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Published by krishnanars, 2017-01-10 02:14:01

105 FOCARS_FinalTT (2)

105 FOCARS_FinalTT (2)

ICAR - National Academy of Agricultural
Research Management

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030

105th FOundation
Course for
Agricultural
Research
Service

(January 5th to April 4th, 2017)

Venue: Seminar Hall-II
Faculty Centre

COURSE DIRECTORS

Dr K.Kareemulla
Dr S.Ravichandran

105th Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service
(105th FOCARS)

The FOCARS is designed for the newly recruited entry-level scientists to the Agricultural
Research Service of ICAR. The course aims at providing exposure to the trainees on the
concepts and principles of Project Management with special emphasis on Project Formulation
and Implementation. It also includes capsules in related areas on Human Resources
Development, and Information and Communication Management.

Objectives

 To apprise the scientist trainees about the challenges in agricultural sector, and acquaint
them about socioeconomic milieu of rural society, agricultural research, education and
development systems in the country.

 To sensitize the scientist trainees about the global agricultural scenario and its implications
to Indian Agriculture viz. trade, climate change, protection of agro-biodiversity and
intellectual property rights.

 To stimulate critical thinking, team work and interdisciplinary approach to increase their
active participation in agricultural research.

 To expose the scientist trainees to the modern concepts of Agricultural Research Project
Management, Data and Information Management, and Research Methodologies for
promoting professional and innovation competence.

 To provide knowledge and skills for enhancing personality & inter-personal relationships,
written & oral communication, presentation skills, motivation & organizational behaviour.

Phases I and III will be organized at NAARM with a modular approach. The Phase II, Field

Experience Training (FET), will be held at any regional stations of AUs, ICAR institutes, KVK

and NGOs. The FOCARS programme also includes educational visits to various research

institutes in and around Hyderabad to familiarize the trainees with the research activities of

different National and International organizations.

Time Schedule for 105th FOCARS

Phase Starting Date Finishing Date No. of Total No. of
Working Days

Days

I- Orientation and January 05, 2017 February 11, 2017 31 38
Capacity Building

Journey Period February 12, 2017 February 13, 2017 - 02

II- Field Experience February 14, 2017 March 6, 2017 21 21
Training

Journey Period March 07, 2017 March 08, 2017 - 02

III- Multidisciplinary March 09 , 2017 April 04, 2017 22 27
Perspectives

TOTAL 74 90

Important Instructions

 Regular lectures will be held at Seminar Hall-II in Faculty Centre.

 Physical Health Management sessions including Yoga/Physical

exercise/Meditation/Sports will be conducted between 6.00 AM and 7.00 AM and the

attendance is compulsory.

 All the trainees must be present in the class/lab before time (9.15 a.m.) on every

working day.

 Session Breaks: Tea: 10:30–10:45 hrs & 15.15-15.30 hrs; Lunch: 13:15-14:00 hrs.

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Phase- I (05-01-2017 to 11-02-2017)

Date/ Day Session I Session II Session III Session IV Session V
05-01-2017 1200-1300 1400-1515 1530-1630
Thursday 0915-1030 1045-1200 Lifestyle
Management Reporting & Joining
06-01-2017 Registration (0915-1000) Formalities
Friday (AD) (AR)
Inaugural, Interaction with Faculty, (JD (A) & R)
Course Overview &
Oath Administration and Address Sharing of FOCARS Socialization
(RVS&KHR)
by Dr R.Kalpana Sastry, Director, Evaluation
Procedures Committees Formation
NAARM (1000-1200) (Course Directors) (1630 onwards)

Challenges & Opportunities in &
Bank Work
Agricultural Research (Academic Cell)

(RKS)

07-01-2017 Administrative Agricultural Policies-I National & International
Saturday Setup, Rules and (BGK& IS) Agricultural Research Systems

08-01-2017 Bye-laws of Holiday (KK & IS)
Sunday ICAR Society Social Etiquettes & Behaviour
09-01-2017
Monday (AR) (ZA)
(700 pm onwards in Halls of
10-01-2017
Tuesday residence)

