Programme overview

Focus on community-based education: Extension education is all about providing educational opportunities and resources to communities beyond the traditional academic setting. PhD programmes in Extension Education typically emphasise the importance of community-based education, and students learn how to design, implement, and evaluate educational programmes that are tailored to the needs of specific communities. Interdisciplinary approach: Extension education draws on a wide range of disciplines, including education, social sciences, agriculture, health, and business. PhD programmes in Extension Education are typically interdisciplinary, and students may have the opportunity to explore a variety of topics and fields. Practical, hands-on experience: PhD programmes in Extension Education typically involve a significant amount of practical, hands-on experience. Students may work on real-world projects, collaborate with community members, and participate in internships or field experiences.

  • 3 Years

    Duration of Program

  • Doctorate

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Industry-Academia interactions
Well-qualified and highly experienced faculty members
Communication Lab
Well-versed library
Placement and Advisory Services

How will you benefit

Advanced practical-based knowledge on agriculture and allied sectors
In-depth practical knowledge in rural development
Handheld exposure in agriculture-allied sectors
Disseminate different rural technologies through various extension activities.

What will you study

Cutting-Edge Agriculture Extension Methods and Research

Enhancing Agriculture Education with technology transfer

Advancing Farming for Rural Development gains

Identifying the fundamental problems of Farmers

  • PO1: Agricultural extension students need an enabling environment for better learning
  • PO2: Develop globally competitive human capacity in extension education
  • PO3: Promote research in frontier areas of agriculture and its allied activities
  • PO4: Foster international alliances and collaborative initiatives to reach global excellence.
  • PO5: Promoting the entrepreneurial skills of the students
  • PO6: Excel in scientific endeavours
  • PO7: Equipping for management extension and extension research

  • PSO1: Gain up-to-date knowledge of a broad range of professional social work.
  • PSO2: Get theoretical and practical knowledge of social work Techniques.
  • PSO3: Be aware of innovative and practical approaches to social issues.
  • PSO4: To provide knowledge from ancient to modern agricultural practises
  • PSO5: Detailed knowledge on various agri-business activities
  • PSO6: To disseminate recent agricultural technologies through extension

  • PEO1: Prepare for employment offered by government organisations, private companies, and NGOs.
  • PEO2: Seek an opportunity in the nationalised banks (Reserve Bank, State Bank, NABARD, etc.) as Agriculture Officers, Agriculture Assistant Officers, Probationary Officers, Field Officers, and Rural Development Officers.
  • PEO3: Be a part of different agricultural universities as a JRF (Junior Research Fellowship), SRF (Senior Research Fellowship), Assistant Professor, KVK scientist, and ARS Scientist.
  • PEO4: Create job opportunities for the unemployed youths through teaching, research, training, extension, etc., especially for the development of the socially and economically depressed segment of society.
  • PEO5: To build the manpower needed to serve the rural community.


  • Advances in Agriculture Extension
  • Advanced Designs and Techniques in Social Science Research
  • Advanced Management Technique
  • Advanced Micro-Economic Analysis
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Library and Information Services
  • Technical Writing and Communications Skill
  • Intellectual Property and Its Management


Rural Development Officers
Agriculture officer
DRDO (Extension Scientist)
Planning Commission (Rural Advisor)


M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Agricultural Extension/Dairy Extension/Home Science Extension/Veterinary Extension


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