Division of Participatory Knowledge Management


The programme in Participatory Knowledge Management is envisaged to develop and implement relevant state-of-art models for effective and efficient transfer of scientific and technological know-how to the farmers and other stakeholders. Towards these objective four villages namely Thar Yar Kone, Chaung Sauk, Aung Pan and Gone Min Kwin have been selected where base line survey has been completed and constraints identified for increased production and income.


  • To carry out basic and strategic research in the area of extension education
  • To carry out advanced education programmes leading to PhD degree in agricultural extension to meet the trained man-power requirements
  • To carry out advanced training programmes to impact knowledge, skill and desired orientation to the persons engaged in teaching, research and transfer of technology
  • To empower the farmers through capacity building to enable them to assume the roles of model farmers
  • To render to expertise support, advisory and consultancy services in technology information dissemination

Teaching program

Postgraduate Courses
Course CodeCourse TitleCreditsSemester
AEE-601*Fundamentals of Extension Education3L + 0 PI
AEE-602* Fundamentals of Communication2L + 1PI
AEE-603*Diffusion And Adoption of Innovations2L + 1PII
AEE-604*Methods of Social Research2L + 1PII
AEE-605Fundamentals Of Management in Extension3L + 0PI
AEE-606Rural Sociology3L + 0PI
AEE-607E-Extension And Knowledge Management2L + 1PII
AEE-608 Participatory Methods for Technology Development And Transfer2L + 1PII
AEE-609 Gender Sensitization for Development2L + 1PI
AEE-611 Advanced Farm management3L + 0PII
AEE-621 Agricultural Journalism2L + 1PI
AEE-622 Organizational Behaviour2L + 1PII
AEE-623Training For Human Resource Development2L + 1PI
AEE-624 Entrepreneurship Development2L + 1PII
AEE-651**Advances in Agricultural Extension3L + 0PI
AEE-652** Monitoring, Evaluation And Impact Assessment Techniques2L + 1PII
AEE-653**Techniques of Measurement in Behavioral Sciences2L + 1PI
AEE-654**Advanced Instructional Technologies2L + 1PII
AEE-691Seminar For M.Agr.Sc. (One)1I & II
AEE-692Seminar For Ph.D. (Two)1I & II
AEE-698Research For M.Agr.Sc.16
AEE-699Research For Ph.D.35

*Core Course at M.Agr.Sc.

** Core Course at Ph.D.

Minor Subjects: Ag.Economics or Agronomy

Dr. Shwe Mar Than
Associate Professor
Head of Department
PhD, M.Agr.Sc, B.Agr.Sc
email: dr.shwemarthan@yau.edu.mm

Research Interest of PKMD

(1) Technology Adoption
(2) E-extension and Extension Methods
(3) Rural Sociology and Behavior Science
(4) Food and Nutrition Security
(5) Resource Allocation and Efficiency
(6) Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
(7) Value Chain Studies

Departmental Researches
No.Research TitleResearcherName of Project
1.Socioeconomic Conditions and Perception of Climate Change in Rice Varietal Selection by Smallholder Farmers in MyanmarDr. Shwe Mar Than & Thadar HtweJICA-TCP
2.Rice Varietal Assessment for Climate Change from Socioeconomic Point of View: A Case Study in Myitthar Township