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Directorate of Extension Education



Dr. J. K. Patel
Director of Extension Education
Anand Agricultural University,
Anand 388 001, Gujarat, India
Mobile  : 09998009962
PHONE : (O) : +91-2692-262316
FAX : +91 02692-262317
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Functions of the Directorate of Extension Education

  • To initiate, organize, coordinate and conduct extension education programmes in consultation with Deans, other Directors and the Heads of the Department of concerned subject at the University level
  • To supervise and monitor the extension education activities of all categories of academic staff members
  • To ensure close co-operation and co-ordination of the extension education activities of the University among its constituent colleges, research centers and recognised institutions, on one hand and among the concerned Departments of the State Government and Institutions on the other
  • To formulate budget estimates for extension education programmes and activities for all the concerned departments of the University in consultation with the Deans and the Heads of Departments
  • To Guide and supervise the working of the Information and Publicity Section dealing with publicity, publications, audio-visual aids, radio and electronic media etc., for the successful implementation of the extension education programmes and other activities
  • To initiate and organize seminars, training classes, camps etc, for farmers and farm women in consultation with concerned officers of the State Government, Director of Research, Deans and Heads of other institutions
  • Liaisoning extension education activities of the University under the guidance of the Vice-Chancellor for dealing with all aid-granting agencies, such as the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Department of Science and Technology and other Central and State Governments and autonomous institutions or trusts or Co-operative institutions and any other cooperating institutions and agencies
  • To initiate, plan and organise extension training programmes for professional extension workers including those serving under the constituent colleges, research centres, other recognised institutions, Central and State Governments and autonomous institutions
  • To conduct certificate courses/training programmes at the University level
  • To plan & co-ordinate for holding conferences, symposia, seminars and such other meetings and lectures as may be deemed essential and / or desirable
  • To provide feedback on the adoption of new findings to the research system and get solutions
  • To provide farm information services through various extension activities
  • To encourage, guide & support the extension education centres of the university for organizing different extension education activities for benefit of the farming community
  • To publish a monthly farm magazine “Krushigovidya” and quarterly “AAU Newsletter
  • To establish structural linkages under Training & Visit system by way of constituting technical committees at District, Zonal and State level
  • To conduct bi-monthly workshops, pre-seasonal trainings, diagnostic team and State level crop seminars/ workshops; etc
  • To plan agricultural programmes of All India Radio as well as Doordarshan in coordination with the line departments
  • To plan interface and convergence meetings with functionaries of the departments of the State, NGOs and other agencies




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