Head of Department,
Naini Agricultural Institute (NAI),

Shusats, Rewa Road, Naini-211007
Phone: +91-532-2684297
Fax: +91-532-2684410
Email: head_agext@shiats.edu.in
Website: www.shiats.edu.in


Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication
Extension education as a technology based applied behaviourial science has proved to be one of the largest decision-oriented and problem-solving disciplines in the world because of its informative, formative, persuasive and emancipatory role in order to improve socio-economic conditions of the rural community. The science of human capital development through technology intervention and its practice have also been found useful for environment, health, small industries, energy. Beside agriculture and home economics, extension is the third dimension of the universities in our country. The department is globally known for its pioneer work in rural development. The first rural-development project was started in India through this pioneer department in the name of Jumunapar Punar Nirman (JUPAN) sponsored by Ford Foundation Society of USA. The department was established in 1952 under the dynamic leadership of Dr. A.T. Mosher. Beside the mandate of teaching, research and extension field work at UG and PG level, it encourages proactive approach towards extension and rural development activities.