Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education


Since its inception, the department of Extension education actively engaged in teaching of Animal husbandry extension courses as per VCI Curriculum in U.G. program. As extension teaching is concerned with farmer’s problem and their remedies, and ensures involvement of students in different extension activities carried out by organizing outreach activities like vaccination camps, Animal health camps, farmer’s awareness camps etc. in rural areas..

Besides teaching the Department of extension undertakes various programme of extension activities to transfer the technology at farmers level. At early stage of its inception, the department was sanctioned lab to land programme (ICAR transfer of technology programme) and accordingly was organizing demonstration, off campus training and other extension activities. The department also established Animal diagnostic & treatment centre at village level. Presently the department of extension is under taking many extension activities  such as on campus training, demonstration, organizing rural camps, Kisan Mela, Kisan Gosthi for the welfare of the farmers and improving direct linkage between department and farmers field situation. Training of paravets, vaccination awareness programme for control of contagious diseases, adoption of innovation for socio-economic upliftment of livestock farmers, increasing livestock entrepreneurial traits of livestock farmers are other important activities of the department.


  • To cater the needs of teaching at Under-graduate and Post-graduate level on the different courses of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education.
  • To conduct need based researches in the field of Extension Education.
  • Conduct various extension programmes related to the improved production and animal health.



  • Video Conferencing system
  • Training Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • A.V. Lab.
  • Kisan Pramarsha Kendra
  • Medicinal Garden
  • Vermicompost and Azola unit etc.

Academic Activities

U.G. Courses (As per VCI)

Sl. No.

Courses No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

13rd Professional YearVeterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension3+1
2VAE- 311Principles and  Techniques of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension2+1
3VAE- 321Livestock Economics, Marketing and Business Management.2+1
4VAE- 511Livestock Entrepreneurship1+0
5TVC – 421Veterinarian in Society1+0


MVSc. Courses (As per ICAR)

Course NO.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

AHE 601Fundamentals of Veterinary and Animal
Husbandry Extension
AHE 602Communication for livestock development1+1
AHE 603Diffusion and adoption of animal husbandry practices2+1
AHE 604Extension techniques and audio visual aids2+1
AHE 605Animal husbandry programme planning
and Evaluation
AHE 606Research methodology in veterinary and
animal husbandry extension
AHE 607Social psychology and group dynamics2+1
AHE 608Animal husbandry development programmes1+0
AHE 609Developments in the concept of extension1+0
AHE 610Human resource management in
animal husbandry sector
AHE 611Gender and livestock development1+0
AHE 612Information and communication technology in livestock development1+1
AHE 691Master’s Seminar1+0
AHE 699Master’s Research20



PhD Courses (As per ICAR)

Course NO.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

AHE 701Organizational management3+0
AHE 702Farm journalism and public relations2+1
AHE 703Advanced research techniques in social
AHE 704Training for human resource development 2+1
AHE 705Policies and regulations in livestock sector2+0
AHE 706Educational technology2+1
AHE 707Dynamics of change2+0
AHE 708Organizational communication2+1
AHE 790Special problem0+2
AHE 791Doctoral Seminar I1+0
AHE 792Doctoral Seminar II1+0
AHE 799Doctoral Research45


PGS Non-Credit Compulsory courses

Sl. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours


PGS- 502

Technical writing and communication skills



PGS- 503

Intellectual Property and Its Management



PGS- 505

Agricultural Research Ethics and Rural Development Programmes



PGS- 506

Disaster Management


Research Activities

Completed Research Projects:

Sl. No.Title of the ProjectDurationFunding agencyPI/Co-PIs
1.Popularization of Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK’s) in Animal Husbandry, through Demonstration and Training in Bihar2 Years
Bihar Agricultural University, PatnaPI: Dr. Saroj Kumar Rajak
C-PI: Dr. Pankaj Kumar
2.Training needs assessment and capacity building of Dairy owners for entrepreneurship development in Diara Area of Bihar2 Years
Bihar Agricultural University, PatnaPI : Dr. Pankaj Kr
Co-PI : Dr. Saroj Kumar Rajak
3.Assessment of educational needs for promoting innovations in Dairy husbandry in different agro-climatic regions of northern India6 Month
Agricultural Education Division,
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
PI : Dr. Nishant Kumar
Co-PI : Dr. Saroj Kr. Rajak

Ongoing Research Projects:

Sl. No.Title of the ProjectYear of Start Funding agencyPI/Co-PIs
1.Improving rural livelihood security of tribal and resource constrained farmers of North Bihar through low cost technology of Animal Husbandry and allied sector2019ICAR-NASFPI : Dr. Pankaj Kr
Co-PI : Dr. Saroj Kumar Rajak
2.Adoption of Quail farming in different system and assessment of its productivity performance under deep litter and cage system of housing.2018-19BASU, PatnaPI : Dr. Pankaj Kr
Co-PI : Dr. Saroj Kumar Rajak
3.Identifying factors affecting health behaviour of tribes of Uttarakhand and developing dairy based interventions to improve their health and livelihood status2019ICMR, New DelhiPI : Dr. Nishant Kumar
Co-PI : Dr. Saroj Kumar Rajak

Faculty Members

S. NoNameMobile No.Email IDMore
1Dr. Pankaj Kumar9835676663[email protected]More..
2Dr. Saroj Kumar Rajak9430672336[email protected]More..
3Dr. Puspendra Kumar Singh7525052215[email protected]More

Supporting Staff

S. NoNameDesignationMobile No.
1Sri R. N. SumanTalkie Operator9939946115
2Sri Bandhan SinghLaboratory Assistant7677719282

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Contact Details

Dr. Pankaj Kumar
Assistant Professor & Head
Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education
Contact No.: +91 9835676663
Email ID.: [email protected]