(A Grant-in-aid Institution under Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India)
Ganeshkhind Road, Near Pune University, Pune - 411007, Maharashtra, India

Faculty Profile

Dr. Sagar Kisan Wadkar

Assistant Professor
Email ID: sagarkwadkar@gmail.com
Cell No.: +91 91300-4658

Educational & Professional Qualification

B.Sc. (Agriculture); M.Sc. (Agricultural Extension & Communication); Ph.D. (Agricultural Extension Education); ICAR - NET (Agricultural Extension); UGC NET+JRF (Adult Education/ Continuing Education)

Work Experience

  • He has 7+ Years of experience in teaching, research and guided 14 M.Sc researches. He was one of the member of the 4th Common Review Mission (CRM) of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Govt. of India to review the implementation of their schemes and programmes. In addition, a member of National level Core-committee (constituted by the MANAGE, Hyderabad) for curriculum revision in “Extension Education” at UG, PG, and PhD Level.

Area of Specialisation

  • Social Capital Formation and Livelihood Analysis
  • Capacity Development
  • ICT4D
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Rural Development


Research Articles: 

  1. Wadkar, S. K., Mohammad, A., Argade, S. D. and Garde, Y. A. (2019). A Psychometric process to develop and validate a scale to measure attitude towards aAQUA e-Agriservice. Indian J. Extension Education, 55 (1): 8-15.
  2. Wadkar, S. K., Mohammad, A., Garde, Y. A., Argade, S. D. (2018). Farmers Attitude and Knowledge in accessing aAQUA e-Agriservice in Maharashtra: A Critical Analysis. Journal of Global Communication, 11 (2): 145 - 151.
  3. Wadkar S. K., Singh K., Mohammad A., Kadian K. S., Malhotra R. (2017) Sustainability of the aAQUA e-Agriservice: A Case Study of Maharashtra, India. In: Choudrie J., Islam M., Wahid F., Bass J., Priyatma J. (eds) ICT for Development. ICT4D 2017. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 504. Springer, Cham.
  4. Wadkar, S. K., Singh, K., Kadian, S. K., Chakravarty, T., and Argade, S. D. (2017) Development of a knowledge test to assess knowledge level about improved dairy farming practices among users and non-users of e-Agriservice in Maharashtra. Journal of Agricultural Extension Management, XVII (2): 81-89.
  5. Wadkar, S. K., Singh, K., Mohammad, A., Malhotra, R., and Kale, R. B. (2016). Identifying the factors governing attitude towards the e-Agriservice among the dairy farmers in Maharashtra, India. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in Tropics and Sub-tropics, 117 (1): 1–10.
  6. Wadkar, S. K., Singh, K., Chakravarty, R. and Argade, S. D. (2016). Assessing the reliability of attitude scale by cronbach’s alpha. Journal of Global Communication, 9 (2): 113-117.
  7. Wadkar, S. K., Mohammad, A., Argade, S. D., Prabhugouda K. and Kale, R. B. (2016). End-Users Attitude towards the aAQUA e-Agriservice: Dairy Farmers Perspective in Maharashtra. International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research, 14 (3): 313-317.
  8. Wadkar, S. K., Singh, K., Kadian, K. S., and Garde, Y. A. (2015). Comparative study on effectiveness of the aAQUA e-Agriservice among dairy farmers of Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Dairy Science, 68 (4): 408-411. 
  9. Wadkar, S. K., Argade, S. D. and Singh, K. (2013). Factors affecting the sustainability of ICT Intervention    for agricultural development: A Review. Agricultural Reviews, 34 (3) 198-206.
  10. Wadkar, S. K., Kumar, B., and Argade, S. D. (2013). Socio-Economic status of farmers affecting the effectiveness of printed tractor advertisements. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3 (8): 30-31.
  11. Wadkar, S. K., Ahmaed, T. and Kumar, B. (2011). Designing farm Advertisement for rural Audience: A study in Uttarakhand. Journal of Communication Studies, XXIX: 34 – 36.
  12. Kale, R. B., Wadkar, S. K., Jadoun, Y. S., and Ravi, K. N. (2017). Constraints encountered in effective utilisation of ICT among the dairy scientists. International J. of Applied Research on Information Technology and Computing, 8 (1): 51-55.
  13. Kalra, B. S., Wadkar, S. K., Sarangi, A., Singh, D. K., Chaturvedi, A., and Singh, S. P. (2014). Farmers’ perception on water management and land degradation in the tail reach of western Yamuna canal command. J. of Rural Development, 33 (3): 343-350.
  14. Argade, S. D. and Wadkar, S. K. (2013). Sustainable livelihood security through Integrated Farming Systems: A Review. Agricultural Reviews, 34 (3): 207-215.
  15. Argade, S. D. and Wadkar, S. K. (2013). Role of Socio-Psychological Status of Beneficiaries in their Effective Participation in MGNREGA. International Journal of Scientific Research, 2 (6): 535-37.
  16. Kale, R. B., Rohilla, P. P., Meena, M. S. and Wadkar, S. K. (2015). Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural Knowledge Management in India. Journal of Global Communication, 8 (1): 16-22.

Presentations as Resource Person:

  1. Delivered talk on “Financial Inclusion Innovations for Bottom of the Pyramid” with special focus on “AgriTech + FinTech Applications for Farmers and Collectives Management” along with colleague Ms. Anshu Singh, Faculty, VAMNICOM in the ‘Pune Sprint’- Bharat Inclusion Initiatives (BII), Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad on 14th November, 2018 at MCCIA, Pune, Maharashtra.
  2. Delivered talk on “Agricultural Extension Curricula from a Development Perspectives” in the National Workshop on ‘Agricultural Extension: Time to Change’ at National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad during 14-16 February, 2018.

Oral Presentation: 

  1. “Collective Action Model for Promoting Sustainable Livelihood Interventions: Lessons From Case Studies in Chhattisgarh” in the National Workshop on “FPOs as Risk Mitigation Institutions for Small and Marginal Farmers in India: Issues, Challenges and the Way Forward” (Technical Session 3: Role of Federations in Promotion of FPO Business) during 4-5 December, 2018 organised by Dept. of Horticulture, Govt. of Karnataka and GIZ (German development agency) at Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  2. “Social Mobilisation and Grass-root Institution Building: Lessons from Case Study in Chhattisgarh” in the Workshop onGreen Revolution in Eastern India: Constraints, Opportunities and Way Forward” organised by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Tata Cornell Institute (TCI) of Agriculture and Nutrition during October 9 to 10, 2017, NASC, Pusa, New Delhi.
  3. “Sustainability of the Rural ICT Project: a Case Study of aAQUA e-Agriservice, Maharashtra, India” in the 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance – ICEGOV2017 organised by National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, New Delhi; United Nations University of e-Governance (UNU-EGOV), and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) during 7-9th March, 2017 at New Delhi.

Poster Presentation:

1. “Farmers Collective Action as a tool in Promoting Sustainable Livelihood Opportunities to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals” in the National conference on “Sustainable Development Goals: Preparedness and Role of Agriculture” organised by Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on 11-12 May 2017 at NASC Complex, New Delhi.


1. Wadkar, S. K. (2018). Approaching Extension Curricula from a Development Perspective. AESA Blog 81.

2. Wadkar, S. K., Kumar, B., and Sivakuamr, P. S. (2018). Action Research – A Professional Developemnt Approach for Students and Teachers. AESA Blog 87.