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Training System in the Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Odisha

The Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services Odisha (AHD) is increasingly being challenged by certain crucial issues emerging in the livestock sector in the recent past. To address these issues the AHD has to take urgent interventions of which some fall within the sphere of human and institutional development (HID). The establishment of the HID-cell by the AHD is one of the interventions which demonstrate the realization of this need. 

The need for AH extension services is likely to intensify in future. In Odisha, agriculture faces the challenge of keeping pace with rapidly increasing population with few reserves of potentially cultivable land. Less availability of land for crop production coupled with increased unemployment are the opportunities to promote AH extension.

From the department perceptive what ever priority is given to production, extension will remain a key policy tool for promoting ecologically an socially sustainable farming practices.

Ah extension to be led by farmers that leads to increase animal productivity with reduced funding with an aim to provide opportunities by improving accessibility of the male and female farmers to quality services for securing sustainable livestock development. The future search has to take into account the cognizance of the present day trends

Keeping in view the present scenario small and measurable steps need to be taken to capacitate the AH staff to revitalize the AH extension. A demand driven extension is the future goal which needs a constant thinking, experimenting for future sustenance and growth of Animal Husbandry. 

Government's approval to establish HID-Cell

May 18th, 1999 an official order of the Principal Secretary, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department, the cell has been opened, consisting of the following sections:

  • Extension wing
  • Information Bureau
  • Training wing
  • Co-ordination of externally aided projects and their monitoring

Structure of Training System 

 Structure of Training System

HID in AHD: A Perspective

AHD being a service oriented organization, any attempt to understand the meaning of HID has to be done only in the context of the services the AHD is providing to its clients i.e. the farmers. As can be seen from this diagram, it is the services to the community, which forms the basis for the development of both human resources and the institution.

Human and institutional development is a process of developing competencies in people and creating favorable climate or conditions to help people apply those competencies in an organization for their benefit and for that of their organization so that the organization is able to achieve its vision, mission and goal.

Training Institutes of AHD

The Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services has 7 training Institutes within the State to cater the needs of capacity development of field functionaries of the State. The detail infrastructure facilities, faculty and staff position in these institutes is placed in table below.

All the training institutes are well equipped with necessary infrastructure facilities, teaching aids etc to run training programmes.

Sl. No.

Name and address of the Institute Infrastructure available Faculty available / Resource persons
1. Veterinary Officers Training Institute, (VOTI) Laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha   Ph: 0674 – 575945
  • One conference hall suitable for 30 participants
  • 2 lecture theatre with capacity of max 25 participants
  • One library room
  • 12 double bedded well furnished rooms with attached bathrooms
  • Dining space suitable for 30 –35 participants
  • 1 Officer in charge
  • 2 lecturers
  • 1 Instructor
  • Administrative & support staff
2. Frozen Semen & Artificial Insemination Training Institute, Khapuria, Cuttack, Odisha Ph: 0671 - 344155
  • One conference hall suitable for 50 participants
  • One library room
  • 10 four bedded well furnished rooms
  • Dining space suitable for 50 participants
  • One Asst Director Training
  • Managed by resource pool of FSB
3. AHD STI & ETC, Bhanjanagar, Dist Ganjam Odisha   Ph: 06821 – 241568
  • One conference hall suitable for 100 participants
  • One library room
  • 80 bedded hostel for gents
  • 40 bedded hostel for ladies
  • 20 bedded hostel for in -service staff
  •  Dining space & kitchen suitable for trainees
  • 1 Officer in charge
  • 1 Instructor
  • Administrative & support staff
4. Livestock Inspector Training Centre (LITC), Bolangir Dist. Bolangir, Odisha Ph : 06652 - 250148
  • One conference hall suitable for 100 participants
  • One library room
  • 60 bedded hostel for gents
  • 40 bedded hostel for ladies
  • Dining space & kitchen suitable for trainees
  • 1 Officer in charge
  • 1 Instructor
  • Administrative & support staff
5. Livestock Inspector Training Centre (LITC), Chipilima Dist Sambalpur, Odisha   Ph : 0663 570679 (JD)
  • One conference hall suitable for 100 participants
  • One library room
  • 60 bedded hostel for gents
  • 40 bedded hostel for ladies
  • Dining space & kitchen suitable for trainees
  • Managed by deployed staff
6. Animal Disease Research Institute (ADRI) Phulnakhara, Cuttack Ph: 0671 - 2356616
  • One training hall
  • One dormitory for 15 participants
  • Veterinarians and LI’s
7. Pipili Fodder Training Centre, Pipili, Puri
  • One dormitory cum training hall for 20 participants
  • FMD
  • Farmer

All the training institutes are being managed by well qualified Professional competent trainers having undergone basic courses on TOT from recognized GOI Institutions. In addition the faculty also possesses specialized qualification in the discipline of Management, Extension and in technical subjects as per the mandates of the institutes. 

The institutes under AHD have the potential to organize the following training programmes for its clients. Besides this need based, tailor made courses for its clients can also be offered by the department.

