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Department of Agricultural Extension

Name of Professor & Head
:  Dr. N. B. Jadav
Degree 
:  M. Sc. (Agri), Ph. D.
Specialization
:  Agricultural Extension
Phone
:  (O) 0285 2672080-90, PBX  434, 422
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The Department of Extension Education was established as an independent unit in 1962 under the College of Agriculture, Junagadh. With a view to strengthen the under graduate teaching in philosophy and methods of extension education, the semester system of education was introduced since 1976. The post graduate programme was initiated in 1969.
 The Researchers, Extension scientist and Workers are the key players in the process of agriculture development. The need is obvious and especially for the rural economy with its major component of agriculture and allied to keep pace with the brisk changes of modern times. In other words, the rural people should know and adopt appropriate agricultural recommendations from time to time and also provide their feedback to the researchers through setup mechanism. The researchers neither have the time nor are they equipped for the job to adopt scientific technologies here, extension has to behave as a bridge between the farmers and researchers. Therefore, the extension is being taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in agricultural faculty and for that the extension teaching / training techniques are also being taught to develop dynamic professionals as well as civilized citizens.

FACULTY INFORMATION:
No.
Name
Designation
Qualification
Specialized Subject
Phone (O) &
 E-mail
1
Dr. N. B. Jadav
Professor & Head I/C.
Ph. D.
Agril. Extension
(O) 2672080-90 Ext., 434
(M) 
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2
Dr. V. N. Chavda
Associate Professor
Ph. D.
Agril. Extension
(O) 2672080-90  Ext.422
(M) 9228506751
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3
Ms. Pro. Puffy I. Dave
Associate
Professor
(English)
M. A.,
B. Ed.
English
(O) 2672080-90 Ext. 422, 376
(R) 2650676
(M) 98240 73366
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4
Prof. S. J. Parmar
Assistant Professor
M. Sc. (Agri.)
Agril. Extension
(O) 2672080-90   Ext.422
(M) 9726802141
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5.
Dr. B. H. Tavethiya
Assistant Professor
Ph. D.
Agril. Extension
(O) 2672080-90   Ext.422
(M) 9428241956
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6.
Mr. M. G. Kucha
Agril. Assistant
Agri. Diploma
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(O) 2672080-90   Ext.422
(M) 9979341829
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7.
Ms. Bhavnaben S.  Patel
Agri. Assistant
Agri. Diploma
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(O) 2672080-90   Ext.422
(M) 8140178920
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VISION
  • Department endeavours to make significant contribution in preparing academicians in the field of Agricultural Extension to meet the future demand of the country.
MANDATES
  • To impart teaching at UG, PG and Ph. D. levels including practical aspects.
  • To carry out basic and strategic research in the areas of extension education.
  • To render advisory services to the farmers through different extension mode.
  • To teach the courses and guide the students in the discipline of Agricultural Extension leading to the M.Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. Degrees.
  • To give exposure to the students, to live with farmers in village for one semester and to understand, how far the agriculture technology has been reached at village level and the constraints in adoption of latest farm technology on farmers’ fields through RAWE Programme.
Thrust area
  • Diversification into agriculture for sustainable agricultural development
  • Use of ICT/Cyber extension in agriculture for effective TOT
  • Adoption level/ technological gap and training need assessment
  • Extension Methods & techniques
  • Diffusion and Adoption
  • Soil health management
  • Farmers centered research
  • Resource conservation technologies
  • Communication media for transfer of technology
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Marketing intelligence among farmers
  • Market led extension
  • Impact of environment on agriculture
  • Encouragement effective lifelong use of personal/natural resources
  • Impact analysis of different technologies on farmers’ field
  • Agro- processing and Value addition
  • Agriculture Tourism
  • Agro Forestry Extension
  • Indigenous Practices
  • Rural Organization and Institutions
Infrastructural facilities and major equipments
  • UG and PG lecture hall for students.
  • Air-Conditioned seminar hall equipped with LCD, computer, motorized screen and multimedia system.
  • Computer facility with internet connection to all faculties.
Laboratories
  • UG and PG Laboratories for practical work with LCD projector
  • Audio-Visual Laboratory with basic Audio-Visuals and Equipment.
The Department has following three main activities
I.      Teaching
The faculties of the extension education discipline are educating the undergraduate and postgraduate students with the best course of action considering the objectives of teaching.
(A)  Teaching at Undergraduate level:
Teaching extension education, its methodology in the midst of sociological and psychological aspects with applications is being taught by following the methods of formal education at undergraduate level. The following nine courses which contain 15 credits are being taught by faculties.
Student READY Programme
Reorientation of graduates in agriculture/allied subjects for ensuring and assuring employability and develop entrepreneurs for emerging knowledge intensive agriculture, the component envisage the introduction of the programme in all the Agricultural Universities as prerequisite for the award of degree to ensure hands on experience and practical training. Conceptualize the thought and suggestion made by 5th Dean Committee the Student READY Programme (Student Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana) was launched by Hon‟ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi on 25th July, 2015.
There two components are being offered to the students of 7th and 8th semesters class. i) Rural Awareness Works Experience Programme (RAWEP) and ii) Experiential Learning Programme (ELP).
RAWE Programme:
Student READY (Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana) programme is a new initiative of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to reorient graduates of Agriculture and allied subjects for ensuring and assuring employability and develop entrepreneurs for emerging knowledge intensive agriculture.
Rural Awareness Works Experience (RAWE) and Agro-Industrial Attachment (AIA):
The Rural Awareness Works Experience (RAWE) helps the students primarily to understand the rural situations, status of technologies adopted by farmers, prioritize the farmers’ problems and to develop skills and attitude of working with farm families for overall development in rural area.
This programme is undertaken by the students during the VII semester for a total duration of 20 weeks with a weightage of 0+20 credit hours in two parts viz., RAWE and AIA. It consists of general orientation and on campus training by different faculties followed by village attachment/unit attachment in University/ College/ KVK or a Research station. The students are attached with the agro-industries to get an experience of the industrial environment and working. The students are required to record their observations in field and agro-industries on daily basis and prepare their project report based on these observations. The students will prepare and present project report.
Experiential learning:
The experiential learning programme is offered for 180 days (one semester) period in the final year. The word ‘experiential’ essentially means that learning and development are achieved through personally determined experience and involvement. The students of eighth semester are placed in different departments (Entomology, Plant pathology, Agricultural Chemistry and Seed Science) during eighth semester. They actively participate in the works carried out in the department and earns during learning.
(B)  Teaching at Postgraduate level:
Courses offered at Master level: The recognized faculty members are competently teaching following courses to the students registered for master’s degree in the discipline of extension education.
Department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes with following fields of specialization:
  • Dissemination and Adoption of Innovations
  • Sustainability and Commercialization of Agriculture
  • Impact and Evaluation of farmers and farm women’s Training and Rural Development Programme
  • Farming System Approach
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Information Communication Technologies
  • Organizational Development
  • Human Resource Development
  • Evaluation and Networking of Research and Extension Programmes

