KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, KATTUPAKKAM

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is a district level farm science centre established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under host institute of Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University , Chennai for testing and transfer of Agricultural /Animal husbandry technologies to bridge the gap between production and productivity and to increase self employment opportunities.

This KVK, Established in 1985, is the grassroot level vocational training centre in Kancheepuram district. The trainings offered here follow the principles of "Learning by doing" and "seeing is believing". It offers skill and knowledge oriented trainings in multidisciplinary areas like Crop production and plant protection, Horticulture, Animal Sciences and Fisheries, Home Science and Agricultural Engineering. The KVK is the light house of knowledge to the farming community of the district.

Location

KVK, Kattupakkam is located at a distance of 15 kms from Tambaram towards Chengalpattu (NH 45) and opposite to SRM University, Potheri.

Mandate

  • Conducting on farm trials(OFT) for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
  • Organize training to update the extension personnel within the area of operation with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
  • Organize short and long term vocational programmes in agriculture and allied vocations for rural youth with emphasis on 'Learning by doing' for generation of self employment through institutional financing and on and off-campus training courses.
  • Organize front line demonstration (FLD) in various crops to generate production data and feedback information.

Vision and Mission

  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kattupakkam aims to be the leading agricultural / animal husbandry technology service provider for the upliftment of the farming community.
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kattupakkam delivers demand driven agricultural/livestock products & services by qualified professionals

Infrastructure

Activities and Achievements

Faculty

Dr. P.Kumaravel, Associate Professor and Head | kumaravel69@yahoo.com | Mobile: 9840113681 (Animal Husbandry Extension)
Thiru.P.Murugan, M.Sc.(Agri), Assistant Professor | agrimuruga@gmail.com | Mobile: 9600520698 (Agronomy)
Dr. K.Velmurugan, Assistant Professor | rkaruvel@yahoo.co.in | Mobile: 9443441098 (Floriculture)
Dr. K.Devaki, Assistant Professor | drkdevaki@yahoo.com | Mobile: 9445258978 (Animal Husbandry Extension)
Dr. S.Balasundari, Assistant Professor | balasundari_aba@yahoo.com | Mobile: 9443704190 (Fisheries)
Dr. M.Vimalarani, Assistant Professor | prathiksha2000@yahoo.co.in | Mobile: 9994283960 (Nutrition)