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Department of Agricultural Extension

Undergraduate Courses

AEX -103: Introduction to Agricultural Extension

[Selective], [2 Credits], [4th semester]

Basic concept and principles of agricultural extension, extension approaches different major theories of extension such as communication, social change (Diffusion of innovation theory, behavioral change, and theory of planned behavior and long-life learning)

AEX-104: Principles of Agricultural Extension

[Compulsory/Selective], [3 Credits], [5thsemester]

Principles of agricultural extension, purposes, program planning, implementation, resource requirements. Assessment or follow up extension role in sustainable agricultural development with pluralistic and agricultural extension activities advisory services.

AEX-112: Adult Education

[Compulsory / Selective], [3 Credits], [6th semester]

Theories and principles of teaching and learning, the steps in coming with a training event. Concept of different types of education (formal and informal education, extension education, etc.). Facilitation and presentation skills in front of a group, and to design an innovative training program using various methods in teaching.

AEX-113: Rural Sociology and Social Psychology

[Compulsory / Selective], [3 Credits], [6th semester]

Rural sociology, issues on social perception and cognition, social influence, social problem, social relationships and Livelihood assets. Key concepts and diversity in social psychology, the behavior of rural people and rural society.

AEX-114: Research Methods in Agricultural Extension

[Compulsory / Selective], [3 Credits], [7th semester]

Main methodological concepts and tools in agricultural extension, and survey research methods. Terms and concepts for quantitative and qualitative data and analysis.

AEX-108: Community Development

[Compulsory / Selective], [3 Credits], [7thsemester]

Definition of development, theory and processes of development, concepts and principles in community development, rural development, livelihood development, infrastructure development, and skills of community development. Concept of farmer group, farmer organization/ village organization. Sustainable livelihood framework, terms of indigenous and ethnic, Concept of indigenous development.

AEX-115: Participatory Extension Approaches

[Compulsory / Selective], [3 Credits], [8th semester]

Concept of participation and terms of participatory action research. Concepts and principles of participatory methods such as participatory rural appraisal (PRA) and rapid rural appraisal (RRA), participatory learning alliance (PLA), etc. in the developmental process. Formation of Farmer organization.

AEX-110: Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

[Compulsory / Selective], [3 Credits], [8th semester]

Concepts of enterprise development, its role in agricultural development, kinds of agricultural enterprises, government support for enterprises, polices supporting agricultural enterprises, characteristics of successful enterprises and conducting a feasibility study for a particular agribusiness enterprise. The role of entrepreneurship in the development of rural agricultural communities and promote entrepreneurship.

AEX-111: Issues and Policy in Agriculture

[Compulsory], [3 Credits], [9th semester]

Issues, international and local laws and policies in agriculture. An overview of relevant laws and policies affecting agricultural production and trade and identify ways by which to minimize impact of events and conditions, such as occurrence of disaster or conflict, on agriculture.

AEX-116: Information and Communication Technology in Agricultural Extension

[Compulsory], [3 Credits], [9th semester]

Concepts and different types of ICT in agricultural extension education. Importance of ICT in agricultural extension education. Advantages and disadvantages of ICT in agricultural extension education. Terms of social media, benefits and challenges of social media in agricultural extension education.

AEX-117: Agricultural Extension Organization Management

[Compulsory], [3 Credits], [9th semester]

Concept of organization and extension organization, objectives and features of extension organization that relates to agricultural development. Concepts of extension advisory organisation. Terms of organization and organization management. Basic concept and definition of extension management in rural development, evaluation model, criteria and indicators of evaluation process, approached and models of program evaluation.

AEX-131: Scientific Writing

[Compulsory], [1 Credits], [6th, 7th, 8th semester]

Terms and concept of data analysis, interpret correlation and regression results or outputs appropriately. How to write a research proposal, express citations and references, use of library, interpret of result data or writing results and discussion.

AEX-132: Presentation Skill (Special Research Group)

[Compulsory], [1 Credits], [6th, 7th, 8th semester]

Introduce public presentation, effective presentation, public talk /speak. Concept and rule of seminar and conference How to prepare for a seminar, construct of seminar or conference or spoken paper, Evaluate to a seminar talk, present a seminar, follow the rules for preparing 35 mm slide, practice and modify a talk, spoken academic English. Preparation of a research paper poster presentation at professional conference.

AEX-133: Special Research Group

[Compulsory], [8 Credits], [6th, 7th, 8th semester]

Traditional communication methods such as individual methods, group methods, mass method, making poster and pamphlets, transect walk and village resource maps, ranking/ rating/ scoring/ sorting techniques, historical calendar and seasonal calendar, and Farmers Field School (FFS). How to disseminate the agricultural information to the farmers and which communication method is more suitable and effective in sharing their knowledge and experience to the farmers for rural development.

M.Agr.Sc Degree Courses

AEX-601: Agricultural Extension Practices  Credits 3 (3+0)

AEX- 602: Advanced Rural Sociology  Credits 3 (3+0)

This course is intended to orient the students to understand rural subculture in developed and developing communities; social interaction and processes, patterns of influence, motivation, attitudes, values and value system, group dynamics and organization serving in rural communities that influence on agricultural and rural development.

AEX-603: Extension Research and Evaluation Credits 3 (2+1)

This course is intended to orient the students to understand model building, hypothesis construction, development of theoretical concepts and empirical measure, surveying techniques: sampling technique, data management, statistical techniques used in social science.

