Directorate of Extension Education



KrishiVigyan Kendra, Kundrakudi was commissioned on 21.09.1996 and is functioning under the Director of Extension Education, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai – 600 051. KVK is located at Kundrakudi, which is about 12 kms from Karaikudi and 64 kms from Sivagangai. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kundrakudi was fully funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kundrakudi is the grassroot level vocational training centre in the state of Tamil Nadu. This centre acts as a bridge for transfer of advanced technologies from laboratory to land / field. This pioneer centre acts as source of sunlight to the rural households, farm youth and women self help groups of Sivaganga district offering training in agriculture and allied disciplines such as Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Agriculture, Horticulture, Soil Science and Home Science for their social and economic upliftment.

About Krishi Vigyan Kendra

Krishi Vigyan Kendra has a total land area of 17.33 ha, which was donated by Thavathiru Kundrakudi Adigalar. The area occupied by the administrative building and roads is 0.037 ha. The training hall in KVK, Kundrakudi is 600 sq.ft., which can accommodate atleast 100 persons. The KVK has a well furnished Farmers’hostel having the facility of accommodating 30 farmers at a time. The trainees of KVK avail this facility. The centre also has demonstration unit for the benefit of the farmers in 0.400 ha. The facilities such as Demonstration Unit Models developed in this centre are

  • Native Chicken brooding unit – 1
  • Native Chicken rearing unit – 2
  • Different breeds of poultry - 4
  • Fodder farm - 1
  • Vermi Compost Unit- 1
  • Ornamental fish culture Unit - 1
  • Horticulture farm - 1
  • Coconut Nursery - 1
  • Soil, water and Plant testing Laboratory – 1
  • Freshwater fish culture pond – 1
  • Azolla Nursery -1

Objectives and Mandates

  • Conducting On farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems
  • Organizing frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprise on the farmers fields
  • Organizing need based training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies related to technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.
  • Creating awareness about improved technologies to larger masses through appropriate extension programmes
  • Production and supply of good quality seeds and planting materials, livestock poultry and fisheries breeds and products and various bio-products to the farming community
  • Work as resource knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector improving the agricultural economy of the district.

Extension Activities

  • Conduct On-campus and Off-campus training to the rural farmers and rural youth regarding Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Agriculture entomology, Horticulture, Soil Science and Home Science,
  • Conduct Front Line Demonstration and On Farm Testing
  • Collect soil, water and plant samples from affected agriculture and horticulture fields, analysis of the samples and remedial measures to be adopted is being offered
  • Offer advices and suggestions in multi disciplines to the queries raised by farmers through online video conferencing facility
  • Give technical advice through direct, telephone, letters, video conferencing and AIR, Madurai
  • Conduct / participate Mass Contact Programme
  • Visit various farms and offer advisory services
  • Issue Project report for obtaining bank loan for establishment of new
  • farm
  • Arrange Exhibition and method demonstration, Video shows, etc.
  • Attend Disease investigation during out breaks
  • Participate Seminar / Symposium / Workshop / Training and deliver Guest Lecture


Complted Research Projects

Name of the Project / Scheme Sponsoring Agency Budget Outlay (Rs. in lakhs) Period of the Scheme
Establishment of Biotech Kisan Hub to be implemented at TANUVAS and TNAU DBT 5.60 2018-19
Study of Magnetic treatment on inland saline water and its suitability on cultivation of Paddy, Cotton, Chilli and Fodder Crops in Sivaganga District DRDA, Sivaganga District 6.42 2018-19
Introduction of GIFT Tilapia Culture in Farm Ponds National Fisheries Development Board 0.42 2016-17
Freshwater Backyard Ornamental Fish Culture National Fisheries Development Board 0.42 2016-17
Establishment of Climate resilient Integrated Farming System National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture 3.00 2016-17
Cluster Front Line Demonstration on Pulses National Food Security Mission 1.50 2016-17
Minor millets as fodder crops for degraded lands in Tamil Nadu State Planning commission, GoTN 12.18 2012-14
ATMA - Demonstration Department of Agriculture 28.90 2012-14
Establishment of High Density planting land use model in fodder tree crops in degraded lands in Tamil Nadu State Planning commission, GoTN 13.58 2011-13
ATMA - Demonstration Department of Agriculture 1.69 2011-12
Village Development Programme NABARD 9.30 2011-12
Precision Farming in Vegetable crops NADP 138.00 2009-10
Breeding for drought tolerance in coconut ICAR-CPCRI (Consultancy Project) 15.00 2008-18
Artificial Insemination in Cattles NADP 51.00 2008-09

Complted Research Ongoing

Name of the Project / Scheme Sponsoring Agency Budget Outlay (Rs. in lakhs) Period of the Scheme
Assessing Economically viable farming enterprises for developing Rural youth agricultural entrepreneurs for sustainable rural livelihood ARYA - ICAR 52.91 2018-2023


Sl.No. Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Phone No Email id
1 Dr.S.Sendur Kumaran Professor and Head Horticulture 9443869408
2 Dr.T.Selvaraj Associate Professor Soil Science 8056168810
3 Dr.V.Ramakrishnan Assistant Professor Animal Science 9789654869
4 Dr.L.Vimalendran Assistant Professor Agronomy 9442872364
5 Dr.M.Alagappan Assistant Professor Fisheries 8939896602

Professor and Head,
Kundrakudi – 630 206 Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu
Tel.: 04577 – 264288