M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Extension Education


Why this programme?

Study Programme

The Masters programme in Agricultural Extension Education has been designed following the UGC guidelines. The course imparts:

Colleges offering M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Extension Education

The master programme in M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Extension Education is offered by the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, CARDS in Coimbatore campus and in two other campuses with the same name such as AC&RI, Madurai and AC&RI, Killikulam.

Application and Admission

Future Career

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Master’s in Agricultural Extension course

Master Courses

♦ Upon admission, the students undergo a sequence of courses that support them to understand and comprehend the basics of Agricultural Extension as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total credit load of 70 credits, of which 30 credits are exclusively earmarked for their Thesis Research.

Master’s thesis research

♦ On  completion of the prescribed  courses in the first year, the students initiate  their thesis research.

♦ Each student is assigned to an experienced faculty, approved by the Dean of School of Post-Graduate Studies, who would guide the student on his/ her choice of research topic


Research internship

♦ The students are exposed to several scientific events like symposia and conferences.

♦ A sizeable proportion  are encouraged to have internship training at other institutes for a couple of months, either in India or abroad.

Student Experiences

My name is V.Iniya. I am currently pursuing I M.Sc in this department. I am very proud to say that I had chosen this department after my completion of Under Graduate programme when I had no idea of which discipline to choose after UG. At first I was very nervous to enter the department. But it became like a family to me after some months since the faculty of the department are very student friendly and the students of the department are very helpful. The facilities of the department are the need of the hour for any extension functionary, especially the DEIL Lab facility.

This is Riyas Babu from the Dept. of AE&RS, TNAU, Coimbatore. Due to the compulsion of my family only I planned to join PG. That too during the UG days, students used to say that extension is abstract . But when I came to experience the real time aspect, it is entirely different. It checks our own personality and teaches much to us, that too with the recent BSMA syllabus, it is very useful to know many aspects in extension education. The entrepreneurial skills taught during the course might help me to become a future entrepreneur. 

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