AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

S.V.AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, TIRUPATI

 

Agricultural Extension Department was established during 1965-66 as a common discipline for both Veterinary and Agricultural faculties at the extension wing of the College of Veterinary Science in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University and was integrated with the extension wing of S.V. Agricultural College from 1-2-1967. The post-graduate courses in Agricultural Extension leading to M.Sc. (Ag.) were introduced during 1976-77, and Ph.D. was introduced during 2008-2009. The important objectives of this Department are to offer under-graduate and post-graduate courses in Agricultural Extension to the students of Agriculture in an effort to inculcate and train them in extension philosophy techniques and methods, to conduct departmental research on selected topics related to the field of agricultural extension, assisting and participating actively in Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme for B.Sc. (Ag.) students, and to train the under-graduates and post graduates for the duties they would be called upon to perform as Extension Officers in the rural development.

 

Staffing pattern:


The Department has five teaching posts consisting of one Professor (Direct), One Associate Professor (Direct) and three Assistant Professors. Besides, four non-teaching posts like two Artist-cum-Photographers, one Record Assistant and one Office Subordinate are also attached to the department.

 

The Department offers four courses of 8 credits to the students of B.Sc.(Ag.), eight courses of 15 credits along with 20 research credits to the students of M.Sc.(Ag.) and six courses of 16 credits along with 45 research credits to Ph.D. students. So far 127 students were awarded with M.Sc. (Ag.) degree and 3 students were awarded with Ph.D. degree.

 

The important areas of research undertaken by the department are adoption and diffusion process, training and development, training and visit system, audio-visual aids, Farm Radio programmes, demonstrations, rural youth activities, agricultural finance, extension and rural development programmes.

 

Extension:

 

The extension activities mainly include training programmes to the farmers and extension personnel in production technologies, village adoption programme, conduct of meetings, seminars, conferences, college activities, functions etc.

 

Heads of the department

 

Dr. K. Jayarama Reddy

Aug. 1966 to Jan. 1967

 

Dr. K. Venkat Reddy

Feb. 1967 to Sept. 1967

 

Dr. M.G. Vasantha Rao

Oct. 1967 to March 1971

 

Dr. I. Reddi Babu

March 1971 to December 1972

 

K. Dr. K.Venkata Reddy

December 1972 to April 1976

 

Dr. K. Jayarama Reddy

May 1976 to June 1977

 

Dr. I. Reddi Babu

June 1977 to June 1981

 

Dr. Ch. Satyanarayana

July 1981 to May 1982

 

Dr. I. Reddi Babu

June 1982 to December 1984

 

Dr. Ch. Satyanarayana

January 1985 to June 1986

 

Dr. K. Jayarama Reddy

1986 -1989

 

Dr. (Smt.) Asha M.Bhave

1989 -1992

 

Dr. B.Lakshmi Reddy

1992 -1999

 

Dr. P:.Daivadeenam

1999 -2001

 

Dr. D.Ramachandra Reddy

2001 – 2003

 

Dr. T.Prabhakara Sastry

2003-2010

 

Dr. T.Prabhakara Sastry

Since Aug. 2010

 

 

PARTICULARS OF THE STAFF

 

 

Name:

Dr. S.V.Prasad M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D.

 

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Designation:

Professor and Head

Specialization:

Training, Diffusion and Adoption, Educational Technology

Mobile:

9700275477

e-mail

svprasad777@gmail.com

 

Name:

Dr. T.Lakshmi M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D.

 

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Designation:

Professor

Specialization:

Research Methodology, Stress Management, Human Resource Management, Instructional Technology

Mobile:

9392340148

e-mail

tlakshmi1968@yahoo.com

 

Name:

Dr. P.V.Sathya Gopal M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D.

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Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Communication and Management

Mobile:

9989234214

e-mail

satyagopal15@gmail.com

 

Name:

Dr. Venna Sailaja M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D.

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Designation:

Assistant Professor

Specialization:

Human Resource Development, Communication

Mobile:

9440183459

e-mail

sailajavenna9@gmail.com