The main objective of Hooghly KVK is to provide a strong training support for bringing about production break through in agriculture. The specific objectives are as follows:
Plan and conduct survey of the operational area to prepare the resource inventory with special reference to identify the training needs of the farming community.
Compile all relevant recommendations / package of practices for the district to be meaningfully utilized in the training courses and the follow-up extension programmes.
Plan and conduct production oriented, need-based, short and long-term training courses both on the campus (on campus), as well as in the villages (of campus) for various target groups with priority on the weaker and poorer sections of the farming community.
Organize Farm Science clubs, both in rural schools and in villages to inculcate in the younger generation a liking for and an interest in agricultural and allied sectors and for scientific farming through supervised projects.
Provide practical training facilities of the centre to the teachers and the students of vocational agriculture of Higher Secondary Schools.
To impart training to the practicing farmers/farm women, rural youth and field level extension functionaries by following the method of "teaching by doing" and "learning by doing".
To back-up with training and communication support to the district level development departments, viz., Agriculture/Horticulture/Fisheries/Animal Science and Non Government Organizations in their extension programmes.
To promptly demonstrate (Front line demonstration) the latest agricultural technologies to the farmers as well as extension workers of State Departments of Agriculture / Horticulture / Fisheries/Animal Science/Non Government Organizations with a view to reduce the time lag between the technology generation and its adoption.
To test and verify the technologies (on farm testing) in the socio - economic conditions of the farmers with a view to study the production constraints and to modify the technologies to make them appropriate.