M.Sc :Extension EducationMaharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology
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Rajasthan's economy has depended mainly on agriculture since its formation in 1949. Recognizing the importance of agricultural growth and development in assuring livelihood security of its population, the government gave high priority to developing agriculture education, research and extension in the State. The first Agriculture
College was SKN College of Agriculture at Jobner, established in the State and later on Rajasthan College of Agriculture at Udaipur was established in 1955. With the establishment of first Agricultural University at Pantnagar in 1960, the state had the distinction of being the second in establishment of Agricultural University in the country. It accepted the model of land grant pattern of education of U.S.A. with trinity of functions i.e. education, research and extension education. The Agriculture University was established in 1962, thereafter government took the bold decision to transfer research component to the University which many other states took a long time. Soon the University was converted into multi faculty in 1964. With this set up the emphasis on higher agricultural education got diluted. Therefore, Agricultural University was again created in 1987 at Bikaner. The Colleges at Udaipur became constituent Colleges of Rajasthan Agricultural University at Bikaner.
The Course of Extension Education came into existence with the establishment of Rajasthan College of Agriculture. Initially under-graduate classes began and in 1960, P.G. programme was started. While, Ph.D. programme by course work was started in the year 1985-86. At present the student intake capacity for M.Sc. and Ph.D. programme is five and three, respectively. Total 45 Ph.D. and 158 M.Sc. students have been produced by the department till now.