List of Courses offered at PG level

(C)  Teaching at Doctorate level:
The recognized faculty members offering following courses to the students registered for doctoral degree through comprehensive teaching techniques.
 
No. of M. Sc. and Ph. D. students passed out from department : 
No. of Master’s Students Passed Out
136
No. of Ph. D. Students Passed Out
33
II.      Extension Research
Extension research is mainly being conducted in two ways; first, through postgraduate students and second departmentally. Research through postgraduate students as a part and partial fulfilment of the degree programme. The students registered for master and doctoral degree programmes are conducting thesis research work as decided by the major advisor and members of student advisory committee.
 
Departmental research schemes/Projects
            The department has taken up 38 research studies in various fields of Agricultural Extension, viz. communication, adoption, knowledge, training, administration & management, evaluation and indigenous technologies etc. since its inception and 38 studies are completed so far. At present two departmental research projects are under progress:
Project-1: Project of Socio-economic Impact Assessment and Evaluation (B. H. 12414)
Project-2: Determinates of farmers towards abandoning their agriculture
Project completed:
The details of the departmental research projects completed are as under:
PUBLICATIONS
Number of publications
 No.
Name of Publication
Number
1.     
Research paper published in international journal
62
2.     
Research paper published in national journal
31
3.     
Books
13
4.     
Popular Articlespublished
371
5.     
Book Chapter Published
05
6.     
Abstracts
66
 
