Dr. Basavaprabhu Jirli did his graduation and post graduation from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, obtained PhD from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.
Earlier served as Documentation Scientist at Karnataka Rajya Vigyana Parishat, Banagalore, Research Associate, National Research Centre for Rapeseed Mustard, Bharatpur (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) and Assistant Professor in Central Agricultural University.
Presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.
He has been engaged in teaching and research for more than 15 years. Have more than 30 research publications, five edited volumes of proceedings and three edited and two authored books in his credit. Active member of more than 12 Professional Societies of Agricultural Extension at national and international levels. Working on a Media Lab Asia, MCIT, New Delhi funded project on “Conducting baseline survey in Lallapura cluster of Varanasi”.
Dr. Jirli was the content writer for 13 modules of Extension Education in e-PG Pathshala Project of UGC, implemented by Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore. Earlier, served as co-principal Investigator of the Department of Science and Technology funded project entitled “Quality mode production in Rice – Wheat cropping system through farmers’ interest groups”. Served as coordinator of e-Sagu componenet of Grameen Gyan Kendra Project of IIT, BHU. Also associated with the project on Agro Meteorological Advisory services to framers, in collaboration with Department of Geophysics, BHU, a project funded by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Serving as Editor, Journal of Global Communication, which is official journal of Global Communication Research Association, North Ryde, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Dr. Jirli is the recipient of Best Teacher Award from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.