It gives me immense pleasure to be the Director of one of the prestigious premier training institutes of the country and indeed it is a matter of pride. Extension Education Institute, Hyderabad under administrative control of PJTSAU has completed fifty five years since its establishment catering the training needs (both On campus and Off campus) of six South Indian States viz., Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Odisha and three Union Territories including Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands to the officials of agriculture and allied departments like horticulture, animal husbandry, sericulture, fisheries, forestry, dairy development and others. Apart from the middle level extension functionaries of the departments, the Scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s are also given training to upgrade their skills and increase the proficiency which are the most vibrant extension systems in the country today.
EEI, Hyderabad is fortunate enough to be amidst various National Institutes like MANAGE, NIRD&PR, NAARM, IIOR, IIRR, WALAMTARI, IIMR, NIPHM and other NGO’s in and around.
The mandatory activities like imparting skill and professional competence, demonstration of effective training technique, providing consultancy and publication of quality information on extension systems are meticulously taken care by the experienced and senior faculty who are experts in training and communication.
I wholeheartedly, express my sincere gratitude to the Directorate of Extension, Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India for sanctioning and inaugurating the New Golden Jubilee Buildings both Administrative Office cum Training Block and Trainees Hostel cum Guest House recently. And also with the good support and able guidance of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr.V.Praveen Rao, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) things are moving in right direction and we hope to perform still better in future time to come.
(K. Anand Singh)