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Indian Journal of Social Research Vol.54 (3) (May - June, 2013) (261-266)

ASPIRATIONS OF POST GRADUATING GIRLS STUDENT IN STATE AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

S R Khole
M.Sc. (Agri.) Student, Dept. of Extension Education, MKV, Parbhani

R P Kadam
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Extension Education, MKV, Parbhani

Abstract

Present study was conducted in MKV, Parbhani (SAU) in Marathwada region during the year 2011-12.  Majority (76.00%) of the agricultural and other faculty post graduating girls student were from medium family income, majority (72.00%) of the agricultural girls student were from nuclear family, most (92.00%) participated in national service scheme. Majority (25.00%) had medium size land holding, majority (62.00%) from medium size of family. Fifty per cent each of agricultural and other faculty post graduating girls student were form both rural background and urban background, 53.00 per cent parents’ occupation was service, had secured first class at graduation level, more than half (52.00%) of girls received scholarship.  The majority (63.00%) of the students wished to complete post graduate studies, as regards to the job aspiration 59 per cent wished the job in agricultural university, 51 per cent of respondents aspired to have administrative position in public sector, 56 per cent of the respondents aspired to earn Rs.5,00,000 lakh per year, 84 per cent of the respondents aspired to develop own family.  Majority of the respondents were having medium level of aspiration followed by high level.  Relationship between personal and socio-economic characteristics of agricultural and other faculty post graduating girls student and there aspiration was also studied. It is observed that the variables such as family income, social participation, family type, parents occupation, academic performance, scholarship were positive and significantly related with the overall aspiration level of the student, the variables like land holding, family size, family background could not show any statistical significant relationship with the aspiration of the student.

Introduction

The primary aim of establishing agricultural colleges and institutes was to train and educate the students, so that they could engage in agriculture and carry out various agricultural activities in scientific manner and thereby boostup the production, similarly, these graduates are expected to be well equipped with knowledge and skill required for employment in agriculture, public and private sector.  In this modern age, it is imperative to know the choice of career of agricultural and other faculty students and choose their life, as education offers many job opportunities to plan and choose their carrier to avoid frustration in their life.

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