What is the vision and mission of the Institute?

 The Extension Education Institute (EEI), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad is a premier regional institute for enhancing capacities of middle level extension personnel in Southern India. It is financed by the Directorate of Extension, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India and functioning under the administrative control of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU).

 Mandate of the Institute

 To improve the skills and professional competency 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.

 When and how this institute was established, what is the size of the institute and what are the current  initiatives that institute is engaged into?

 The institute was established in 1962. Since inception upto March, 2015, the institute trained 24240 officers of development departments of client states, union territories including the farmers.

 The institute is specialized to cater to the training needs of middle level extension functionaries of 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 SAMETIs, FTCs and KVKs are also trained at this institute.

EEI emerged as one of the India’s four regional institutes stands to 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. The institute undertakes various activities such as organization of on campus and off campus training programmes, consultancy services to development agencies, action research and documentation.The institute designs and fine tunes training calendar by including the thrust areas of training that enable the officials to capitalize their strengths and work towards facing the current challenges in the respective fields. The institute is provided with a well equipped training environment to meet all the training needs of the clientele.

Only after understanding the quality and skilled work force requirements of the sector, the institute designs the course content. The institute has created a record of cent percent client coverage and satisfaction with respect to quality and quantity. Apart from the prescheduled programmes, EEI coordinates with esteemed organizations like MANAGE, SAMETIs, ICAR Organizations, NGOs, Farmer Federations etc., to provide training to extension functionaries and lead farmers on recent advancements in agriculture and allied sectors.

 What are the achievements of the institute?

 The achievements of the institute for the year 2014-15 are as follows.

 A workshop on Strengthening and developmental strategies for EEI was conducted on 15th May, 2014

 Special Consultancy training programme on New Dimensions in Agricultural Extension Management for the officers of Agriculture and Allied departments of Odisha state in Nine (9) batches conducted from 4th August, 2014 to 6th February, 2015 where a total of 185 officers participated.

Action Research on “Promoting agripreneurship and skills in rural areas through convergence of development programmes” (Towards livelihood improvement and total employment) is taken up.

Taken up courses and evaluation of  PGDAEM course with MANAGE

Associated with Input agencies – Organized special training programme on Integrated Crop Management to theofficers of Coramandel International Limited on 5th and 6th June, 2014.

 Faculty Research on “Assessment of e-readiness of extension functionaries of southern states in agricultural extension dissemination” is initiated.

Documentation of Innovative activities of concerned department in the client states was done.

A special lecture on Extension Plus – Exploring New Horizons was conducted for the benefit of Extension Professionals of Southern states on 18th Mach, 2015

 An ICT workshop on Technology Mediated Training in Agricultural and Allied Organizations was conducted on 27th March, 2015

 Impact Evaluation studies on the following were taken up.

   Impact Evaluation of ATMA in Andaman & Nicobar Islands for 2012-13

   Impact Evaluation of ATMA in Andaman & Nicobar Islands for 2013-14

What are the future plans of the institute and who is guiding, who is executing these plans.


 Dr. Surya Mani, Director of EEI is leading the various inititiaves and has planned to take up Action Research,  Adopt a Village and Wider expansion of consultancy services along with current actitivities of conducting approved training programmes.  

How farmers are getting benefitted by EEI Institute directly or indirectly?

The main objective of training the middle level extension officers is to build the capacities of the extension functionaries in order to deliver their services effectively and efficiently to see clients i.e., farmers. By sensitising these officers in management, methodologies and skill improvement, this institute is acting as guiding force for shaping the personal and professional outlook of the extension officers of various line departments of client states.

What are the other Institutes that are established by government for other regions 

EEI - Jorhat          Assam

EEI - Anand,         Gujarat 

EEI - Nilokeri        Haryana


Inputs provided by Dr. K Madhu Babu Award winning Assistant Professor @ EEI Hyderabad

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