The Extension Education Institute, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad established in 1962, is a premier regional training institute financed by Directorate of Extension, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India under the administrative control of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU).
The institute is specialized to cater to the training needs of middle level extension functionaries of Southern region line departments of client states viz., Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Union Territories of Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. Besides this, the trainers of training institutes like FTCs, KVKs, SAMETIs are also trained at this institute. EEI is bestowed with experienced faculty in different areas of training with excellent knowledge and communication skills. The institute is provided with a well equipped training environment to meet all the training needs of the clientele.
EEI, one of the India’s four regional training institutes, stands out as a notable premier training provider in Southern India with efficient, reliable and cost effective solutions to meet the emerging challenges in agriculture and allied sectors. EEI designs and fine tunes need based training programmes for the line department officials of client states that enable to capitalize on their strengths and work towards facing the current challenges in the respective fields.
EEI as a guiding force shapes the personal and professional outlook of the extension officers of various line departments of client states and never stops going that extra mile ahead in providing greater value to the training in terms of quality, quantity and promoting client satisfaction by following a highly application oriented and participative style of training. Only after understanding the quality and skilled work force requirement of the sector, the institute designs the course content. The institute created a record of hundred percent client coverage and satisfaction with respect to quality and quantity.
Apart from the prescheduled programmes, EEI also coordinates with esteemed organizations like MANAGE, SAMETIs, ICRISAT, DRR, NAARM, NGOs, Farmer Federations etc., to provide training to extension functionaries and lead farmers on recent advancements in agriculture and allied sectors. Since inception up to March, 2015, the institute trained 24,240 officers of development departments of client states, union territories in addition to targetted the farmers. To meet current demands, EEI also undertakes consultancy services viz., monitoring & evaluation and impact studies on development programmes of the state and centre besides consultancy trainings.
Innovative technique- ‘Bio hi-tech oyster mushroom’
Smt. Shije Varghese has developed an innovative technique- ‘Bio hi-tech oyster mushroom cultivation house’ which ensures year long production of mushroom without any microbial contamination. “2 hours of work every shed of about 500 square feet can earn a decent income of Rs. 10000/- a month”.
Smt. Shije Varghese
A resident of Nuthimadugu village, Kambadhru mandal of Ananthapur district, Andhra Pradesh says that “We have grown many crops in our 2.5 acre farm which yielded very low. Slowly our economic condition deteorated in that crisis, officers from department of Sericulture encouraged us to start sericulture and department has given subsidies for construction of rearing hourse, verandah and shoots etc.
Thulasamma w/o Gidda Rama naik