Since its inception in 1980, the Department of Agricultural Communication has achieved many landmarks and has been engaged in teaching and applied research with its developed academic programme and need based research activities. The department was created under the Centre of Advanced Studies in Agricultural Communication (CASAC) one of its own kinds with collaborative effort of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
CASAC has specific objectives of developing its academic programme to produce skilled professionals, providing in-service training to media professionals and extension professionals and to create infrastructure for providing development support communication to different segments of the University for promoting effective teaching, training and extension.
The academic curriculum for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. was developed by deliberations of Faculty of Agricultural Communication and Foreign Consultants. The faculty is trained from renowned foreign institutes/universities namely Syracuse University, University of Cornell, BBC (London), Philippines, Philadelphia, Wisconsin etc. for sharpening their skills. The specific areas in which the faculty was trained were educational technology, speech communication, distance learning, video & television production, information management and documentation, communication research, agricultural journalism, and technologies related with audio-cassettes.
The post graduate programme was started in the year 1981 and Ph.D. programme was started in the year 1992.
Following are the departmental facilities
Projects: Project completed in last five years :
Extramural Project of ICAR on “Designing Developing and Testing Need based Entrepreneurship Module to support Agricultural Education” has been implemented. Project In-Charge: Dr. S.K. Kashyap, Professor and Head, Dept. of Agricultural Communication. Team Members: Dr. Neelam Bhardwaj, Professor, Dept. Agril Comm., Dr. V.L.V. Kameswari, Professor, Dept. Agril. Comm.
Ongoing research project:
Faculty Awards / honors:
Technical bulletinTechnical bulletin/Popular Articles in 2016-17= 9
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Seminar/Workshop/Training/Symposium/Summer School Organized by the Department: 9