28 January 2022, New Delhi: Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR inaugurated the 21-day ICAR-Winter School on “Advances in Social Science Research and Evaluation” at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad today.
Delivering the inaugural address, Dr. Singh highlighted the prospects of social sciences research in general and extension research in particular in strengthening the interface of research with the farming community for addressing the current and future needs of Indian agriculture.
Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad stressed on the need for a rigorous approach in advancing the extension of science. Dr. Rao also emphasized on the urgent need for looking into the mechanics of conducting extension research, besides outlining the efforts of the Academy in the direction.
Earlier, Dr. P. Venkatesan, Course Director delivered the welcome address.
The 21-day Virtual School being organized from 25th January to 14th February, 2022 is aimed at imparting the advanced knowledge and skills in conducting impact-oriented research and evaluation in social sciences in agriculture.
A total of 42 participants representing the NARS Institutions from 15 States and 1 Union Territory are participating in the event.