Department of Extension Education

 

Agril. Extension Education

Sr.

No.

Semester

Course No.

Credits

Course Title

1

I

EXTN 111

2(2+0)

Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology

2

II

EXTN 122

3(2+1)

Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education

3

II

EXTN 123

2(1+1)

Communication Skills and personality Developments (Common Course)

4

IV

ELE EXTN 244

3(2+1)

Agricultural Journalism

5

V

EXTN 355

2(1+1)

Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication (Common Course)

 

3. RAWE / STUDENT READY PROGRAMME

 

Rural Agricultural Work Experience and Agro-industrial Attachment (RAWE & AIA)

             It is decided to implement RAWE Model-I, considering feasibility in the field situation.

Sr.

No.

Activities

Number

of weeks

Credit Hours

1

General orientation and On campus training by different faculties

1

14

2

Village attachment/ Unit attachment in Univ./ College.

KVK/ Res. Station

8

3

Agro-Industrial Attachment

10

06

4

Project Report Preparation, Presentation and Evaluation

1

 

Total weeks for RAWE & AIA

20

20

  • Agro- Industrial Attachment: The students would be attached with the agro-industries for a period of 10 weeks to get an experience of the industrial environment and working.

RAWEComponent– I

 

Village Attachment Training Programme

 

Sr. No.

Activity

Duration

1

Orientation and Survey of Village

1 week

2

Agronomical Interventions

1 week

3

Plant Protection Interventions

1 week

4

Soil Improvement Interventions (Soil sampling and testing)

1 week

5

Fruit and Vegetable production interventions

1 week

6

Animal Production Interventions

1 week

7

Extension and Transfer of Technology activities

1 week

RAWE Component -II Agro-industrial Attachment

  • Students shall be placed in Agro and Cottage industries and Commodities Boards for 10 weeks.
  • Industries include Seed / Sapling production, Pesticides-insecticides, Post-harvest-processing- value addition, Agri-finance institutions, etc.;

 

Activities and Tasks during Agro-Industrial Attachment Programme

  • Acquaintance with industry and staff
  • Study of structure, functioning, objective and mandates of the industry
  • Study of various processing units and hands-on trainings under supervision of industry staff
  • Ethics of industry
  • Employment generated by the industry
  • Contribution of the industry promoting environment
  • Learning business network including outlets of the industry
  • Skill development in all crucial tasks of the industry
  • Documentation of the activities and task performed by the students
  • Performance evaluation, appraisal and ranking of students

 

  1. Duration: 20 weeks
  2. Weightages: 20 credits
  3. Eligibility: 

As per the provisions of the academic rules approved by MCAER from time to time, students who are eligible for promotion to VII semester shall register for RAWE programme. Once the students registered for RAWE programme, they will not be allowed to register for any other courses.

       7.Registration:

The students shall first register for RAWE programme at the College on the date notified by the MCAER/University.After registration at the respective College, students will report to the Chairman of RAWE centre (In charge of Research Centres/KVKs/Agril.Tech. schools, Senior academic staff nominated by the Associate Dean / Principal) immediately to which the students are attached. Once the students are allotted to a centre, they will not be allowed to change the centre on any ground.

 

8.Orientation of Students and Programme Officers:

The Associate Dean/Principal of the respective college shall organize orientation programme for the students registered for RAWE programme. The Chairman, Programme Coordinator, Programme Officers, SMS and Heads of the concerned sections will participate in orientation programme. During the orientation programme Bank Officials and concerned staff of Agriculture department will be invited to provide the information related to agriculture and rural development. The students will be oriented with the RAWE programme on the following aspects. 

  1. Objectives of the RAWE programme
  2. Organization of RAWE programme
  3. Programme of work in the village and visit to Agro-based industry, Research centres/ KVK etc.
  4. Completion of schedules and exposure visit to agro-based industry, Research centre/ KVK etc.

 

      e. Report on demonstrations under village placement.

      f. Discipline to be maintained.

      g. Methods of evaluation

      h. Various activities/programmes/schemes of the Agriculture department implemented by the             State agricultural department in study area

      i. Various programmes / schemes of the banks for the development of farmers

 

General orientation and subject wise orientation of students should be completed within One Week after registration

   

 9. Selection of RAWE centre

The concerned college will prepare a list of centers under its jurisdiction for allotment of the students in RAWE programme. The centers shall be Agricultural Research Centres/KVKs/Agricultural Tech. schools or any other centre which the college find suitable. The Associate Dean/Principal of the college shall allot about 25 to 30 students to each centre. The students shall be placed at the centre which is 25 to 50 km away from the college.

