National Agriculture Training Academy

Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
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Training methods in the Academy

The Academy is keen enough to maintain the appropriateness and effectiveness of training programs. Designs of both short and long term training courses are regularly improved and tailored to meet the beneficiary institution’s needs and goals. The methods followed are practice oriented rather than the theoretical discussions. Study tours arranged for the trainees to expose them to real practice in the field and society. There are some variations in the training method based on the nature and the purpose of the training course. With some exceptions, the Academy generally follows the following methods:

    1. Lecture,

    2. Participatory discussion,

    3. Case study,

    4. Role-play. Simulation,

    5. Workshop. Seminar,

    6. Field Visit,

    7. Brain storming,

    8. Individual and Group assignment,

    9. Presentation of assignments

    10. Games of various types.

    11. Focal Group Discussion

    12. Live Coaching

NATA analyzes the training methods used by worldwide training academies and regularly updates training methods accordingly. The Academy is committed to maintain international standard.

Evaluation

Course Director and other faculty members are given responsibility to evaluate the participants. The course is evaluated during pre and post training situation within 100 marks. On the other hand the participants are also given chance to evaluate the faculties and guest speakers by using a prescribed format. The distribution of assessment marks is as follows:

Sl. no.

Parameters

Marks

a)

Individual Assignment. Exercise. Practical Test

80

b)

Class Attendance and overall conduct and discipline

20

Total

100

Grading

The grade is decided on the basis of the score. The grading is as follows:

Marks Secured (%)

Grade

90-100

A+

80-89

A

70-79

B+

60-69

B

50-59

C

 

Sessions

Everyday the session is started at 9.00 am in the morning and ends at 5:00 pm in the afternoon. There are two breaks for tea and one break for lunch with prayer. Participants are advised to attain the class in time without fail for avoiding any kinds of disciplinary action.

Daily Schedule

Activities

Duration

1st Session

09:00 - 10:00

2nd Session

10:00 - 11:00

Tea Break

11:00 - 11:30

3rd Session

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch and Prayer

13:00 - 02:30

4th Session

02:30 - 03:30

Tea Break

03:30 – 04:00

5th Session

04:00-05:00

 

Norms to be followed during the training:

  • No casual leave is allowed during training period.

  • Participants living in the dormitory are advised to follow the norms of the dormitory.

  • The campus area is a “Non Smoking Zone”. Participants are advised to refrain from smoking inside the Academy.

  • Participants are not allowed to enter the dormitory after 11:00 pm at night.