The strength of any organization is determined not mere by number of employees but by the technical competence of its human resources. Training plays an important role in improving the professional competence of employees in performing their duties. But training is a costly input involving human, material, financial and other resources. Thus it becomes essential for the training institutions/sponsoring institutions to know what has been the effect and impact of the training programme. Hence there is every need to take follow up activities to find out the utility of knowledge and skills learnt in the field situation or in the organizations. Identify the constraints/ reasons for non-utilization of knowledge and skills acquired by the participants will help to provide reinforcement for application as well as refining training programmes. Also future need areas also can be identified during follow up to plan future programmes accordingly.
EEI conducts follow up study regularly once in three years to identify the future needs of the officers and to make further improvements in the content delivery. During the visits to the client states, EEI faculty conduct state level review meetings, interact with the Commissioners/Directors, training in-charges, participants and the farmers of on campus and off campus training programmes conducted by EEI during previous 3 years.
EEI Faculty involved in Follow up:
|Tamilnadu||24-27 July 2007|
and Dr.V.Sudha Rani
|Karnataka||24-27 July 2007
|Dr.P.Rameshkumar Reddy, Dr.B.Jamuna Rani
|Orissa||16thto 19thJuly 2011|
|Andhra Pradesh||16thto 25thJune 2011|
Each individual team visited 3-4 districts in each state and met the EEI trained officials of development departments at their work place, and also interacted with the farmers, the end users in the field. EEI has developed suitable formats, interview schedules and check lists to elicit information and get real feedback on EEI training programmes. The follow up teams also conducted brain storming sessions and focus group discussions to find out the field realities and to provide need based suggestions.
The follow up visits helped the faculty to know the applicability of training imparted by EEI in the field and also the problems in utilization at back home situation and to suggest suitable modifications based on field realities.
The reports of Follow up visits in 3 client states indicates that EEI Rajendranagar has created positive impact on the development departments, trainees of EEI and the farming community of client states.
The following results provide the glimpses of feed back on EEI and its training programmes.
- All the trainees expressed that the training they received at EEI is useful to them at field level in various extension activities viz., farmers trainings, demonstrations, group discussions, formation of SHGs and net working them and federating at various levels. farmers interactions and in planning and implementation of different departmental programmes and schemes.
- Majority of the trainees (90%) referred the reading material provided to them as and when they took up related activity.
- Trainees expressed their willingness to under go training at EEI, regularly to keep them selves abreast with recent developments in Agricultural Extension approaches and management.
- The officers developed video programmes on various aspects for use to train farmers
- They have shown the groups formed by them and interventions made by them by liking to markets
Today’s Electronic Wing Class by Sudhakar Reddy is Very Good. – Agri Selvapandian
Today’s Class at Electronic Wing at PJTSAU by Sudhakar Reddy is Excellent. – Neelima
Today’s Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy is Excellent had a New Experience. – Manju
Today Class at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy was Awesome Excellent. -Sumithra V
Today’s Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy Excellent. -Kumanan k
Today’s Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy Was Marvelous. -Kalaimughil AE
Today’s Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy was Very Nice Excellent. -Sarumathi
Today’s Session Was Very Fantastic at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy Excellent. -Sanjeev Kumar
Today’s Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy Sir was Excellent. -Desha Raju
Today’s Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy is Fantastic. -Siva gamiao
Today’s Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy Was Fabulous. -Saci kumar A
Thanks to EEI Yesterday all are became Actors and Directors. Today all are became Film Editors. -Dr. Parashuram
Today Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy Mind Blowing. -Dr. Partha
Today’s Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy Excellent. -Manoagri
Today’s Class at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy was Excellent. -Kalai
Today’s Session at Electronic Wing by Sudhakar Reddy Excellent. -Dr. Nagendra Babu
Madam, I am So Happy to Share my Experiences after EEI Training Programs. I have Attended 2 Training Programmes of EEI. One on Improving Skills For Extension Methods in 2012 and the Last one on June 2018 on Ethics & Values. Both Trainings Were Memorable Treasures in my Life & Career Because of the Respected Faculties, Facilities and the Pleasant atmosphere there Made it Changed my Attitude and Approach in my Field of Activity in a More Sophisticated Way to Deliver Better Service to Dairy Farmers & the Sector. I am So thankful to EEI for the Farmers and the Sector. I am so Thankful to EEI for the Excellent Training Programmes Conducted & Conducting there Which is of Far Reaching Effects to the Trainees Attending Especially to Us From Dairy Department, Kerala.Once Again Thank You Very Much Sirs For giving me a Chance to be Part of EEI as a Trainee there.
Training Syllabus Coverage Was good. Trainers Also Presented the Cream of the Subject Topic Assigned to them Very Nicely. Seeing is Believing. Field Visits Related to the Topic was also Very Nice. Latest Information on the topics of Agriculture Engineering, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Droner, Weather Particulars, Value Addition, Marketing and So on Was given. Really it was a Whole Some Training given Timely to Different State Officials. Thanks to EEI an Accredited Institution for its Training. Ice Breaking Exercises also Helped all to Know about Each Other Well.
