4 Semester (2 Years)
8 To 9
* The title of the programme is approved u/s 22 of University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956
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/ Allied Stream) or eq.
The applicants must be B.Sc. Agriculture /Horticulture graduates with first class CGPA distinction from an institution that has been recorded under the proper registry of the body to which Arunachal University of Studies belongs.
The knowledge assimilated and the certifications of proof of completion across the field may contribute differentially to Agricultural Journalism and mass media, as a bridge of transfer of technology applicable to the positions of trainers and facilitators. Other occupational opportunities involve Agriculture Extension Officer, PRO, a variety of academic professions, Social Scientists, etc.
The employment scope after pursuing Master of Science (Agricultural Extension) also exposes students to Agricultural Journalism. As an agricultural journalist, one takes up a reasonable responsibility to voice out matters from the rural areas and assist the development of farming by writing articles, content, and printing the content.