PHD in Agricultural Extension in IARI Eligibility, Syllabus and Admission

PHD in Agricultural Extension in IARI Eligibility, Syllabus and Admission.

 Online Notification is Published on- March

Sub-discipline-Agricultural Extension Agricultural Extension; Agricultural Communication; and Agricultural Management

Number of Seats – Agricultural Extension General 3 and SC-1, ST-1, PH-1 and OBC-1

Age Limit – The minimum age for admission shall be 21 years. No relaxation is admissible regarding
the minimum age limit.

Qualification for Admission to Agricultural Extension-  M.Sc./M.Sc.(Ag)/M.Tech./M.E. in Agricultural  Extension/Extension Education/DairyExtension/ Fisheries Extension/Livestock Extension

Syllabus  PART-II AND III Agricultural Extension Objectives, philosophy and principles of extension education; extension role of agricultural universities; comparative studies of extension education system in selected developed and developing countries; different models of organising agricultural extension, particularly tools and methodology; agricultural information (knowledge) system; teaching and learning processes; principles of adult learning; audio-visual aids and their classification; modern communication and information technology; application of PERT/CPM principles of programme planning process; agricultural and rural development programmes in India.

Principles of extension management, different theories of management processess and functions of managemental organisational set-up for extension services in India including the T & V system; types of training programmes for extension personnel and farmers; model of modern training, modern teachnologies, experimental learning methods, entrepreneurial development process; factors affecting extension training.

Scope and importance of psychology in extension education, concept of human society; characteristics of rural people; socio-psychological basis of human behaviour, socio-psychological factors in transfer of technology; social structure; social interactions and processes; values and norms of rural social systems; rural institutions; role of leadership; process of diffusion and adoption; consequences of adoption of innovations; communication process and elements of communication; thories of communication, fundamentals of farm journalism; role of mass media; modern electronic media.

Process of scientific research; validity and reliability of measuring devices; methods of observation and data collection; techniques of tabulation; analysis of data and report writing; methods of statistical analysis; statistical designs.

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