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    Quick Facts

    Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
    EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

    Course Overview

    The main objective of the course of Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology is to improve the conditions and techniques used by our farmers in agricultural practices. The study can be quite complicated since the candidates have to be well-versed with the culture, value system, and social structure of the rural areas before beginning to work. The course provided by Swayam is here to cater to these needs. 

    The course consists of 40 modules, having 4 credits. The course in total has 4 units, which is almost 13 to 15 hours of extensive study. The course is further divided into 4 quadrants, having their own study materials. Taking up this course and being under the guidance of our skilled and experienced faculty will equip you with the skills required to uplift the current rural agricultural systems as well as increase the scope of the better well-being of the farmers in the rural areas. 

    The Highlights

    • Regional Languages Available     
    • Best-In-Class Instructors     
    • Easy Credit Transfer    
    • Completed Courses 
    • Systematic Approach     
    • 100% Online Classroom     
    • 12 weeks programme

    Program Offerings

    • Interviews with experts
    • e books
    • Question-Answer forums
    • Reading Materials
    • references
    • Active local chapters
    • Proctored exams
    • Audio/Visual Lectures
    • Weekly Assignments

    Courses and Certificate fees

    Certificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
    yesIndira Gandhi National Tribal University Regional Campus, Manipur

    The fee detail information is as follows:

    • The candidate has to pay mandatory registration fees.

    • The course is free of cost. 

    Fee Category 

    Amount in Rupees

    Base Fee

    Free of Cost


    Benefits

    There can be innumerable benefits that can be drawn from studying a course that mainly aims to uplift the rural farmers and provide them with skills and knowledge to improve their techniques for agriculture. Uplifting the rural side of the country would mean that the country itself is developing. Moreover, with better methods, there is a scope for societal drawbacks like poverty to be pushed to eradication. 

    The candidates graduating from this course will have an advantage over those who have not, since this course provides a certification. The certification will help the graduated candidates to educate rural people better. It will also open the gate for them to venture into new employments, and be their own boss. Since India is still developing, it is very important that the welfare of the farmers is well-maintained, and their agricultural practices are improved so that it provides a better future to the country’s youth. The candidates will master skills to persuade as well as come up with new ideas for the same. 

    This course is beneficial for the people who are passionate about the betterment of their own country, as well as are interested in providing global ideas for human betterment. 

    Eligibility Criteria

    Certification Qualifying Details

    A minimum of 30% in the course assignments and 70% in the final exams is needed by all candidates to secure this certificate. 

    What you will learn

    Knowledge of Sociology

    Following are the takeaways from the Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology programme: 

    • Understanding the reality of the Indian Rural Societies, culture, social structure, social values, and its impact on agriculture
    • Gain exposure to the importance of psychology in agricultural extension
    • Understanding the concept of education, its types, and methods to develop individual contact
    • Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real Indian agricultural life

    Who it is for

    Following candidates will find the course beneficial to them:

    • Those who have a keen interest in agricultural practices and want to come up with new improved ideas
    • Those who want to study the rural culture and social structure of India
    • Those who want to serve the country and help it develop
    • Those who want to venture into the field of agriculture and make it their employment choice.

    Admission Details

    The admission process for the course of Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology is as follows: 

    Step 1: Visit the page https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/cec20_ge27/preview to know more about the course and enrol. 

    Step 2: Look for a link for registration. If such a link is not available then the candidates have to login/signup. 

    Step 3: After logging in, the candidates will be able to see the link. Click on it to register yourself and pay the registration fee. 

    Note: If the candidate is still not able to see the registration link, it means that the link has not yet been made available. He/she is requested to keep checking the website for further updates.

    The admission process for the course of Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology is as follows: 

    Step 1: Visit the page https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/cec20_ge27/preview to know more about the course and enrol. 

    Step 2: Look for a link for registration. If such a link is not available then the candidates have to login/signup. 

    Step 3: After logging in, the candidates will be able to see the link. Click on it to register yourself and pay the registration fee. 

    Note: If the candidate is still not able to see the registration link, it means that the link has not yet been made available. He/she is requested to keep checking the website for further updates.

