Dr. Veenita Kumari, Deputy Director (Gender Studies),

M.Sc. (H. Sc. Ext. Edu), University Gold Medal
Ph.D., (H. Sc. Ext. Edu)


Present Work

Heading the MANAGE Centre for Gender in Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Security, Urban Farming.
Principal Coordinator of PGDAEM Program at MANAGE.
Dr. Veenita Kumari had previously worked as Assistant Professor (Extension & Communication Management) in College of Home Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya for more than 13 years. She was primarily involved in teaching (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), research and outreach activities of the college (on and off-campus). During this period she was in-charge of Academics and Examination for more than two years, in-charge for annual and quarterly report of the college, newsletter information compilation etc.

Her areas of specialization include Women Empowerment, Gender Studies, Women in Agriculture, Community Nutrition, Rural Development, Foods & Nutritional Security, Urban Agriculture and Microgreens.

Her contribution in this field is recognized by way of the following awards:

  • “Young Scientist Award” by ‘endling’ conferences during “International Conference on Foods & Agriculture” (ICFA) held during March 29th – 31st, 2018 in Dhanbad, Jharkhand
  • “Young Teacher Award” by Society of Agricultural Innovation and Development (SAID) and Bihar Animal Sciences University, Patna, Bihar during national conference on Livelihood and Food Security (LFS-2018) from January 27-28, 2018.
  • ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ in 2017 by the organising committee of ‘PRAGATI’ , Academy of Environment & Life Sciences and Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology & Life Sciences, Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

She has 23 published research articles in refereed academic national and international journals and two book chapters.

Research Projects: (As Principal Investigator)

Completed:

  • An Intramural Research Project titled, “Role of Self Help Promoting Institutions in Empowering Women through Self Help Groups in West Garo Hills”of one year duration.
  • An Intramural Research Project titled, “Gender Mapping of the People of West Garo Hills Engaged in Agriculture, Household and Allied Activities” of one year duration.
  • A Special Project course under Ph. D Program entitled “A Study on Nutritional Status of Rural Women of Bihar”.

Ongoing:

  • Household analysis of urban Farming: Alternative Strategy for food and nutritional security
  • Promoting Micro-greens for nutritional Security in Urban Areas - Co-PI - Dr. Sreenivasa J.Scientist – D NIN, Hyderabad

Book Chapter:

  • Role of Self Help Promoting Institutions (SHPIs) in Women Empowerment Through Self Help Groups- in book- “Self Help Groups: Problems, Opportunities and Challenges Ahead”: 23-32. ISBN no.: 978-81-7622-356-0, Published by: Biotech Books, 2016.
  • Problems Faced by Rural Women of Bihar in Adoption of Agro-Based Technologies- One chapter contributed in book-“Women Empowerment- A Comprehensive Development Approach”:142-173. ISBN no. : 978-81-9342-145-0 Published by Imperial Edu systems Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, 2018

