National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) ,
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi Project
Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology
for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management(CAAST - CSAWM)
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Tal. Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar 413 722

Dr. Milind C. Ahire

Nodal and Outreach officer
B.Sc. (Agri), M. Sc.. (Agril.Extn.), Ph. D. (Agril.Extn)

Educational Qualification

  • B. Sc. (Agril.) from KKV (Now DBSKKV), Dapoli (June, 1993)
  • M.Sc.(Agril.Extn.) from KKV (Now DBSKKV), Dapoli (June, 1995)
  • Ph. D. (Agril.Extn.) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (August 2005)

Summary of Experience (as on 26-12-2017)

  • In the cadre of Jr.Res.Astt.:                               3Years and 5months
  • In the cadre of Assistant Professor:                                 4 Years and 8months
  • In the cadre of Associate Professor:                                3Years and 8 months
  • In the cadre of Associate Professor:                                9Years and 4 months
  •  Head of the Department:                2 months

Teaching and Learning

  • Participated in the course curricula development of different subjects as per different state level committees (MCAER); and ICAR’s IV Dean, V Dean (for UG courses) and NCG (for PG courses)
  • Taught various subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and performed other related tasks such as exam paper setting/ examining/ evaluation of students at MPKV, Rahuri.
  • Recognized University teacher to supervise/ guide Doctoral (Ph D) and Post Graduate Students of MPKV, Rahuri and YCMOU,Nasik.
  • Guided 2Ph. D students, 12 M. Sc. Students
  • Rural Agriculture Work Experience Co-ordinator in the College of Agriculture,Dhule June2012 to May 2017.
  • Vice-President, Student Council in the College of Agriculture, Dhule June2012 to May 2017.

Member of academic/ education and Extension related statutory bodies

  • Board of Studies in Agricultural Extension & Languages , Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (during June 2004to Dec.2017)
  • Member,Extension Education Council, Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (during May 2007to June 2012)
  • Vice –President, Western Zone, Society of Krishi Vigyan ,India
  • Joint Secretary, Maharashtra Society of Extension Education ,India

Fellow of Professional Societies

  • Fellow of the Indian Society Of Extension Education (India)

Externally Funded Projects

NAIP: “Sustainable Rural Livelihood Security in Backward Districts of Maharashtra” as

              Co-Investigator (2009-2012)

RKVY: Transfer of Technology project as Co-Investigator (2011-2014)

RKVY: Farmers First project as Co-Investigator (2015-2017)                 

Research Publications

Citation H-Index: 4 and Number of Citations: 53

  • Research Papers in Journal: 58
  • Review Papers in Journals: 2
  • Book Chapters: 2
  • Editorial Committee Member of Folders,Books: 158


  1. Young Scientist Award, Indian Society of Extension Education, I.A.R.I., New Delhi
  2. Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Krishi Ratna Award bestowed by Vikhe Patil Foundation on the occasion of First Agricultural Literature Convention held on 29th  Nov,2012 at Nashik
  3. Received ISEE Fellow Award at ISEE National Seminar on Extension Innovations & Methodologies For Market Led Agriculture Growth &  Development held on 26th to 28th Feb.2015 at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (RVSKVV) Gwalior, M.P.
  4. Best Research Article published in the Asian Journal of Extension Education Development of Self Rating Scale to Measure Classroom Performance of University Teachers, M. C. Ahire & B. Kumar, Asian Journal of Extension Education,Vol.24 No.1&2,2005


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