AEX-604: Communication  Credits 3 (2+1)

This course is intended to orient the students to understand theories of communication, methods and problems related to interpersonal, group and mass communications. Diffusion of scientific information in rural-subculture, writing and speaking and formulating methods appropriate to effective communication within social work and organizational setting.

AEX-605: Extension Organization and Management  Credits 3 (2+1)

This course is intended to orient the students to understand extension workers in organization, management by objectives; program planning, evaluation; achievement and motivation.

AEX-606: Participatory Extension  Credits 3 (2+1)

This course is intended to orient the students with the key concepts, principles and process of different participatory approaches for technology dissemination and development. Moreover, it is also explore the students to understand the various participatory tools used in development studies. Students should have the skills of planning, preparation of action plan participatory methods and evaluation.

AEX-607: Theory of Education  Credits 3 (2+1)

This course is intended to orient the students to understand the theories and principles of education, teaching and learning, types of education, the steps in coming with a training event, to practice facilitation and presentation skills in front of a group, and to design an innovative training program using various methods in teaching.

Advances in Information and Communication Technology in Agricultural Extension

AEX-608: Media Management  Credits 3 (2+1)

This course is intended to orient the students to familiarize with working of print, electronic, new media and traditional folk media. It is developing working skills for print, T.V to reach farming community and to understand the mass communication process and media management, its impact on the society. It is developed writing skills for different media.

AEX-609: Extension Science  Credits 3 (2+1)

This course is intended to orient the student to understand concept of extension : goals and history Components of Extension systems- types, advantages and disadvantages Relationship between communication and extension, role of extension in development: Adult learning; extension methods and approaches: classification, characteristics and selection Stakeholders in development People’s participation and social mobilization in development Leadership and extension- concept theories styles and types of leadership Diffusion of innovation and adoption through extension; Development issues and goals- an international perspective National Development Programmes–goals, strategies, structure and achievements Analysis of few contemporary national development programmes objectives, clients, salient features, outcomes.

AEX-610: Gender and Generation in Agricultural and Rural Development  Credits 3 (2+1)

This course is intended to orient the student to understand an overview of the concept of gender and gender balance on development and develop skills of identifying gender roles, rights, responsibilities and relationships on development. Besides the students will also learn the attitudinal change to internalize gender equity concerns as fundamental human rights and also enhance the capability for identifying and analyzing gender issues in agriculture and rural development. Distribution of household and community responsibilities; male and female/young and old roles in agriculture and other rural activities; potential and constraints for different sectors for the local rural population (defined by sex and age) for increasing productivity; extension services for women, youth and children; vulnerability; sustainability; environment etc.

AEX 611: Advances in Community Development  Credits 3 (3+0)

This course is intended to orient the student to understand the sustainable livelihood framework, resource use paradigms, community development theories and paradigms, conceptualizing sustainable community development, stakeholders in community development, role of civil society, NGOs, government, international community, private sector, partnership[s in community development.


Review and discussion of current literature on one or more of the fields of agricultural extension and rural sociology.

AEX 681 SEMINAR  Credit-l

Presentation of literature related to course content. Required by all post-graduate students in Agricultural extension to discuss current literature of agricultural development (Compulsory credit).

AEX-691 Research paper(international/domestic) Credit-1

Ph.D. Degree Courses

AEX-701: Comparative analysis of extension Approaches     2+1credits

This course is intended to orient the student to understand extension education strategies and organization in selected countries; comparison of extension systems; alternative extension approaches/systems.

AEX-702: Qualitative Social Research    2+1 credits

This course is intended to orient the student to understand Qualitative methods of data collection; questionnaire development and administration; conducting focus group discussions & in-depth interviews, participant observation; impact assessment; basic analytical tools. Moreover, it is enlighten the students about the organization and functioning of agricultural research systems at national and international levels, research ethics, and rural development programs and policies of Government.

AEX-703: Philosophical Perspectives in Education   2+1 credits

This course provides a study of the educational implications of Idealism, Realism, Neo-Thomism, Experimentalism and Existentialism. Significant factors will include the curricula emphasis, preferred method, ethics, and aesthetics stressed by each philosophy. Attention is placed on the learner’s ability to identify and describe his or her own philosophy of education.

AEX-704: Rural Institutions     2+1 credits

This course is intended to orient the student to understand the Institutions of Rural Development, Planning for Rural Development, Institutional Linkages for Rural Development, Rural Industrialization and Entrepreneurship.

AEX-705: Administrative Theory        2+1 credits

This course is intended to orient the student to understand Concept, theories, principles and guidelines of administration; organization and supervision of agricultural extension services in Myanmar; staff recruitment, selection, placement and supervision; assessment of extension work accomplishment. Moreover, students will able to know the analysis of the organization of modern bureaucracy and public services; theoretical concepts and empirical analysis of complex organizations with particular reference to the extension services.

AEX-706: Social Theories and Social Development     2+1 credits

This course is intended to orient the student to understand Multi-disciplinary background to theoretical understanding of rural development with emphasis on social perspective. Inter-relatedness of development initiatives; rural population dynamics, gender and generational considerations; capacity building for rural development; local participation and NGO involvement with focus on rural involvement: sustainability in rural development interventions.

Several Open Books

Contact Us


P.O.Box 150501, Yezin,

Zayarthiri Township,

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.


Fax:      +95 67 341 6517

Phone: +95 67 341 6513



Office: +95 67 341 6688

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