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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 3755-3767
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.434


The Study of Training Needs Assessment of Subject Matter Specialists of the KVKS of the State of Manipur, India
Mhike Augustine1, M. Devi Deepa2, A. Prasad3 and D. Nath4
College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In study on training needs of SMSs of KVKs of the State of Manipur, the following was observed, personal and psychological characteristics of the SMSs; on “Age”, the Middle Age portrayed the highest per cent (75.60%), followed by the Young Age with 15.50 per cent and lastly, the Old Age with the lowest per cent (8.90%).For the “Educational level”, M.Sc. (Ag.) level constituted 53.30 per cent followed by 44.40 per cent Ph.D. degree level and no PGDC holders. For the “Training exposure” the highest was the medium level with 82.22 per cent, on “Service experience” the highest per cent was in the medium level with 64.50 per cent. For “Attitude towards agriculture profession”, the attitude was favourable with 95.60 per cent. Job satisfaction was assessed and the maximum per cent was under satisfied (91.20 %). For Information seeking behaviour, the maximum respondents (57.80%) fell under medium category. For Information sharing behaviour, the medium category was the highest (57.80%) and lastly for “training needs” most SMSs were in the medium category (73.40%). From the data collected the overall training needs score (OTNS) was calculated. It was found that the most important training need in Soil Science was “Soil conservation and its importance”; in Horticulture, “Methods of fruit and vegetable preservation”; in Agronomy, “Crop rotation and its importance”; in Plant Pathology, “Methods of application of chemicals, preparation and dozes”; in Nematology, “Nematodes pest control in vegetables”; in Agricultural Extension, “Promotion of rural youth activities”, and in Agricultural Economics, “Marketing of agricultural produce”. To determine the relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable, Spearman’s rank correlation analysis technique was used. “Attitude towards agriculture profession” was found to be positively correlated with the training needs (0.417**) at 0.01 per cent level of significance and “Training exposure”, was found to be negatively correlated with the training needs (-0.303*) at 0.05 per cent significance. The following independent variables were found to be having insignificant relationship with the training needs; “Age”, “Educational level”, “Service experience”, “Job satisfaction”, “Information seeking behaviour”, and “Information sharing behaviour.”


Keywords: Subject Matter Specialists, KVKs, Agricultural Economics
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Mhike Augustine, M. Devi Deepa, A. Prasad and Nath, D. 2020. The Study of Training Needs Assessment of Subject Matter Specialists of the KVKS of the State of Manipur, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 3755-3767. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.434