8. SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMNETS Sl. No. Ministry/ Department Schemes/ Programmes/ Institutions having provision for Vocational Education and Training programme Target Group Duration of Training (long-term / Short-term) 1 M/o Agriculture (i) Department of Agriculture Research & Education (ii) Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries Training in Agricultural Extension (21 training centres), Training in use of Agricultural Implements & machinery, Soil Conservation Training Centre, LFQC&TI, NPPTI, Cooperative Education and Training. Under the University stream, various (12) under-graduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. courses are offered (DARE). There is one Central Agricultural University, thirty-one State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and four National Institutes of Indian Council of Agricultural Research having the status of Deemed to be University. ICAR also arranges need based training programmes in any of State Agricultural University or ICAR Institutes in new and emerging areas. Person engaged in Agricultural institutions and support services, members of cooperatives and Farmers. Under KVK, 550/589 districts are covered. Students with Qualifications as usual under University stream of education. Students with Qualifications as usual. Individual scientists or groups of scientists. Short term courses U.G. courses – 4 years (except for veterinary courses i.e. of 5 years), P.G. courses – 2 years and Ph.D. as usual. As usual. One week to three months (or longer duration, as fixed).