Once the students are allotted to the centre, they will not be allowed to change the centre on any grounds. The students shall report immediately to the centre –village allotted to him /her after orientation.

     

                 10. Selection of Villages

The Chairman and Programme Officer of the concerned centre will submit the list of villages to the Associate Dean /Principal of the College before commencement of the VII semester.

Villages to be selected should be connected by road preferably within the radius of 20 KM. of the centre. There should be at least 100 farm families in the village. Village should be capable of providing lodging and boarding facilities to the students. The villages to be selected should have as many enterprises as possible Viz. crop production, horticulture, dairy, sheep and goat rearing, poultry, sericulture, apiculture and fishery etc. Villages should be changed every year.

 

11. Placement of students

On completion of orientation programme at the respective college a batch of 25-30 students shall be allotted by the Associate Dean / Principal to the selected centre under jurisdiction of college for placement with the selected farmer ( host farmer) in the village.

Normally one student shall be attached to one identified host farmer in the village with whom he/she has to work for the entire semester. Normally 5 to 6 students shall be posted in one village.

As far as possible the girl students shall be allotted to the research centre observing convenience.

 

             12. Selection of host farmers

The host farmers are the contact farmers with whom the students of RAWE programme are attached for studying various aspects of farm enterprise. These progressive farmers shall be selected as host farmers in each village by the Programme Officer in consultation with Chairman of the RAWE centre.

The Programme Officer in consultation with Chairman shall submit the village-wise list of the host farmers of his centre to the Associate Dean /Principal of the College.

                  Criteria for selection of the host farmers

 

            13. Stay of students at the village

  1. The Chairman of the Advisory Committee and Programme Officer will facilitate in providing accommodation to the students during their stay in the village.
  2. The students will have to make their own arrangement for lodging and boarding and bear all the cost thereof.
  3. Students will have to make their own arrangement of conveyance from Research centers to the villages.

     

    14. Attendance and discipline:

    1. Attendance should be minimum 85 per cent.
    2. Every student shall stay in the village allotted to him for the entire semester of RAWE programme.
    3. In no case the period of stay in the village shall be extended to make up the shortage of attendance of the students.
    4. In the event of falling short of attendance, the student will be detained and he will have to register for RAWE programme when offered next. However, during this period he will not be eligible for stipend.
  4. Student must stay in the village and work with the farmer allotted to him for 8 weeks. In no case, he should come to his respective college unless called for by the competent authority.
  5. The students shall maintain well discipline during entire period of their placement in the village. Any misconduct of the students in the village will be viewed seriously and such students should be expelled from the RAWE programme/ College.

 

    15. Payment of stipend

All students undergoing RAWE programme are eligible for receiving stipend. Every student shall be paid stipend per month or as decided by the Government from time to time. Of these 50% amount shall be used as contingency at the disposal of Associate Dean / Principal for monitoring, evaluation and implementation of RAWE programme. However, students who have re-registered for RAWE shall not be eligible to receive the stipend.

 

     16.Programme of work

  1. Immediately after the orientation at the respective college the students shall report to the Chairman of the centre
  2. As soon as the students reported at the centre, Chairman will allot the village and the name of host farmer with whom he has to work for RAWE programme.
  3. Students shall maintain daily diary of the work performed.
  4. Students shall report to the Programme Officer once in a fortnight as per the dates fixed by the Chairman of the centre for submission of their daily diary for the purpose of taking review of fortnightly work performed by the students.
  5. Students shall submit a certificate of the host farmer to the Chairman of the centre in the prescribed proforma at the end of every month.

 

    17. Supervision of programme Formation of Advisory Committee

An Advisory Committee shall be constituted by the Associate Dean/Principal of concerned College for each centre to which students are allotted for providing necessary guidance in implementation of RAWE programme.

The advisory committee shall consist of the following members:

 

  1. In-charge of the respective centre/ KVK/ Associate Professor or Professor of the constituent college / Associate Professor or Principal of the affiliated college

Chairman

 

  1. Programme Officer                                                                                                        Member

 

 

  1. One SMS from SMS team nominated by the Associate Dean of the constituent Collegein his jurisdiction                                                                    

                                                                                                                           Member

  1. The host farmer                                                                                      Member

 

The Advisory Committee will be responsible to formulate RAWE programme for each student allotted to the centre, get it executed, supervised and scrutinized the work of the students. The advisory committee shall meet monthly to review and monitor the RAWE programme.

