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Updated on 26 Jul, 2019


Dr Praveen Kumar Jain

Member

Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain is coordinating the PG Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP), PG Diploma in Plantation Management (PGDPM) and Ph.D. in Agriculture Extension (PGDAGE) programmes at IGNOU. He has written 9 units of various courses and involved in editing of 18 courses and facilitated development of 4 video programmes, 2 audio programmes and 7 teleconferencing based video programmes. He has developed and offered a Massive Open Online Course entitled “Indian Agricultural Development” through SWAYAM platform. He has implemented ICAR-NAIP sponsored research project “Innovations in Technology Mediated Learning: An Institutional Capacity Building in Re-Usable Learning Object Technology in Agro-Horticulture” as Principal Investigator.  He has conducted two need assessment studies on open and distance learning programmes in agriculture and organised 10 workshops on curriculum designs and development, need assessment, course writing, RLO development and AgriLORE platform. He has conducted three training programmes for farmers, rural youth, and extension functionaries in the areas of agricultural marketing, finance and risk management in North-East region and two eight days training courses for extension officials of state agriculture departments. He has organised one International Conference “Agriculture Education and Knowledge Management” as Co-organizing Secretary and one Regional Conference on “Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture Development” as Organizing Secretary. He has participated in two international training programmes at USA and Canada on reusable learning objects technology under NAIP project. He has participated in 21 Seminars/Conferences/Workshops. He is coordinating development of Masters in Agribusiness Management (MABM) programme. His areas of interest include Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Policy, Open and Distance Learning, Agricultural Marketing, Agriculture Extension, and Online leaning.
 
    Education:
 
Doctor of Philosophy (Agriculture)
Year- 2005
Name of the University: Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner
Discipline: Agricultural Economics
Doctoral Research Topic: Growth and Instability of Agriculture in Rajasthan – An Economic Analysis
Master of Science (Agriculture)
Year- 2001
Name of the university: Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner
Discipline: Agricultural Economics
Dissertation Topic: Economics of Ber Orchards in Jaipur District of Rajasthan
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) Year-1998
Name of the university: Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer (Raj.)
Work Experience:
S.No.
Designation
Department
Duration
From
To
1.
Assistant Professor, Stage-III
School of Agriculture, IGNOU
10th April, 2015
Till date
2.
Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
School of Agriculture, IGNOU
10th April, 2010
9th April, 2015
3.
Assistant Professor
School of Agriculture, IGNOU
10th April, 2006
9th April, 2010
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
Sl. No.
Name of the Fellowship / Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1.     
Dr. R.T. Doshi Prize
Agricultural Economics Research Association (India)
2006
 
PUBLICATIONS:
Ø BOOKS: Three edited books
Ø RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED: 63
ü Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 40
ü Chapters in Books: 13
ü Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 10
Ø POLICY DOCUMENTS: 4
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional body / Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member
Research Council, IGNOU
24th Dec.2018 to 23rd Dec. 2020
External Member
Board of Studies, Institute of Agri Business Management, SK Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner
2012-2014
Member
School Board, School of Agriculture, IGNOU
2011-2013
2013-2015
2015-2017
2017-2019
Member, School Board, SOJMS
Member, School Board, School of Journalism and Mass Media, IGNOU
19.08.2009-22.11.2009
Member
School Board, School of Continuing Education
2018-2020
Member
Agricultural Economics Research Review (AERA)
Life member
Member
Doctoral Committee, Ph.D. Agriculture Extension
Since 2009
Member
Doctoral Committee, Ph.D. Dairy Technology
Since 2010