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Master of Science (Agriculture-Extension)

Course Fee
Exam Fee
4 Semester (2 Years)
Rs. 65,000-/ (Per Year)
Rs. 4,000-/ (Per Year)
Level 6 To Level 7

M.Sc. Agricultural Extension occurs across a time length of 2 years and is comprised of 4 semesters across the entire course term. It focuses upon the cumulative development for Agricultural Scientists with their focus upon applying a greater understanding conceptual and abstract knowledge. It prepares prospects to deliver information inputs to farmers with regards to boosting agricultural productivity, increasing food security, improving rural livelihoods, and promoting agriculture as the consequential engine for pro-poor economic growth. Thereby, it raises the standards of rural living by helping them utilizing their natural resources judiciously and strategically (be it water, land or livestock).

‘Extension’ refers to the continuation in studying and solving the rural problems. It also increases the farm yields and improves standards of living of farmers by bringing desirable changes in knowledge, attitudes and skills across performing necessary agricultural processes, and taking beneficial decisions.

Right from day one, the main objective of this course is the expose the entire class to the basic skills of reporting scientific data and develop skills for reporting papers, manuals etc. The comprehensive procedures adapted in this course prepares students to state their fact with clarity as a future scientist. Great emphasis has been given to scholars interested in agricultural research for rural development. The course module is designed in a way that teaches the noble philosophy of rural agriculture and endeavors for R&D.

More focus has been given to sensitize the students about the overall understanding and importance of agricultural research. The students shall be taught the principle of practicing research ethics, along with all the methodology. Research ethics for publishing and authorship, right to intellectual properties, right to privacy, and ethics on activism on agricultural-social contracts, socio-economic issues are taught right from day one.

B.Sc. (Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Allied Stream) or eq.

OECC after 1st Year
To be finalized by UGC and ICAR.
OECC after 2nd Year
To be finalized by UGC and ICAR.

Financial Assistance :-

Candidates may apply for Fee reimbursement under various Central or State Govt. schemes subject to eligibility conditions and compliance of prescribed terms and conditions of the relevant granting agency.

Fee reimbursement upto ₹ 60,000/- for APST candidates having family income less than ₹ 2,50,000/- (Two Lakhs Fifty Thousand) per annum under the schemes offered by Central Govt./ State Govt. subject to compliance of prescribed terms and conditions.

Career Path :-

After completing M.Sc. (Extension), you'll have a strong background in agricultural education, communication, and outreach. This specialization prepares you for careers that involve working closely with farmers, communities, and organizations to disseminate knowledge, promote sustainable practices, and enhance agricultural development. Here are some potential career paths you can consider:

Agricultural Extension Specialist: As a specialized extension expert, you can work with farmers and communities to provide education, training, and technical support on a wide range of agricultural topics, including modern farming practices, pest management, and resource conservation.

Extension Educator: Work for government agencies, agricultural institutions, or NGOs to design and implement extension programs that address local agricultural challenges, promote best practices, and empower farmers with relevant knowledge.

Community Development Officer: Focus on rural development by working with communities to improve their agricultural practices, livelihoods, and overall quality of life through education and capacity-building.

Rural Outreach Coordinator: Collaborate with organizations to reach remote or underserved rural communities with valuable agricultural information, resources, and training.

Agricultural Communication Specialist: Combine your knowledge of agriculture with effective communication skills to develop and deliver educational materials, workshops, and campaigns that raise awareness about sustainable farming practices.

Agricultural Project Manager: Manage and oversee agricultural development projects, coordinating activities, resources, and stakeholders to achieve project goals and outcomes.

International Agricultural Development: Work with international organizations, NGOs, or government agencies to promote agricultural development and food security in developing countries through education and capacity-building.

Policy and Advocacy Roles: Advocate for agricultural policies and programs that benefit farmers and rural communities. You could work for advocacy groups, think tanks, or government agencies.

Agricultural Trainer: Provide training sessions and workshops to farmers, agricultural workers, and extension personnel to enhance their skills and knowledge in various aspects of agriculture.

Agricultural Research and Evaluation: Work in research institutions or consultancy firms to assess the impact and effectiveness of extension programs and develop strategies for improvement.

University Lecturer/Professor: Pursue further education (Ph.D.) and become a lecturer or professor in agricultural extension and education programs at universities.

Agri-Tech Innovation and Startups: Apply your extension knowledge to develop technology-based solutions, apps, or platforms that connect farmers with information, resources, and markets.

Agribusiness Extension Manager: Work for agribusiness companies to develop and manage extension programs that educate farmers about the effective use of their products and services.

Sustainable Agriculture Advisor: Focus on promoting sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices, helping farmers adopt methods that are environmentally friendly and economically viable.

Research and Publications: Contribute to the academic community by conducting research on agricultural extension methodologies, writing publications, and presenting findings at conferences.

Your M.Sc. (Extension) equips you with the skills to bridge the gap between research and practical application, facilitating positive changes in agricultural practices. Networking with professionals in the field, staying updated on trends in agricultural extension, and continuously improving your communication skills will be important for a successful and impactful career.