Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)

Updated on 20 Aug, 2015

Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 3,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


8th pass

Programme overview
This programme has been developed in collaboration with the IGNOU Regional Centre, Aizawl (Mizoram) and EDNERU. The programme is intended to provide basic knowledge and technical skills in the areas of Poultry Feeding, Housing, Management and Health Care. The programme also aims to develop human resource in the area of Poultry Farming. The knowledge imparted shall facilitate better management of poultry in scientific lines which in turn will improve their productivity.
About the Programme:
Poultry Farming have been one of the most important subsidiary occupation of the farming community in India. Poultry Farming is a remunerative business both in rural and urban areas due to the requirement of small space, low capital investment and quick return throughout the year. It has a significant role in the eradication of malnutrition and poverty as well as eliminating un- and under-employment among the rural masses. However, due to lack of modern and updated method of farming, farmers are practicing their own way which has been found to be unproductive and not commercially viable.
The main objective of the programme is intended to:
·         develop and strengthen Human Resource by infusing/imparting knowledge and skill in Poultry Farming through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode;
·         create awareness about the opportunities of employment and livelihood in poultry sector; and
·         impart basic knowledge and technical proficiency in poultry breeding, housing, management and nutrition.
Course Code
Title of the Course
OLP -001
Introduction to Poultry Farming
2 (2+0)
Poultry Housing and Management
6 (4+2)
Poultry Feeds and Feeding
4 (2+2)
Poultry Health Care and Bio-security Measures
2 (0+2)
Poultry Farm Training
2 (0+2)
(Numbers in brackets indicate number of credits of theory and practical, respectively)
CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 OLP-001  Introduction to Poultry Farming  2
 OLPI-001  Poultry Housing and Management  6
 OLPI-002  Poultry Feeds and Feeding  4
 OLPL-001  Poultry Health Care and Bio-security Measures  2
 OLPL-002  Poultry Farm Training  2
Fee Concession:
The fee concession is available to the following category of students
  •  All the candidates from the rural areas shall be entitled for 50% fee concession subject to the production of domicile certificates.
  • The urban students below poverty line may also be given 50% fee concession subject to production of income certificate
Medium of Instruction:
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Mizo
  • Telugu
 Target Group:
  •  Rural youth
  •  Women
  •  Farmers
  •  Entrepreneurs
Job Opportunities:
  •  Skilled labour in Poultry Farms/Hatcheries, Self-Employment
Counselling sessions:
The programme has practical component and equal weightage has been given to theory and practical components. The participation in the practical session is an integral part of the programme. 75% attendance in the practical counselling session is compulsory to appear in the practical examinations. The counselling sessions are held at the study centres (usually during weekends) according to the schedule drawn by the programme-in-charge. The details of the study centre can be obtained from the IGNOU website or concerned regional centres.
Additional Information:
The additional information about the programme and the admission details are available at IGNOU website – www.ignou.ac.in and our Regional Centres. Additional information about this programme may also be obtained from School of Agriculture.
For further information, kindly contact:


Dr. P. Vijayakumar,
Programme Coordinator,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29573092
The Director,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29533167
Tele Fax: +91-011-29533167


Regional Centres: