Department of Agricultural Extension

 

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glass_43   Academic Programmes
glass_43   Infrastucture
glass_43   Mandate
glass_43   Courses Offered
glass_43   Faculty
glass_43   Students
glass_43   Co-curricular Activities
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About Department

The Department of Extension Education imparting teaching in Extension Education to UG, PG & Ph.D.  students. Undertaking strategic and action research, location  and commodity specific. Acquaint the students with practical knowledge for conducting trainings and various kinds of demonstrations at farmer’s field. Organizing seminars, conferences and workshops on important issues/themes for the academic staff members and the extension functionaries. Carrying out extension activities in the field using extension education methodologies and approaches. Providing advisory services through the extension staff working in Directorate Extension Education and KVKs.

Historical perspective of the Department:

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. The main aim of the department is further the advancement of learning and research in agriculture and allied sciences.

 

Academic Programmes

Department is imparting education at both the Post Graduate and Doctorate degree levels.

Department offers courses for specialization in information and communication Technology, Extension Management and Rural Sociology under which different courses are offered and also the research projects are conducted in partial fulfillment for award of M.Sc.(Agri.) and Ph. D. (Agri.) degrees.

The postgraduate education leading to M.Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. degree is offered at Department of Extension Education, Akola, Agriculture College, Nagpur and Agriculture College, Amravati offers M.Sc. (Agri.) degree programme. The total intake capacity for Post Graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) is as under.

Degree Programme in Agronomy

Akola

Nagpur

Amravati

Total

M.Sc.(Agri.)

18

13

09

40

Ph.D.(Agri.)

03+01(inservice)

—-

04

 

Infrastructure

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 500 books and research project reports.

                     

List of laboratory equipment’s with their use

Sr. No.  Name of equipment       Use
1 LCD projector  It is used for teaching and learning
2 Camera  It is used for practical purpose
3 Over Head Projector  It is used for practical purpose
4 Digital Video Cameras  It is used for practical purpose
5 Public Address System  It is used for practical purpose
6 Television set  It is used for practical purpose
7 Tape recorder  It is used for practical purpose
 

Mandate

  • To impart teaching at UG, PG and Ph. D. levels including practical aspects.
  • To undertake extension research on various aspects.
  • To generate Human Resource Development in the field of Extension Education.
  • To conduct advanced research in the field of Group Dynamics, Extension Management & Rural Development, Information Communication etc.
  • To render advisory services to the farmers through different extension mod

 

Courses Offered

  1. M.Sc. (Agri), Extension Education        :   18 Students
  2. Ph.D. (Agri), Extension Education        :    04 (03+01 In-service)

Ph.D (Agri)—- (31 Credits)

  • Major Courses                  :               Total Credits 17
  • Minor Courses                  :               Total Credits 09
  • Supporting Courses        :               Total Credits 05
  • Research                             :               Total Credits 45
  • Seminar                               :               Total Credits 02

Sr.No

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Semester- I (18 Credits)

Major Courses : 9 Credits

1

EXT 601 Advances in Agricultural Extension

2+1

2

EXT 602*** Advanced Design and Techniques in Social Science

2+1

3

EXT 603*** Advances in Training Technology

2+1

Minor Courses : 6 Credits

4

AG ECON 606 Advanced Agril Marketing and Price Policy

2+1

5

STAT 601 Advanced Statistical Methods

2+1

Supporting Courses : 3 Credits

6

AGRON 604 Advanced in Crop Growth and Productivity OR

2+1

7

FSC 602 Advances in Production of Fruit Crops OR

2+1

8

AH 601 Advances in Livestock Production and Management

2+1

Non Credit Compulsory Courses : 2 Credits

9

PGS 501 Library and Information Services

0+1

10

PGS 504 Basic Concepts in Laboratory Techniques

0+1

Semester- II (05 Credits)

Major Courses : 3 Credits

1

EXT 604 Organizational Development

2+1

Supporting Courses : 2 Credits

3

Stat- 607 Multivariate Analysis OR

1+1

3

AH-609 Production of Organic Livestock Products

1+1

Non Credit Compulsory Courses : 2 Credits

4

PGS 502 Technical Writing and Communication skills

0+1

5

PGS 503 Intellectual Property & its Management in Agriculture

1+0

Semester- III (07 Credits)

Major Courses : 4 Credits

1

EXT 605*** Advanced Instructional Technology

2+1

2

EXT 691 Doctoral Seminar I

0+1

Minor Courses : 3 Credits

3

AG ECON 609 Environmental Economics

2+1

Non Credit Compulsory Courses : 2 Credits

4

PGS 505 Agricultural research ethics and rural development programmes

1+0

5

PGS 506 Disaster  Management

1+0

Semester- IV (01 Credits)

Major Courses : 1 Credits

1

EXT 692 Doctoral Seminar II

0+1

Semester- V and VI

1

Doctoral Research

45

 

 

M.Sc (Agri) —- (37 Credits)

Major Courses                  :               Total Credits 21

Minor Courses                  :               Total Credits 10

Supporting Courses        :               Total Credits 05

Research                             :               Total Credits 20

Seminar                               :               Total Credits 01

Sr.No

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Semester- I (17 Credits)

Major Courses : 8 Credits

1

EXT 501* Development Perspectives of Extension Education

1+1

2

EXT 503* Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations

2+1

3

EXT 504* Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences

2+1

Minor Courses : 6 Credits

4

AG ECON 505 Agricultural Marketing & Price Analysis

2+1

5

AGRON -505 Agro Meteorology & Crop Weather Forecasting

2+1

Supporting Courses : 3 Credits

6

STAT-511 Statistical Methods for Applied Sciences

2+1

Non Credit Compulsory Courses : 2 Credits

7

PGS 501 Library and Information Services

0+1

8

PGS 504 Basic Concepts in Laboratory Techniques

0+1

Semester- II (15 Credits)

Major Courses : 9 Credits

1

EXT 502* Communication and Information Management

2+1

2

EXT 505* E-Extension

2+1

3

EXT 507* Human Resource Development

2+1

Minor Courses : 4 Credits

4

AG.ECON- 503 Evolution of Economic Thought

1+0

5

AG.ECON- 509 Agricultural Finance and Project Management

2+1

Supporting Courses : 3 Credits

6

AG.STAT-531 Data-Analysis Using Statistical Packages

2+1

Non Credit Compulsory Courses : 2 Credits

3

PGS 502 Technical Writing and Communication skills

0+1

4

PGS 503 Intellectual Property & its Management in Agriculture

1+0

Semester- III (03 Credits)

Major Courses : 3 Credits

1

Ext 506 Entrepreneurship Development and Management in Extension

2+1

Non Credit Compulsory Courses : 2 Credits

4

PGS 505 Agricultural research ethics and rural development programmes

1+0

5

PGS 506 Disaster Management

1+0

Semester- IV (01 Credits)

Major Courses : 1 Credits

1

EXT 591 Master’s Seminar

0+1

 

Co-Curricular Activities

The faculty of the department associates with various co-curricular activities pertaining to admissions, examinations, University sports, Social gathering, University convocation, student’s educational tours extension education activities, conductinh training programme etc.

 

Research Activities

Topics of Educational Research

M. Sc.

Sr.No. Name of Scholar Title of the Thesis Name of the Guide Year of Submission
1 Gavade Kiran Ganapati Adoption Behaviour of Grape Growers Shri.Y.B.Shambharkar 2013
2 Ugalmugale Vinod Kundlik Impact of Swaranant Community Radio Programme on Listner farmers Dr. D.M.Mankar

 

2013
3 Patil Sachin Bhagavan Socio – Economic Transformation by Adoption of Pomegranate cultivation in Buldana District. Dr. R.T. Katole

 

2013
4 Kabita Debbarma Communication Behaviour of University Teachers in Transfer of Technology Dr. D.M. Mankar

 

2013
5

 

Patil Jyoti Madhukar Participation of Tribal Women in Decision Making in Agriculture Prof. S.N. Rajput

 

2013
6 Mohite Vikram Sarjerao Adoption of Biofertilizers by the Soybean Growers in western Vidarbha Dr. N.M.Kale

 

2013
7 Kachhawah Tejashri Suresh Factors Responsible for Farmers Suicide in Yavatmal District Dr. N.M. Kale

 

2013
8 Ovhar Nitin Dadarao Adoption of Improved Cultivation Practices of Turmeric by the Farmers Dr. P.K. Wakle

 

2013
9 Khare Avinash Laxman Adoption Improved Cultivation Practices of Gram by the Farmers  Dr. P.K. Wakle

 

2013
10 Dhoke Savita Pundlikrao Knowledge and Adoption of Health and Nutritional Practices by Farm Women Shri Y.B. Shambharkar

 

2013
11 Madhu K.B. Farmers Perception about Environmental Risk in Pesticidal Use Dr. P.P.Wankhade

 

2013
12 Khairkar Vandana Shrawanji Aspiration of Rural Youth and their Participation in Rural Development Shri Y.B.Shambharkar

 

2013
13 Thakar Anil Kacharu Entrepreneurial Behavior of Floriculturists Dr. P.P.Wankhade

 

2013
14 Thakare Megha Kishor Work Satisfaction and Drudgery Faced by Women Labourers in Farm Operations Dr. P.P. Wankhade

 

2013
15 Chavan Shubhangi Ramsingh Adoption Behavior of Kagzi Lime Growers Dr. R. T. Katole

 

2013
16 Hirve Sachin Arun Effectiveness of Radio Programme Kisanvani Shri. S. P. Salame

 

2013
17 Patil Ajaysinh Sudhir Adoption of Soil Test Recommendations by the Farmers. Dr. N.M. Kale

 

2013
18 Sevak Amrut Dhenge Knowledge and Adoption of  Integrated Pest Management Practices by Paddy Growers Dr. D.M. Mankar

 

2013
19 Pawar Pallavi Saindas Role Performance of Tribal Women in Agriculture Shri S. N. Rajput

 

2013
20 Kalita Meenakshi  Socio-economic Impact of Labour Migration on the Families Left Behind in Golaghat District of Assam Dr. D.M.Mankar 2014
21 Deogirkar Vaishu Anantrao Knowledge and Adoption of Herbicides by the Soybean Farmers. Prof. S.N.Rajput 2014
22 Dohatre Pramod Nagorao Adoption of Soil Testy Recommendations by the Paddy Farmers Dr.N.M.Kale 2014
23 Hengad Reshmi Sopanrao Knowledge and Adoption of Chilli Cultivation Practices by the Farmers Dr.N.M.Kale 2014
24 Dutonde Sweta Sakhram Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Safed Musli Growers of Akola and Buldana Districts. Dr.P.P.Bhople 2014
25 Ghube Ganesh Dnyaneshwar Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Pomegranate Growers Dr.P.P.Wankhade 2014
26 Narwade Ram Chandrakant Adoption of Dairy Management Practices by Dairy Entrepreneurs of Self Help Groups Shri. S.P.Salame 2014
27 Parate Manoj Bapurao Impact of Farm Ponds on its Beneficiaries in Yavatmal District Dr.R.S.Waghmare 2014
28 Hole Sonali Shankar Adoption Behaviour of Farmers about Soil Test Recommendations Dr.P.P.Wankhade 2014
29 Bhosale Jagdish Sureshrao Impact of Pest Management Technology in Cotton on Beneficiary Farmers of Farmers Field School Dr. P.K.Wakle 2014
30 Pawar Abhijit Shivaji Production and Marketing Behaviour of Organic Vegetable Growers in Western Vidarbha Shri. Y.B.Shambharkar 2014
31 Tandekar Seema Assessment of Stress Management by the Farmers in District Prone Area of Western Vidarbha Shri. Y.B.Shambharkar 2014
32 Ratnaparkhi Himanshu Haridas Listening Behaviour of Beneficiary Farmers of Sadhana Community Radio Station, Durgapur Dr.R.T.Katole 2014
33 Raut Pooja Sahebrao Technological gap in Wheat Cultivation in Akola District Dr.P.P.Bhople 2014
34 Mr.A.S.Lahe Role Performance of Farm Women in Sericulture Dr.R.S.Waghmare

 

2015
35 Mr.V.D.Metangle Adoption Behaviour of Farmers about Technologies In Front

Line Demonstration

Dr.R.S.Waghmare

 

2015
36 Miss.P.S.Shinde Farmers Suicide in Wardha District of Vidarbha: Case Studies Dr. D.M.Mankar

 

2015
37 Miss.P.G.Ghonge Farmers Suicide in Buldana District of Vidarbha: Case Studies Dr.N.M.Kale 2015
38 Miss.P.M.Purkar Farmers Suicide in Amravati District of Vidarbha: Case Studies Dr.P.P.Wankhade

 

2015
39 Miss.A.S.Nikhade Farmers Suicide in Akola District of Vidarbha: Case Studies Dr.P.P.Wankhade

 

2015
40 Miss.D.P.Gosavi Farmers Suicide in Washim District of Vidarbha: Case Studies Dr.N.M.Kale

 

2015
41 Miss.V.T.Kaple Farmers Suicide in Yavatmal District of Vidarbha: Case Studies Dr.P.P.Bhople

 

2015
42 Mr.R.D.Tembhurne Technological Gap in Adoption of Integrated Pest Management Practices of Pigeon Pea by the Farmers Dr. P.K.Wakle

 

2015
43 Mr.S.H.Lagad Impact of Biodynamic Compost method on its adopters Dr.R.T.Katole

 

2015
44 Mr.S.R.Chandurkar Technological Gap In Ajwain cultivation Dr.N.R.Koshti

 

2015
45 Mr.N.M.Gudadhe Impact of Integrated Pest Management  Practices on Soybean Growers under NRTT Project Shri. S.P.Salame

 

2015
46 Mr.A.T.Barkade Knowledge and Adoption of Integrated Weed Management Practices by Cotton Growers in Washim District. Dr. K.T.Lahariya

 

2015
47 Mr.K.S.Bhad Knowledge and Adoption of Dairy Management Practices by Dairy Farmers Dr. U.R.Chinchmalatpure

 

2015
48 Amle Shrikrishna Dilip Safety Measures Adopted by Vegetable Growers in Pesticide application. Dr.K.T.Lahariya 2016
49 Bansod S.K. Knowledge and Adoption of Integrated Pest Management Practices by the brinjal growers. Dr.R.T.Katole 2016
50 Hinghe Bharat Narayan Adoption gap in Recommended Package of Practices of Soybean Shri.S.P.Salame 2016
51 Jadhav Rahul Janardhan Identification and Documentation of Indigenous Weather Forecasting Practices Among Farmers Dr.N.R.Koshti 2016
52 Subashree Malik Livelihood Status of Farm Women in Bhadrak District of Odisha state Dr.P.P.Wankhade 2016
53 Metangale Vaibhavo Dilip Adoption Behaviour of Farmers About Technologies in Front Line Demonstration Dr.R.S.Waghmare 2016
54 More  Amol Vijay Knowledge and Adoption of Recommended Cultivation Practices in Banana Dr.P.P.Bhople 2016
55 Tayade Ananta Prakashrao Knowledge and Adoption of Broad Bed Furrow Technology in Soybean Crop Shri.Y.B.Shambharkar 2016
56 Revendra Kumar Sahu Constraints Analysis in Adoption of Improved Dairy Management Practices Shri.Y.B.Shambharkar 2016
57 Raut Vikram Keshavrao Perception of Brinjal Growers about Use of Pesticide Dr.U.R.Chinchmalatpure 2016
58 Nirwan Priyanka Premilal Technological Gap in Adoption of SRI method of Paddy Cultivation in Bhandara district Dr.P.P.Bhople 2016
59 Wankhade Yogita Narendra Soil Testing Status of Orange Orchards in Amravati District. Dr.N.M.Kale 2016
60 Wadetollu Neeta  Narayan Impact of Vocational Training Programmes of Krishi Vigyan Kendra Dr.D.M.Mankar 2016
61 Patil Shrikant Soil Testing Status in Saline Sodic Track of Vidarbha Dr.N.M.Kale 2016
62 Mohite Ashwini Shivaji Perception of Youth Towards Agriculture Dr.P.P.Wankhade 2016
63 Kanchan Kadu Knowledge and Adoption of Improved Technologies by Orange Growers Dr.D.M.Mankar 2016
64 Kale Komal Vijayrao Training Needs of Farm Input Dealers About Farm Input Dr.D.M.Mankar 2016
65 Wadekar Ajay Rajandra Entrepreneurial Attributes of Nursery Growers Dr.P.K.Wakle 2016
66 Bare Anita Maruti Production and Marketing Behaviour of Onion Growers. Shri.Y.B.Shambharkar 2016
67 Bhaltilak Kajal Bramhdeo Knowledge and Adoption Of Insecticides as per the Label Claim By Cotton Growers In Akola. Dr.P.P.Bhople 2016
68 Darade Rukmini Eknath Technological Gap In Maize Cultivation In Buldhana District. Dr.P.P.Bhople 2016
69 Datir  Preeti  Rambhau Knowledge and Adoption of Health and Nutritional Practice by Tribal Women.  

Dr.P.P.Wankhade

2016
70 Dhumale Pankaj Meghasham Constraints in Production and Marketing  of Oranges. Dr.R.S.Raut 2016
71 Gujar Manisha Madhukar Assessment of Stress  Management by Farmers In Amravati District of Vidarbha Region. Shri.Y.B.Shambharkar 2016
72 Gottemukkula  Bhavani Attitude and Utilization of Crop Loan by Farmers in Akola District. Dr. D.M.Mankar 2016
73 Idhole  Amol  Uttam Resource Management Behaviour of Pomegranate Growers in Washim District. Dr.K.T.Lahariya 2016
74 Jadhav  Archana  Bapu Impact of  Crop Pest Surveillance and Advisory Project on Beneficiary Farmers. Dr.P.P.Bhople 2016
75 Mhaisane Sneha  Kailas Involvement of Rural Women In Farm Activities. Dr.P.P.Wankhade 2016
76 Patale Minakshi Ravishankar Knowledge and Adoption of Farmers about Soil and  Water Conservation Practices. Dr.N.M.Kale 2016
77 Potsangbam Rajina Entrepreneurial  Behaviour  of Brinjal Growers. Dr.N.M.Kale 2016
78 Rathod  Gopal  Vijay Knowledge and Adoption of  Improved  Cultivation Practices By Sugarcane  Growers. Shri.S.P.Salame 2016
79 Induri Venkata  Reddy Adoption Gap in Chilli Production Technology. Dr.P.K.Wakle 2016
80 Himadri Roy Technological Gap in  Adoption of Improved Cultivation of  BT Cotton in Akola District. Dr.D.M.Mankar 2016
81 Sonwane  Pritam Dattatray Farm Women Attitude Towards Girls Education. Dr.P.P.Wankhade 2016
82 Mr. Sanjay M. Bagul

 

Adoption of improved dairy management practices adopted by farmers in Akola district Dr. S. P. Lambe

.

