Certificate Course in Lac Culture:
The University initiated the Lac culture certificate course after getting approval from Higher Education Dept. which was a crying demand of time. The primary objective to Introduce the course is to rejuvenate highly viable and big prospect of the Lac Industry in Purulia District which is getting worse with the passage of time due to lack of effective scientific nurturing. To minimize its declining trend and to revive traditional occupation of large peasants opening of this course was essential. Revival of Lac culture is inevitable for reducing or seasonal migration of the poor and marginal worker of the district. Since there is a good prospect of export industry in lac, the course will eventually revive and boost the economy of the Purulia. Apart from this promotion and encouragement of Lac culture leading to affording livelihood to thousands of poor which can maintain social sustainability in this region the course is of immense importance to conserve the Lac associated biological diversity which is in fact the prime need of the hour.
The University is coordinating with various stakeholders like Govt. Depts. Forest, Agriculture, Small scale Industry, Panchayet, and NGOs for further expansion of the course.