The Directorate of Extension is the nodal agency to provide direction and leadership in the extension education activities of the university. The extension activities are carried out through a network of well established and well equipped Transfer of Technology (ToT) centers which at present include five Krishi Vignana Kendras (KVK’s), six Extension Education Units, a Staff Training unit, Agricultural Technology Information Center, Bakery training Unit, Krishi Community Radio Station (KCRS), Kisan Call Centre and Publication Centre at head quarter. These centers are periodically and regularly organizing national and state level trainings for the benefit of officers of the development departments, non-government organizations, extension functionaries and the farming community engaged in agriculture and allied activities. These centres are also organizing different types of demonstrations, farm trials, krishimelas, field days, exhibitions etc on various aspects of agriculture and allied activities to create awareness among extension functionaries and farmers. The directorate is involved in dissemination of farm technology through technical bulletins, booklets, leaflets, folders, posters and through radio and TV channels. The directorate is also serving as an important source of feed back information to the researchers through diagnostic services.
The Community Radio Station is named as Krishi Community Radio Station (KCRS) , the catch line of this channel is “Raitarinda- Raitarige” (from farmers to the farmers). The programme is being broadcasted for four hours daily ( two hours each in the morning and two hours in the evening). The fresh programmes are aired at 6 PM to 8 PM and repeated in the next day morning between 6 AM and 8 AM. The programmes of Community Radio Station have helped in providing location specific production information to the farmers based on day to day weather report, market analysis, out -break of pests and diseases etc.
Extension service is a vehicle, which carries scientific agricultural technology interventions developed at the Research Stations to the farm, for the overall benefit of the farming community. This noble activity facilitates in bridging the identified technological gaps existing with the farmers. Transfer of technologies from lab to land are carried through various extension activities like demonstrations, field visits, trainings, consultancy, exhibitions etc. in various TOT centres.
The organisational structure of Extension Directorate is as follows.