Agricultural extension education as a technology-based applied behavioral science has proved to be one of the largest decision-oriented and problem-solving disciplines in the world because of its informative, formative, persuasive and emancipatory role in order to improve socio-economic conditions of the rural community. The science of human capital development through technology intervention and its practice have also been found useful for the environment, health, small industries, and energy. Besides agriculture and home economics, extension is the third dimension of the universities in our country. The department is globally known for its pioneer work in rural development. The department was established in 2020 under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Rajesh Singh (Vice Chancellor, DDU GorakhpurUniversity, Gorakhpur). Besides the mandate of teaching, research and extension fieldwork at UG and PG levels, it encourages a proactive approach towards extension and rural development activities.
Extension Education shares the responsibility for planning, implementation, and coordination of various extension education programs of all the departments of institutes and research stations in close collaboration with the State Departments of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and other concerned departments and institutions. It conducts a large number of training for farmers, livestock keepers, farm women, rural youth, etc.
The Department organized demonstrations on farmer’s fields, Agri-exhibitions at the College level & farmers’ ghosties at the village level. Major objective of the department is to teach; impart training and build the capacity of the students to bring desirable changes in mindset, to obtain optimum and sustainable returns.