The Department offers graduate program leading to MS and Ph.D. degrees and also offers BS courses in different faculties of this university. Research facilities are available for field studies in Extension and Rural Development using the farmers’ situation as a social laboratory. Major research thrusts are identification of constraints to agro rural development; development of alternative extension methods, strategies and approaches and extension teaching methods and techniques. Besides, adoption and diffusion of new agricultural innovations and their socio cultural barriers and development of feedback mechanism on farmers’ reactions on new technologies are also the prime research areas of this department.