Bayer – RVJ School of Agriculture
celebrates its second convocation
17 students to
receive Farm Assistance Course completion certificates from the Bayer –RVJ
School of agriculture
Hyderabad|India|February'2010: “It’s a memorable occasion for me.
The course is a very skill-oriented one. I have already received some job
offers,” said Kancharla Kavya, a girl student of the course who also stood
first in the class. She hails from Rudrur village, in Nizamabad District
in Andhra Pradesh. She was speaking at the Bayer- RVJ School of
Agriculture at the second Convocation Ceremony School held in city.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. D N Rao, General Secretary of the School
said “I am delighted to note that 17 students of Bayer – RVJ School of
Agriculture have successfully completed the one-year Farm Assistantship
course. This course will provide them with many career opportunities in
the arena of agriculture. This year, in order to further make the course
more functional for students, we have decided to convert the one-year
course into a six-month intensive course. This will help students in
graduating quickly from the School and find viable career options.” Dr. A
Ravi Kumar, Principal, Dr. Arjun Rao, Director, C.V. Rao, Chief
Administrator and some of the Board members of Bayer- RVJ School of
Agriculture, also spoke on the occasion.
The Bayer- Ramanaidu Vignana Jyothi School of Agriculture was established
as a part of Bayer CropScience overarching umbrella ‘Learning for Life’
strategy to foster (science) education globally as part of its Corporate
Social Responsibility Programme. This School is an initiative of the Child
Care Programme, the first-of-its-kind social intervention model developed
and successfully implemented in an industry with a farm-based supply chain
that aims at getting children off the fields of contract farmers and into
“The Farm Assistantship course is very relevant to today’s agricultural
scenario that is fast changing its dynamics. There’s an urgent need for
trained professionals at the grass root level and students from Bayer- RVJ
School of Agriculture can fit into this profile very well. This course
will provide livelihood skills for underprivileged youth and empower them
in finding viable career options,” said Says Jens Hartmann, Country Head
India & Head, Bayer CropScience South Asia in a statement.
The School has become operational in the first quarter of 2008 and in its
first year of operation 27 students graduated from this course in 2009.
The Farm Assistantship course is offered free of charge to students in
addition to placement assistance on completion of the course. Out of the
17 students graduating this year, 12 students have been placed with Bayer
BioScience, a subsidiary of Bayer CropScience located in Hyderabad and the
rest with reputed companies.
Up to now, Tthe school ruans a one year full time residential vocational
training program on agriculture. The course content iswas allotted over
three trimesters and coversed topics such as an introduction into
agriculture including basics in seed production techniques and the
principles of integrated crop protection. Plant diseases and their
appearance on the fields arweree tackled. A knowledge base in business
administration including agricultural marketing iswas part of the
curriculum like communication and awareness rising for teamwork. In
addition, special guest lecturers arewere invited on selected topics.
These contents will also be transferred to the six-months intensive
The Faculty of this school includes distinguished academicians, members of
the agricultural research community and scientists and guest lecturers
from Managers from Bayer CropScience Limited.
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