Dr. Debashis Dash was born on 14th November, 1993 at Nayagarh district, Odisha. He passed his high school examination from D. A. V. Public School, Sovarampur, Balasore, Odisha in the year 2008 and higher secondary examination from Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh, Odisha in 2010. He obtained my B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree in 2014 from Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology with an OGPA of 8.39/10. In the year 2014, He was enrolled in the department of Agricultural Communication, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar through ICAR, JRF entrance examination to pursue M.Sc. (Ag.) degree programme in Agricultural Extension and Communication. In the year 2016, He obtained my masterâ€™s degree with an OGPA of 8.686/10 and He was the topper of the department in Mastersâ€™ and has the highest GPA among the enrolled Ph.D. students of the batch 2016-2018. He topped the G.B.P.U.A&T entrance examination and joined the same department to pursue Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension and Communication (major) and minor subject was in Social Sciences. With an advent interest in training, He wholeheartedly worked for the development of rural and tribal youth. He have determined training needs of youth in agriculture related areas using qualitative and quantitative research techniques. Based on their highest training needs, modules have been designed using ADDIE design. Besides training of youth in agriculture, He have keen interest in agricultural education, community development and rural development. He have cleared ICAR NET (Agricultural Extension) and UGC NET JRF (Adult education/ Continuing Education/ Non-Formal Education). I have also qualified UGC NET in Mass Communication. Recently, He have achieved the degree of IGNOU (2021) in PGDRD (Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development). He have enrolled myself in the NPTEL course â€œQualitative Research Methods and Research Writingâ€ (a 12 Week Course) on the SWAYAM platform (swayam.gov.in), during the Jan-Apr 2020 and successfully completed. I have been Certified from agMOOCs for successfully completing courses on â€œBASICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTUREâ€, â€œFUNDAMENTALS OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSIONâ€, â€œICT BASICSâ€, â€œEMPLOYMENT GENERATION AMOUNG RURAL YOUTH THROUGH AGRIPRENEURSHIPâ€ and â€œE-EXTENSIONâ€. Till date, he have 10 research papers, 10 book chapters, 5 popular articles, and a technical paper under my name in various reputed national and international journals, books, and conference proceedings respectively. He also having the privilege of being a life member in Indian Society of Extension Education, New Delhi (Indian Journal of Extension Education) and Society of Extension Education, Agra (Indian Research Journal of Extension Education). He have attended many national and international conferences, workshop and webinars organized in our country and abroad. He possess a dominance in Hindi, Odia, and English languages in terms of reading, writing, and speaking. He have been a resource person to 30-Hour online Remedial Crash Course on Agriculture for Aspirants of JRF and other competitions organized for UG students of GBPUA&T, Pantnagar under IDP-NAHEP from 13 February 2021 to 13 March 2021.With an experience of attending the interview of Agriculture Research Service (ARS) after clearing prelims and mains, he, recently made an attempt to publish a book (Extension Education: A Ready Reckoner) for the aspiring students in the field of agricultural extension and communication. I also the hold the experience of working in World Bank sponsored project (NAHEP- National Agricultural Higher Education Project) as an e-Content Developer in GBPUA&T, Pantnagar from 16th March to 31st December 2020. At present, he was working as an Assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture and Allied sciences at CV Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar since January 11, 2020. He have been teaching the following courses: Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology and Fundamentals of Extension Education. Apart from teaching, He was serving the University as an Examination Coordinator of College of Agriculture, CGU, BBSR.
Youth Training, Training Needs in Agriculture, Rural Development