The Extension Education Institute, Nilokheri, established in 1959, is one of the premier and pioneer training Institutes of the country. The Institute caters to the training needs of the Middle Level functionaries such as Sub-Divisional Agricultural Extension Officers/Subject Matter Specialists/Staff of Regional Institutes of Rural Development/Agriculture Training Institutes/Staff working under the Departments of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Soil Conservation, Agricultural Engineering and Master Trainers of State Agricultural Universities of Northern States.
- To provide in-service training to staff of the State Training Institutes/Staff of Line Departments/State Agril.Universities in Extension Teaching Methods and Communication Media.
- To organize Workshops on Communication & Extension Teaching Methods/Training Methodology for Master Trainers/ Sub Divisional Agricultural Officers/Subject Matter Specialists working under broad based Agricultural Extension.
- To conduct Workshops in specialized fields like Monitoring and Evaluation, Supervision & Extension Management for Middle Level Extension personnel working under Broad based Agricultural Extension.
- To undertake programme of publication and production of basic teaching/ training material as relevant to extension personnel.
- To have continuous programme of field studies on Extension Education and allied subjects.
|Agricultural University Representatives|
|1||Vice Chancellor, CCS HAU, Hisar||Chairman|
|2||Regional Director, EEI,Nilokheri||Member-Secretary|
|3||Director, Extension Education, CCS HAU, Hisar||Member|
|4||Comptroller, CCSHAU, Hisar||Member|
|5||Director of Agriculture, Haryana||Member|
|6||Director of Agriculture, Jammu (J&K)||Member|
|7||Director of Animal Husbandry, UttarPradesh||Member|
|8||Director of Horticulture, Himachal Pradesh||Member|
|Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare|
|9||Director, DWR, Karnal||Memeber|
|10||Director General, MANAGE, Hyderabad||Member|
|11||Addl. Commissioner, (E.T.), D.O.E., New Delhi||Member|
|12||Director of Administrator, D.O.E. New Delhi||Member|
|13||Director Extension Training, D.O.E. New Delhi||Member|
|All SAMETI's of Clientele States|
|14||Director, SAMETI, Jind (Haryana)||Member|
|15||Director, PAMETI, Ludhiana (Punjab)||Member|
|16||Director, SAMETI, Mashobra (UP)||Member|
|17||Director, BAMETI, Patna (Bihar)||Member|
|18||Director, SAMETI, Ranchi (Jharkhand)||Member|
|19||Director, SAMETI, (Uttar Pradesh)||Member|
|20||Director, SAMETI, Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir)||Member|
|21||Director, SAMETI, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)||Member|
|22||Director, SAMETI, (Uttrakhand)||Member|
|23||Sh. Mahender Singh, Vill.-Rasina, Distt. Kaithal||Member|
|24||Sh. Kuldeep Dhaliwal, Kaithal||Member|
|25||Sh. Harvinder Kalyan, MLA, Gharaunda, Dishtt. Karnal||Member|
TRAINING METHODOLOGY In the recent past, Extension Training Programs have witnessed multi-farious changes in the training methodology. The old days' training methods like lecture are now being replaced with different multi dimensional training methods. With the introduction of modern communication techniques, the extension training has received numerous improvements. Senders (1965) commented that to make a training effective it should be based on the fundamentals that people learn by seeing with their own eyes, hearing with their own ears, saying with their mouths and doing with their own hands.
Considering the above factors and all the modernisation in the field of training methodology, the Institute has also incorporated latest training techniques and extension teaching methods. The tentative course content developed by the faculty members is put up before the participants during inaugural session.
They are requested to go through the course content and indicate their training need through additions and deletion of any particular topic in course content.
After inaugural session, the participants are divided in 2-3 sub-groups to discuss their role and responsibilities while performing the present job and their training needs are assessed.
A brief discussion of the training approach/methodology presently being followed by the Institute is given hereunder:-
The participants of the training courses conducted by this Institute usually are Master Trainers/Scientists of State Agricultural Universities and State, Distt. & Sub Divisional level Extension Officers from State Govts. Since the adult/senior people do not relish too much listening to others, the talk-cum-discussion method is used to orient the participants about concept of a particular module during the training session. The opportunity is provided to the participants to discuss their field experiences and problems related to the particular module. This method is used for the modules on extension talk, skill teaching, A.V.aids and other topics like communication process and broad based agricultural extension etc.
To make deliberations more effective, faculty members also conduct some simulation exercises which have been designed to acquaint the participants with the basic principle involved.
In all the courses conducted by the Institute, before practice or presentation on any module, the participants are provided with an opportunity to plan the particular topic in each module under the guidance of faculty members.
After planning the topic, the participants are provided with an opportunity to practice it.
The practice on letter writing and drawing techniques are given to the participants in order to develop skill in preparation of visual aids.
Similarly participants practice for extension talk session as well as skill session before the actual presentation.
This helps in developing confidence among the participants in use of various extension methods and A.V.aids in the field situation.
The presentation of extension talks and the skill teaching plans by the participants forms one of the important techniques adopted in all the courses. These presentations may either be an individual or a group activity. The extension talks delivered by the participants would invariably be supported by some kinds of visual aids which they would prepare by themselves in consultation with the faculty members. The participants are requested to present their talk plans and skill plans, after proper planning & practice/rehearsal.
The appraisal of the presentations of extension talks & skill teaching plans is done by the faculty members and participants on certain norms. The appraisal of the visual aids is part of the appraisal of extension talks. In the process of appraisal, the strong points are highlighted and points for improvement are given in the form of suggestions for further improvement.
The recall is done with the specific objectives to strengthen the remembrance of the participants on the major learning's daily/weekly. The participants are asked to recall the important/major learning's on individual/group basis, which are visualised on chart's and kept displayed in the class room till concluding session.
Back home Application
At the end of the course the participants are requested to indicate about the major learning's during the course and their application in their back home situation.
The training programmes conducted by the Institute are being evaluated which help in monitoring the training progress and also provide opportunity to the faculty to incorporate the topic(s)/revise methodology as per the need of the trainees while planning for future course.
Generally in most of the courses the above mentioned training methodology is adopted. However, in some courses like Extension Management, Monitoring & Evaluation Project Management & PRA Techniques and Management of Training Programme ''COVERDALE'' Training Methodology, in which participants are divided in sub groups and task is given, is used. The group members are requested to assemble in general session for presentation/appraisal/inputs. This provides 100 % involvement of the participants.
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Extension Education Institute, CCS HAU,
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