With the inception of College of Agriculture, Parbhani, the Department of Extension Education was established in 1956. Since then, it has been playing a pioneering role in the growth and development of extension science with specific reference to research, education and training in extension education. It grew leaps and bounds under the dynamic leaders. The department has been providing the national leadership role in areas of teaching, research, training and transfer of technology in the discipline of agricultural extension. The alumni of the department are also manning the scientific and training institutions in India and abroad.
The mandate of the department is to conduct basic and strategic research for serving as a national point for quality and standard in the discipline of Extension Education, serve as a centre for academic excellence and provide national leadership in agricultural extension. The department also undertakes extension outreach activities. The mandates of the division are: