Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
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Mission:

  • The mission of the Department of Extension Education is to prepare agricultural professionals to teach, lead and serve.

Mandate:

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 are:

  • 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 and effectiveness.

Future thrust:

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 programme.

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.