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== Introduction ==
== Introduction ==
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Sericulture is the art and technology of raising silk worms for production of raw silk yarn. This agro based industry is not limited to just worms, but includes all activities related to them, like mulberry cultivation and even post-cocoon technology. It requires both  technical know-how and as well as specialization.
Sericulture is the art and technology of raising silk worms for production of raw silk yarn. This agro based industry is not limited to just worms, but includes all activities related to them, like mulberry cultivation and even post-cocoon technology. It requires both  technical know-how and as well as specialization.
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* [http://unishivaji.ac.in Shivaji University, Kolhapur]
* [http://unishivaji.ac.in Shivaji University, Kolhapur]
* [http://www.skuast.org Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu]
* [http://www.skuast.org Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu]
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== Required Qualifications ==
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* '''Undergraduate courses''': 10+2 with science
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* '''Postgraduate courses''': Bachelor's degree in agriculture, sericulture or any agricultural field
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== Duration ==
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* '''Undergraduate courses''': 4 years
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* '''Postgraduate courses''': 2 years
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== Cost ==
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Nominal
== Prospects ==
== Prospects ==
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* [http://www.careerage.com/cgi-bin/showad.cgi?file=/opr19mar2003/bundelkhand.html&kwd=sericulture Bundelkhand University, Jhansi]
* [http://www.careerage.com/cgi-bin/showad.cgi?file=/opr19mar2003/bundelkhand.html&kwd=sericulture Bundelkhand University, Jhansi]
* [http://www.careerage.com/cgi-bin/showad.cgi?file=/toi23feb2005/box272556.html&kwd=sericulture ELAND International]
* [http://www.careerage.com/cgi-bin/showad.cgi?file=/toi23feb2005/box272556.html&kwd=sericulture ELAND International]
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Contents

Introduction

Sericulture is the art and technology of raising silk worms for production of raw silk yarn. This agro based industry is not limited to just worms, but includes all activities related to them, like mulberry cultivation and even post-cocoon technology. It requires both technical know-how and as well as specialization.

Today China and Japan are two main producers of silk yarn, together producing over 50% of total world production each year.

Educational Institutions

Sericulture is quite popular in southern India and is now available as course option in Northern India too.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate courses: 10+2 with science
  • Postgraduate courses: Bachelor's degree in agriculture, sericulture or any agricultural field

Duration

  • Undergraduate courses: 4 years
  • Postgraduate courses: 2 years

Cost

Nominal

Prospects

Sericulture offers career opportunity in Govt. research centers, Silk boards, private textile firm.

Professionals who undergo proper training can earn starting salaries are as high as Rs 15000/- per month in public sector and even higher in private sector and NGOs.

Current Employment Opportunities

Sericulture Jobs on CareerAge

Past Employment Opportunities

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