11-01-2017 Recent advances in Abiotic Stress Overview of HRM Overview of National Agril.
Wednesday Extension System
Management (KHR& RVS) (BSS, DTR& SSV)
12-01-2017
Thursday (N P Singh, Director, NIAM)
13-01-2017
Friday Emerging Issues Research Methodology – I&II Quantitative Techniques
for Research Prioritization
in Agricultural (ADP & SRC)
(BGK & NS)
Research &
Analytic Hierarchy
Education Process (AHP) for

(RKS & MK) prioritization
(SKS & NS)
Research Project Planning Scientific Information and Budgeting for Research
(KS & KK)
(IS&KS) Reference Citation
Transactional Analysis
(GF-RB Gaddagimath) ( RVS & PR)

Project Management Techniques
(KK&IS)

Research Project Formulation and Reporting- RPP I, II, III,
IV

(KS&KK)

14-01-2017 Holiday
Saturday Holiday
15-01-2017
Sunday

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16-01-2017 Group Dynamics & Teamwork-practical Transactional Analysis
Monday (RVS&AK) (RVS & PR)

17-01-2017 Motivation Time Management Trade Policy Video
Tuesday (KHR&AK) (RVS&KHR) Production-
& Agri.
18-01-2017 Research – Theory
Wednesday ( CJR)
Tariff barriers
19-01-2017
Thursday (SKS&RKS)

20-01-2017 Pursuing Scientific Research as a Digital Presentation Practical-01 (1)
Friday (Video Production)
Career Option -Theory
21-01-2017 (CJR)
Saturday (GF- Dr.J.C.Katyal) (NSS& VKJR)
22-01-2017
Sunday Term Paper Impact Assessment of Agricultural Practical-02 (1)
23-01-2017 finalization R&D (Team Building)
Monday (All Faculty)
(IS&BGK) (RVS & PR)
24-01-2017
Tuesday Oral Intellectual Property Management in Practical-01 (2)
Communication Agril. Research (Video Production)
25-01-2017 (RKS)
Wednesday (BSS&DTR) Oral Communication Exercise (CJR)
(BSS & DTR)
26-01-2017 HOLIDAY
Thursday
27-01-2017 Trade Policy & Laboratory safety and Practical-02 (2)
Friday Agri. Research – occupational Hazards (Team Building)

28-01-2017 Non-Tariff Barriers (GF- P.K.Mandal, NRC PB) (RVS & AK)
Saturday
29-01-2017 (SKS&RKS) Practical-01 (3)
Sunday (Video Production)
30-01-2017 Grassroots Gender Issues in Agrobiodiversity:
Monday (CJR)
31-01-2017 Innovations in Agricultural Social Equity
Tuesday Practical-02 (3)
01/02/2017 Agril. R&D R&D Perspective (Team Building)
Wednesday
(SSV&NSS) (NSS & SR) (SKS&RKS) (KHR &RVS)

Interpersonal Computer peripherals & Internet use

Relationships at in Agrl. Research

Work (MBK & GRKM)

(KHR &RVS)

Republic Day

Innovation led Online Collaboration Tools Practical-03 (1)

Agricultural R&D (SKS & MBK) (Digital Presentation)

(GF- Rasheed (NSS, VKJR, SR & PV)

Sulaiman)

Developing Winning Research Proposals

(SKS & GF)

Holiday

Developing Winning Research Proposals

(SKS & GF)

Developing Winning Research Proposals

(SKS & GF)

Basic Concepts of Database TA Rules Practical-03 (2)

Management (AR & SG) (Digital Presentation)

(ADP&MBK) (NSS, VKJR, SR & PV)

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02/02/2017 Geo-spatial Information Technologies Practical-03 (3)
Thursday (PDS & KVK) (Digital Presentation)
(NSS, VKJR, SR & PV)
03/02/2017
Friday Technology Technology Participatory Tech. Performance Assessment
Dev. System in ICAR
04/02/2017 diffusion in Assessment & (RVS&KHR)
Saturday (PV & BSS)
Agriculture Refinement
05/02/2017 VADP process
Sunday (DTR& PV) (VKJR & SSV) (DTR & PV)
06/02/2017
Monday Village Agriculture Development Holiday VADP Development
Sectoral
07/02/2017 Plan Approach Approach al Schemes
Tuesday (DTR & PV) for farmers’
(SSV/GF-NIRD)
08/02/2017 welfare
Wednesday
09/02/2017 (SSV & GF)
Thursday
10/02/2017 Data collection methods for VADP- Secondary sources, FGD, SWOT, Select PRA tools,
Friday
etc.
11/02/2017
Saturday (FET team)