 
List of publication (Citation)
Books Published
Sr. No.
Detail of Publication
1.     
Sharma, Diksha and Kalsariya, B. N. (2018). Animal Husbandry : An Epicenter for empowerment of Rural Women, Empower a women : Empower  a Community. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing Co., ISBN: 978-613-9-86914-5.
2.     
Kalsariya, B. N. & Kanani, P. R. (2017) Key to success in Agriculture: Objective MCQ’s JRF, SRF, NET and other competitive exams new edition. ISBN:978-93-86347-07-7
3.     
Amreliya, P. G.; Savaliya, V. J. and Rajput, R.P. (2016) Entrepreneurial Behaviour of dairy farm women.  Lap Lambert Academic.  Publishing Co.,ISBN: 978-365-9-960-550.
4.     
Rathod, J.G.  and Savaliya, V. J and Rajput, R. P.  (2016) Impact of Training on farm women’s adoption about groundnut production.   Lap Lambert Academic Publishing Co.,  ISBN: 978-3-659-90269-7.
5.     
Rajput, R. P.; Savaliya, V. J. and  Rathod,  J. G. (2016)  Impact of training imparted by KVK on knowledge and adoption.  Lap Lambert Academic.  Publishing Co.,  ISBN-978-3-659-94832-9.
Book Chapter Published
Sr. No.
Detail of Publication
1.     
Parmar S. J.; Nidhi and Rathod J.G. (2016). Dairy Women's Participation in the Process of Decision Making. Agricultural Extension: Techniques and Applications. Biotech Books, 4762-63/23, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002. pp. 261:266
2.     
Kanani, P. R.; Kalsariya, B. N. and Jadeja, M. K. (2015). Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) for Sustainable Development in Agriculture. Agriculture : Innovation, Strategy and Technology in 21st Century. Archers & Elevators Publishing House, Bangolore. Vol. 1 :1-12.
3.     
Omede Ugbede David, Kanani, P. R. and Kalsariya, B. N. (2015). Techniques of Improving Organizational Climate for Agricultural Development.  Agriculture: Innovation, Strategy and Technology in 21st Century. Archers & Elevators Publishing House, Bangolore. Vol. 1 :196-206.
4.     
Parmar Sujata; Kanani P. R. and Kalsariya B. N. (2015) Collective Action – Key Element for Rural Women Empowerment. Agriculture:  Innovation, Strategy and Technology in 21st Century. Archers & Elevators Publishing House, Bangalore, 2 : 166-173  ISBN No.
978-93- 85640- 01-1
Chapter Published in Conference Proceedings :
Sr. No.
Detail of Publication
1.     
Kanani P. R.; S. S. Patil ; A.K.M. Jahangir Hossain and Kalsariya, B. N. (2017). Indigenous Knowledge System (ITK) –Myth or Reality in Conservation Agriculture.  Revisiting Agricultural Extension Strategies for Enhancing Food and Nutritional Security, Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience to Climate Change – toward Transforming Agriculture. pp. 28-38.
2.     
Kanani P. R.; S. S. Patil; A.K.M. Jahangir Hossain and Kalsariya, B. N. (2017). Ethics and Values in Extension Services – Some thoughts and Considerations in the Changing Paradigm. Revisiting Agricultural Extension Strategies for Enhancing Food and Nutritional Security, Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience to Climate Change – toward Transforming Agriculture. pp. 825-838.
Popular Articles :
1. Kalsariya B. N.; Kanani P. R. and Parkhia A. M. (2009 - 2019). "Samasya ane Samadhan" on different topics of agriculture, published in every Monday in "Krushi Prabhat" edition in Commodity World daily newspaper.
2. Nidhi; Kalsariya, B. N. and Naga, K. L. (2016). Urban Agriculture. Reader Shelf, 13(1) :57-58  ISSN : 2321-7405
3. Nidhi; Kalsariya, B. N. and Kishan Lal Naga (2016). Socio Economic Empowerment of Women through SHG. Marumegh Kisaan E- Patra, 1(2) : 52-55 ISSN : 2456-2904
4. Diksha Sharma; Nidhi and Kalsariya, B. N. (2017). MGNREGA : An Epicenter for Women Empowerment. Marumegh Kisaan E- Patra, 2(1) : 100-102 ISSN : 2456-2904
5. Nidhi; Kalsariya, B. N.; Naga, K. L. and Shilpa, V. C. (2017). Importance of ITKs in Groundnut Crops. Reader Shelf. 13(4) :4-6   ISSN : 2321-7405
