Agricultural extension system plays multipurpose role in the provision of need-based and demand-based knowledge by serving as a bridge between research and farming community. The program of Agricultural Extension Education at MNS-UAM is designed to provide necessary skills in understanding extension oriented activities in agriculture related disciplines. The curriculum highlights the emerging issues of new and economically important agriculture and livestock in Pakistan. Moreover, the department is committed to quality teaching and research with improved sustainable development. The Department regularly updates its curriculum according to current scenario and demands. The Department focuses on different study programs such as Communication and Journalism, technical report writing and newspaper articles, adoption of innovations, cyber extension, evaluation and monitoring, administration and modernized agricultural knowledge and information system etc. to improve the professional skills of MNS-UAM graduates to develop knowledge based economy. The field of extension education focuses on "extending" university knowledge and resources to communities throughout the state. Extension offices serve as a community-based education hub where extension educators learn about their local community needs and help develop education programs to address them. Extension educators work with a range of populations, including youth, adults, diverse communities, and various industries. They coordinate and mobilize efforts to address challenging situations by conducting fieldwork, organizing workshops and trainings, and creating online informational resources.
Therefore, extension officers have vast market on this sector as advisor.
The program is envisioned to improve the skills of MNS-UAM graduates by applying innovative educational and training programs to prepare them for future challenges and opportunities of a dynamic and complex agricultural system by keeping in view the current situation of local farming community
The mission of the department of Agricultural Extension is to equip the students of MNS-UAM with improved communication skills and innovative knowledge along with modern social research methods that enables them to understand the current wretched condition of local farming community and provision of modern day solutions to uplift the living standard of rural peasants.
- To provide students with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding in applying effective extension services and concepts to problem-based scenarios within a farm and agricultural environment
- To enable students to develop a wide knowledge of extension to further develop critical learning and transferable skills for farming community, employment or further study
- To enhance the learner’s interpersonal skills and practice the key skills required for both autonomous practice and team working