About EEI(NE Region)
The Extension Education Institute (EEI), Jorhat is a regional training institute for capacity building of extension functionaries engaged in agricultural development in the north eastern states. It was established in the year 1987, and thus, youngest among the four EEIs established by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India for the four regions of the country viz. Northern region, Western region, Southern region and North-eastern region. EEI Jorhat is functioning under the administrative control of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, and fully funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The operational area of EEI, Jorhat covers nine states which include, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal. The Director of the Institute is responsible for managing day to day activities and training programmes. The EEI Management Committee is the apex body of the institute. The Vice Chancellor, Assam Agricultural University is the chairman of the committee, and the Director of EEI is its member secretary. The Management Committee meeting is generally held once in a year to review the performance of the institute, and to make policy decisions for its effective functioning Organizing training courses on need based learning areas of extension education has been the main activity of the institute. However, since 2006-07, the institute started to organize a few training courses on frontline agricultural technologies as per recommendation of the EEI Management Committee The district, sub-division and block level extension officers of the departments of agriculture, horticulture, soil conservation, animal husbandry and veterinary, fishery and sericulture are the core target groups of EEI’s training courses. The trainers of KVKs and SAMETIs are also the target group of the training courses of the institute. The extension functionaries of NGOs are invited to participate in some of the training courses. The institute sometimes organizes courses for field functionaries in order to meet special training needs of client departments.