Developing a Model VADP (case Mock FET Video Production Feedback

study and group discussion) preparation (CJR)

[FET Team] [FET Team]

Village Visit for Mock FET [FET Team]

Mock FET presentation (FET team) Preparation of VADP from
Mock FET experience
Review and feedback on VADP from mock FET FET methodology
(FET team)
(guidelines, instructions &
Conduct Rules Library Work etc. linking FET to RPP exercise
(AR)
in phase III)
(FET team)
Departures for FET

V K J Rao FET Team
N Sandhya Shenoy
S K Soam P Venkatesan (FET Coordinator)
Surya Rathore B S Sontakki
D Thammi Raju
S Senthil Vinayagam

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12 and 13 February 2017: Journey period
(Onward Journey to FET centre)

Phase- II (14 February to 6 March, 2017)
Field Experience Training (FET)

07 March to 08 March 2017: Journey period
(Return Journey to NAARM)

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Phase- III (09-03-2017 to 04-04-2017)

Date/ Day Session I Session II Session III Session IV Session V

09-03-2017 0915-1030 1045-1200 1200-1315 1400-1515 1530-1645
Thursday
Course FET Administrative Work
10-03-2017 Directors’ (Tour report, advance settlement, TA bill, kit return etc.)
Friday
Interaction (FET Team)
11-03-2017
Saturday FET Presentations and FET Feedback/ FET Related IP Informatics Digital

12-03-2017 Work (RKS&KS) Presentation
Sunday
(FET team) Feedback
13-03-2017
Monday (NSS&VKJR)

14-03-2017 HOLIDAY
Tuesday
HOLIDAY
15-03-2017
Wednesday RPP Presentations Data Analytics

16-03-2017 (All Faculty) (SRC & ADP)
Thursday
Feedback on RPP presentations Practical-04 (1)
17-03-2017
Friday (FET and RPP teams) (IP Informatics)

18-03-2017 (RKS& MG)
Saturday
Right to Online M&E system in ICAR Practical-05(1)
19-03-2017
Sunday Information (PDS &KS) (Data Analytics)

20-03-2017 Act (ADP, SRC, NS & KVK)
Monday
(MBK & GF)
21-03-2017
Tuesday Official Free & Open source Software Practical-04 (2)

22-03-2017 Language Application (IP Informatics)
Wednesday
23-03-2017 Policy (GRKM& PDS) (RKS& MG)
Thursday
24-03-2017 (JR)

Friday Guest Lecture Group Seminar Practical-05(2)

Orientation (Data Analytics)

(BSS&KHR) (ADP, SRC, NS & KVK)

Group Seminars (All Faculty)

Net- etiquettes HOLIDAY Practical-04 (3)
(GF) (IP Informatics)
ICTs in Agrl. R & D with
Stress Emphasis on Social Media (RKS& MG)
Management Practical-05(3)
(NSS & GF) (Data Analytics)
(PR& AD) (ADP, SRC, NS & KVK)
Big Data in Agriculture
(SRC) Practical-06 (1)
(Personality Development)
Scientific Writing
(BSS & GF) (KHR & PR)

Scientific Writing
(BSS & GF)

Career Dreams – PDF & collaborations
(GF- Desai)

25-03-2017 Leave Rules Orientation & Mock Online Practical-06 (2)
Saturday (AR) Examination (Personality Development)

(GRKM&MBK) (RVS&PR)

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26-03-2017 HOLIDAY
Sunday
Online Examination Practical-06 (3)
27-03-2017 (GRKM & MBK) (Personality Development)
Monday
Ethics in Financial Rules and Purchase (KHR & AK)
28-03-2017 science Procedures
Tuesday (PR & GF) (SG) National Agri-bioinformatics
Initiatives
29-03-2017 Holiday (GF)
Wednesday
30-03-2017 IT & Data Policy of ICAR Guest lecture- Communicating Science
Thursday (ADP & SKS) Sr. officers , through science blogs
(GF)
ICAR/
Industry

