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In-Service Agricultural Training Institutes

Four Agricultural Training Institutes (IATIs/ATIs), one each at R.Y.Khan, Sargodha, Dahgal (Rawalpindi), Karor Lal Eason (Layyah) are working in the Public Sector. The objectives of these institutes are to prepare trained manpower to cater need of Punjab Agriculture Department and other segments of the society.

Under pre-service component, three years Diploma Course in Agriculture Sciences (DAS) has been brought in place. Presently, 630 pre-service trainees are on roll in the Agricultural Training Institutes in Punjab. So far three batches of 3 years diploma holders have passed DAS and are available in the market. The pass out students of DAS course would be able to disseminate the crop production technology to the farming community. Institute-wise detail of trainees on Roll is as below.

 
DAS Class   IATI R.Y.Khan    IATI, Sargodha    BATI, Rawalpindi     ATI, Layyah   Total
1st Year   52   86   40   45   233
2nd Year   72   77   35   39   223
3rd Year (Regular)   72   76   36   0   184

Total

 

196

 

239

 

111

 

84

 

630

 

Whereas, under in-service component, in-service courses are offered for DOAs, DDOAs, AOs, FAs/IAs and Malis working under Agriculture Extension Wing to sharpen their knowledge and skill for better delivery of Service.

In this connection a three years Project (2010-12) titled “Human Resource Development for Improvement of Extension System in Punjab” was implemented. Under the project 1348 Extension Workers were trained. The progress is depicted below:

Human Resource Development for Improvement of Extension System in Punjab

The details of the progress of the system from 2010 - 2012 are illustrated as below:
 

Institute

Courses Conducted

 

Participants

DOAs

DDOAs

AOs

FAs/AIs

Beldars

 

DOAs

DDOAs

AOs

FAs/AIs

Beldars

 

Total

IATI, R.Y.Khan.

4

5

9

11

8

 

43

35

102

222

117

 

519

IATI, Sargodha.

5

4

8

8

6

 

63

54

102

204

106

 

529

BATI, Dahgal, Rawalpindi.

4

4

8

8

6

 

29

30

56

115

70

 

300

Total

13

13

25

27

20

 

135

119

260

541

293

 

1348

Instruction Staff Trainings

Under the “Human Resource Development Project for Improvement in Agriculture Extension System in Punjab” to enhance the capacity of Instruction Staff working at the institutes, on campus and off campus trainings were conducted during the project period.  The detail is as below:

 

Institute

Courses Conducted

 

Participants

 

Total

 On Campus

  Off Campus

 

 On Campus

 Off Campus

IATI, R.Y.Khan

2

2

 

24

24

 

48

IATI, Sargodha

2

2

 

37

32

 

69

BATI, Dahgal, Rawalpindi

2

2

 

23

28

 

51

Total

6

6

 

84

84

 

168