2017
83 Ms. Mukta G. Solanke Formal and informal credit utilization pattern by the small farmers Dr. D. M. Mankar 2017
84 Mr. Naval M. Jadhav Participation of tribal women in decision making in agriculture Shri. S. P.Salame 2017
85 Ms. Seema S. chat Socio economic transformation of shed net house farmers in buldana district. Dr. P. P. Bhople 2017
86 Ms. Priyanka R. Darad Information management behavior of tribal farmers in Nanded district Dr. N. M. Kale 2017
87 Mr. Avinash S. Parihar

 

Technological gap in guava cultivation Dr. R. S. Raut

 

2017
88 Mr. Amol S. Darange Marketing behavior of turmeric growers in Akola district Dr. R. T. Katole 2017
89 Mr. Hrishikesh N. Jagatap Training need of pomegranate growers about plant protection measures. Dr. S. D. More. 2017
90 Mr. Mangesh A. Raut  Attitude of beneficiaries towards MGNREGA Dr.U.R.Chinchmalatpure 2017
91 Mr. Shimon P. Ghagare Impact of seed production training program organized under RKVY Dr. P. K. Wakle 2017
92 Mr. Anuj Gajanan Raut Entrepreneurial behavior of gram seed producer. Dr. P. K. Wakle

 

2017
93 Ms. Ashwini  S. Barge Attitude of girls’ student of agriculture university towards higher education. Dr. P. P. Wankhede 2017
94 Mr. Harshal D. Yewatkar Entrepreneurial behavior of garlic growers. Dr. K. T. Lahariya 2017
95 Ms. PrachiB.Bawane Socio-economic appraisal of Aandh tribute and their occupational disabilities. Dr. D. M. Mankar 2017
96 Ms. Rani A.  Palaskar Assessment of Optimism self-efficacy and stress mind set of Farmers in Distress prone area of Vidharbha Region. Shri. Y. B. Shambharkar 2017
97 Mr. RamavathSardar Resource management behavior of oil palm growers in Khammam District of Telangana Dr.N.R.Koshti 2017

 

Ph. D.

Sr.No. Name of Scholar Title of the Thesis Name of the Guide Year of Submission
1 Nitin Ramesh Koshti Farmers Perception and Adaptations Towards Climate Change and Variability in Distress Prone Districts of Vidrabha Dr. D.M. Mankar

 

2013
2 Parshuramkar Shubhangi Gajanan Impact of MGNAREGA on rural livelihood of eastern Vidarbha. Dr. D.M. Mankar

 

2014
3 Ku. Anita Shankarrao Deshmukh Production and Marketing Behaviour of Orange Growers in Amravati District. Dr. D.M.Mankar 2015
4 Ku. P.B. Chaudhary Evaluation of Public and Private Krishi Vigyan Kendras in Vidarbha egion of Maharashtra Dr. D.M.Mankar 2016
5 Shri. Deotale Shyam Laxmanrao

 

Job Perception, Job Performance and Job Satisfaction of Agriculture Assistants working in State Agriculture Department Dr.D.M.Mankar 2017
6 Borhade Snehalata Malhari Livelihood Sustainability of Suicide Prone Farmers’ Families of Vidarbha Dr.N.M.Kale 2017
7 Shri.N.P.Jangwad

 

Perception of Green Chilli Grower’s Regarding Environmental Risk In Use of Pesticides In Vidarbha Region Dr.P.K.Wakle

 

2018
8 Shri.Y.B.Shambharkar

 

Stress Management of Farmers In Distress Prone area of Vidarbha Dr.D.M.Mankar

 

2018
9 Ku.Neeta Devkate

 

Impact of Wan Irrigation Project On Agriculture And Socio-Economic Development of Beneficiary Farmers Dr.P.P.Bhople

 

2018
10 Ku.Ankita G.Angaitkar

 

Impact of Convergence of Agricultural(CAIM) Programme  On Beneficiaries of Distress Prone District In Vidarbha Dr.P.P.Bhople

 

2018

Thrust area :

  • Diversification in to agriculture for sustainable agricultural development
  • Agro- processing and Value addition and
  • Soil health management
  • Communication media for transfer of technology
  • Use of ICT/Cyber extension in agriculture for effective TOT
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Farmers centered research
  • Marketing intelligence among farmers
  • Impact of environment on agriculture
  • Fostering effective lifelong use of personal/natural resources
  • Impact analysis of different technologies on farmers’ field
  • Adoption/ technological gap and training need assessment
  • Research emphasis on Environment-Human Health – Agriculture /Healthy
  • Agriculture for healthy people and healthy environment
  • Resource conservation technologies FDI- Impact analysis
  • Agriculture Tourism
  • Agro Forestry Extension
  • Diffusion and Adoption
  • Extension Methods & techniques
  • Indigenous Practices
  • Rural Organization and Institutions

Research Projects

In last five years 30 research projects were completed and presented by the faculties of Extension Education in the Research Review Committee meeting.

