The changing times have brought about a reorientation of extension education. Extension activities concentrates on putting across in an understandable manner new ideas and improved technologies of practical utility to the rural, tribal and urban privileged and underprivileged people. It enables us to use the newly acquired knowledge and skills to improve their general standard of living. It is a social science that attempts to adopt various strategies of change in the behaviour patterns of people through technological and scientific innovations for the improvement of their standard of living. The idea behind the extension work is the coming together for the task of social upliftment. Extension makes good communities better and progressive. Extension contributes to national development programmers.

Participants typically develop leadership and teamwork skills and become more attuned to working amongst populations of varying ethnicity or socioeconomic status. The institution itself is likely to benefit from more satisfied students, often more motivated and more likely to stay in college, as well as from better relations with potential employers, neighboring communities, voters, state legislators, parents, and current and future alumni. Extension is a learning-teaching methods connect meaningful community service to academic curricula. Service learning blends community service goals and formal and informal (standard/academic and experiential/non-standard) educational goals in a manner that benefits participants and recipients. Extension activities and learning is a set of techniques and tools that can strengthen community relationships and connections.