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Student Training for Experience gaining

Gaining hands-on experience is very crucial for building up a good career. Students from other universities can undergo training at this centre on payment basis subject to the terms and conditions (in Word / PDF) issued by Kerala Agricultural University from time to time. Meritorious fresh graduates and post graduates are encouraged to work in the well equipped laboratories of the station. They can work in the biotechnology, biochemistry and microbiology laboratories along with the R & D Team of the centre for gaining first hand experience. They can acquaint with the operation of various equipment like Gel documentation, ELISA Reader & washer, PCR, Colourimeter, UV- Transilluminator, Flame photometer, Centrifuge, Microscopes, Electrophoresis, Shakers, ovens, Precision Weighing balances, Deep freezer, BOD, Laminar Air Flow, still, etc. They will get excellent opportunities to become well-versed with scientific research methodologies and protocols in the concerned fields. Training certificate showing the areas trained and proficiency gained will be issued for the period they work in the laboratories. They will be given due preference for appointments in temporary vacancies arising at the centre.

Those who have academic excellence, strong aptitude for Research and Development and long term interest over three years at this centre are always encouraged to join the PRS family. Selection of candidate is a three stage process. Confident and interested candidates having consistently good academic record with more than 75% aggregate score throughout may email to prsvkm@gmail.com their full biodata/resume in the prescribed application format complete in all respects. Local candidates residing within 20 km from PRS, Vazhakulam with an aggregate score of more than 65% can also apply. Those having less than 65% aggregate score throughout their academic life and interest to work for less than two years need not submit resume and try for placement at the centre. Our team will evaluate your application, answers, views and vision. Every application will be evaluated critically giving 40% weightage for your academic score and 60% weightage for your general capabilities by awarding marks for each answer in the application form. You will be informed of the results with details as to whether essential qualifications met, your test score, status remarks, qualified for further test or not, and our advice memo. Candidates securing more than 60% will be invited for a written test, discussion and interview to assess the candidate's scientific, technical and managerial capabilities. On receiving the Advice memo/Email invitation, you may personally call me over phone and fix up the date and time of your test and interview at your earliest convenience. You are requested to bring your updated CV/biodata in the prescribed application format in compliance with the job notification when you come for the test and interview. The written test consists of two papers; one subject paper and another general proficiency paper, each carrying 50 marks. Subject paper questions will be of graduate and post graduate level. Common sense questions will be in general proficiency paper. Candidates securing more than 70% combined score in written test and found promising in discussion and interview will be given a chance to prove their expertise, skills and efficiency in our research centre. Desiring and determined candidates can avail up to three attempts, provided they improve the test score at least by 10% every time. Prospective candidates will be provided ample opportunities at the station to develop their expertise, skills and efficiency and build high performing teams. Excellent performers will be fitted in available vacancies in line with our Motto 'Quality People, Infrastructure & Work culture for Quality Technology, Products & Services; Merit alone counts for Quality suitable for the purpose and one has know-how only when it is proven in real life.’ In case of no vacancy, they will be wait-listed. Whenever, a future vacancy arises, they will be considered for the post.

Fee based training programs are available for the needy candidates in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Food Technology, Information Technology, etc. as per the Kerala Agricultural University revised orders and guidelines for student projects and short trainings with effect from 04.07.2014 (Guidelines in Word / PDF). Fee is fixed as Rs.5500+14% Service Tax + 0.5% Swatch Bharath Cess + 0.5% Krishi Kalyan Cess for first month and Rs.4500+14% Service Tax + 0.5% Swatch Bharath Cess + 0.5% Krishi Kalyan Cess for every additional month of training. The fee shall be paid either in person as cash or by post as Demand Draft in favour of The Professor & Head, PRS, Vazhakulam payable at State Bank of India, Vengalloor (Code No: 71085, IFSC: SBIN0071085, MICR: 685002912) (Bldg No.180/D, Ward 27, Kovilakom Arcade, Vengalloor PO, Thodupuzha - 685608, Kerala, Ph: 0485-2835362).

Students desiring to undergo training at PRS, Vazhakulam should submit to the Station Head the following.

  1. Application of the student for the training, 
  2. Undertaking by the student
  3. Training fee either in person as cash or by post as Demand Draft in favour of The Professor & Head, PRS, Vazhakulam payable at State Bank of India, Vengalloor (Code No: 71085, IFSC: SBIN0071085, MICR: 685002912) (Bldg No.180/D, Ward 27, Kovilakom Arcade, Vengalloor PO, Thodupuzha - 685608, Kerala, Ph: 0485-2835362).

 

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Pineapple Research Station
Kerala Agricultural University
Vazhakkulam
Muvattupuzha
Ernakulam Kerala 686670
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