farmers and 234 staff of the Department were trained in this training Institute.

During the year 2007-08, 1056 farmers were trained in this Training Institute.

During the year 2008-09  808 farmers were trained in this Institute.

During the year 2009-2010  1155 farmers and 550 staffwere trained in this Institute.

During the year 2010-11,  1767 farmers and 233 staff were trained in this Institute.

During 2011-12,  1942 farmers were trained in this Institute.

During the year 2012-13,  2309 farmers were trained in this Institute.

During the year 2013-14, 539 farmers were trained.

Courses offered

            1. Productivity Improvement Training (Bivoltine crops) – for Dept. staff

2. Mulberry Cultivation Techniques & Integrated Pest Management for    Mulberry Diseases & Pests

            3. Young age Silkworm Rearing Techniques

            4. Late age Silkworm Rearing Techniques

            5. Silkworm Diseases & Management

            6. Training to Bivoltine Sericulturists and new Sericulturists.

            7. Training to New Sericulturists – under CDP scheme and Cluster Promotion Programme.

Courses are also conducted at Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute , Mysore and Silkworm Seed Technological Laboratory, Kodathi - Bangalore for farmers, Graineurs, Technical staff and Officers of Department of Sericulture regularly