Directorate of Extension Education

KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, Kallakurichi (Villupuram II)


ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, (Villupuram II) Kallakurichi is a peripheral unit of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai with funding of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, functioning since 18.02.2019. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kallakurichi, is a centre for transfer of technologies from lab to various groups like Farming Community, Self Help Groups, Rural Youths, Extension Personnel etc., through organizing various events like Trainings, On Farm Testing, Front Line Demonstrations and Advisory services regularly.


  • The overall mandate of the KVK is to develop and disseminate location specific technological modules at district level through Technology Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration and to act as Knowledge and Resource Centre for agriculture and its allied activities.
  • Conduct ‘On Farm Testing’ (OFT) in farmer’s field for identifying technologies suitable for location specific sustainable land-use systems.
  • Organize ‘Front Line Demonstrations’ (FLD) on various crops/ livestock to generate production data & feedback.
  • Organize training programmes to update the extension personal with recent advances in agricultural research on a regular basis. Organize short and long term training courses in Agriculture and allied enterprises for farmers, rural youth and unemployed women with emphasis on “Learning by doing’ for higher output and to generate self employment.
  • Function as knowledge cum resource centre for agriculture and allied sectors in the district. Production of quality seeds and planting materials for distribution among the farmers.

Services offered

  • On-campus and Off-campus training to the rural farmers, farm women and rural youth regarding Animal Husbandry, Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Soil Science and Home Science
  • Regular conduct of Front Line Demonstration and On Farm Testing
  • Collect soil, water and plant samples from affected agriculture and horticulture fields, analyse the samples and recommend remedial measures to be adopted
  • Sales of TANUVAS mineral mixture, salt lick, Vermicompost, Azolla, various fodder seeds, various vegetable seeds and seedlings.
  • Give technical advice through direct in-person and telephone
  • Conduct Mass Contact Programme
  • Diagnostic visits, farms visit and offer advisory services
  • Arrange Exhibition and method demonstration
  • Preparation of project report for farmers to obtain bank loan for establishment of new farm
  • Attend disease investigation during out breaks

Sales materials

  • Mineral mixture and salt lick
  • Livestock books
  • Fodder seeds
  • Vegetable seeds and seedlings
  • Azolla
  • Vermicompost and earthworm
  • Bio-fertilizers and Bio-control agents


Complted Research Projects

S.No Title of the programme / project Sponsoring agency Duration Amount (Rs)
1 Popularization of indigenous veterinary medication towards control of ectoparasitic infestation in livestock farming NIF-India 15 Months 7,90,900
2. CFLD on Oil seeds (2019 - 20) NFSM 4 Months 2,40,000/-
3. CFLD on Oil seeds (2020 - 21) NFSM 4 Months 3,40,000/-
4. CFLD on Pulses (2020 - 21) NFSM 3 Months 1,80,000/-


Name of the Faculty Designation E-mail Mobile#
Dr. C. Sharmila Bharathi, Ph.D., (Horticulture) Senior Scientist and Head 9080923832
Dr. D. Thirunavukkarasu, Ph.D. Scientist (Extension) 9790235464

Senior Scientist and Head,
Kalasamuthiram, V.Alambalam (Po), Chinnasalem Tk, Kalakuruchi Dt – 606301
Tel.: 04577 – 264288