Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya

Student READY Programme

The Student READY (Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana) programme aims to provide rural entrepreneurship awareness, practical experience in real-life situation in rural agriculture and creating awareness to undergraduate students about practical agriculture and allied sciences.

To reorient graduates of agriculture and allied subjects for ensuring and assuring employability and develop entrepreneurs for emerging knowledge intensive agriculture, the component envisages the introduction of the programme as an essential prerequisite for the award of degree to ensure hands on experience and practical training.

The components:

  • Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)

  • In-Plant Training/Agro Industrial Attachment (AIA)

The Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) helps the students primarily to understand the rural situations, status of Agricultural technologies adopted by farmers, prioritize the farmer’s problems and to develop skills & attitude of working with farm families for overall development in rural area.

The students will undertake this programme during the seventh semester for a total duration of 20 weeks with a weightage of 0+20 credit hours in two parts viz, RAWE and AIA. It will consist of general orientation and on campus training by different faculties followed by village attachment/unit attachment in University/ College/ KVK or a research station. The students would be attached with the agro-industries to get an experience of the industrial environment and working . Due weightage in terms of credit hours will be given depending upon the duration of stay of students in villages/agro-industries.

At the end of RAWE & AIA, the students will be given one week for project report preparation, presentation and evaluation. The students would be required to record their observations in field and agro-industries on daily basis and will prepare their project report based on these observations.

Component- I

Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)Credits: 16 (0+16)


  1. To provide an opportunity to the students to understand the rural setting in relation to agriculture and allied activities.

  2. To make the students familiar with socio-economic conditions of the farmers and their problems.

  3. To impart diagnostic and remedial knowledge to the students relevant to real field situations through practical training.

  4. To develop communication skills in students using extension teaching methods in transfer of technology.

  5. To develop confidence and competence to solve agricultural problems.

  6. To acquaint students with on-going extension and rural development programmes.

Component- II

Agro-Industrial Attachment (AIA) Credits: 4 (0+4)

Technology and globalization are ushering an era of unprecedented change. The need and pressure for change and innovation is immense. To enrich the practical knowledge of the students, in-plant training shall be mandatory in the last semester for a period of up to 3 weeks. In this training, students will have to study a problem in industrial perspective and submit the reports to the college. Such in-plant trainings will provide an industrial exposure to the students as well as to develop their career in the high tech industrial requirements.In-Plant training is meant to correlate theory and actual practices in the industries. It is expected that sense of running an industry may be articulated in right way through this type of industrial attachment mode.


  1. To expose the students to Industrial environment, this cannot be simulated in the university.

  2. To familiarize the students with various Materials, Machines, Processes, Products and their applications along with relevant aspects of shop management.

  3. To make the students understand the psychology of the workers, and approach to problems along with the practices followed at factory

  4. To understand the scope, functions and job responsibilities in various departments of an organization.

  5. To expose various aspects of entrepreneurship during the programme period.




Maximum Marks

Component - I Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)


Survey of Village




Agronomical Interventions




Plant Protection Interventions




Soil Improvement Interventions(Soil sampling and testing)




Fruit and Vegetable production interventions




Food Processing and Storage interventions




Animal Production Interventions




Extension and Transfer of Technology activities



Component - II Agro-Industrial Attachment (AIA)


Agro-Industrial Attachment






A complete manual on Student READY Rural Entrepreneurship AwarenessDevelopment Yojana has also been developed by the VishwaVidhyalaya to orient students as well teachers about the scheme.

The Vishwa Vidyalaya has prepared a manual for Rural Agricultural Work Experience and Agro-Industrial Attachment, which guide the students and RAWE teachers in achieving exquisite objective of the programme. The manual is being revised in every two years because of the changing cropping pattern as well as meeting the revised curriculum of ICAR.



Status of Rural Agriculture Work Experience and Agro-Industrial Attachment under Student Ready (2015-16 to 2019-20)

RAWE students are placed in different Zonal Agriculture Research Station, Regional Agriculture Research Station and Krishi Vigyan Kendra under the jurisdiction ofthe Vishwa Vidyalaya, and KVKs governed by NGOs where there is no constituent college of the JNKVV, Jabalpur.

During the last five-year (2015-16 to 2019-20) a total 1765 (1179 boys and 586 girls) final year (VII Semester) students of B.Sc. Hon’s (Agri.) have been placed.


 Fertiliser application  Inter-culture operation
 Air layering in Guava  Seed treatment by student
 Transplanting of Chili plants  Packing of mushroom span for mushroom production

Collection of soil sample

Preparation of soil sample before test

Soil testing by the RAWE Students in Soil Testing Laboratory

Estimation of pH, EC, O. C. and macro & micro nutrients in lab

Training Programme organized for Extension Personnel

  • Training Programme of six days duration was organized for Extension Functionaries on Crop Production & Nutrient Management during February 5 - 10, 2018. The training was sponsored by MANAGE, Hyderabad.

  • Training Programme of six days duration was organized for Extension Functionaries on Horticulture Crops and Value Addition during February 19 - 24, 2018. The training was sponsored by MANAGE, Hyderabad.

  • Training programme entitled “Medicinal & Aromatic Plants: Cultivation, processing and value addition” was organized for the extension personnel of the state Agriculture & Horticulture department of India during 26-30 August 2019, at Department of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, JNKVV, Jabalpur. The training programme was sponsored by MANAGE, Hyderabad and organized by Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur. In this training programme, total 30 participants including four from Odisha (Bargarh, Koraput, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar districts) and remaining twenty six from Ratlam, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Chhindwara, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Dindori, Katni districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Released Aarogya’ manual on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Cultivation, Processing and Value Addition


Department of Extension Education conducted collaborative training program me on “Medicinal & Aromatic Plants: Cultivation, Processing and Value addition” during 26.08.2019 to 30.08.2019