The Extension Education Institute (EEI), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad established in 1962, 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).
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 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.
To improve the skills and professional competency of extension functionaries of Development Departments, State Agricultural Universities, Private firms and Voluntary organizations.
EEI has the mandate to enhance the capacities of middle level extension professionals of agriculture and allied departments of client states. 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 areas of agricultural development. It organizes on campus and off campus training programmes focusing on four major thematic areas which include Extension Management, Extension Methodologies, Technology Oriented and Sensitization training programmes
|I. Extension methodology trainings ||II. Technology oriented trainings |
|III. Sensitization trainings ||IV. Management trainings |
The institute follows innovative methodologies to impart training which includes training need assessment of participants, ice breaking, sharing of experiences, pre-knowledge assessment, lecture cum discussions, case studies, role plays, individual and group presentations, brain storming, buzz sessions, panel discussions, field and institutional visits, simulated exercises, management games, daily recall sessions, video conferencing, demonstrations, mid-term training reviews, post-knowledge assessment and course evaluation.