  1. Human Resource Management
  2. Training of Trainers
  3. Community Institution Development for Extension
  4. Principles of Extension and Communication
  5. Project Planning
  6. Livestock and Environment Interaction
  7. Sustainable Development: Concepts and Issues
  8. Negotiation Skills
  9. Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
  10. Team Buildings
  11. Rural Development
  12. Presentation and Communication Skills
  13. Extension Management
  14. Development and Environmental Issues
  15. Empowerment F Women In Livestock Development
  16. Wild Life
  17. Animal Health
  18. Feed and Fodder
  19. Managing Extension Programme

Note: Details of each training programme its aim, objectives, participants, course contents, methodology, duration, etc is enclosed separately for kind perusal 

Types of courses offered by each training institute of AHD

Sl No.

Name of the Institute Type of courses offered Categories of staff addressed
1. VOTI, Bhubaneswar
  • Extension & Communication
  • Extension Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Training of Trainers
  • Animal health
  • Feed & fodder
  • Communication skills
  • Managing District Extension programme
  • JVO Induction training
  • Chief District Veterinary Officer’s
  • SDVO’s
  • Veterinary officers (field veterinarians)
  • Fodder personnel's of the department.  
2. FS AI Training Institute, Cuttack
  • Artificial Insemination & Reproductive problems
  • Pregnancy diagnosis (includes practical class ,field visit)
  • Field veterinary officers
  • Livestock Inspectors
3. LITC ‘s  
  • Recapitulation on animal structure & function
  • Advanced training in veterinary first aid
  • AI of large animals & Dairy development
  • Management of small ruminants and poultry
  • Extension & Communication
  • One year course programme
  • Livestock Inspector (In service)
  • Basic training for new Livestock inspectors
  • Farmers
  • Disease Diagnosis & Surveillance
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Control of Animal Diseases
  • Fertility Management
  • VAS
  • Livestock Inspector  
  • Fodder technology & utilization
  • Farming system
  • FMD
  • Farmer


The Institute at a Glance

Voti is the Apex Training Centre of Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services , Odisha for building the capacity of veterinarians and other functionaries for sustainable animal resource development in the state of Odisha.

VOTI will offer attractive skill oriented and gender sensitive training programmes to veterinarians and other functionaries on HRM, Extension and technical aspects of livestock development.’’



Presently, under the partnership of  NRMPO & AHD, VOTI is still intensely supported in its endeavor to realise the above vision, goal and objectives.

''Throughout the course opportunities will be given to the participants for discussion, presentation and share past experiences for a reflective and participatory approach to learning''

Veterinary Officers’ Training Institute, Laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar was established in the year 1994 under the control of Director of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Odisha, Cuttack of Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department, Govt. of Odisha to impart training to its own officers. It is the premier training Institute of FARD Department, Govt. of Odisha to conduct regular training programmes as per the training calendar every year.

In order to improve the performance level of veterinarians, the AHD has recognised training as a critical input. The Veterinary Officers' Training Institute (VOTI) was established to promote training programs for veterinary officers’, formerly provided by the ITPI, Bhanjanagar. Hence the ITPI was amalgamated into Veterinary Officers' Training Institute, Bhubaneswar in 1999.

A white paper on Veterinary Officers' Training Institute was prepared which is to serve as blue print for the AHD - HID cell which has been approved by the Government of Odisha.

From 1965 to September 1986, the in-service training of functionaries of the AHD was mandated to the In-service Training of Personnel Institute (ITPI) in Bhanjanagar, Ganjam district. To full fill the training needs of its functionaries after ITPI was declared defunct in 1986, different AHD institutes have been engaged in organising various training programmes. However, this did not result in a satisfying training situation catering to the training needs of the veterinary officers of the state.

Hence, with the assistance of the Indo- Swiss Project Odisha, the Veterinary Officers' Training Institute, Laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar was constructed in 1993-94. After its official inauguration in June 1994 and the posting of the first team of teaching staff on deployment, VOTI started with the conduction of training programmes for different levels of veterinary officers.

  • The period from June 1994 to November 1997 can be characterised by the posting of 4 teachers on deployment basis, who were engaged in conduction of in-service training for veterinarians. However, the regularity of this in service training programme was not optimal.

  • After reversion of deployed teaching staff, occasional training programmes were organised with the assistance of a few external resource persons and the AHD resource persons during the period 1998-99.

  • VOTI Laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar has been recognised by Fisheries and. Animal Resource Development Department, Govt. of Odisha vide G.O.No 10572/FARD dated 23.06.98.

  • During the month of June 1999, four teaching staff (one Officer in-charge, 2 Lecturers, one Instructor) and one Junior accountant have been posted at VOTI. Posting of rest of the sanctioned posts were filled up during April 02 and Feb 03.

In the past 4 years certain progress has been made with regard e.g. the official placement of teaching staff, the official renaming of VOTI (from ITPI), completion of training needs assessment and improvement, renovation of the facilities. Altogether these preparations & the past learning experiences can bring transformation of VOTI into an attractive training centre.


  • Develop and update syllabi for training programmes on animal husbandry (HRM, Extension and technical aspects for veterinarians and other functionaries of Odisha, which are need based, skill oriented and gender sensitive as well as based on field realities and identified training needs.

  • Train and coach teaching staff of AHD training centers in teaching/ training methods.

  • To update information on the field situation in order to adapt the training programmes. 

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