Directorate of Extension Education



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.


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


  • 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


Administrative Building

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra has a specious building having of 350 sq.m. area. KVK has a well equipped training hall, Soil & Water testing laboratory and Computer laboratory. It also has individual staff rooms with all amenities.

Farmers Hostel

Krishi Vigyan Kendra has a well furnished farmers hostel constructed with the funds provided by ICAR, New Delhi. It is having the facility of accommodating 30 farmers at a time. The trainees of Krishi Vigyan Kendra avail this facility free of cost & outside farmers by paying nominal changes. The rooms are provided with all basic amenities like cot, fan, tube light, 24-hous water, bathrooms etc.

Soil & Water Testing Laboratory

The Soil, Plant and Water testing laboratory at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kattupakkam is established for the benefit of the farming community to analyze soil and water samples. The laboratory is well equipped with several modern equipments for analysis of nutrients in soil and plants namely pH, Electrical Conductivity, Soil texture, Lime status, Available nitrogen, Available phosphorus, Available potassium, Calcium & magnesium content and also to assess quality of water for irrigation purpose. The laboratory provides information on soil testing, fertilizer recommendation, reclamation of problematic soils, compost preparation, waste recycling for maximizing the productivity by maintaining soil health

Automatic Weather Station

An Automatic weather station has been established at KVK to record daily temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, wind speed, sunshine hours etc. This data recorded through solar panel is made available to farmers / agricultural department free of cost for working out the water requirements of the plants and prediction of diseases. Based on the weather data, agromet advisory services for integrated agriculture in Kanchipuram district is provided.

Instructional Farm

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra possesses 50 acres of land utilised for cultivation of agricultural crops, fodder crops and seeds, fruits trees, relevant to the area. The main purpose of the farm is to demonstrate the latest agricultural practices. It also acts as a tool to perform applied research on agricultural technologies & undertake trials before their transfer to farmers. After a careful planning the farm was divided into three major blocks of Agronomy, Orchards and Fodder seed production unit. Agronomical crops grown are paddy, maize. Sesame & blackgram. In Orchards, fruits trees like Mango, Sapota, Guava are planted. In the area of fodder seed production Hedge Lucerne, Cumbu Napier grass, fodder sorghum, Stylosanthus are planted


Name of the Faculty Designation E-mail Mobile#
Dr. M.Siddharth Professor and Head - -
Dr. M.Vimalarani Assistant Professor - -
Dr. K. Devaki Assistant Professor - -
Dr. Gayathri Subbiah Assistant Professor - -
Dr. K.Sivakumar Assistant Professor - -

Professor and Head,
Kattupakkam – 603 203. Kancheepuram District
Tel.: 044-27452371