On-going Research Projects (University level RRC Projects) :  
Sr.No Title of the Project Name of the PI
1 Marketing Behaviour of Floriculturist Dr. V. S. Tekale, Head
2 Knowledge and Adoption of Cotton Growers about Improved Integrated Management Practices to Tackle the Menace of  Pink Bollworm in Western Vidarbha Districts Dr.N.M.Kale,

Professor (CAS)

3 Impact of Crop Pest Surveillance and Advisory Project Dr.P.P.Bhople, Professor (CAS)
4 Production Constraints as Perceived by Tissue Culture Banana Growers in Akola District Dr. R.T. Katole Associate Professor
5 Aspiration of Rural Youths towards Agri- Entrepreneurship Dr.U.R. Chinchmalatpure, Associate Professor
6 Internet Utilization Behaviour of  Post Graduate Students of Agricultural University Dr.S.D.More         Assistant Professor
7 Pesticide Application Behaviour of Farmer Dr.M.K.Rathod, Associate Professor
8 Knowledge and Adoption of Cotton Growers about Improved Integrated Management Practices to Tackle the Menace of  Pink Bollworm in Central Vidarbha Districts Dr.P.P.Wankhade, Associate Professor
9 Adoption of Recommended Technology for Control of Pod Borer in Pigeon Pea Shri.R.P.Mandve, Assistant Professor
10 Constraints in Rearing of Taser Silk Worm in Gadchiroli District Dr.R.S.Wanghmare, Associate Professor
  1. Research Achievements
  2. M.Sc and Ph. D students have significantly contributed to research by developing and standardizing scales and indices :
  • Utility perception Scale for measurement of utility of farm periodicals
  • Socio-economic Status scale for farmers
  • Aspiration 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
  • 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.
  • Adoption of adaptation measure scale
  • Role perception of Agriculture Assistant scale
  • Awareness of Congruence scale
  • Empathy scale
  • Teaching competency scale

Thesis Abstracts of the post graduate researches of the Department from the year 1995-2008 has been published in the Joint AGRESCO meeting held on 28-30 May, 2009 at College of Agriculture, MKV, Parbhani (MS)

Research Recommendations

Sr. No. Year Name of Projects Recommendations
1 2014 Study of Farmers Tending towards Distress in Eastern Vidarbha Zone On the basis of the study it is recommended that, there is need to provide subsidiary occupations by Government to the farmers distress and to give the remunerative price for their agricultural produce on the basis of cost of cultivation. There is also need of social counseling and to provide agricultural technology and weather related information time to time to the farmers of Eastern Vidarbha Zone to overcome their distress situation.
2 2014 Technological gap in adoption of the improved cultivation practices by the gram growers

Recommendation

 

The research study on technological gap in gram cultivation in Akola district indicated that 84.44

per cent and 68.88 per cent of the farmers had knowledge about seed treatment with fungicides and seed treatment with biofertlisers however, high technological adoption gap was observed 71.11 per cent and 74.33 per cent in use of biofertilizers and in use of bio fungicide among the farmers. Un availability of biofertilizers and bio fungicide in the local market at the time of sowing is the major reason perceived by the 71.00 per cent of the farmers for existence of these high technological adoption gap.

      Hence it is recommended that seeds corporations and other companies should provide biofertilizers and biofungicides alongwith gram seeds to the farmers to increase the adoptability of biofertilisers and biofungicides.

3 2014 Adoption of herbicide application practices by the soybean and cotton farmers in vidarbha

 

As per the results of research study, it was observed that 39.82 % farmers have not applied the

recommended dose of herbicides in soybean. Out of the total 221 (92.08 %) herbicide users in soybean, 85 (38.46%) farmers have used power sprayers even though power sprayer is not recommended for application of herbicides. However, it was observed that majority 73 (85.88 %) of them have not get effective control over weeds. In addition to, the cent per cent herbicide adopters contacted the proprietors of Krishi Seva Kendras as the source of information about herbicide application. Hence, for avoiding the poor efficacy of herbicide technology on farmers’ field it is recommended that the State Department of Agriculture should organize regular trainings/workshops, demonstrations, preparation and distribution of printed material about use of herbicides before sowing season with the expertise of SAU scientists so that soybean and cotton cultivators in Vidarbha will get technical knowledge for effective use of herbicides.

4 2015 Soil Testing Status of the Farmers in  Distress Prone  Districts of  Vidarbha

 

 

The research study on “Soil Testing Status of the Farmers in Vidarbha” indicated that nearly two third (62.84%) of the respondents possessed medium level of knowledge about the various soil testing techniques, However, it was observed that majority (85.00%) of the respondents did not test their farm soil till date. Non availability of soil testing lab in nearby village/taluka level is the major constraint perceived by 87.50 per cent of the respondents for non adoption of soil testing techniques.

            Hence, it is recommended, that soil sample testing facility should be made available at block level and mobile soil sample testing van alongwith technical staff should be made available at village level by the State Department of Agriculture for the farmers, to increase the adoption level of soil sample testing technique and its recommendations at field level.

5 2015 Adoption of Herbicide application practices by the Wheat farmers in Vidarbha Considering the increasing use of herbicide application in wheat crop it is recommended that for avoiding the poor efficacy of herbicide technology the State Department of Agriculture should organize regular trainings/ workshops, demonstrations, preparation and distribution of printed material about use of herbicides before sowing season with the technical expertise of SAU scientists so that wheat cultivators in Vidarbha will get technical knowledge for effective and precise use of herbicides.
6 2016 Adoption status of the pesticide as per the  label claims Including Herbicides, Insecticides,  and Fungicides

 

      In Amravati revenue division of Vidarbha  96.67 percent selected  cotton and soybean farmers  and 62.50 per cent selected extension workers were found unaware about the label claims of pesticides. The results regarding the adoption status of the pesticides as per the label claims (Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) revealed that large number of the selected farmers using pesticides which were not approved by Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (i.e. without label claims).

