Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola

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)


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 has sectional library for the staff and students with more than 700 books and 550 research project reports.

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
=> Agril. Education
=> Educational technology
=> Farm Management
=> Indigenous Technology Knowledge
=> Watershed Development
=> Irrigation projects and systems
=> Village Institution
=> Leadership
=> Tribals
=> Farm women
=> Mass media
=> Panchayatraj
=> Agril. 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.


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