Publications

  • Kumari, V. and Kumari, Maya (2019). Gender Roles of Garo Women in Paddy cultivation- A critical study. Journal of Community Mobilization and Sustainable Development, Vol. 14 (1):71-75, January-April 2019. (NAAS – 5.30).
  • Kumari, V., Kumari, M and Srivasatava, K. (2018) Gender Disparity in Household Activities among Garo people of Meghalaya. Multilogic in Science. Vol. VIII, Special Issue (B): 224-227, (NAAS – 5.20)
  • Kumari, V. and Kumari, M. (2018) Gender mapping of the roles of Garo people of Meghalaya engaged in dairy farming. International Journal of Chemical Studies. SP4: 52-56, (NAAS – 5.31)
  • Kumari, V., Vasantha, R. and Preethi, M. (2018) Problems in Generation of Homestead Technologies by Scientists of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU), Journal of Community Mobilization and Sustainable Development Vol. 13 (2): 317-320, May-August 2018. (NAAS-5.30)
  • Kumari, V., Vasantha, R. and Kumari, M. (2018) Problems in Adoption of Homestead Technologies by Rural Women of Bihar. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry,SP1: 837-840.(NAAS – 5.21)
  • Kumari, V. and Kumari, M. (2018) Analysis of gender roles of Garo people of Meghalaya engaged in piggery. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. SP1: 1945-1948, (NAAS – 5.21)
  • Kumari, M., Kumari, A, Kumari, V. and Kumar, M. (2018) Change in behavioural components of rural women in terms of level of knowledge after receiving value addition training. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry SP1: 463-465 (NAAS-5.21)
  • Kumari, V. and Vasantha, R. (2018). Problems in Dissemination of Homestead Technologies to Rural Women and Strategies to overcome them. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education, Society of Extension Education, Agra, Vol. 18, No.1:83-87, January 2018. (NAAS-4.81)
  • Kumari, V. and Vasantha, R. (2017) Diffusion of Homestead Technologies of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU) Among Rural Women of Bihar. Ecology, Environment and ConservationVol. 23, Issue 4:2229-2235(NAAS – 4.89)
  • Kumari, V. and Vasantha, R. (2017). Knowledge level of Rural Women of Bihar about Homestead Technologies of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU). The J. Res. ANGRAU, Vol. 45, Issue No.3:68-73, July-September 2017. (NAAS-3.60)
  • Kumari, V. and Vasantha, R. (2017) Correlates of Selected Independent Variables and Attitude of Rural Women towards Homestead Technologies of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU) Bihar. Journal of Community Mobilization and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12, No.2:223-226, July-December 2017.(NAAS – 5.30)
  • Kumari, V. and Vasantha, R. (2017). Adoption of Homestead Technologies of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU) by Rural Women of Bihar. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education, Society of Extension Education, Agra, Vol. 17, No. 2: 33-35, April 2017.(NAAS – 4.81)
  • Kumari, V. and Vasantha, R. (2017). Significance of Homestead Technologies of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU) as a Means of livelihood for Rural Women of Bihar. The J. Res. PJTSAU, Vol. 45(1&2):36-43, 2017. (NAAS – 3.35)
  • Kumari, V. and Vasantha, R. (2017). Factors Affecting Knowledge Level of Rural Women of Bihar about Homestead Technologies of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU). Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Vol. 23, Issue 3:1468-1471, 2017.(NAAS-4.89)
  • Kumari, V. and Vasantha, R. (2017). Adoption of Homestead Technologies of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU) By Rural Women of Bihar. The J. Res. ANGRAU, Vol. 45(1):71-74, 2017. (NAAS-3.60)
  • Kumari, V. (2017). Dietary Survey as indicator of nutritional status of rural women of Bihar. Food Science Research Journal, Vol.8, issue 1: 7-13, April 2017. (NAAS- 4.11)
  • Kumari, V. (2017). Anthropometric Assessment: A direct indicator of nutritional status of rural women of Bihar. Food Science Research Journal, Vol.8, issue 1: 72-77, April 2017. (NAAS- 4.11)
  • Kumari, V. and Vasantha, R. (2016). Attitude of Rural Women towards Homestead Technologies of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU). The J. Res. PJTSAU, Vol. 44 (1&2): 17-26, 2016. (NAAS- 3.35)
  • Kumari, V., Vasantha, R. and Preethi, M. (2014) Information Source Utilization Pattern for Homestead Technologies of Rajendra Agricultural University by Rural Women of Bihar. The J. Res. PJTSAU, Vol. 42 (3): 48-52, 2014. (NAAS-3.60)
  • Kumari, V. (2010) Assessing Role of Self Help Promoting Institutions (SHPIs) in Empowering through SHGs. Asian Journal of Home Science, Vol. 5, No. 1:165-169, June 2010. (NAAS-4.44)
  • Kumari, V. (2010) Attitude of Women SHG Members towards SHPIs and Problems Faced by them in Running the SHGs. Journal of Progressive Agriculture, Vol. I, No.1:18-20, October 2010. (NAAS-2.89)
  • Kumari, V. (2009) Profile of Women Entrepreneurs: Indicators of Empowerment. Journal of Community Mobilization and Sustainable Development, Vol. IV, Issue II: 63-67, December 2009. (NAAS-5.30)
  • Kumari, V. and Singh, A.K. (2003) Variables Contributing to the Level of Adoption of Improved Dairy Husbandry Practices by Dairy Women. Journal of Extension Education, Bhubaneswar, Vol. VIII, No.1:73-77, 2003. (NAAS-2.42).

Professional Affiliation:

  1. Life Member- Society of Agricultural Innovation and Development (SAID), Ranchi, Jharkhand since December 2017.
  2. Life Member- Society of Extension Education, Agra since 7th November 2016.
  3. Life Member- Society of Extension Professional, EEI Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana since 21st August 2011.
  4. Life Member - Indian Society of Extension Education, Division of Agricultural Extension, IARI, Pusa, New Delhi- since September 200
  5. Life Member- MOBILISATION, Society for Community Mobilisation for Sustainable Development, IARI, New Delhi since September 2008.
  6. Life Member- International Extension Forum – since March 2007
  7. Life Member - Orissa Journal of Extension Education – since January 2006

Contact Details

Dr. Veenita Kumari
Deputy Director (Gender Studies)
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE)
(An Organization of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India)
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad- 500 030, Telangana, INDIA
Telephone: +91-40-24017027(Direct); +91-40-24016702-708, Extn: 536
Mobile Phone No.: +91-8367287287
Institutional URL: http://www.manage.gov.in