International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Assessment of socio-personal and socio-economic characteristics of agricultural graduates of Odisha
Asish Kumar Rout, Dwity Sundar Rout and Dr. Aditya Prasad Kanungo
Growth of population is directly related to the increase in importance of agriculture not only in India but also in the whole world. So, agricultural graduates are coming to the focus as of the farmers in India. Their mind-sets are also diverted after the statement given by Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi i.e, Youths should not be job seekers, they should be job providers. As no. of agricultural colleges are increasing in Odisha, no. of agricultural graduates are also increasing regularly. In this context, an assessment of socio-personal and socio-economic characteristics of agricultural graduates of Odisha was undertaken. The research study comes within the purview of survey research mainly “ex-post facto”. 80 number of respondents from three different colleges of three different universities were interviewed. Pilot study, Preparation and pre- testing of interview schedule, interviews from farmers and Processing of data had been undergone in this study. The statistical tools used in the study were frequency calculation & percentage. After proper assessment, we concluded that fathers of the respondents were more educated than their mothers. Majority of the agricultural graduate students of the state had less favourable to moderate favourable attitude towards agro-entrepreneurship. Maximum number of the respondent’s parents belonged to Govt. Service followed by business. So, The students related to agriculture must be encouraged by the family members and teachers towards agro-entrepreneurship. Agri-allied Skill oriented trainings and exposure visits should be made during undergraduate study & financial support should be provided to the interested students.
Asish Kumar Rout, Dwity Sundar Rout, Dr. Aditya Prasad Kanungo. Assessment of socio-personal and socio-economic characteristics of agricultural graduates of Odisha. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2018;1(2):29-32.