The continuous up-gradation of professional knowledge and sharpening of skills in the wake of fast emerging technological developments are essential to provide better, efficient and competent professional services to animal breeders. Realizing the importance of mid-career training and skill up gradation, the department of Animal Husbandry, Haryana, took a lead among the states in North India in establishing an ultra-modern training institute at Hisar to meet training needs of its field functionaries with the assistance of World Bank under the Agricultural human Resources Development Project. The institute came into existence in May, 2001. It is situated at Dhansu Road, about two Kilometers from bus stand and 4.5 kilometers from Railway Station of the City. It is spread over an area of 16.33 acres having Residential and Official Complexes. The Official complex consists of four blocks viz. Administrative Block, Teaching complex, Trainees' Hostel and Guest House. Administrative Block is having a Conference Hall with modern Audio-Visual aids and multi media facility in addition to rooms for the Principal, Lecturers, Staff and a retiring room. The teaching complex is having six specialized laboratories for on hand training in various techniques. Additionally, it is having a lecture hall & a well-stocked library covering various fields of Veterinary Services/Animal Husbandry etc. The hostel provides accomodation with attached bathrooms to 60 persons. The in-house boarding / lodging with adequate indoor/otdoor recreational facilities ensures that the trainees stay at the instuitute is comfortable as well as fruitful. The guest house is the pride possession of the institute. It is having eight suites including four suites for VIP guest faculty. It has also provision for kitchen, dinning and lounge room.

The institute offers more than two dozen different courses in various areas of Animal health, production and reproduction to suit the needs of field functionaries with different levels of academic background and job responsibilities. The main objective is to maximize the utilization of available human resources and to improve the quality of Veterinary Services in the state. All courses have a strong practice-oriented character based on the training principle of “LEARNING BY DOING” Ample opportunity is also ensured to discuss and evaluate personal experience with fellow participants, staff and subject matter specialists.

The institute has also imparted special training in Artificial Insemination to about one hundred unemployed young in two groups. The first group was sponsored by Haryna Livestock Development Board. The youth was drawn from various districts of the state and now are part of the "Pashudhan Vikas Vahini" engaged in providing breeding services at the farmer's doorstep in the villages with no Veterinary Institute. Encouraged by the success of the first group, the second batch of unemployed youth was sponsored by Shivalik Development Board. A highly comprehensive training module has been developed by th experts at the institute for such type of trainings.

The institute has its own faculty of experienced Master Trainers who are having post graduate / doctorate degrees in different fields. It also draws guest faculty from CSS Haryana Agricutural University and other National Institutes. The Haryana Veterinary Training Institute maintains a close relationship with Govt. Livestock Farm, Hisar where different species and breeds of Livestock are being reared. The facilities at Livestock Farm are used for "On-hand s training". The institute is also in a position to offer "Tailor-made courses" in different fields of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences as per requirement of the client. A special training in semenology was organized for the officers from Punjab state engaged in semen production. Recently, short referesher courses in "Handling of Frozen Semen" and "Reproductive Health Management" have been organized which were sponsopred by Veterinary Council of India.

Within a short span of its existence, the in stitute has already provided training to more than 13839 persons including Deputy Directors, Semen Bank Officers. Veterinary Surgeons, field functionaries, cluster supervisor and unemployed rural youth. In view of the adequate human resources, wide spectrum of training courses offered and the infrastructural facilities available, the institute with further strengthening is in a position to cater to the training needs of the neighboring states and acquire the status of a Regional Institute.

# Year Vety Surgeons VLDA's Cluster Supervisor Lay Inseminators Attendants & members of RRT Grand Total
1. 2001-02 64 581 NIL NIL NIL 645
2. 2002-03 NIL 625 NIL 50 NIL 675
3. 2003-04 100 496 149 42 NIL 787
4. 2004-05 206 280 NIL NIL NIL 486
5. 2005-06 341 293 NIL NIL NIL 634
6. 2006-07 225 514 NIL NIL NIL 739
7. 2007-08 1380 3108 NIL NIL NIL 4488
8. 2008-09 563 1383 NIL NIL 596 2542
9. 2009-10 1534 652 NIL NIL NIL 2186
10. 2010-11
(Upto Sept., 2010)
328 329 NIL NIL NIL 657
  Total 4741 8261 149 92 596 13839

A breif summary of the courses being offered by the institute is as made.


S.No. Name of Course Target Group Duration Frequency When
1. Physiopathology of Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Veterinarians 3 Weeks Quartely Jan, April, July & October
2. Sexual Health Control/Fertility Management Veterinarians 1 Week Monthly First Week of Every Month
3. Use and Handling of Frozen Semen Para Staff 1 Week Monthly 2nd Week of Every Month
4. Art of Insemination & Prophylactic Health Care Para Staff 1 Week Monthly 3rd Week of Every Month
5. Vaccinology Veterinarians 1 Week Monthly 4th Week of Every Month
6. Udder Health and Milk Hygiene Veterinarians 2 Weeks Quartely March, June, Sept. & Dec.
7. Important Zoonotic Diseases Veterinarians 1 Week Annually February
8. Wild Animal Diseases Veterinarians 1 Week Annually May
9. Pet Animal Practice Veterinarians 3 Weeks Six Monthly June & Dec.
10. Recent Developments in Large Animal Practice Veterinarians 3 Weeks Six Monthly May & Nov.
11. Postmortem Examination & Despatch of Specimens Veterinarians 1 Week Quartely Feb, May, Aug & Nov
12. Disease Surveillance and Monitoring Veterinarians 1 Week Annually March
13. Clinical Diagnostic Techniques for field Veterinarians Veterinarians 3 Weeks Quartely March, June, Sept & Dec.
14. Control & Prevention of Livestock Diseases of Economic Importance Veterinarians 1 Week Six Monthly March & Sept.
15. Veterinary Jurisprudence-Acts & Laws Veterinarians 1 Week Annually June
16. Role of Modern Animal Feed Technologies in Animal Nutrition Veterinarians 3 Weeks Annually July
17. Refresher Course in Livestock Production and Management Open 3 Weeks Annually October
18. Basic Course for Lay-inseminators/A.I. Technicians Matriculates 6-8 Weeks On Demand Open
19. Disaster Management of Animals Open 1 Week On Demand Open
20. Export Oriented Animal Production Open 3 Weeks On Demand Open
21. Computer-Assisted Data Handling and MIS Open 2 Weeks On Demand Open