About This Programme:

This programme has been developed with the support of Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. India occupies second position among the silk producing countries in the world besides being the largest silk consumer. The limited coverage is being made by the Central Silk Board under the educational and training components for the farmers, entrepreneurs and technicians through its institutional network. CSB and IGNOU aim to impart scientific & entrepreneurial principles to the farmers and technicians involved in mulberry cultivation and silkworm production through ODL.


10th pass out OR non-10th pass-out having two years experience in the field of sericulture. The experience certificate should be from the extension officials of the Dept of Sericulture/Agriculture/Extension/Recognized NGOs/ Industry

Total Fees:

Rs.4,200/- for full programme.


Minimum6 Months and Maximum 2  years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Medium of Instruction:

English and Hindi

Programme Co-ordinator(s):

Dr. P. Vijayakumar,, Ph. 011-29573092


  • BLP 1 – Introduction to Sericulture
  • BLPI 2 – Host Plant Cultivation
  • BLPI 3 – Silkworm Rearing
  • BLP 4 – Crop Protection


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