Since scoring in any objective or subjective exam require good writing skills, quality in the answer, completion of the answer within the stipulated time and word limit with originality difference and accuracy components. So while designing the book special emphasis was given on inclusion of the key words, analytical, systematic and compact presentation and to cover the different dimensions of the various topics to make the answer writing qualitative, effective and scoring. Focus is given on the bullet form presentation instead of paragraphs to facilitate the quick revision and easy memorization of the same to make the content easily reproducible in the examination. All the recent concepts and approaches with relevant issues related to extension are incorporated to provide necessary details of the modern concepts in ucid form. All most all topics of extension are covered under eight chapters to provide all the extension related material in one book.
Dr. Dileep Kumar, born in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan did his B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) and M.Sc. (Ag.) Extension from S.K.R.A.U. Bikaner (Rajasthan), India, in the year 2001 and 2004 respectively. His area of research during Masters Degree in the University was on adoption of sprinkler system of irrigation in the Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan. He pursued his Ph.D. degree from N.D.R.I. Karnal, (Haryana), on Critical Analysis of Dairy Co-operatives and Private Dairies in Rajasthan. He is closely associated with many national and international professional societies of Extension Education and published many research and popular articles. He remained a meritorious student during his academics. He is also pursuing PGJMC (Master in Journalism and Mass Communication) from IGNOU, New Delhi. He is founder chairman of Ram Mangalam Agri Rural Research foundation. A Rajasthan based NGO working for the betterment of lives of people.
Dr.Khajan Singh did his B.Sc. Dairying (DH), M.Sc. (Dairy Extension) and Ph.D. (Dairy Extension Education) from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, (Haryana). He joined Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal as ARS (Agricultural Extension) Scientist in February 1986. Presently working as Principal Scientist in the Division of Dairy Extension and has been engaged in teaching, research and extension for more than 9 (Nine) years. His area of research specialization includes dissemination of dairy innovations/information/technologies under rural conditions, impact assessment and identification of training needs of dairy farmers etc. Till today he has completed eight research projects as Principal Investigator and ten as a Co-Principal Investigator. He also worked as a group leader of inter-disciplinary team to under-take the transfer of dairy innovations under field conditions and technologies were popularized among farmers, students, subject-matter-specialists and high dignitaries through various methods, tools and techniques such as training, visits, radio talks and exhibitions etc. He has published more than 50 research papers, popular articles and technical bulletins in the field of dairy and agricultural extension. Dr. Khajan Singh has authored three books, two teaching manuals and also edited two books (Hindi). He is active member of four Professional Societies of Agricultural Extension at National level. Developed two knowledge tests for farmers one related to afforestation of salt affected soils and second regarding micro-irrigation technology for poor quality water areas. Guided several students (Both M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in the field of extension education concerning several issues in different agro climatic conditions of India. Delivered several lectures on AIR and actively participated in institution building activities.