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Director Extension

email: director.ext@sknau.ac.in

Directorate of Extension Education

The Directorate of Extension Education was set up on 13 th November 2013 as the nodal agency of Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner along with the Extension wing, keeping in view the major objectives of Directorate of Extension Education in State Agriculture University. Its purpose is to promote agricultural development in the state through quick transfer of technology by providing training, advisory & farm information to the farmers & professional extension personnel of line departments.

The mission of the Directorate of Extension is‘Reaching the Unreached’ for livelihood security, Improved quality life & sustainability of agricultural Complex.

Objectives

        The objectives of the directorate of Extension Education are:

  • To formulate & impart in- service trainings to different categories of the officers & field functionaries from line department of govt. of Rajasthan & Non government organizations.
  • To conduct short & long duration vocational trainings for front line farmers, farm women, farm youths & school drop outs of the state.
  • To assess & refine the latest agricultural technology through front line Demonstration for their wider adoption.
  • To provide farm information services through various extension activities including literature, for quick dissemination of the technology.
  • To monitor KVKs & provide technical backstopping to ensure effective functioning.

 

Operational area Directorate of Extension Education

The Directorate of Extension Education is operating in KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRAs (KVKs) of eight districts. Seven KVKs of the districts i.e.  KVK  Sikar, Jaipur, Dausa, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur & Dholpur are under  direct administrative control of the DEE in 3 different Agro Climatic Zone of the state whereas 3 KVKs namely KVK Chomu , KVK Banasthali & KVK Goonta,Bansoor are  under the control of the NGOs & ICAR respectively. However the DEE is providing technical support to these KVKs also.

AGRO CLIMATIC ZONE WISE LOCATION OF KVKS

agro climatic zone

 District

 location of the kvk

 year of establishment

 farm area  in ha

II a Transitional Plain of Inland Drainage

Sikar

 Fatehpur Shekhawati

1976

10.50

III a Semi arid Eastern  Plain

Jaipur

Kotputli

2012

41.05

Ajmer

Tabiji

1992

10.60

Dausa

Khedla Khurd

1994

17.30

III b Flood prone eastern Plains

Alwar

 Navgaon

1982

11.00

Bharatpur

 Kumher

1988

21.35

Dholpur

 Masudpur

1992

21.04

 

Besides,Agriculture Technology Management Quality Improvement Centre (ATMQIC) under RKVY, is also being operated at Jobner through DEE since 2014-15, working for the all round development of three selected villages; Idan ka Bas, Dhani Boraj &  Khejrawas

     Services offered by the ATMQIC includes :

  • Kisan call center
  • Exposure visits for farmers
  • Announcements of events, supply and services for farmers, professional and field functionaries
  • Publication and distribution of farm literature
  • Museum and Integrated farming system
  • Agriculture resource center
  • ICT Hub Station with Video Conference System
  • E- Kiosk Facility
  • Dissemination of Agriculture Technology to the farmers through trainings and demonstrations

   Director Extension Education

 

 

Dr. MADHURI JOSHI is Director (Extension Education) in the University since 12th February, 2019. She has completed her post graduation & Ph. D. degree in Home Science Extension Education from College of Home science, Udaipur.

She started her career in the University as SMS Home science at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Jalore in 1985. Out of her 27 years long association with different KVKs in Rajasthan, she has worked initially as SMS Home science & later on as Programme Coordinator for 14 years in different KVKs, including Jalore, Kotputli, Dausa and Naguar .

She has successfully operated a Mission Mode project under NATP entitled “Validation and Promotion of IPM technologies in ground nut cropping system” in Dausa district, for 4 years. She has worked as the Deputy Director Extn. Edu., SKNAU from 2013 to 2015.

She also has 6 years of experience in teaching and has been Department Head as well as University Head for the Department of Extension Education. She has guided 6 Masters theses and is currently guiding one Ph. D. Thesis also.

She has written 2 text Books viz. “Human Values & Ethics” (English) and “Manaveeya  Mulya  Evam  Neetiya” (Hindi)  for the newly added course for undergraduate degree as per V Dean’s Committee recommendations. She has published 6 Research papers & 30 popular articles for the farming community including success stories, impact studies and has delivered more than 20 radio talks on various related topics.

She has been a recipient of ICAR’s Junior Research Fellowship, Academic Excellence Award & best poster presentation award.

She is also shouldering the responsibility of University Librarian since July 2016 where she has made remarkable reforms in the library through its renovation, modernization & digitization.

She is a member of many academic bodies like academic council, Board of Studies etc.  of various institutions.

 

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Last Updated : 12 Sep 2019