As a strategic institution, Institute has evolved its activities around a unique and innovative reach-out model. This model is based on the concept of on-site education. As a result it facilitates a closer interaction between the institute and industry. It also helps in reducing the theory-practice gap and leads to the development of deep rooted concepts. Through its reach-out approach, the Institute meets the Human Resource Development requirements of the plantation and associated agri-business sector both in the North-East as well as in South. Reach-out model is operationalized with the help of Plantation Associations, Commodity Boards and other agencies including Corporates.
During the years 1994-2000, Institute has extensively experimented with the reach-out model. this has helped in establishing close linkages with the corporate and grass-root institutions in the plantation sector, related agro-industries and several development agencies. The reach-out model developed at the Institute has also helped in developing and testing a number of new management models, ideas and conceptual frameworks.
Now the reach-out is also achieved through field / industry visits and Corporate Training Segment (CTS) of the Post Graduate Diploma in Agri-Business & Plantation Management (PGD-ABPM).
Origin of Reach Out Model
“Why should not education go from door to door, say I. If a ploughman’s boy can’t come to education, why not meet him at the plough, at the factory, just wherever he is? Go along with him, like his shadow”.
My Life and Mission,p.37,
(In a lecture delivered by Swami Vivekananda
on January 27,1900 to the Shakespeare Club
of Pasadena, California)