Diploma is usually considered as a short-term course designed for candidates not willing to pursue regular degrees courses and want to enter the professional world as soon as possible. The diploma is available in many professional courses from all the streams. Mushroom Technology is a unique course with lesser demand. It is mostly available in South India.
The course teaches about Mushrooms, their types, their growth, nutrient values and may more. The course requires laboratory set up hence it cannot be pursued through correspondence but candidates can either enroll for a regular course or part-time course.
10th Passed candidates are eligible for this course. They must have pursued 10th from a registered institute and board and should have passed the same with valid scores. The minimum qualifying marks and age vary from one institute to another hence it is advised to check the same from the selected institute before submission of application form to avoid the last moment rejection.
As the course is not in demand, the admissions are available easily. Most of the institutes offer direct admissions. Only a few institutes consider merit or conduct entrance tests to shortlist the deserving candidates for admissions.
In all the cases, candidates need to submit the duly filled application form before the last date of submission. They should not forget to enclose the other required documents and application fee with the same.
The duration is 1 year for a regular mode which varies from the part-time mode. In some institutes, this 1 year is divided into 2 parts known as semesters and each semester is having 6 months duration.
Further Study options
After completion of this Diploma course, it is advised to pursue some higher qualifications to have better job options in future. They can go for Graduation and then Post Graduation in a same or related field. Post Graduate Diploma is again an option for them.
If a candidate finds the subject interesting and looks forward to having a research-based job, Ph.D. is the option for that.
The course starts with very basic topics like introduction to Mushroom, their types, their nutrition profile, their cultivation and different techniques for that. Candidates also learn about Mycology, advancements in mycology, diseases and associated problems in Mushroom cultivation, their life skills, etc through this course.
These candidates can work in research laboratories, Mushroom cultivation farms, pharmacy companies, etc as per their interest.
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