Different types of programmes are organised by ISC either through its own funds or sourcing support from international and regional agencies and the Government of the Member Countries. The details are given below:
1. Training Programmes of ISC
The ISC organizes training to the persons nominated by the Government of the Member Countries. Such candidates shall be associated in the sericulture developmental programmes implemented in their respective countries and should have adequate qualification and knowledge of English to undergo training in a foreign country. The training shall be arranged in a sericulturally developing countries like India, Japan, or Thailand. While the host country will arrange for the training facilities, accommodation and other expenses, the recipient country would meet the travel expenses of the trainees.
Please write to ISC for further details of the training programme.
2. Training programmes under Indian Technical Economic Cooperation (ITEC)
ISC organises a special training on sericulture and silk industry for the candidates nominated from ISC Member Countries at Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute, Mysore. This programme is sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India under the Indian Technical Economic Cooperation (ITEC). For more details of the ITEC programme, please visit; www.itec.mea.gov.in
Under the programme, the sponsored candidate shall be provided with return air journey in economy/excursion class, living allowance, accommodation in the place of training in Hotel/Hostel, project allowance, study tour, etc. The cost of organizing the training shall also be met under the programme.
The programme will be of 45 days (6 weeks) duration and the batch strength is 20 persons.
The training covers the following subjects.
(a) Silkworm rearing ( Young age and Late age silkworm rearing),
(b) Mulberry cultivation technologies,
(c) Silkworm seed production technology,
(d) Extension management and transfer of technology, and
(e) Post cocoon technology.
The first batch of the special training on sericulture and silk industry conducted from 9th March to 22nd April, 2015 at CSR&TI, Mysore. The event was inaugurated by Prof. K. S. Rangappa, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore.
3. Training programmes in collaboration with international agencies
The International Sericultural Commission is also making efforts to organize specialized type of training programmes for all the stakeholders under the silk-value chain by sourcing support from international agencies like ESCAP, FAO, etc.
More details about this programme would be published in the coming days.