Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Extension Education is a post-graduate course including activities offered to serve a wider clientele. Extension Education is the process of teaching rural people how to live better by learning ways to improve their farm, home, and community institutions. Hence teaching, research in Extension Education is an important career for students of agricultural sciences. ‘Extension Education’ is that particular branch of agricultural sciences or social sciences which helps in the process of transferring/ spreading the new information and innovations to the farmers. These innovations may include new seed varieties, new agricultural technologies, new breeds of animals, etc. All these activities lead to rural development.
The admission procedure for M.Sc. in extension education is done through various entrance exams. These exams are available on 3 levels i.e. national level, state level, and university level. Some universities conduct their own entrance exams and use only those marks to offer admissions.
The admission process consists of:
- Applying for the course through online/offline mode (whichever applicable)
- Good performance in the entrance exam
- Counseling/Selection procedure by the university
Q: What is the eligibility criteria for admission into M.Sc. in Extension Education?
A: The basic eligibility criteria for this course require a B.Sc. degree with a minimum aggregate mark of 50%.
Q: What is the difference between agricultural extension and education extension?
A: Agricultural extension is the application of scientific research and new knowledge to agricultural practices through farmer education. While education extension practitioners can be found throughout the world, usually working for government agencies.
Q: What are the entrance exam to pursue extension education?
A: Top entrance to pursue extension education are:
- All India Entrance Examination for Agriculture(AIEEA)
- Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education & Research (MCAER) PG CET
- OUAT Common Entrance Exam
- Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University Common Entrance Exam (AGRICET)
Q: What job roles I can get after completing M.Sc. in extension education?
A: Job roles one can get after completing M.Sc. in extension education are:
- Overseas Education Counselor
- Food Technologist Manager
- Human Health Marketing
- Field Officer
- Research Scientist
Q: What is the average course fee of M.Sc. in extension education?
A: The average course fee to pursue M.Sc. in extension education lies between 25,000 rupees - 1.5 lakh rupees per annum.
Q: What are the recruiting areas after M.Sc. in extension education?
A: The recruiting areas include:
- Research institutes
- Private Agri-business firms
- State line departments
Q: What is extension education?
A: Extension Education is the process of teaching rural people how to live better by learning ways to improve their farm, home, and community institutions. It helps in the process of transferring/ spreading the new information and innovations to the farmers.