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Extension Training Centres (ETC) are the training institutes of Rural Development Department. There are three ETCs located at Kottarakkara, Mannuthy and Thaliparamba.

ETC Kottarakkara

The ETC Kottarakara was established on 6th April 1953 under the Development Department as Gram Sevak Training Centre at Mavelikkara in Alappuzha district. The Centre started functioning in its own campus as Extension Training Centre at Kottarakara, spread over an area of 70.87 acres along the Kottarakara – Oyoor road in Kollam District. The focus of the centre is providing training to Officials and Non-officials of six Southern districts viz. Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha and Idukki. Need based training programmes are designed and conducted by this centre throughout the year for various clientele groups.

Extension Training Centre (ETC)
ETC P.O, Kottarakara,
Kollam District,
Pin : 691531
Ph  : 0474-2454621
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ETC Mannuthy

Started in the year 1953, as a basic agricultural training center, ETC Mannuthy is one among the three regional training centers for Rural Development Department in Kerala.  With the area of jurisdiction spreading over four revenue districts in Central Kerala - Thrissur, Ernakulam, Malappuram and Palakkad -  the Center is to meet the training requirement of both the Officials and the members of Panchayathi Raj Institutions in addition to Self Helping Groupss, NGOs and other voluntary organizations on different fields. With the 73rd Constitutional amendment and decentralized planning in Kerala, the role and responsibilities of ETCs is increasing day by day. Hence this long established training institute is to be transformed in to a dynamic center of excellence to meet the organizational and training needs of Panchayathi Raj Institutions and other Stakeholders.

Extension Training Centre(ETC),
Mannuthy, Thrissur District
Pin : 680651
Ph  : 0487-2370209
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ETC Taliparamba

Started in the year 1952 as a Basic Agricultural Training School and after which known as Gramasevak Training Centre in 1955 and re-designated as Extension Training Centre in 1958. ETC Taliparamba is the Sub-Regional level Institute catering to the needs of four northern districts of Kerala viz. Kasaragod, Kannur, Waynad and Kozhikode on matters of Rural Development for officials and non-officials at grass root level.

Extension Training Centre (ETC)
Taliparamba
Karimbam P.O.
Kannur District
Pin : 670 142
Ph  : 0460 2203216
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