The School of Social Sciences at IARI comprises of the Division o f Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Centre of Agricultural Technology Assessment and Transfer ( CATAT ), Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC). The students of the school strive for highest skills in areas of Agri-Business Management; Agricultural Marketing and Trade; Agricultural Development and Policy; Econometrics; Agricultural Finance and Policy Analysis, Ecosystem services valuation. They are also becoming proficient in conducting basic and strategic research in areas of Extension systems, Communication; Agricultural Journalism, Entrepreneurship Development; Program evaluation, and Extension management.
Division of Social Sciences
Policy Research for Sustainable Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation; evolve the optimum management strategies for sustainable agricultural production, raising income and employment for poverty alleviation; the role of women in sustainable agriculture and risk management; impact Assessment, Priority Setting and Resources Allocation with special reference to Food Security; environmental Accounting and Valuation of Agro-biodiversity; analyze the comparative advantage in exports of different commodities; socio-cultural organization and gender; socio-economic and cultural constraints in adoption of technology; participatory technology generation and development; participatory appraisal for inter-sectoral micro-planning; rural entrepreneurship development; organizational strategy for commercialization; to gain insight into the technological needs of farmers cultivating small farms around Delhi city and introduce relevant technologies. Following are the divisions under this school: