N.M. Chauhan and N.B. Chauhan
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is a leading transfer of technology project initiated and run by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India. The study was carried out selecting a random sample of 160 Programme Coordinators of five years old KVKs of all the eight zones of India with full-fledged activities in the service of farmers. The study reveals that slightly more than half of the programme coordinators of KVKs had high level of planning ability (51.25 %), majority of them had medium to high level of organizing capacity (85.00 %), high level of ability of directing their subordinates (76.87 %), high level of ability of communicating (58.13 %), medium to high level of capacity to maintain human relations (91.87 %), high level of lead taking behavior (61.88 %), high level of supervising ability (71.26 %), high level of coordinating ability (62.50 %) and medium level of overall extension management ability (68.12 %), whereas slightly less than half of the programme coordinators had high level of decision making capacity (45.00 %) and high level of controlling power (48.12 %). The positive attitude towards extension work, extrovert personality and favourable organizational climate together accounted 55.70 per cent variation in extension management ability of the programme coordinators of KVKs.
Keyword: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK