Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in promoting the economic growth and development in a country. Growth of entrepreneurship in any sector not only improves production systems and thereby productivity but also strengthens the basic foundation of the industry by generating opportunities & employment. 

Keeping this in view, one of the prime focus areas in sericulture sector today is identification of viable seri-business opportunities, encouraging investments in sericulture and promoting entrepreneurship through a variety of methodically planned and designed training programmes. The Capacity Building & Training Division of CSB, which is an ISO 9001:2008 quality certified training wing, conducts Entrepreneurship Development and other skill & competence enhancement training programmes with focus on  Seri-technologies, soft and hard skills. Some of the popular training programmes conducted by this division are:

Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) – are organized for influencing potential entrepreneurs to initiate Seri-Business. This comprehensive 4-6 week training module includes inputs on seri-technologies with practical exposure, Motivational & psychological inputs, simple financial management, Business Plan preparation technique & project evaluation techniques, market survey techniques, market intelligence etc. Eligibility: Existing and/or potential entrepreneurs (4-6 wks)

Resource Development Programme (RDP)/Trainers Training Programme (TTP) - Aims to refine quality of human resource of the industry and develop groups of resource persons as master trainers with all desired sericulture knowledge, skills and competencies for imparting next level training to farmers/ project beneficiaries and other industry stakeholders. Eligibility: Project implementing officials from States, NGOs & CSB (1-2 wks)

Technology Demonstration/Up-gradation Programme (TUP/TDP) - Demonstration of modern technology and recently developed techniques, processes and equipments pertaining to different activities of silk value chain for improved quality and quantity. Eligibility: All farmers/stakeholders associated with sericulture & silk industry (1-2 days)

Bankers Sensitization Programme (BSP) for sensitizing the Bankers and updating their information/ knowledge about sericulture sector by providing inputs on latest cocoon and raw silk production technologies and introduction to various bankable Seri-Business options. Eligibility: Bankers & LDMs (3-5 days)

Management Development Programme (MDP) – These programmes are meant basically for enhancing technical/professional/motivational levels of generally in-house participants and also DoS officers/officials for introducing new developments in the field of Sericulture, Science & technology and other functional areas. Eligibility: In-house & State Govt. Officials (1-2 wk)

Competence Enhancement Training (CET) - Refresher course for updating technical & professional knowledge and office management tools for increasing work efficiency of administrative and accounting staff. Eligibility: CSB’s in-house participants (1 wk).

The Training Division of CSB also conducts specific need-based & tailor-made training programmes on request from external agencies for the overall benefit & development of silk sector.

For further details contact:

Dr Priya Ranjan,
Head, Training Division,
Central Silk Board,
CSB Complex,
BTM Layout, Madivala,
BANGALORE - 560 068.

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