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Can you provide me the Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) syllabus for Agriculture (Extension Education) of Punjab Agricultural University?
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The Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) syllabus for Agriculture (Extension Education) of Punjab Agricultural University is as follows:

Syllabus


Principles and philosophy of extension education
Adult education and distance education. Analysis of Indian agricultural extension systems of ICAR, SAU, State departments and non-government organizations
Rural development programmes.
Decentralized decision making, bottom-up planning Farming system approach. Market led extension.
Farm field school
Agricultural Technology Information Centre, Kisan Call Centres, National Agricultural Innovation Project.
Models, theories, types and factors affecting communication
Communication skills Key communicators
Expert system
Role of ICT in communication
Social networks and development
Effective oral communication, public speaking, and non-verbal communication
Development communication
Organizational communication
Recent advances in communication
Importance of planning, participatory planning
Cooperative, democratic, bottom up and down planning
Project management techniques, SWOT analysis
Formation of SHGs, their implementation and evaluation
Diffusion and adoption processes and their consequences.
Role of change agents in diffusion and adoption
Opinion leaders
Theories, process and factors influencing decision making
Scientific methods in extension education
Designs in social and educational research
Selection and formulation of research problem
Hypotheses, constructs and variables
Sampling and data collection techniques
Content analysis and projective techniques
Functions, systems of human resource development
Collective bargaining and negotiation skills for human resource management Information management
Stress and coping mechanisms
Team building
Leadership styles, group dynamics
Methods of training
Training needs assessment, evaluation and development strategies.


Test Structure

(a) The question paper will have two parts:
Part-A and Part-B to be attempted in 3½ hours
Weightage for Part-A and Part-B will be 60% and 20%, respectively.

(b) Part-A will carry 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs) to be attempted on the OMR sheet. Each correct answer will carry one mark whereas 1/4 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

(c) Part-B will contain two subjective type questions to be attempted in the space provided along with the questions in the question booklet.

(d) Minimum percentage of marks required to be obtained in the Entrance Test to be called for Counselling / Interview is 20% with negative marking in Part-A and Part-B, individually.

(e) Merit list will be prepared on the basis of:
i) Performance in the Entrance Examination 80% (60% MCQ + 20% subjective)
ii) Masters Research by Thesis & Quality of Thesis 10%
iii) Interview 10%
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