Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR),
New Delhi conducts 21 -day summer training programmes at Agricultural
Universities and Research Institutes. Training programmes generally consists
of lectures from eminent and senior faculties, invited lecturers and with
I had the opportunity of attending one such programme at Central
Plantation Crops Research Institute at Kasaragod during 2000.
Recent Advances in Developments on Plantation Crops Research
Centre for Advanced Studies in Genetics
and Plant Breeding is instituted at the Centre for Plant Breeding
and Genetics (CPBG), Tamil Nadu Agricultural university, Coimbatore
by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for imparting
training and refresher courses to all serving scientists in the
The centre offers two 21-day trainings every year. I was associated
with a quite few of those trainings from their planning, preparation
of course materials, organization and execution.
Training covers all aspects of plant breeding science, from basics
to advanced courses and practical sessions.