31-03-2017 Social Media in Agricultural R&D Office Guest lecture- Sr. officers ,
Friday (NSS & DTR) communication ICAR/ Industry

01-04-2017 (JDA/GF)
Saturday
Institutional Visit
02-04-2017
Sunday ( PVR and LMA)

03-04-2017 HOLIDAY
Monday
Feedback
04-04-2017
Tuesday Library & other Admn. Work Bank work Session Cultural
(Course Programme

Directors)

Course Completion, Relieving Formalities and Valedictory

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Evening Lectures Phase
Topic

Preparation of Reports using MS Office. [PDS & MBK] Phase 1
Creating Effective PPTs. [MBK &PDS] Phase 1

Values and Ethics (two lectures with perspectives of Phase
humane qualities and technological advancement) 1&3
Spirituality and Meditation Phase 1
Climate Change and Indian Agriculture Phase 1
Recent Advances in Crop Sciences Phase 1
Recent Advances in Animal Sciences Phase 1
Recent Advances in Nano Sciences Phase 1
Positive Thinking Phase 3
Biosafety Issues in Agriculture Phase 3
Creativity for overall development (PR) Phase 3
Recent Advances in Agrl. Engg. Phase 3
Recent Advances in Horticulture Phase 3
Recent Advances in Fisheries Phase 3
Skill India Initiatives Phase 3
Convergence of Various Schemes for Farmers’ Welfare Phase 3
Emotional Intelligence (PR) Phase 3

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NAARM Faculty/Officers- abbreviations in Programme Schedule

AD A Debnath, CTO (Medical Officer) NSR N Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist
ADP ([email protected]) NSS ([email protected])
AK A Dhandapani, Principal Scientist PCM N Sandhya Shenoy, Principal Scientist
AR ([email protected]) PDS ([email protected])
BGK Alok Kumar, Principal Scientist PK PC Meena, Senior Scientist
BSS ([email protected]) PR ([email protected])
CJR Ashish Roy, Jt. Director (Adm) & PS PD Sreekanth, Senior Scientist
DTR Registrar PV ([email protected])
GRKM B Ganesh Kumar, PS & I/c HoD, ABM PVR P Krishnan, Principal Scientist
IS ([email protected]) RK ([email protected])
JR BS Sontakki, Principal Scientist RKS P Ramesh, Principal Scientist
KHR ([email protected]) RVS ([email protected])
C Janardhan Rao, CTO P Subash, Scientist
([email protected]) SG ([email protected])
D Thammi Raju, Principal Scientist P Venkatesan, Senior Scientist
([email protected]) SK ([email protected])
GRK Murthy, Principal Scientist SKS P Vijender Reddy, ACTO
([email protected]) SR [email protected]
I Sekar, HoD, RSM SRC Ranjit Kumar, Head, ABM
([email protected]) SSV ([email protected])
J Renuka, Asst. Director (OL) VKJR R Kalpana Sastry, Joint Director
([email protected]) VM ([email protected])
KH Rao, Principal Scientist ZA RVS Rao, PS & I/c HoD, HRM
([email protected]) ([email protected])
S. George, Chief Finance & Accounts
KK K Kareemulla, Principal Scientist Officer
([email protected]) [email protected]
Sanjiv Kumar, Scientist
KS K Srinivas, Principal Scientist [email protected]
KVK ([email protected]) SK Soam, Head, ICM
LMA K V Kumar, ACTO ([email protected])
MBD [email protected] Surya Rathore, Principal Scientist
MBK Laxman Ahire, STO ([email protected])
MG [email protected] S Ravichandran, Principal Scientist
MK MB Dastagiri, Principal Scientist ([email protected])
NS ([email protected]) S Senthil Vinayagam, Principal Scientist
M Balakrishnan, Principal Scientist ([email protected])
([email protected]) VKJ Rao, Principal Scientist
Manju Gerard, Principal Scientist ([email protected])
([email protected]) V Murali, CTO
M Krishnan, Head, ESM ([email protected])
([email protected]) Zameer Ahmed, CTO
N Sivaramane, Senior Scientist ([email protected])
([email protected])

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