-Soosy Elizabeth Thomas
Assistant Director/ Quality Control Officer
Dairy Development Department
I am Manoranjitham Assistant Director of Agriculture From Tamil Nadu. I Attended the Digital Application Training at EEI in Hyderabad.I am Very happy to Share the Success Story of the Training. I have Made Some Videos after the Training. I have Posted One Onam Celebration Video in this group.Now I Made this Video Song Regarding Soil Health and Sustainable Agriculture for Soil Health Day on December 5. The Lyrics Was Written by me and Sung by an Agriculture College Student. Song Was Recorded in a Studio and the Entire Video was Made by me with the Cellphone App by Applying the Knowledge Acquired From Our Training. This Video Reached Many People in a Short Period of Time and Created a good Impact.Involving Youth in Environment Protection is the Need of the hour. This Video helps me to Catch the Attention of the youth group in a Very Short Period. This Song Reached the Auditorium of the Colleges and the Scientific Computer Rooms of the Schools in a Single Day. This Video Catches the Attention From IAS Officers to Children and Make them to Forward it. Even though I have Written Many Articles I got More Appreciation by this Video. I think this Visual Media With Scientific Knowledge helps to Make Changes in the Attitude of the Society. I Extend My Heartily thanks to the Training and the Staffs Involved in the Training.
Assistant Director of Agriculture.
Respected Preethi Madam,
After Completing 4 days of Training of Managerial Skills by EEI Hyderabad ay DTC Calicut I feel Little bit Lazy to go Back to Work. Its not Because I don’t think Positively but Because I Enjoyed Each Part of this Training. I have Attended the Same Training Topic 2 Years Before also, But When My Name Was Suggested this Time I didn’t Think twice, I Just grabbed the Opportunity. Even if the Topics of Training Was Same the Examples You Sited, the games all Very totally different from that of Previous Training. I am So Much Impressed by Your team as you Keep your Classes Updated. After these Four days I Feel Much Younger. My job as a Dairy Extension Officer is having lots of Work Pressure. So I feel these types of Training Should be given at least once in a Year for getting Positive Vibes. As a team EEI does a Wonderful Job. Thank You so Much Madam, Hope to See you Soon.
-Kalyani Nair K
Dairy Extension Officer,
Good Morning Madam,
Myself is Sri. G. Lakpathi, Horticulture Officer, Kankipadu, Vijayawada. I have Completed My on-campus Training Programme on Approaches and Strategies for Start-Up in Agriculture and Allied Sectors from 06th to 10th January 2020 at EEI Hyderabad, I have Learned Many Issues and got the Practical Information Regarding to the Start-Ups by Visiting the Incubation Centers of Start-Ups during the Training Programme at EEI Hyderabad. I got Best Horticulture Officer Award from District Collector and Magistrate For Encouraged the Farmers to Establish the Small Industries After Completion of his training Programme. I am Very Thankful EEI Hyderabad and Programme Coordinator Dr. Padma Veni Madam.
I have Undergone 3 Training Programmes in EEI Hyderabad. Last Programme attended was in June 2018. All the Trainings were Very Much Useful for Improving my Skills For Providing better Service to Farmers. After Attending Training on Ethics & Values in Professional Life for giving Sincere Service to Public, Which is the Duty of Public Servants. The Facilities Were of With Sharp Knowledge & Well Verse With Effective Teaching aids used Were of Very good Quality in Imparting Ever Memorable Learning Process. I Could Experience Very Good Professional Satisfaction After Employing the Lessons Learnt From EEI. Disciplined at the Same Time Friendly Approach of the Faculties Help the Trainees to Feel Free and Homely in the Campus. On Behalf of My Department – Animal Husbandry of Govt of Kerala, I am Thankful to all Concerned for giving me Chance to Undergo Effective Trainings in Institute Like EEI Where there is Very good Work Culture, homely Atmosphere, Effective Faculties and Need based Relevant Training Modules. Expect More and More good Trainings From EEI for Improving the Quality of Service of Government Servants at the Same time Professionals like me.
-Dr. V. Prasanth
Animal Husbandry Department
I think that Because of this Change Management, I got Appreciation Certificate From Respected District Collector Ariyalur For Best Performance in Rural Localbody Election 2019 as Nodal Officer.
Thankyou Very Much.
– R. Vadivel
Suggestions for Improvement
- EEI trainings should be conducted to all district level officers.
- Training programmes should be conducted from Monday to Friday.
- Need to include some of the subject matter experts along with Extension Institute staff.
- More information on marketing aspects are required to deal with farming community.
- In Training programmes practical orientation must be increased through field visits.
- Majority of the trainees requested that the training calendar of EEI may be circulated among all the staff by the concerned departments so that they themselves can choose for deputation in the need ful areas and improve their performance.
- NGOs or Self Help Group representatives or private organizations may be involved in training programmes
- Provision of (infrastructure) digital cameras, A.V. Aids etc; for effective use of mass media in disseminating information. They also requested for the training in use of A.V. aids kit. and computer applications
- Trainees suggested to conduct follow up every year.
- Because of too many other departmental activities being entrusted on, they felt that they are unable to use the learnt skills.
- Few trainees felt trainees were sent for training just before retirement, which may be avoided.
- Expertise of the trained officer should be utilized .