Programme overview

The two-year MSc in Agricultural Extension and Communication program is offered by the Faculty of Agriculture at RNTU. Numerous prolonged exercises in agricultural training and farming education are provided in this programme. It helps the students learn and put superior agricultural improvement techniques into practise. The objectives of this programme are to conduct an extensive and in-depth study to maximise innovative agricultural techniques that will promote more rural development, to get a deeper knowledge of the subject's foundations in the field of study of choice, and to acquire the knowledge and expertise needed to do independent research.

  • 2 Years

    Duration of Program

  • PG

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Bridging Industry and Academia.
Expert Faculty with Rich Experience.
Advanced Communication Lab.
Comprehensive and Well-Stocked Library.
Career Placement and Expert Advisories.

How will you benefit

Practical-based knowledge of agriculture and allied sectors.
In-depth practical knowledge of rural development.
Hand-held exposure to agriculture-allied sectors like Diary, Apiculture, Fishery, Poultry science, etc.
Disseminate different rural technologies through various extension activities.

What will you study

Tech-aided Farming Advancements via Education

Enhancing Agri-Education for Practical Implementation

Advancing Farming for Rural Development

Identifying the fundamental problems of farmers

  • PO-1. It provides ways to maximise agricultural produce.
  • PO-2. To familiarise myself with extension teaching methods and extension programme planning.??

  • PO-3. It helps to provide adequate knowledge about extension work, its practical importance, the role of the worker, teachings, and how practically aware the farmers are, plan the discussions, and inform the farmers about new techniques and machinery.
  • PO-4: Practically perform campaigns, lectures, speaking in groups, and visits.
  • PO-5. Indicates communicating the innovations to the farmers.??

  • PSO-1: Get exposure to a new rural area and the socio-economic condition of the people.
  • PSO-2. Get knowledge from ancient to modern agricultural practises.
  • PSO-3. Face the rural reality during the rural living and learning experience.
  • PSO-4: Get in-depth practical knowledge of crop cultivation practises.
  • PSO-5. Cope with adverse situations during the rural stay in different remote parts of rural Bengal.
  • PSO-6. Gain knowledge on working with different farm implements.
  • PSO-7. Get detailed knowledge of various agri-business activities.
  • PSO-8. Disseminate recent agricultural technologies through extension.

  • PEO-1. Be eligible for employment offered by banks, finance sectors, NGOs, Private sectors, and government sectors.
  • PEO-2. Pursue jobs in Nationalised Banks, the Reserve Bank, State banks, NABARD, etc. as Agriculture Officers, Agriculture Assistant Officers, Probationary Officers, Field Officers, and Rural Development Officers.
  • PEO-3. Work in different agricultural universities as a JRF (Junior Research Fellowship), SRF (Senior Research Fellowship), or TA (technical assistant).
  • PEO-4: Create job opportunities for unemployed youths through teaching, research, training, extension, etc., especially for the development of socially and economically depressed segments of society.


  • Development Perspectives of Extension Education
  • Development Communication and Information Management
  • Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations
  • Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences
  • Evolution of Economic Thought
  • Agriculture Production Economics
  • Statistical Methods for Applied Sciences / Social Science


Rural Development Officer
Education Officer
Planning Commission
Rural Advisor


B.Sc. in (Agriculture/Forestry/Horticulture), or any other relevant equivalent degree


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