Gandhi had said 'Farmer is the backbone of the country'. In his
vision it was only agriculture which brings prosperity and
development of the nation. Every prosperous farmer can make
prosperous and progressive India. This prosperity depends upon more
and more young farmers taking up scientific method and produce the
farming products efficiently and fruitfully. For this reason
Dayalbagh Agricultural Training Institute (DATI) is a small effort
in this direction to train, to motivate, to guide, to inspire and to
strengthen the farmer-youth to make a prosperous society.
THE SMALL BEGINNING..
The institute was formerly started in 1969 in picturesque,
verdant surroundings at the foothills of Charmady Ghats. Since then
it began short term training programmes in horticulture, poultry,
piggery, rabbit rearing and practical methods of grafting.
But it was in 1980 under the earnest and dedicated work of Fr.
Theophilus Pereira the school was named as Dayalbagh Agricultural
Training Institute and started two years of training classes.
Currently it is run by Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra, a voluntary
organization, managed by Franciscan Capuchin Friars, registered
under the Registration of Societies Act, Government of Karnataka.
The sole purpose of DATI is to impart training to the youth with
agricultural background in farm organization and management, farming
technology, animal husbandry and allied subjects and make them
effective leaders of rural economic and social development. The
institute is open to all rural youth of both sexes irrespective of
caste and creed.
TRAINING YOUTH FOR BETTER FUTURE DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE
It is recognized by the department of employment and training,
Government of Karnataka and the syllabus is prescribed by the same
department, Government of India. Once in two years we have the
permission to take only 20 students who have completed SSLC. At the
end of two years examination in theory and practical and social
studies is conducted and certificates awarded to the successful
trainees by the Department of employment and Training, Government of
TRAINING IN PUC
With the Agricultural training they are trained for their PUC in
National Institute Open School, for which they are offered five
subjects namely, English, sociology, political science, history, and
economics. They are trained in the institution giving them profound
knowledge and personal attention.
TRAINING IN ENGLISH:
The trainees are given the best form of education to develop
their personality and communication skills. Since the English
language is widely spoken and used in different fields in this
competitive world, the students are compulsorily made to speak
English and are helped to develop their skills of speech and
DATI has now introduced Desk Top Programme (DTP) for the
aspirants to learn more about the computers and their operations,
helping them to build up their future. They are taught typing and
other basics in handling typing.
FRUIT OF OUR LABOUR:
As the fruit of our labour many students who have gone through
this institution have secured good results and are in better
position , among them some are holding offices in the Governmental
Department, working in the foreign countries as agriculturists.
LIST OF THOSE WHO HAVE UNDERGONE TRAINING AND GOT THE
2 years of course in Horticulture
Agriculture and Horticulture (6 months)
Other Short term courses
As the slogan goes "Jai Jawan and Jai Kisan", those who are
trained in a systematic way in this Agricultural Institute have
reaped the harvest of joy. They have helped themselves in generating
self-employment jobs or their own poultries and piggeries. Farming
may be the best way possible to generate the eco-friendly society.
In conclusion DATI has become a ray of hope in its own way for the
drop outs, poor, marginalized and destitute of the society helping
them to find a way out from their struggles and difficulties, thus
getting the best of (the best) education and values to build up