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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 7, Special Issue 6 (2019)
A framework to enhance managerial skills of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s manager for effective functioning of Krishi Vigyan Kendra in India


Author(s): Poonam and Surya Rathore

Abstract: Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) are basic organization for transfer of technology through assessment, refinement and demonstration in a district. KVK is headed by a senior scientist & head who is responsible for overall management of KVK activities. Senior scientist & heads are significantly involved in planning of day-to-day operations, guiding the employees through certain course of action to help them accomplish KVK’s goals. An efficient senior scientist & head of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) must be a good manager. Therefore; to increase KVKs efficiency and achieve KVKs goals, we need senior scientist & head with managerial skills. It is therefore, felt necessary to assess the qualities possessed by KVK manager (Senior Scientist & Head).In all 210 senior scientist & head responded to the online questionnaire constructed on Google drive and cases of two KVKs were studied for in depth study. In the present study, it was attempted to analyse the managerial skills of senior scientist & head in terms of conceptual, human and technical skills. It can be concluded that senior scientist & head had medium level of managerial skills. For effective functioning of Krishi Vigyan Kendras, it is deemed necessary for the senior scientist & head of KVKs to be enriched with Conceptual skills (managing workload and responses, decision making), Human skills (controlling conflict, disturbance handler) and technical skills (managerial knowledge and experience, evaluation of performance).It was also observed that KVKs are over loaded with work and responsibility so in order to improve managerial skills of the KVK managers, there is a need to build up capacity of the KVK managers in the area of stress management, financial management and decision making. Therefore, the results of the study suggest that there is need to capacity building institutes should be empowering senior scientist & head through encouraging training and leadership on managerial skills for effective functioning of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) for rural development.

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Poonam and Surya Rathore. A framework to enhance managerial skills of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s manager for effective functioning of Krishi Vigyan Kendra in India. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(6): 26-30.
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