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CONTINUING VETERINARY EDUCATION NEEDS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, EXTENSION AND PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT TO THE VETERINARY SURGEONS OF KERALA STATE

K. M. Sakthivel & P. J. Rajkamal

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In fact, the importance of information technology, extension and professional management to the career of a veterinary surgeon is very much obvious today in view of the new economic policies and Panchayati Raj. Such is the case, continuing veterinary education (CVE) programmes in these subject matter areas must be emphasized and organized. A study was conducted among the veterinary surgeons of Kerala with the objective of identifying their CVE needs regarding information technology, extension and professional management. The study revealed that Knowledge cum skill of using computer in office, modern extension teaching methods and service rules and regulations need great emphasis in the CVE programmes. Further, under IT, basics of computer, word processing, creation of graphs, spread sheets, database creation, its uses and maintenance were the priority areas of training. Resource persons from outside the organization shall preferably be the trainers. An institutional training for IT and distance learning for extension and professional management shall preferably be the modes of training. For a short term training institutes within the state other than agricultural university was emphasized whereas for a long term training in the subjects of extension and professional management premier institutes outside the state was emphasized.

Keyword: Continuing Veterinary Education Professional Management Distance Learning.

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