Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: ATTITUDE AND ASPIRATION OF UNDERGRADUATE AGRICULTURAL STUDENTS

Authors: S. S. Chaudhary1, J. K. Patel2 and K. N. Raval3

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: attitude, aspiration, entrepreneur, enterprise, higher education

Volume: 35

Issue: 2

Year: June 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2023.35.2.0007

Abstract: Agricultural education forms the foundation for the development of requisite manpower for research, education, training and transfer of technology to the field and extension activities throughout the country. Six colleges of Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University were selected for the study. List of final year students of all colleges were obtained and among them total 150 students were randomly selected for the study by applying proportionate simple random sampling (59.29%). The finding of the study shows that Nearly three fifth (58.67%) of the respondents held favorable attitude towards higher education. Whereas, in case of educational aspiration majority (82.67%) of the respondents had shown their interest towards higher studies and willing to join for post-graduation. While 32.67 per cent of the agricultural students aspired to secure academic position in agricultural university as their first preference followed by administrative position in the Department of Agriculture (24.67%) in the occupational aspiration. Whereas, in entrepreneurial aspiration, more number (23.33%) of the students were most interested to take up agriculture as an enterprise followed by establishment of organic production unit (12.00%).

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