    The Syllabus

    • Sociology and Rural sociology, extension education, agricultural extension – meaning and definitions.    
    • Importance of rural sociology in agricultural extension and their interrelationship         
    • Characteristics of Indian rural society differences and relationships between  rural and urban societies    
    • Social group(s) – classification – formation and organization of groups and role of social groups in agricultural extension    
    • Interaction/Discussion

    • Social stratification – meaning – forms – class system and caste system.
    • Culture and different cultural concepts and their role in agricultural extension    
    • Social values, social control and attitudes – types and their role in agricultural extension    
    • Leadership – meaning – classification of leaders – roles of a leader and different methods in selection of a leader  
    • Interaction/Discussion    

    • Training of leaders – lay and professional leaders
    • Leadership and agents of agricultural extension
    • Fundamentals of Educational Psychology and its relation to agriculture extension.    
    • Intelligence – meaning – types – factors and importance in agricultural extension.    
    • Interaction/Discussion    

    • Personality – meaning – types – factors and importance in agricultural extension    
    • Perception, emotions and frustration – meaning – types – factors and importance in agricultural extension.    
    • Motivation – meaning and its relationship to agricultural extension        
    • Teaching, learning, learning experience and learning situation 
    • Interaction/Discussion    

    • Principles of learning and their implications in teaching – steps in extension teaching    
    • Communication and models of communication process    
    • Elements of communication and their characteristics    
    • Types of communication – Verbal, Written and non-verbal    
    • Interaction/Discussion

    • Some concepts relating to communication     
    • Extension teaching method: Meaning and definition    
    • Individual contact methods: Farm and home visit        
    • Group contact methods: Farm and home visit    
    • Interaction/Discussion

    • Group discussion – meaning – purposes – procedure    
    • Mass contact methods: Campaign – meaning – objectives – procedure advantages and limitations    
    • Radio – meaning – purposes – advantages and limitations    
    • Information Sources: Internet-Meaning-Purposes-Benefits and Limitations    
    • Interaction/Discussion    

    • Call centres – Farmers Call Centre in Manipur and Kisan Call Centres    
    • Adoption - Diffusion – Innovation    
    • Innovation decision process – meaning– stages – concepts of dissonance and Rejection
    • Factors influencing adoption process – social, personal and situational    
    • Interaction/Discussion    

    • Farmers’ Training Centre (FTC) – objectives and trainings organized    
    • Visit to a village to list out the taboos, folkways, rituals and social values in the Village    
    • Administering psychological tests by students to assess the personality types of human beings.    
    • Conducting role play technique by the students to exhibit different leadership styles.    
    • Interaction/Discussion    

    • Exercise to create a learning situation under village conditions for a specific 
    • teaching activity.    
    • Exercise on training need assessment of farmers of a village    
    • Visit to a village for conducting a training programme    
    • Exercise on identification of potential agricultural technologies for enterprise set up.    
    • Interaction/Discussion    

    Instructors

    Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Regional Campus, Manipur Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: Give me the programme details?

    The course of Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology consists of 40 modules, having 4 credits. It is broken up into 4 quadrants providing various study materials. It is an ongoing, core course of a duration of 12 weeks, and the level of this course is undergraduate.

    2: How can I procure this certification?

    Candidates securing 30% in-course assessments and 70% in the final exam will be eligible to obtain this certification.

    3: What are the study materials that will help me in this course?

    Following study materials will be made available to the candidates:

    Study materials that are downloadable and readable

    • Audio lectures with visuals
    • Online forums to solve doubts
    • Weekly Assignments
    • Quizzes and Mock Exams
    4: What is the cost of taking this course?

    The course is available to all the candidates free of cost, after paying a certain amount as the registration fee.

    5: Provide a list of the nine coordinators of Swayam?

    Given is a list of national coordinators:

    • CEC  
    • IIMB   
    • NITTTR  
    • NCERT  
    • NPTEL 
    • NIOS  
    • IGNOU  
    • AICTE  
    • UGC  
    6: What is the objective of this programme?

    This programme aims to provide quality education to all the participants of this course, irrespective of their financial status. This will help every individual to develop and not get left behind. 

    7: What is the previous education required?

    This course is an undergraduate-level course, hence there is no previous education required for this course. Students who have just graduated from school are also open to apply for this course. 

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