Dr. Pramod Narayan Jha
Fellow, Elected 2001

Born in Kaithinia, Bihar, India on 3 January 1942. Educated at Ujiarpur School 1948-51; Rupauli School 1951-54, L. Academy Sarisab-Pahi, 1954-56; C.M. College, Darbhanga, 1956-58; Ranchi Agricultural College, 1958-61; Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, 1963-65; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1965-69; B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1969.

Former Vice-Chancellor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar. Former Member, Bihar State Farmers Commission, Patna.

Served: District Agricultural Information Officer, Arrah, 1969; Associate Professor of Extension Education, 1969-77, University of Udaipur, Rajasthan; Deputy Director of Extension Education, 1977-78, Gujarat Agricultural University; University Professor and Chairman, Department of Extension Education, 1978-81, Associate Dean-Cum-Principal, Bihar Agricultural College Sabour, 1982-85 and Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, 1985-86, Dean, Agriculture, 1986-90 and 1993-2002; and Vice-Chancellor, 1990-93, RAU, Pusa; Also held charge of Director, Resident Instructions-Cum-Dean Post Graduate Studies, Director Extension Education, Director Planning, Director Students' Welfare, and Dean Home Science from time to time at RAU, Pusa. Retired from RAU, Pusa, 2002

Awards/Honours: Four Gold Medals for academic top-most positions during student career at different stages; National Extension Fellow Award, 1991; International Award for Excellence in Extension/Transfer of Technology, 1995; Indian Society of Extension Education Dr. D. K. Mishra Memorial Award, 2001; All India Chetana Samiti Mithila Vibhuti Award 2003; Friendship Forum of India Bharat Excellence Award, 2004; International Penguin Publishing House Rising Personalities of India Award 2004; Indian Society of Extension Education Life Time Achievement Award, 2005.

Research Areas: Agricultural extension, extension education, transfer of technology, communication, training and human resource development; agricultural education

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