Dr. Jasbir Singh Manhas have been working as an Assistant Professor/Junior Scientist since June 2007 and have been associated with teaching, research and extension. He has been associated as Co-Coordinator with research project entitled” Scaling up of water productivity in agriculture for livelihood through teaching cum demonstration , sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India where he was acted as a Co-Coordinator in various training programmes conducted for capacity building of farmers. Besides, He had been associated as a Co-PI with DST sponsored research project entitled “Entrepreneurship opportunities for Socio-economic Upliftment of Rural Farmers through QPM Hybrid Seed Production Technology”. He had an experience to be associated as a Co-PI in ICAR Agricultural Education Division sponsored project entitled “Impact Assessment of International Collaborations on Productivity and Visibility of Agricultural Universities (AUs). Also, He worked as a Principal Investigator (PI) in two (02); University funded research projects entitled, “Adoption of recommended maize production technology in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir” and Adoption of recommended wheat production technology in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.” On the basis of results, He suggested recommendations that location specific information rather than general information for the entire region should be provided to the farmers. Training should be provided to the farmers about complete package of practices through various extension methods for better uptake and utilization. Training and message through mobile phones etc. can help in the present era. Blending of traditional (personal contact, demonstrations etc.) and latest methods (expert system, portals, radio and T.V. talk, video films, magazines, newspapers etc.) should be used to communicate the message timely and repeatedly to ensure that the farmers adopt the technology. Progressive farmers should be encouraged to help the extension workers in delivering the latest message to fellow farmers. Farmers’ organizations, NGOs operating in the region should also be encouraged to send the messages to other farmers. He was a member of committee constituted for compilation of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses of the University as per Vth Dean’s Committee report of ICAR. Since 2013, He was working as a Co-Coordinator of RAWE programme. He has formulated Comprehensive District Action Plan (C-DAP) of Ramban district during 2014. He was Coordinator in the organization of 2 day’s training programme on “Participatory Rural Appraisal” held at SAMETI-Jammu, SKUAST-Jammu. He was Co-Coordinator in the organization of Modal Training Course (MTC) on “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications held in the Division of Agricultural Extension Education”, FoA, SKUAST-Jammu, Chatha w.e.f. November 2nd -9th, 2015. He has been awarded “Young Scientist Award” by Indian Society of Extension Education (ISEE), New Delhi and Royal Association for Science Led Socio-Cultural Advancement (RASSA), Society, New Delhi during 2016 and 2108 respectively. He has published 44 research papers, 30 extension articles and three book chapters. Two books entitled, “Entrepreneurship Development” and “Fundamentals of Extension Education and Rural Development are in press and will be released shortly
Dr. Jasbir Singh Manhas research interests are Impact Evaluation Studies, Adoption and Diffusion of Innovations and Entrepreneurship Development.