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Training is designed to meet the specific need of the clients. The wide range of training programmes conducted through CTI include: 

Production Technology: Cocoa Production Technology, Cashew Production Technology, Mushroom Spawn Production, Pepper & Bush Pepper Production Technology, Techniques in Plant Propagation and Nursery Management, Hi-Tech/ Precision Farming and Protected Cultivation, Cool Season Vegetables, Vegetable Cultivation & Seed Production Technology, Soil Testing Techniques, Pest Surveillance andCrop Health Management, Organic Agriculture, Organic Pesticides, Vegetable Production Technology, Landscaping and Gardening, Orchids and Anthurium Cultivation, Mass Multiplication of Bio-control Agents, Mango Flowering & Cultar Application and Honey Bee Rearing.

Value Addition: for Jackfruit, Cocoa, Banana, Pineapple, under exploited/ indigenous fruits & vegetables. Cashew Apple Processing Technology, Osmo-dehydrated foods, Traditional foods, Bakery & Confectionery, Cake Preparation & Tender Coconut Products, Food Processing Techniques, Production of paper bags from waste paper materials, Neera production training for Technicians.

Farm Mechanization: Total Agricultural Mechanization, Garden Land Mechanization, Tractor Servicing, Operation and maintenance of Farm Equipment, Coconut tree climber and Brush cutter and Poly-house Construction. Spearheaded by the Agricultural Research Station, Mannuthy these programmes have gone a long way in changing the agricultural scenario in the whole of South India. 

Biotechnology and Tissue Culture: Applications of Plant Tissue Culture for Graduates, Tools and Techniques in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics for students/scholars, Applications of Agricultural Microbiology for Post Graduate students.

Human Resource Development : Subject to the availability of funds, CTI undertakes:


  • Skill Up-gradation Programmes for Permanent Labourers and Class IV employees
  • Proficiency Improvement Programmes for Assistants
  • Management Development Programmes for Section Officers and Assistant /Deputy Registrars
  • Induction Programmes for newly recruited Clerical staff
  • Orientation Programmes for newly recruited scientific staff
  • Faculty Improvement Programmes for Teachers
  • Fortified Accomplishment Programmes for Senior Scientific staff
  • Executive Enrichment Programmes for Associate Deans / Directors and Deans /Directors
  • Horticulture Therapy for Child Development
  • Agricultural Exposure for just passed out SSLC Students
  • Billeting Programmes in agriculture and allied enterprises for bank executives



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Central Training Institute
Kerala Agricultural University
Mannuthy P.O.
Thrissur Kerala 680651