With his constructive thought, extreme mettle of innovative ideas, research acumen and strong diligence in academics Dr. Kausik Pradhan, born in 1976, has established him as the omnipotent academic member under the aegis of Agricultural Extension. At present this proven personality is offering his benevolent service as the Associate Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Extension, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Coochbehar, West Bengal, India. He has got learning experiences with Government and NGO led participatory research and development programmes in the areas of rural planning, project monitoring, forest management and resource accounting and also as socio-economists in Australia funded agricultural development projects in South East Asia. He has worked as key trainer in different training programmes on participatory extension and group dynamics. His extension research has been recognised by different national societies through different awards namely Young Scientist Award, Best Extension Professional Award and Science Excellence Award. He has associated with more than four (4) mega nationally and internationally funded research and development projects. He has developed his expertise in the areas of Technology Socialisation, Women empowerment, Micro planning, Entrepreneurship management, Natural Resource Management, Value addition and Supply Chain Management, Participatory Extension, Market led Extension etc. To his credit he has published so far 89 (eighty nine) numbers of research papers in reputed national and international journals, contributed 19 (nineteen) chapters in different renowned books and co-authored 6 (six) books.
The areas of research interests of Dr. Kausik Pradhan are Agricultural Extension and communication, Transfer of Technology, Women empowerment, Entrepreneurship management, Participatory Extension, Market led Extension, Indigenous Technical Knowledge, Information Communication Technology.