 

Programme Coordinator:

Programme Coordinator shall be the representative of the Associate Dean of the respective college in the cadre of Professor/ Associate Professor preferably in the discipline of Extension Education. He will visit each village when the students are placed at all the centers once in a month and coordinating the activities in every month. He will also attend the meeting convened by the Chairman of the centre.

 

Appointment of Programme Officer:

As Programme Officer is the pivot for successful working of the RAWE programme, he should be a senior and experienced person in the cadre of Assistant Professor. The Programme Officer will act as main functionary between the students of RAWE centre and the college.

 

Duties of Programme Officer:

The Associate Dean/Principal of the concerned college will appoint one faculty as Programme Officer for each centre where the students will be allotted for the RAWE programme.

The Programme officer will perform the following duties.

  1. Programme Officer will identify the villages and the host farmer of the centre
  2. Programme Officer will act as a primary contact person for the students in their day to day work.
  3. Programme Officer will maintain attendance of students by frequent visits (at least once in every week) to the villages where the students are placed.
  4. Programme Officer shall guide the students in planning and execution of various extension activities.
  5. Programme Officer will keep watch for regular submission of monthly diaries and reports.
  6. Programme Officer will help the students in securing accommodation and solving other problems as and when required.
  1. Programme Officer will arrange one week exposure visit to the Agricultural Research Centers /institutes/KVKs. Again, he will arrange two weeks exposure visit to the agro- based industries/enterprises/NGOs having successful agripreneurs/rural development programmes in the region. It is not necessary to have stay at the place. At least two agro based/ agripreneurs industries shall be visited by the students under the leadership of Programme Officer.
  2. Programme Officer shall undertake the final presentation of students about RAWE report in the form of power point presentation.

 

      18. Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs):

Associate Dean/Principal of the concerned college will appoint Subject Matter Specialists from all the disciplines. Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs) shall visit the villages where the students are placed at least once in a month during the RAWE programme and provide the technical guidance. The members of the SMS team of the constituents' colleges and the concerned students shall attend the monthly meeting of the advisory committee of affiliated colleges in each month in their jurisdiction. He will discuss the progress, monitor the activities and undertake the reviews of the work done and guide the future activities.

        19. Monthly meeting:

The Chairman of the Advisory Committee shall convene meeting of all students attached to the station at least once in a month and discuss the progress of work and problems of the students came across.

        20. Work Diary:

The student will visit the farm and record the details of the operations carried by the host farmer on his farm and accordingly maintain the subject wise daily work diary. He will also prepare a monthly abstracts done by him in all RAWE subjects and will submit to the Chairman of Advisory Committee through Programme Officer at the end of every month which will be checked and evaluated by the Chairman and Programme Officer.

     

  21. Distribution of Courses and Credits

Sr.

No.

Courses

Credits

Marks allotted

1.

Agronomy

0+2

100

2.

Animal Science and Dairy Science

0+1

50

3.

Agril. Botany

0+1

50

4.

Agril. Economics

0+2

100

5.

Agril. Entomology

0+1

50

6.

Agril. Engineering

0+1

50

7.

Extension Education

0+2

100

 

 

 

8.

Horticulture

0+1

50

9.

Plant Pathology

0+1

50

10.

Soil Science and Agril. Chemistry

0+1

50

11.

Reports on Study of Village attachment/ Unit attachment in Univ./ College. KVK/ Res. Station

0+1

50

12.

Reports on Study of Agro-Industrial Attachment or

 

Reports on Study of Agro-based industry/ enterprise

0+6

300

Total

0+20

1000

 

 

The Rural Agricultural Work Experience will be equivalent to semester load of 20 credits (1000 marks). A student will be evaluated for 1000 marks on the various components each with specific marks as mentioned in Table –1

 

Sr. No.

Staff Name

Designation

Qualification

1

Mr. Ankushe G. S.

Associate Professor

M.Sc (Agri)

2

Dr. Waghmode Y. J.

Asst. Professor

M.Sc (Agri) Ph.D. NET

3

Dr. Dhulgand V. G.

Asst. Professor

M.Sc (Agri) Ph.D