DDG(Ag Extension), ICAR and
President, IEC2018

Dear Extension Professionals,

It is my pleasure to announce the organization of 1st International Extension Congress (IEC2018) from 1-3 February,2018 at Bhubaneswar. The congress has been finalized through series of surveys wherein, its title, themes, sub-themes and researchable/non-researchable issues have been decided through wider participation of the extension professionals.

As you know, the objectives of the Congress is to provide platform to evolve and develop the subject based on the Objective-Oriented Research related to identified theme areas and interaction among the Extension Professionals. Therefore, I invite extension researchers, teachers, practitioners and organizations involved in extension activities to participate in the congress and be the part of historical change in extension education.

The congress is following a unique methodology of two stage registration. At first stage, we request you to register yourselves and choose the theme and sub-theme under which you may like to conduct research and submit the paper during second stage registration. The first stage registration is free of cost. You may also submit paper based on non-researchable issues. Purposively, we have tried to give enough time to encourage participants conduct research on relevant topics.

The IEC2018 is being organized by Division of Agricultural Extension, ICAR, New Delhi in collaboration with ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Odisha; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Birsa Agricultural University, Jharkhand.

I also invite participants from other countries to India where extension education has developed over seven decades into a well recognized discipline. Your participation will certainly add value to the congress and help achieve its goal.

Looking forward to your participation,

With warm regards,