Assam Agriculture University courses on tea gardening and processing becoming popular

November 14th, 2007 - 2:49 am ICT by admin  
Youngsters are showing keen interest in the course that provides them jobs at the end. he only university in the world, which provides a bachelors degree in tea husbandry and technology, includes in the course, as well as classroom studies and exposure of the field during the rural work experience program.

The students are also placed in groups to carry out different practical activities related to tea gardening.

Shamima Jasmin, B.Sc third year student of tea husbandry and technology, said, “We can be selected for the post of assistant manager and for executive posts. We can also go for the tea auction centers and for tea testing.”

The tea and husbandry course is divided into three broad areas - tea husbandry, tea processing and engineering and tea economic and management.

Students from countries, like Nigeria and some South Asian countries come here for training. They come here due to the high quality of faculty.

“We expose our students to the various faces of the industry so that they become competent to work in these industries. We can proudly say that most of our graduates are holding very important position in the tea industry,” said Dr. A.Deka, Professor, AAU.

The students, after undergoing intensive course, get placed in the tea Estate, tea Board of India, tea research association and firms related to their stream.

Almost ninety-nine percent of the students find jobs of their choice. Assam is gradually finding way to channelise the productive energies of the students. (ANI)

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