EEI at a glance
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, 2016, the institute trained 25,589 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.
Mandate of the Institute
To improve the skills and professional competencies of extension functionaries of Development Departments, State Agricultural Universities, Private firms and Voluntary organizations.
To demonstrate most effective training techniques useful for the personnel working in Development Departments.
To conduct action research and publish information on extension systems.
To provide consultancy to development agencies.
A management committee under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jayashakar Telangana State Agricultural University with representatives from DoE, GoI, Line departments of client states, MANAGE, ICAR, Ministry of Rural Development, SAMETIs and farmers from client states as its members meet twice a year to review and fine tune the capacity building activities to help in effective functioning of institute. Director, EEI is the Member Secretary.
An academic committee was constituted with the following members viz., two officials representing from DoE, GoI, Director of Extension, PJTSAU, Director (HRD), MANAGE, any other Director, MANAGE and Director, EEI to finalize and approve the training calender of EEI from the year 2015 onwards.
EEI, Hyderabad organizes On-campus and Off-campus training programmes, designed on the basis of the training needs of middle level extension functionaries of client states with a view to improve the overall socio-economic status of farming community with extension backstopping.