Scientific Advisory Committee is an important event of Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The KVKs must organize regular meeting of SAC members to get their action plan modified and approved incorporating newer areas of functioning. As the members of SAC represent interdisciplinary field of agricultural development including finance and mass media, mutual exchange of ideas and experiences help the KVKs in carrying out their activities in a focused manner. The members of SAC are also taken to field visit to get an insight of KVK functioning in the farm. Hence, conducting SAC meeting is of immense importance by all the KVKs of Under Jawaharlal Nehru krishi Vishwa vidyalaya, Jabalpur. An appraisal of SAC meeting conducted by the KVKs indicates that almost all the KVKs of Jawaharlal Nehru krishi Vishwa vidyalaya, Jabalpur fulfilled this requirement by conducting at least one SAC meeting during one year. All the KVKs have constituted the Scientific Advisory Committee as per the guidelines of ICAR which comprises of representatives from ICAR institutes, State Agriculture University, Development departments of the District, Media personnel, Financial institutions and progressive farmers and farm women. Apart from the members special invitees also attend the meeting. On an average 16 members and 4 invitees attend each Scientific Advisory Committee meeting of KVK.

The Scientific Advisory Committee meetings are conducted to get necessary guidance and support to carry out the mandated activities of KVK in a more planned and scientific manner. The composition of the Committee by the KVKs is furnished herewith.

Head of the Host institute Hon’ble vice chancellor Chairman/Chairperson.
Director Extension of concerned SAU Member
Director, ATARI of the concerned Zone Member
Representative of ICAR Instt./ ICAR Regional Research Station if located in the District or nearby Member
Associate Director Research & Extension of the Zonal research Station in which KVK is located Member
District officers of the line departments such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Soil conservation, Social/Agroforestry, Sericulture, Fisheries, Irrigation, Social welfare, small scale industries etc Member
Representative of the Lead Bank of the District. Member
Farm Radio officer of the AIR in which KVK is located. Member
Representative of Doordarshan Centre in which KVK is located. Member
Two Representatives of the farmers one small and one big nominated by the Head of host Instt Member
Two Representatives of farm women nominated by the Head of host Instt. Member
Senior Scientist & Head Member Secretary