DR T.S. RIAR JOINS AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT
LUDHIANA, NOVEMBER 12:
Dr Tejinder Singh Riar, Professor of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has joined as Associate Director, Skill Development, PAU.
Dr Riar has taught 47 postgraduate courses and 76 undergraduate courses on extension training, extension administration, communication process and philosophy of extension education. He has 23 research papers, 11 books, 21 bulletins and 58 popular articles to his credit. His research findings relating to group cohesiveness functioning of farmers’ organizations and evaluation of training programmes can be applied for the improvement of various extension programmes. He has also conducted 272 Radio/ TV talks for the transfer of PAU technology to farmers. Dr Riar has been instrumental in organizing and coordinating 759 training programmes/courses for the farmers, farm women and extension functionaries/personnel. He has coordinated the functioning of all Farmers’ Clubs like PAU Kisan Club and Beekeepers Association, PAU Seed Producers and Nursery Growers Association, PAU Tree Growers Association, PAU Flower Growers Club, PAU Soybean Producers Club and PAU Organic Farming Club. These organizations are recognized as mouth piece of PAU regarding its recommended technologies. He is also the Incharge of Kairon Kisan Ghar where farmers and extension personnel from Punjab and other states come to PAU and stay.