SGIDT Department of Dairy Extension Education

SGIDT Department of Dairy Extension Education


Department of Dairy Extension Education assumes greater significance in keeping with the mandate of the institute in terms of

  1. providing training to the personnel in dairy technology and dairy husbandry in order to handle dairy development programmes in the state of Bihar,
  2. providing short term training to dairy farmers, dairy entrepreneurs and dairy technicians as and when required
  3. disseminating the scientific knowledge in relation to milk and milk products through extension education programmes in order to enhance the income and growth of rural sector pertaining to livestock and dairying sectors.

Since its inception, the department has been actively engaged in teaching, research and extension activities as per the course curriculum of ICAR Dean Committee. Presently the department of extension is undertaking many extension activities such as

  1. Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG) programme in adopted villages namely Parsa Ibrahimpur, Naubatpur blopck under Patna district
  2. Demonstration cum hands on training programme in collaboration with Krishi Vighyan Kendras such as Barh, Harnaut, Arwal, Jehanabad etc.

The department has also undertaken several training programmes in the areas of dairy husbandry and dairy processing in collaboration with COMFED Bihar and especially Vaishal Patliputra Dugdh Utpadak sahkari Sangh Ltd., Patna. The department also organises Kisan Mela, Kisan Gosthi for the creating awareness among the dairy farmers to enhance their incomes and providing gainful employment to unemployed rural.


S. No. Name & Designation Contact No. Email
1. Dr. A. K. Thakur
University Professor cum chief scientist and Head, Dairy Extension Education & Dairy Husbandry departments.
Presently acting as Director Extension Education, Bihar Animal Sciences University, Patna



Undergraduate Courses
S. No. Course No. Course Title Cr. Hr.
1. DBM-111 Milk Production Management & Dairy Development 2+1
2. DBM-112 Communication Skills and Entrepreneurship Development 1+1
3. DBM-322 Dairy Extension Education 1+1
Postgraduate Courses
S. No. Course No. Course Title Cr. Hr.
1. DBM-511 Dairy Business Management 2+1
2. DBM-512

Research Facilities & Infrastructure

The department has a training centre and one video conferencing centre for organizing video conferencing among the scientists and dairy farmers and other senior university officers. One university sponsored research project was undertaken entitled “Study on quality consciousness amongst dairy farmers and consumers”. Presently ILRI sponsored research project on Goat Value chain is also undertaken by the department in collaboration with DR. A. K. Jha, I / C Head DBM.


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