Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola

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Department of Agricultural Extension


The Department of Extension Education Dr.PDKV, Akola was established in the year 1969. The Department is mainly involved in Teaching, Research and Extension Education. It offers technical and logistic support for the Agriculture and allied extension activities conducted at the University level. Department offers course for specialization in information and communication technology, extension management and rural sociology.

Courses Offered

=> Master Of Science(M.Sc.)
=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Research & Development / Topic

Research Activities

The Department of Extension Education is engaged in the Departmental research Work. Since last 37 years, the Department has undertaken more than 270 research projects on vital areas namely-

=> Adoption Behaviour of farmers
=> Communication
=> Evaluation of development projects
=> Training
=> Farmers psychology
=> Extension personnel
=> Agricultrural Education
=> Educational technology
=> Farm Management
=> Indigenous Technology Knowledge
=> Watershed Development
=> Irrigation projects and systems
=> Village Institution
=> Leadership
=> Tribals
=> Farm women
=> Mass media
=> Panchayatraj
=> Agricultural Labour
=> Livelihood security
=> Self help Groups
=> Farmers distress

The Department is implementing a ICAR funded research project on TMC MM 5.2 on Social Dynamics of Cotton Production in Distress Area as a lead centre with co-centres are located at Punjab, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and CICR , Nagpur.

Research Achievements

M.Sc and Ph. D students have significantly contributed to research by developing and standardizing scales and indices about various research parameters, these are as below:

=> Utility perception Scale for measurement of utility of farm periodicals
=> Awareness of Congruence scale
=> Credibility scale for measurement of creditability of farm periodicals
=> Development of Congruity index
=> Readability scale for measurement of readability of farm periodicals
=> Socio-economic Status scale for tribal
=> Attitude scale developed for measuring attitude of dry land farmers towards dry land agricultural practices
=> Socio-economic Status scale for farmers
=> Growth index of tribal
=> Job competency of Agricultural Assistants
=> Job performance of Agricultural Assistants
=> Participation scale developed and standardized to measure the participation of farmers in terms of participation index.


The Department has well furnished staff rooms, well equipped classrooms and seminar hall with Computer (Internet), LCD projector, OHP, Digital video cameras, Public address system, Television set etc., which are frequently used by the students and faculty.

The Department has a well-equipped laboratory and also the newly established interactive classroom system.

Department of Extension Education
Akola 444104
Phone and Fax : 0724- 2258354


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