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Dr. H. M. Gajipara, (Ph.D.)
Director of Extension Education
Contact Address
Directorate of Extension Education
Junagadh Agricultural University
Junagadh - 362001, Gujarat
91-285-2672653, 2672080-90 (Ext. 341)
098791 04662
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From the desk of Directorate of Extension Education…………
There are three main activities of Junagadh Agricultural University that is Education, Research and Extension. Out of these, Extension is the most important wing to bridge the gap between field and research. Extension Education helps farmers to increase farm productivity through adoption of innovations for better economy. Extension education is directly connected with socio-economic profiles of farmers, hence extension management requires specific skills for human resource development at farm condition to change attitude of farmers.
Junagadh Agricultural University works in ten districts of Saurashtra region of Gujarat state. University is playing key role regarding communication of valuable information of innovation to farmers through various media. University is also catering extension services to farmers with the help of Govt., non-govt. agencies and co-operative sectors. At mass level, University is doing its best efforts by participation of Scientists in State Govt. Programme for farmers i.e. Krishi Mahotsav Mega Mass Communication Festival.
On behalf of University, we are doing our best to cater extension services to last corners of remote area in Saurashtra region where farmer are getting benefit to improve not only there socio-economic status but also to increase national income of the country. I shall be really happy if our farmers take much more help of JAU extension system to access scientific information for increasing the farm production and productivity.
Faculty Information :
in years
Specialized subject
Dr. H. M. Gajipara
Director of Extension Education 
36 Agricultural Economics 98791 04662
Dr. V. J. Savaliya
Training Associate (PP)
31 Agricultural Extension 9427741952
Dr. H. C. Chhodvadia
Associate Extension Educationist
14 Agricultural Extension
Dr. G.R. Gohil
Extension Educationist
Extension Education
5. Dr. P. J. Gohil
Training Associate (Agro)
Ph.D. 14 Agronomy 9428188120
Prof. V.M.Bhatt
Assistant Extension Educationist
M.Sc. (Agri.)
99798 82630
7. Mrs. Pinki S. Sharma Assistant Extension Educationist M.Sc. 4 Home Science -
Shri S.M.Bhabhor
Agriculture Officer
M.Sc. (Agri.)
Extension Education
98794 84843
9. Kum. N.V.Savaliya Agriculture Officer M.Sc. (Agri.) 02 Agronomy -
10. Shri B.M.Lunagariya Agriculture Assistant B.Sc. (Horti.) 02 - 7698554988
Training Centres :
For Farmers.........
  1. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jamnagar.
  2. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Amreli.
  3. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Targhadia (Rajkot).
  4. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khapat (Porbandar).
  5. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nana Kandhasar (Surendranagar).
  6. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pipaliya.
  7. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Morbi.
  8. Sardar Smruti Kendra, Junagadh.
For Government Officers.........
  1. Training and Visit Scheme, Junagadh.
Educational Short Term Courses:
Certificate Courses:
  1. School of Baking (Bakery), Junagadh.
  2. Mali Training Centre, Junagadh.
  3. Agro base ITI, Mahuva, Junagadh.
  4. Diploma in Agricultural Extension Services for Input Dealers.
  5. Integrated Nutrient Management for Fertilizer Dealers.
Government  Schemes and Projects on different centers of JAU
1.  Community Radio Station: Junagadh Janvani 91.2 FM, Junagadh
2.  Agrisnet Studio, Junagadh
3.  Centre of Communication Network (CoC), Junagadh
4.  Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG), Junagadh
5.  Farmer FIRST Programme (FFP), Junagadh
6.  Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA), KVK, Amreli and KVK, Targhadia
7.  National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), KVK,  Amreli and KVK, Targhadia
8.  ATIC (Agriculture Technology Information Centre) - Junagadh, KVKs (Jamnagar, Khapat (Porbandar), Nanakandhasar (Surendranagar), Targhadia (Rajkot), Amreli)
9.  District Agro-Meteorological Unit (DAMU), KVK, Jamnagar and KVK, Amreli
Important Activities:
  1. Publication of JAU News Bulletin quarterly.
  2. Extension Officers of Saurashtra region are being trained about latest agricultural technologies and they communicate to Village Extension Workers and farmers.
  3. Farmers, Farm Women and Youth of Gujarat and visiting farmers from other states are given knowledge about new technologies of agricultural and allied fields through lectures, trainings, literature, personal discussion and organizing visits to research stations.
Extension Activities and Achievements from 2016-17 to 2019-20
1.  The information regarding agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and allied fields was communicated to 21,38,076 farmers through 52,456 extension activities like demonstrations, kishan goshthies, khedut shibirs, radio talks, TV programmes etc. by KVKs.
2.  KVKs organized 1,288 training programmes (On and Off campus) about improved practices of agriculture and allied subjects in which 47,521 farmers participated.
3.  Under Training and Visit System and Center of Communication Networks schemes 5079 farmers, farm women and extension personnel were benefitted by 117 training programmes and khedut shibirs on agriculture and allied fields.
4.  Sardar Smruti Kendra organized 14,311 extension activities on new technologies of agriculture and allied subjects for 17,64,959 farmers and farm women including training programmes for bekary items preparations, home science aspects by School of Baking, Junagadh.
5.  Agricultural fairs and agricultural exhibitions were organized under Krushi Mahotsav programmes of Government of Gujarat in which,  the information about improved technologies of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, agricultural engineering and allied fields was provided to 3,28,846 farmers and farm women.
6.  Under Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav programme, 25,313 extesion activities like demonstrations, kishan goshthieskhedut shibirs, field visits etc. were organized in which 1,50,814 farmers were benefitted.
7.  Under Farmer FIRST programme, 19,230 extension activities like demonstrations, group meetings, khedut shibirs, field visits etc. were organized in which 41,714 farmers were benefitted.
8.  The certificate courses on “Seed Production Technology and Green house Managements” were organized under Agro based I.T.I. in which, 226 students participated actively and certificates were awarded.
9.  The courses on “Diploma in Agricultural Extension Services for Input Dealers” were organized for 721 input dealers and the certificates were awarded.
10.  The certificate courses on “Integrated Nutrient Managements for Fertilizer Dealers” were organized in which 325 fertilizer dealers actively participated and the certificates were awarded.
11.  Educational Museum (Krushi Darshanalay) is developed covering various technologies of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, agricultural engineering, fisheries and allied fields. The large numbers of farmers are visiting and getting information.
12.  More than 300 Slogans about improved practices about agricultural and allied fields are written in Guajarati language and the people are getting information interestingly while passing through the road.
13.  Junagadh Agricultural University has made MoUs with NABARD, UPL, Pidilite and PCRA have been made for different extension activities.
Extension Activities and Photographs