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Faculty Agriculture Agricultural Extension Education Faculty Members Smita Dash Baishakhy

Smita Dash Baishakhy

Assistant Professor

International Master of Science in Rural Development (IMRD) from the Ghent University, Belgium and B. Sc. in Agriculture (Hons.) from the Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh.

(Study Leave)

Research interests: Transition in the agri-food system; climate change risks and adaptation behaviour


Dept. of Agricultural Extension Education


Smita Dash Baishakhy was born in 1993, in the Sunamganj district of Bangladesh. She earned her B. Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) from Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet and finished the International Master of Science in Rural Development (IMRD) program hosted by the Ghent University, Belgium. She earned the Prime Minister gold medal and the Chancellor’s Award for her outstanding results in her bachelor's and master's. Besides, she was awarded the Erasmus Mundus scholarship and secured Magna Cum Laude grade for her outstanding results in the IMRD program. During her study period, she gained the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge on varied dimensions of agricultural science and rural sociology, especially on different aspects of agricultural extension, technology diffusion, rural project management, sociological perspectives on rural development, research methods, and sustainable food systems. Mrs Baishakhy is a passionate early-stage researcher who has authored and/or co-authored several peer-reviewed scientific articles. She also received research grants as principal investigator and co-investigator for a few research projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and University Grant Commission (UGC), Bangladesh. Her key research interests are related to the agendas of socio-psychological predictors of adaptive behaviour, climate resilience, sustainable agriculture and food security. At present, she is serving as a teaching and research faculty (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Faculty of Agriculture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.