Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

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Department of Extension Education


Department of Extension Education

The department of extension education came into existence in 1956 with the establishment of Extension Wing in the then Government Agricultural College, Ludhiana. It aimed at exposing and orienting students to the needs, problems and activities of rural population. Initially, extension education was introduced as an optional subject for the final year students of B.Sc.Agriculture. From this modest beginning, the department expanded its curricular and other programmes with the establishment of Punjab Agricultural University in 1962. Currently, Extension Education is being taught as a compulsory subject in the College of Agriculture.

The degree programmes at M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels were introduced in the years 1961 and 1965 respectively. The department offers UG courses in Extension Education to the students of B.Sc. Agri. (Hons.) of College of Agriculture, PG courses to M.Sc. and Ph.D. students of the Department of Extension Education of College of Agriculture and other colleges as minor subject. Besides, the department is also running a teacher education programme (B.Ed.) which was started in the year 1977-78 and is continuing with it.

All the three mandatory functions of the university i.e. Teaching, Research and Extension are being carried out by the department.

Department of Extension Education
Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana, Punjab


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