- The mission of the Department of Extension Education is to prepare agricultural
professionals to teach, lead and serve.
The mandate of the Department is to conduct basic and strategic research for serving
as a national point for quality and standard in the discipline of Extension Education
and provide state and national leadership in agricultural extension. The main objectives
- To carry out post-graduate education programmes leading to the degree of M.Sc. (Ag)
and Ph.D. in extension education to meet the trained manpower requirements of agricultural
universities, research institutes and other development departments.
- To provide leadership role in teaching and research in agricultural extension.
- To carry out basic and strategic research in the areas of extension education.
- To carry out advanced training programmes to impart knowledge, skills and efficiency
1. Strengthening the linkage through mass media agencies. A large population
in rural areas remains unreached which constitute large number of dropouts form
school. The extension system needs to use distance education by harnessing the tools
of information technology like television, radioand video programme. These should
be used to reach the unreached particularly the farm women and youths. The university
can provide leadership to these target groups through KVK’s and distance education
2. Organization seed production programmes through the farmer, self help
group, and employment generation activities are important sphere to be looked after
by the extension agency.
3. In future there will also be a need for developing institutional partnership
involving agriculture, social, economic and space agencies, towards harnessing the
potential benefits of the improved agricultural technologies.
4. Information market and availability of the commodity and price may be
linked with computer network at the panchayat level.
5. The future course in extension should be revised to meet the challenges
of the 21st century.
6. The future extension demands integrated approach where, need based technologies
suitable for different target groups and farming system have to be popularized through,
single window in order to facilitate the transfer of technology process and make
the extension as demand oriented.
7. There is a gap in the linkage between the research system, development
departments, and the non-governmental organization in respect of identification
and prioritization of research problems, formulation of research agenda, evaluation
of research result and their transfer needs strengthening in future.
8. Three distinct types of production systems i.e. commercial, green revolution
and complex diverse and risk prone exist. While the commercial production system
has well endowed resources intended to produce for high value crops for export,
green revolution production system with well endowed areas intend to have established
production for domestic consumption, and the complex diversified risk prone production
system has poor resource base & small farmers prone to risk because of natural
calamities and production at the subsistence level. These three distinct systems
require different approaches in generation of technology and also in extension programme.
9. Agriculture in M.P. consists of the farming population of different socio-cultural
background comprising of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other classes having
different values. These demand different research and extension strategy. These
considerations are less emphasized in the technology generation process and its
transfer. Real problems of the farmers, therefore, sometimes do not get reflected
in the formulation of research agenda.