Globally, huge technological, socio-economic and political transformations are taking place, necessitating nations to change their priorities, investments, and institutions, and to launch new initiatives in producing competent human resource capital. Towards enhancing employability and entrepreneurial ability of agriculture graduates, Student READY (Rural and Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana) programme was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 25th July, 2015. The program includes Experiential Learning (EL), Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE), In Plant Training/ Industrial Attachment and Hands-on Training (HOT) / Skill Development Training. The components are interactive and are conceptualized for building skills in project development and execution, decision-making, individual and team coordination, approach to problem solving, accounting, quality control, marketing and resolving conflicts, etc. with end to end approach.
RAWE enables the students to gain rural experience giving them confidence and enhancing on-farm problem solving abilities in real life situations especially in contact with farmers, growers, other stakeholders. The students are currently placed in five villages, Sultanpur, Mohmadpur, Kaliawas, Mubarakpur and Makdola of district Gurugram under the program from 4 October 2021.