Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Extension (PHDAGE)

Updated on 20 Aug, 2015

Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Extension (PHDAGE)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 14,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


  •   M.Sc. (Ag.) with 55 per cent marks (50 per cent for SC/ST candidates) in Agriculture Extension / Extension Education / Home Science Extension / Dairy Extension / Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension / Fisheries Extension / Agricultural Communication/ Development Communication / Agricultural Extension and Communication
  •  Master’s degree in any branch of Agricultural Sciences or allied fields (with bridge course)  
Programme overview
Agriculture Extension is the engine of agricultural development through transferring and training of advances in the production technologies to farmers and other stakeholders of agriculture sector. The extension system should not only transfer the knowledge and information to farmers but it should facilitate application of knowledge in field. The extension system is changing in India. The Open and Distance Learning is a new entry in the country’s extension system and can play an important role in extension activity. The Ph.D. Programme seeks to conduct research studies to increase access to knowledge and technologies for development in agriculture.
The objectives of the programme are to:
  • promote the open and distance learning in agriculture through postgraduate programmes in Agricultural Extension;
  • develop the human resource capabilities of research and extension personnel of national agricultural research and development systems;
  • popularize the application of ICTs in agricultural extension management system; and
  • develop model of open distance education in offering post graduate and research programmes in agriculture education.
This research degree programme is offered with a Course work of 32 Credits and Research work of 64 credits. The course works consist of following courses.   


Course Code
Title of the course
Type of course
Fundamentals of Agriculture Extension and Communication
Bridge course
Advances in Agriculture Extension
Agriculture Extension Management
Information Communication Technology in Agriculture
RAE- 005
Research Methodology and Scaling Techniques


First Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 RAE-001  Fundamentals of Agriculture Extension and Communication  8
 RAE-002  Advances in Agriculture Extension  8
 RAE-003  Agriculture Extension Management  8

Second Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 RAE-004  Information Communication Technology in Agriculture  8
 RAE- 005  Research Methodology and Scaling Techniques  8
Medium of Instruction:
  •  English
Additional Information:
The additional information about the programme and the admission details are available at IGNOU website – www.ignou.ac.in. Additional information about this programme may also be obtained from School of Agriculture. The Handbook and Prospectus for undertaking the Ph.D. Programme is available in the Research Unit webpage. (http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/icc/ru/Handbook%20and%20Prospectus)
For further information, kindly contact:


Dr. P.K. Jain,
Programme Coordinator,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29573091
The Director,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29533167
Tele Fax: +91-011-29533167


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