The Agricultural Training Center (ATC), under Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur, Kolkata – 700 103, erstwhile the ‘Gram Sevak Training Centre’ is one of the eight (8) ATCs run by Government of West Bengal. Main responsibilities of these ATCs are to pertain Pre-service Training (6months) and In-service Training (6 months) of grass root level extension workers (Krishi Prajukti Sahayak- K.P.S.), recruited by Department of Agriculture, Govt. of West Bengal. The responsibilities provided to ATC, Narendrapur and carried out by the centre are –
Conducting 6-month Pre-Service Training Course for the grass-root level extension workers of Department of Agriculture (K.P.S.).
Conducting 6-month In-Service Training for the K.P.S.
Organizing One week Refresher Course for the K.P.S. on ‘Advance Agricultural Technologies and its Extension”.
Organizing 3-month training course in ‘Operation and Maintenance of Agricultural Equipments for Farmers’ Sons.
Extension work like – conducting field training for the farmers, demonstration, field trails, farmers visits, rural development work directly related to agriculture.
Organizing short course for tribal farmers, women farmers, use of non-conventional energy in agriculture etc.
Performing responsibilities of State Agriculture Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI)- West Bengal.