It is great privilege to lead the premier training institute of Southern India under Directorate of Extension, Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. This institute caters the training needs of middle level extension functionaries of agriculture and allied sectors of six Southern States (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Odisha) and three Union Territories (Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep Islands.
In the long journey of building the capacities of development professionals of client states, this institute is adopting innovative extension approaches in addressing the training needs of client states. With a mission and vision to cover many areas of HRD, this institute completed almost all the targeted training programmes during the year 2017-18 as per the mandate of the institute i.e. 36 On campus and 21 Off campus training programmes.
With great support of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) this institute is marching forward to meet the emerging challenges. With a moto of diversifying the activities other than trainings, this institute is committed to organize consultancy programmes with State Governments of client states.
I sincerely express my gratitude to the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, PJTSAU for giving me this opportunity to work with technically and professionally competent faculty members, Non-Teaching staff and Consultants for achieving the goal of quality trainings and maintaining the reputation of this institute.
The newly added infrastructure (Golden jubilee buildings – Administrative office, Hostel and Auditorium) is an asset to scale up our efforts for creating congenial learning atmosphere. I, wholeheartedly extend my sincere thanks to the concerned officials of Directorate of Extension, Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi for their great financial support and guidance to meet their expectations.
I feel proud to announce that under the able guidance of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr.V.Praveen Rao, PJTSAU this institute is trying to bring laurels and performing in a better way to reach new heights.
(Dr. K. Madhu Babu)