Dr. P. Venkatesan is currently working as a senior scientist in the Division of Extension Systems Management of ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM). He specialized in agricultural extension and has 15 years of experience as a developmental scientist and 3 years as a core scientist. He joined NAARM in May 2014. He specialized in the area of indigenous technical knowledge, participatory technology development, participatory impact monitoring and assessment, tribal development, technology assessment, and refinement of socioeconomic and environmental impact assessment. He has published several research papers, books, manuals, and policy papers. To his credit, he has guided a number of research scholars in rural development and management. He is a recipient of four national and two international awards.