Dr. S. Chandra Shekar, Professor
Cell : 7893332039 e-mail: saka6186@gmail.com

Dr. S. Chandra Shekar, joined the ANGR Agricultural University in 1998 as Extension Specialist at ARS, Karimnagar and later worked in DAATT Centre as Scientist (TOT) and Coordinator for fifteen years in Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam and Mahabubnagar districts to serve farming community. Organized several FLDs, OFT, demonstrations and minikit trials on different technologies developed by ANGRAU and PJTSAU. Popularized several rice, maize, red gram varieties through minikit trials developed by ANGRAU and PJTSAU. Associated with the development and release of 5 varieties / hybrids in 5 crops which were released through SVRC. Associated with development and release of PCH-111, which is notified for release at national Level by CVRV

Participated and conducted several farmer training programmes organized by DAATTC and Agriculture department and other line departments to educate farmers on scientific cultivation practices. Attended kisan melas, rytu  sadassus, group discussions, field day programmes organized by University and Agriculture and allied departments to create awareness among farming community on new technology. Maintained close interaction with Agriculture Officers and farmers to solve field level problems to benefit farming community. Participated in radio and television programmes to educate farmers on new innovations. Successfully completed six batches of RAWEP programme for final year B.Sc. (Agri) students. Successful in addressing the farmer problems through electronic, print media and farmers advisory services in many folds. Established good information centre in DAATT Centre, by periodically developing blow-ups of Pest and Disease symptoms. Established farmer’s advisory network system by way of telephone calls and farmers advisory system at DAATTC office.

Dr. S. Chandra Shekar rendered major service in the field of extension work as Extension Scientist in KVKs and DAATTC centres of ANGRAU. Highly recognized by the farmers for motivating and enhancing their communication skills. Joined EEI in 2013 as trainer and successfully conducting on and off campus trainings. Having strong background & rich experience, successfully training middle level extension officers of client Departments as trainer for more than five years and making sincere efforts to keep images of field experience in the teaching – learning process in EEI. Associated in developing content and starting new training program on Experiential learning methods and management games for master trainers for better understanding of contents like Leadership, Team building, Motivation, Creativity, Organizational Commitment, Time management, Conflict management, Non-verbal communication etc. Conducted two consultancy programs to Orissa Agriculture Department Extension officers on New Dimensions in Agriculture extension. Actively involved in documenting Innovative success cases in southern India the book entitled “Gross root level innovations of client Departments of EEI”. As a faculty in EEI delivered guest lecturers/Invited lectures in training programs. Organized two International training programs for the officers of Peoples republic of Bangladesh during 2016. As ICTs are gaining momentum to reach the unreached, organized two ICT workshops by involving administrators, stakeholders, client department officers and scientists to come up with a road map for HRD and capacity building. Undergone training at MANAGE on Management Games and developed games at EEI and successfully making use of these games for imparting On and Off campus trainings. Associated with SAMETI as resource person and took sessions in International, National and State level training programs. Associated in Consultancy Project work in the institute.

 

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