PG Diploma in Agricultural Extension Management (PGDAEM) Admission is conducted by National Institute Of Agricultural Extension Management (NIAEM), Hyderabad


Framework of Courses for Semester I

Course NoName of the CourseCredits
AEM 101Introduction to Agricultural Extension3
AEM 102Facilitation for Development2
AEM 103Communication for Development4
AEM 104Gender Mainstreaming for Agricultural Development3
AEM 105Leadership and Management Skills3

Framework of Courses for Semester II

Course NoName of the CourseCredits
AEM 201Rural Sociology2
AEM 202Farm Business Management4
AEM 203Planning for Agricultural Management3
AEM 204Extension for Sustainable Agricultural Development3
AEM 205Project Work3
Framework of Courses for Semester II

About Course

There are around one lakh public extension functionaries in India. The public and private extension system extension functionaries play a crucial role in addressing the serious concerns in Indian agriculture such as major percentage of small holding farmers, huge yield gaps, disparity in use of inputs and deterioration of natural resources. There is a need to encourage and empower them through capacity building for improving their effectiveness in extension delivery system. MANAGE has launched the Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension Management (PGDAEM) is in distance learning mode during 2007 under this Centrally Sponsored Scheme exclusively on Agricultural Extension Management, for the public and private extension functionaries of the country. The programme has completed fifteen years and the sixteenth batch is in progress.

Across the period more than 22,000 candidates from Agriculture and Allied sectors have been enrolled in PGDAEM. The PGDAEM being a unique intervention for strengthening the capacities
of extension personnel, has gained a lot of interest and popularity in recent times. Since its inception in 2007 the programme received full support of the Government of India (GoI) till the Financial Year 2014-15. With effect from Financial Year 2015-16, the States are getting the support of the Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (DA & FW), Govt. of India under Extension Reforms Scheme to the tune of 60%, 90% and 100% for General States, North-Eastern States & three Himalayan States and Union Territories respectively. The remaining amount (matching share) 40% and 10% for the General States and North Eastern & three Himalayan States respectively is contributed by the concerned State Governments.

Eligibility Criteria

Extension functionaries graduated in Agriculture and allied sectors such as Horticulture, Veterinary, Fisheries etc. and other Graduates currently employed in the departments of Agriculture/ Allied sectors of Central/ State/ UT Governments and State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), Block & Assistant Technology Managers (BTMs & ATMs) of ATMA and Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs) of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) are eligible to enroll for the programme. Preference will be given to government extension functionaries in the above Departments.

All Graduates in Agriculture, Allied subjects and other Graduates working in Agri-business companies, NGOs, Cooperatives, Farmers’ Organizations, Agri-entrepreneurs and Input dealers are also eligible.

Course Fee for Private Candidates

The Candidates working in agribusiness companies, NGOs, cooperatives and those belonging to the category of agripreneurs, input dealers, progressive farmers, private sector employees etc. have to pay Rs.15,000/- towards course fee in one installment. The amount should be paid in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favor of MANAGE, Hyderabad or also can pay online or Google pay (Screen shot) and submit the transaction details along with their application.

Admission Procedure

Step 1:

  • All the candidates belonging to government departments should submit their applications (as enclosed in the brochure) through their immediate controlling authorities with a request to forward.
  • The applications should be forwarded to Project Director, ATMA of the concerned district for admission into the PGDAEM.
  • The private candidates from private companies should send the applications to SAMETIs of their respective states.

Step 2: After scrutiny of the applications, the Project Director will forward the same to the Director-SAMETI of the concerned State with a request to forward the same to the State Nodal Officer (SNO), Extension Reforms, of their State.

Step 3: The Director SAMETI in turn will compile the applications and forward the same for approval of the State Nodal Officer (SNO), Extension Reforms, of their State.

Step 4: All the applications approved by the SNO* may be recommended to MANAGE for admission in the XVII (2023-24) batch of PGDAEM.


The final result of the programme will be uploaded in the MANAGE website. Original diploma
certificates would be sent to the SAMETIs concerned along with marks memos. If a candidate has lost or misplaced the certificate, the same can be obtained on payment of Rs.500/- through a Demand Draft in favor of MANAGE, Hyderabad or Online payment or Google pay and submit transaction details.

Last date for receiving the applications: 15.01.2024

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Contact Details

For further details, contact PGDAEM cell:
Telephone: 040-24594597
Mobile : 9490797922
Email : [email protected]

Deputy Director & Principal Coordinator (PGDAEM)
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE)
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030


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