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ICAR-NAARM Training Programme on "Innovative Practices in Extension Research and Evaluation"

Extension research has long played a significant role in maximizing the utility of socio-technological interventions. Extension research has evolved over the years by integrating scientific research methods and tools from other social sciences. However, the methodological evolution has stagnated in the last few decades thereby producing insignificant outcomes. Quality and relevance of extension research, therefore, has been the subject of serious concern. Further, evidence-based extension

research with uncompromised methodological rigour can provide significant policy-oriented outputs.

Reorienting extension research is the need of the hour. It needs coordinated approach by integrating state-of-the-art methods from other social sciences to improve the utility and visibility of extension research outcomes. This training programme is aimed at developing the critical abilities of extension professionals to conduct quality research and evaluation.

Programme Duration:
September 24-29, 2018 (6 days). Participants are expected to arrive by the evening of September 23, 2018 and can leave after 1700 hours on September 29, 2018.

To equip participants with the latest knowledge, skills and innovative practices needed for conducting impact-oriented and quality extension research and evaluation;
To provide hands-on practice in writing convincing research proposals in extension; and
To facilitate networking among the participants for interinstitutional research in extension

The programme is targeted at researchers, teachers and development professionals in extension in agriculture and allied disciplines and other social scientists.

Further information can be obtained from:
OIC, Training & PGS Unit
ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, Telangana, India
Email: trainingunit[at]


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