Programme Co-ordinator : Prof.B.S.Hansra Dr. P.K.Jain
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Agriculture Extension is the engine of agricultural development through transfer 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. Open and Distance Learning is a new entry in the country’s extension system and can play an important role in extension activity.
The PhD 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;
- Popularise the application of ICTs in agricultural extension management system;
- Develop model of open distance education in offering post graduate and research programmes in agriculture education.