Dept of Agricultural Extension Education
Dept of Agricultural Extension Education (DAEE)`s purpose is to change the attitude and practices of the people with whom the work is done (rural people and farmers). It is a non-formal educational service for training and influencing farmers to adopt improved agricultural practices. On this basis and to train up the teachers, students and to make their attitude friendly with the rural people and to face the real situation of rural life and their need Dept of Agricultural Extension Education (DAEE) established in 1964 on Bangladesh Agricultural University.
Major activities of this department are to offer fundamental courses in all six faculties of BAU at undergraduate level, offer specialized courses at post graduate level (MS), carry out academic research at MS and PhD levels and to conduct project-based or contract research.
This department have developed two institutes, BAU Extension Center (BAUEC) and Graduate Training Institute (GTI) .In order to provide extension service among the neighboring farming communities, the Agri-varsity Extension Project (AEP) was established in 1976 as a Pilot Project. In 1989, the AEP became BAUEC. Graduate Training Institute (GTI) was established in 1976 as an institute under the management of the Department.
Major Focuses of Departmental Research are Technology transfer, Development communication, Impact of development interventions, Livelihoods of rural communities, Socio-psychological issues of technology dissemination, Human resource development, Gender issue in agriculture Food security etc.
This department arranges a week-long extension field trip in a upazila is conducted to orient students about the functioning of different nation building departments at root levels. Beside all these curriculums of honors degree and training activities there are also Master’s and Phd degree facilities here. About 500 MS students and 50 Phd students passed out from here. Now this time this department trying to establish a community radio station to provide agricultural service to the farmers.
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