Dr. M. Preethi, Professor
Dr. M. Preethi has 20 years of experience in the areas of teaching and extension in the university. She has started her career as Assistant professor in 1998 at C.HSc. Bapatla, where she taught undergraduate Home Science and later worked at C.HSc. Hyderabad for 15 months, in the same academic rank. While in teaching, took up additional duties of Warden, Officer-in-Charge academic matters and Officer-in-Charge Placement Cell at both campuses.
In the year 2006, she was shifted to extension and posted at KVK Garikapadu as SMS (Home Science) apart from regular technical programme of work, she was instrumental in formation of SHGs, organising vocational capacity building programmes and in establishing enterprises. Her efforts received laurels from many officials at district level. In July 2008, joined AICC & ANGRAU Press, Hyderabad as Editor& Translator and served there till July 2015. At AICC, she was involved in bringing out in house publications, attending to the visitors of Agricultural University, managing Agriculture Information Centre, organising exhibitions at state and national levels, translating many important documents, speeches and publications for the university. In December 2014, was given the responsibility of ADE in Directorate of Extension, PJTSAU, wherein she was engaged in overall management of all the extension units (DAATTCs, KVKs, EEI, AICC & Electronic Wing) of PJTSAU and in implementing RKVY and NAIP projects of the Directorate. Later, she has joined EEI in July 2015.
At EEI, she is actively involved in conducting mandatory training programmes, consultancy programmes, Skill development programmes and International programmes. As a subject matter expert, she had been a resource person in delivering guest lectures, question paper setting for other SAUs, been an external examiner, panel expert member in conducting interviews and in giving radio talks and doing tv programmes.
As a student, she has an excellent academic career with a gold medal in M.Sc. and highest OGPA in Ph.D programme at EEI. She participated in a number of national and international conferences and has good number of publications to her credit.
In recognition to her contributions in the field of Meritorious Extension Education she was awarded ‘Extension Scientist Award’ for the year 2012 and ‘Best Extension Professional Award’ for the year 2018.
Her areas of specialisation are women studies, gender studies, rural livelihoods, communication and media studies.