      Hence it is recommended that State Department of Agriculture and KVKs should  organize regular trainings/ workshops/ for the extension functionaries and farmers.  Distribute printed   materials and give wide publicity through Mass Media about crop specific label claims of  pesticides for creating awareness about the label claims of pesticide

7 2016 Impact of  Recommended Technologies of Kagzi lime on the Growers It could be inferred that the beneficiary kagzi lime growers differed significantly  over non beneficiary kagzi lime growers in knowledge and adoption. It could, therefore, the explicitly stated that, there was definite change in knowledge and adoption among the beneficiary kagzi lime growers over the non beneficiary kagzi lime growers as the result of participation in the training programme and field school.  It is therefore, recommended that, State Department of Agriculture and ATMA organize regular Training Programme and Field School for the Kagzi Lime growers to increase their knowledge and adoption level about recommended technologies of the University with the technical guidance of Agriculture University Scientists and Subject Matter Specialist of KVKs.
8 2016 Role of farm women in Sericulture

In the study of “Role of farm Women in Sericulture” women mention need to organize training on rearing of silkworm to demonstrate all metamorphosis stage up to cocoon formation. Residential training  at the institute will help to acquire skill for silkworm rearing.  For mulberry cultivation, sampling should be provided instead of stumps for good stand of crop and to avoid gap filing. Nine to twelve days silk worm should be provided instead of eggs to avoid mortality and for even growth of silkworm in the batch.  In Tasser Silk worm rearing is practiced by the Divar community. This community should be included in Tribals to avails the benefit of tribal schemes.

9
2017

Adoption Status of the Pesticide as per the Label Claims (Including Herbicides, Insecticides,  and Fungicides) by the Gram Growers in Vidarbha

                 From the research study on “Adoption status of the pesticide as per the label claims by the gram growers in Vidarbha” it is recommended that for increasing the adoption status of the insecticides and fungicides as per the label claims by the gram growers organize regular trainings/ workshops/ for the gram growers about the label claims of pesticides. Distribute printed materials, display flex/banners in villages indicating the list of crop and pest specific pesticides approved by CIBRC for information and use of the farmers and give wide publicity through mass media for creating awareness about the label claims of pesticides.

Central Insecticides  Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) should take care to provide the readable label with the pesticides.

10
2017
Assessment Self Efficacy and Stress Mindsets Measures of the Farmers in Distress Prone Area of Vidarbha

From the research study on “Assessment of Self Efficacy and Stress mindset measures of the farmers in distress prone area of Vidarbha”, it is recommended that, for improvement of optimism, self esteem, self efficacy and stress mindset of the farmers in distress prone area, regular counseling and need based training should be provided. 

11
2017
Communication Behaviour of Agriculture  Assistants of Department of Agriculture in Nagpur District

It is recommended that, for timely and effective communication of Agriculture Assistant with farmers, government should provide laptop, smart mobile phone and internet facilities to them and reduce their official paper work load and they should be provided training on modern agricultural technology.

12
2017

Attitude of Rural Youth towards Farming as Major Occupation

To make attitude of rural youth more favourable towards agriculture as an occupation, it is recommended that youth should involve in skill development programmes, incubation center shall be establish at Agriculture University and need to include the agriculture subject in course curriculum of primary level schooling.

13
2018

Knowledge of the Farmers About Preparation of Spray Solution

In Amravati revenue division of Vidarbha, 81.00 per cent of the farmers were unaware about the preparation of spray solution. Hence, it is recommended that the state department of agriculture and all extension functionaries should organize awareness campaign through different media and organize regular trainings, method demonstrations for the farmers about preparation of spray solution for spraying.

 

 

Extension Activities and Achievements

  • The faculty of the Department actively participate in different extension activities undertaken by this University, these involved organization of Kharif Shivar Pheri, Exhibitions, Crop Demonstrations, Charcha Satra, Krishi Melawa, Training Programmes for Farmers.
  • The Extension Education Department is actively involved in playing pivotal role in projecting the achievements and research activities of the University to the farmers of Vidarbha region and thus shares the commitment of this University.
  • Following training were organized for the benefits of staff in collaboration with NAARM, Hyderabad under HRD programme by the Department of Extension Education. The faculty of NAARM and this University were guided to the trainees. Total 83 Assistant and Associate Professor were attended the training programme.
  • Organized one National level Seminar on ‘‘Socio-economic Dimensions of Technology Development and Technology Transfer in Agriculture’ from 24-25 May 2008
  • National Seminar on Rainfed Agriculture in India : Perspectives and Challenges  during 7-9 December,2016.
  • Faculty of this Department received Nehru Award of ICAR, New Delhi for outstanding Doctoral Research work during 2010
  • Faculty received Best publication Award of MSEE, Pune
  • Faculty received Best paper presentation Award during National Seminar of MSEE, Pune

Participation of Department in National Programme (photos)

               

Students Participation in Avishkar-2017                      Plantation Programme at Deptt.

