Fundamentals of Agriculture Extension Education
About this eBook
This book is prepared for undergraduate agricultural source of Dimension of Agricultural Extension as per revised curriculum in Extension Education for B.Sc. Agri degree programme. There are number of good books on Extension Education. But it was observed that students face difficult to find one that encompasses the new course contents in its length and breadth. The book already published contains the contents in different depths without emphasing the importance and stress to be attached to such course contents. No books extensively deal with the new course. So, to solve this problem of under graduate students studying under agricultural system, this textbook has prepared. It is expected that the book will meet the requirements of the new system with fullest satisfaction to the students. Agricultural Education has undergone a change in its contents, approaches, emphasis and even methodology. As a vast research knowledge is being generated, new areas of learning in agriculture are being explored, teaching approaches are constantly modified, farmers orientation is getting changed, professional s challenge is increasing so new items are being added with every passing ear in the Agricultural Education system. Agricultural course curricula is now prepared under the instruction of ICAR, New Delhi to maintain uniformity in contents all thought the country b a group of experts drawn from all over the country. The 4th Dean s committee recommended the present course curricula and this book is prepared as per the new contents. Some additional but important contents are also included in the book for the benefit of the students particularly for competitive examination.
The authors express their sense of gratitude to their colleagues for providing valuable suggestions for preparing the textbook. Authors thanks are also go to Ms. Maya Mahanta, Mr. Prabin Kalita, Mr. Maheswar Dutta, Mr. Prafulla Bora, Mr. Rajen Gogoi and Mr. Manik Bordoloi for their valuable help. They also thank to Agrobios India for agreeing to publish the book. At last, they also welcome constructive criticism from teachers, students etc for improving the textbook in near future. Authors
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