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Updated on 12 Apr, 2021

Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Extension (PHDAGE)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.
Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Programme overview
Agriculture Extension is the engine of agricultural development through transferring and training of advances in the production technologies to farmers and other stakeholders of agriculture sector. The extension system should not only transfer the knowledge and information to farmers but it should facilitate application of knowledge in field. The extension system is changing in India. The Open and Distance Learning is a new entry in the country’s extension system and can play an important role in extension activity. The Ph.D. Programme seeks to conduct research studies to increase access to knowledge and technologies for development in agriculture.
The objectives of the programme are to:
  • promote the open and distance learning in agriculture through postgraduate programmes in Agricultural Extension;
  • develop the human resource capabilities of research and extension personnel of national agricultural research and development systems;
  • popularize the application of ICTs in agricultural extension management system; and
  • develop model of open distance education in offering post graduate and research programmes in agriculture education.
This research degree programme is offered with a Course work of 32 Credits and Research work of 64 credits. The course works consist of following courses.   


Course Code
Title of the course
Type of course
Fundamentals of Agriculture Extension and Communication
Bridge course
Advances in Agriculture Extension
Agriculture Extension Management
Information Communication Technology in Agriculture
RAE- 005
Research Methodology and Scaling Techniques


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