The book is a compilation work and questions are substantially acquired from different competitive exams. A wide coverage of entire subject divided into nine chapters viz. Introduction to Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Communication, Media and Information Technology, Programme, Planning and Rural Development in Agriculture, Management in Agricultural Extension, Training and Research Methodology, Adult Education, Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology, Entrepreneurial Development and Elementary Statistics. This book consists of chapter-wise objective type questions like Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blanks and Mark True or False will enable the readers to update their knowledge quickly. Glossary are given at the end for ready reference. This book would be very useful for those appearing for various competitive examination, like post-graduate, SAUs Entrance, Ph.D. JRF, ARS, ICAR- NET, SET, Agricultural Officer, Bank (PO) (Agriculture), ADO and Allied Agricultural Examinations conducted by different agencies.
Foreword v Preface vii 1. Introduction to Agricultural Extension 1 2. Agricultural Communication, Media and Information Technology 23 3. Programme, Planning and Rural Development in Agriculture 49 4. Management in Agricultural Extension 97 5. Training and Research Methodology 119 6. Adult Education 143 7. Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology 153 8. Entrepreneurial Development 169 9. Elementary Statistics 181 Glossary 199
Dr. B.B. Singh (M.Sc., Ph.D., PGDEM, FISEP, FLWS) obtained his Ph.D. in 1996 from D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. Dr. Singh has worked in the capacity of S.R.F. (ICAR), Research Associate (UGC) and Faculty at N.D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad (U.P.). He was actively engaged in teaching and research at B.Sc. (Ag.), M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. levels. He has published several research papers in journals of repute and also authored more than 24 books. Presently, he is actively involved in writing and editing of books. Dr. C. Karthikeyan completed his M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D., in Agricultural Extension during 1992-97 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore. Graduated MBA (HRM) during 2010 at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Currently, working as Professor (Agril. Extension) and Coordinator of KVKs in TNAU, Coimbatore. He has published 16 standard books, 14 book chapters, 16 technical books, 104 scientific and popular articles in International and National journals of the repute. Dr. F.A. Aga acquired doctorate degree in Agronomy from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir (SKUAST-K). Dr. Aga has an experience of 30 years in Research and Extension. Besides teaching, Dr. Aga has worked in different capacities like Agricutural Extension Officer, Sub-Divisional Subject Matter Specialist in Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir and as Asst. Professor, Chief Warden and Training Associate in KVK. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor and Programme Cordinator of KVK in Directorate of Extension SKUAST-K.