ICAR: Restructured and Revised Syllabi of Post Graduate Programmes (in Agriculture and Allied Sciences)

ICAR: Restructured and Revised Syllabi of Post Graduate Programmes (in Agriculture and Allied Sciences)

This document contains the new and revised syllabi for post-graduate programmes of 79 Disciplines in Agriculture and Allied Sciences including AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION (for both MSc and PhD programmes). This new syllabi is being implemented in all Universities across India from the academic year 2021-22.

The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) and the Agricultural Extension in South Asia (AESA) Network played a pivotal role in development of the agricultural extension syllabus by integrating our efforts with the ICAR sub-committee on Agricultural Extension constituted by ICAR (under the ICAR Broad Subject Matter Area [BSMA] for Social Sciences).

We recognise the key role played by Ms V Usha Rani IAS (ex-Director, MANAGE) for supporting this initiative and the leadership of Dr Kalpana Sastry (Chair, BSMA, Social Sciences and Dr I.S Rao (Professor, Agricultural Extension, PJTSAU, Hyderabad) in taking the revision exercise through the different stages. Our special thanks to all the sub-committee members of MANAGE Sub-Committee on Extension Curricula Reforms (Dr Saravanan Raj, MANAGE, Dr Rasheed Sulaiman V, CRISP-AESA, Dr P.S. Sivakumar, ICAR-CTCRI, Dr Mahesh Chander, ICAR-IVRI, Dr M. Chandragowda, ICAR-ATARI, Dr M.A. Ansari, GBPUAT, Dr P.V.K. Sasidhar, IGNOU, Dr P.S. Ananthan, ICAR-CIFE, Dr Ritu Chakravarty, ICAR-NDRI, Dr Sagar Wadkar, VAMNICOM and Dr Souvik Ghosh, Visva Bharati University) for their specific contributions to development of this revised curricula. The two days joint consultation and brain storming on each of the courses, the two committees organized together at Hyderabad on 28-29 September 2018 helped us in development of this final output.

We hope this document will be of great relevance to other countries in the region in revising the syllabus not only in Agricultural Extension, but also in other disciplines too.