               

Participation of Students & Morning Walkers in Tree Plantation Programme on 04.07.2018

Details of Academic staff, adjunct faculties, resource persons

Sr. No. Topic Name Place Year
1 Writing Script for Radio Dr. V.S. Tekale Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, GOI, Nagpur 2014
2 Writing Script for Television Dr. V.S. Tekale Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, GOI, Nagpur 2014
3 Principals of Extension Management Dr. V.S. Tekale RAMETI, Nagpur 2014
4 Role of Evaluation and Monitoring in Extension Dr. V.S. Tekale RAMETI, Nagpur 2014
5 Programme Planning Dr. V.S. Tekale RAMETI, Nagpur 2014
6 Ues of ICT Tools in Agricultural Extension Dr. V.S. Tekale RAMETI, Nagpur 2014
7 Entrepreneurship & Agricultural Marketing Dr. V.S. Tekale Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, GOI, Nagpur 2015
8 Role of Information in Agricultural Marketing Dr. V.S. Tekale Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, GOI, Nagpur 2015
9 Methods of Data Collection Dr. V.S. Tekale VANAMATI, Nagpur 2015
10 Skill of Extension Personnel Dr. V.S. Tekale VANAMATI, Nagpur 2016
11 Preparation of Perodicals, Bulletins, Reports and Reviews Dr. V.S. Tekale Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, GOI, Nagpur 2016
12 Market Intilligence Dr. V.S. Tekale Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, GOI, Nagpur 2016
13 Importance of Survey in Marketing Dr. V.S. Tekale Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, GOI, Nagpur 2017
14 Ues of ICT Tools in Agricultural Marketing Dr. V.S. Tekale Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, GOI, Nagpur 2017
15 Entrepreneurial Motivation Dr. U.R. Chinchmalatpure College of Agriculture, Akola 2017
16 Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Agriculture Dr. U.R. Chinchmalatpure College of Agriculture, Akola 2017
17 SWOT Analysis Dr. U.R. Chinchmalatpure College of Agriculture, Akola 2017
18 Communication Skills for Extension Personals Dr. V.S. Tekale Directorate of Extension Education, Dr. PDKV, Akola 2018
19 Stress Management for Effective Role Performance Shri. Y.B. Shambharkar Directorate of Extension Education, Dr. PDKV, Akola 2018

List of Workshop, Seminars, Conferences organized, Summer School, Winter School, CAS Training organized

Sr.No. Name of event Date Place No. of Participants
1 Training Programme on Information and Communication for Transfer of Technology Nov., 22-29, 2013 Dr. PDKV, Akola 25
2. Training Programme on Instructional Technology under Educational Technology Cell Jan., 19-23, 2015 Dr. PDKV, Akola 25
3. National Seminar on Rainfed Agriculture in India: Perspectives and Challenges. Dec., 7-9, 2016 Dr. PDKV, Akola 600

      

      

Glimpses of National Seminar-2016

 

Publications

Published Twelve books and numerous booklets, folders, charts, posters, practical manuals, blow-ups, lecture CDs.

Policy Brief on Livelihood study on families of suicide victim farmers of Vidarbha

Policy Brief on Farmers Sucide, Dr. P.D.K.V., Akola

Books:

  • Communication Skills & Personality Development Authored by V. S. Tekale, S.R. Ghadekar  and Harsha Mendhe
  • Agricultural Competitive Examination Authored by  Vandan Mohad ,Vishnukant  Tekale and Rajeshwar Shelke
  • Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agricultural Technology Authored by,  Harsha Mendhe ,  V. S. Tekale and  S.R. Ghadekar   
  • Entrepreneurship  Development & Communication Skills Authored by,  Harsha Mendhe ,  V. S. Tekale and  S.R. Ghadekar   
  • Dimensions of Agricultural Extension Authored by,  Harsha Mendhe ,  V. S. Tekale and  S.R. Ghadekar   
  • Entrepreneurship Development and Management- Authored by Dr. D.M. Mankar, Y.B. Shambharkar and Dr. P.P. Wankhade
  • Scaling and Measurement Techniques in Behavioural Sciences- Authored by D. M. Mankar, Y.B. Shambharkar , P.P. Wankhade and N.M. Kale
  • Extension Education in  the Context  of Changing Agriculture Authored  by Dr. S.A. Nimbalkar , Dr. P.O. Ingle, Dr. S.V. Sarode
  • Scientific and Technical Report  Writing  Authored  by  P.O.Ingle  

Books Published by the Faculty Members

 Contact Information

 

Dr. V. S. Tekale
Head
Department of Extension Education
Dr. PDKV,
Akola 444104

Phone and Fax (0724) 2258354
E-mail : hdextension@pdkv.ac.in


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