Sericulture is a very ancient process that dates back to a period, even before the birth of Christ. It is believed that the production of silk from silkworm was first achieved by the Chinese. In recent times along with China, India is one of the main producers of silk. Most of the silk that is produced in the country is through mulberry farms. The PhD program will provide you a deep understanding of the rearing of the silkworms, the production of silk and of setting up of farms for sericulture.
Eligibility and course duration
Those with M.Sc in Sericulture and other related trades may pursue this course. Scholars are selected for the program through written tests and interview. Those with M.Phil degree in the concerned trade are often excused from writing the test. Since the research project is highly field oriented, needing you to visit the farms as often as possible, you need to be physically fit.
Takes 3-5 years to complete the entire program.