The post graduate students are the treasures for any nation, they are the harbinger of progress and generator of innovations. Their lifestyles, expectations, motivations do form the building blocks of human resource management. PG students in higher agriculture education are contributing to one of the most priced human resource pools in India, they are the minds and passions to ensure food security of 1350 millions of our population. So, the book is a time felt creation to introspect the lifestyle, expectation and motivation of these students including Ph.D. scholars as well. Hope, the book is going to be a valuable contribution in managing students and scholars of our country by respecting and elucidating their life, lifestyles and expectation for a better tomorrow.
Prof. (Dr.) Sankar Kr Acharya, former Head, Dept. of Agril. Extension and Director, Extension Education, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, WB, born on 6 th October, 1960, started his career as an Assistant Professor at BCKV in 1988 and has been in teaching, research and extension over 30 years. An erudite teacher as well as an elegant speaker, Prof. Acharya has also been the topper and awarded the certificate of merit in his M. Sc. (Ag) academic career in Agril. Extension. He is internationally acclaimed for his unique research domain of Social Entropy and Energy Metabolism, Social Ecology and Environmental Sociology, Enterprise Ecology Framework, Farm Stewardships: The Transition from Conservation, Technology Socialization Process, and The Social Ecology of Livelihood, which have got tremendous policy as well as scholastic importance. Research Publication: 213 in National and International Journals. Book Publication: 98 books authored/co-authored, covering topics Participatory Extension Planning and Management; Value Addition and Quality Management, Extension Strategy for Natural Resource Management; Horticulture Management with Quality Issues, Technology Socialization Process; Fish Bio-diversity; Income and Livelihood; Enterprise Management and Entrepreneurship Building; Women’s participation in Panchayat; Gender Issues in Floriculture; Technology gap in Floriculture; Enterprise Synergy in Agriculture; Disaster Management; Social Metabolism, Farm Energy Metabolism, Community Perception on Climate Change , Social Entropy and Chaos, Research Areas of Publication: Community Forest Management and Role Performance by EDC and FPC; Social forestry and community participation (paper published in Indian Forester); Membership of Distinction: Chancellor Nominee on selection committee for professors’ positions; Member of Agriculture Commission; Marketing and Extension Sub-committee, Govt. of West Bengal; Expert member WWF projects in BTR (Buxa Tiger Reserve Project); Expert member; DFID Project on Primary Education (DPEP); REIA, Visited: Italy, France, Germany, China , Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Delivered 18 Key note addresses in International Congress, Chaired 19 Sessions in International conferences, Editors of a score of national and international journals. He has so far been awarded with 13 best paper awards in National and International Conferences, Organizing Secretary of two International Conferences, held in the years, 2016 & 2018, Jointly Organized by Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, WB and Krishisanskriti, New Delhi. His Present RG score: 26.26. He has also been honoured to be selected as the Convener of Panel (PE-32) entitled The hunger, About the Authors / vi poverty and silence, of IUAES, University of Manchester, UK, 2013 .CoPI of ICAR and World Bank funded project on Conservation Agriculture. So far he has successfully guided 16 Ph.D. scholars from BCKV CU, KU, Vidyasagar University. He is the fellow, ISEE, IARI, New Delhi.
Miss Dipanwita Halder, born on 26th August, 1996, in North 24 Pargana district of West Bengal, obtained her B.Sc. in Agricultural Science from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal in 2018. She had obtained her M.Sc. (Ag) in Department of Agricultural Extension from the same university in 2020 with First Class. She has successfully qualified UGC-NET with Junior Research Fellowship in Dec 2019. Dipanwita obtained All India Rank 3 (SC) in AICE-JRF/SRF (Ph.D.) 2020. Currently she is pursuing Ph.D. in Department of Agricultural Extension under UGC-NET JRF Scheme.
Mr. Dhrubajyoti Barman, born on 09th April, 1996, in Coochbehar district of West Bengal, obtained his B.Sc. in Agricultural Science from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal in 2018. He has obtained his M.Sc. (Ag) in Department of Agricultural Extension from the same university in 2020 with First Class. Qualified UGC-NET with Junior Research Fellowship in June 2019 in Adult Education and also in the same year he qualified UGC-NET-JRF in Education (Dec 2019). Currently he is pursuing Ph.D. in Department of Agricultural Extension under UGC-NET JRF Scheme.
Dr. Amitava Biswas, born in 1964, Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, is an eminent personality in the domain of Extension Science. He has been in teaching, research and extension for the last twenty years in the Department of Agricultural Extension, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (B.C. Agricultural University), Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal. He has built up an incredible acumen in Participatory Extension Methods, Indigenous Technical Knowledge, Rural Entrepreneurship and Developmental Studies. So far he has authored 40 research papers in National and International Journals, 19 books and good number of popular articles. He is a good trainer in multidiscipline area and regular speaker in TV and Radio. He rendered administrative services as a Deputy Director of Extension Education and Editorial Works as an Editor of University farm Journal ‘Krishi Bidhan’. For the last couple of years he has been with popular Science movement. He has also been involved in some ACRP, NAIP, RKVY and ICARDA Projects