Directorate of Extension Education

(Extension Education Institute, Nilokheri)

Dr. Sanjay Kumar

Professor (Soil & Water Engineering)
Mailing Address

Extension Education Institute Nilokheri, District Karnal, Haryana 132117, India

Phone No : 01745246227

Email Id :rdeein@hau.ac.in

The Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Govt. of India has established four EEIs for four regions of the country: EEI (Northern Region) at Nilokheri, Haryana (1959), EEI (Southern Region) at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (1962), EEI (Western Region) at Anand, Gujarat (1962), and EEI (NE Region) at Jorhat, Assam (1987). The Extension Education Institute, Nilokheri was established in 1959 as the first training institute of its kind in the country during the second five-year plan period. The institute’s main mandate is to provide in-service training to middle-level extension functionaries. It is one of the pioneer and premier extension training institutes of the country which carries the responsibility of organizing training courses for the various departments including Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Dairy, Forestry, Fisheries, Sericulture, Watershed Management, Rural Development, and Master Trainers of SAMETIs of the northern states of India viz. Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Union Territories of J&K, Ladakh and Chandigarh.  In the year 1991, its administrative control was handed over to CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar and since then it functions under the administrative control of CCS HAU, Hisar on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding between DAC, MoA, GOI, New Delhi, and EEI, Nilokheri. 

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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