6. Nidhi; Kalsariya, B. N. and Shilpa, V. C. (2017). Cyber Extension and its Tools for Transfer of Technology in Agriculture. Reader Shelf, 13(5) :26-27  ISSN : 2321-7405
7. Nidhi; Ardeshna, N. J.; Kalsariya, B. N. and Shilpa, V. C. (2017). Problems of Agricultural marketing in India. Reader Shelf, 13(5) :57-58  ISSN : 2321-7405
8. Gohil, G. R.; Parakhiya, A. M.; Savaliya, S. G. and Savaliya, V. J. (2017). October Masna Kheti Karyo. Krishi Jivan, September, 2017, pp. 16-17.
III.  Co-Curricular Activities
The faculties of the department are associated with various co-curricular activities like,
  • Admissions, examinations, University sports, University convocation,
  • Student’s educational tours, krushi mela, farmers fairs and krushi mahotsava,
  • Radio and TV talks giving latest information on various aspects related to the topics under the purview,
  • deliver the lectures in conducting training programme etc.,
  • Radio talks, TV talks giving latest information on various aspects related to the topics under the purview, case studies,
  • Participation in Agricultural Fairs, Krishi Mahotsav,
  • National Service Scheme is handled by this department and one seven days special camp in different village and One day camps about tree plantation, Swachata Abhiyan, Health awareness etc. are organized in different phase of students study.
Achievement:
Awards/ medals received by the faculty/ students
Sr. No.
Name of Teacher/ Research scientist
Nature of Awards/ Medals
Authority
Year
1.     
P. R. Kanani
Best Oral Presentation
Society of Extension Education Gujarat & AAU, Anand
2018
2.     
Kalsariya B. N.
Best Oral Presentation
Society of Extension Education Gujarat & AAU, Anand
2018
3.     
S. J. Parmar
Best Oral Presentation
Society of Extension Education Gujarat & AAU, Anand
2018
4.     
Kalsariya B. N.
Best Oral Presentation
ASM Foundation, New Delhi and Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh
2017
5.     
Gohil G. R. and Kalsariya B. N.
Best Poster Presentation Award
ASM Foundation, New Delhi and Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh
2017
6.     
Kalsariya B. N.
Best Poster Presentation
ASM Foundation, New Delhi and Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh
2017
7.     
Kalsariya B. N.
Best Poster Presentation Award
Society of Extension Education Gujarat and SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar
2017
8.     
Kalsariya B. N.
GAAS Award
Gujarat Agricultural Association of Sciences, Ahmedabad
2016
9.     
Kalsariya B. N.
Best Poster Presentation Award
Society of Extension Education Gujarat and JAU, Junagadh
2016
10.
Kalsariya B. N.
Best Oral Presentation
Society of Extension education Gujarat and JAU, Junagadh
2016
Glimpses of National Seminar
Seminar organized by Society of Extension Education, Gujarat and JAU, Junagadh
Sr. No.
Title
Date
Place
organized by
1.     
Seminar on Participatory Approach and Recent Trends in Rural Development
31/05/2009
Junagadh
Society of Extension Education, Gujarat and Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh
2.     
National Seminar on Contemporary Innovations for Quantum Extension in Agricultural Development 
18-19/3/2016
Junagadh
Society of Extension Education, Gujarat and Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh
Future Goals:
  • Enhance the knowledge of postgraduate students for national level examinations
  • Transformation of Department of Extension Education into Division with dedicated facilities of university
  • Develop the available faculties of university in different areas of extension education
  • Organizing one to three-week training Programme on core issues in the field of extension education and
  • Exploring information/knowledge about advances in extension education to the faculties of university