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Agricultural Extension Curricula in India: Is it Relevant to Changing Times?

The agricultural extension curricula currently followed in India at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels need revision. This need has been recognized by many scholars and articulated in several workshops and conferences. Though a few attempts have been
made over the past four decades to revise the curriculum, it has remained more or less static. Though there have been extension-relevant
advances in the fields of communication, sociology, psychology, management, innovation studies, and social science research methods, they
are yet to find a place in the extension curriculum. Consequently, due to the lack of essential extension competencies, agriculture graduates in general and those with MSc and PhD in agricultural extension in particular face challenges in finding appropriate jobs.

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