1. Each CFNEU organizes five days “Training of Trainers (TOT)” programme for Master Trainers comprising of Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs), Assistant Child Development Project Officers (ACDPOs), Medical Officers, Local Health Visitors, Senior Supervisors of ICDS etc. who, in turn, act as trainers for the grass-root level functionaries of ICDS, such as Anganwadi workers and the community. Each CFNEU organizes one TOT course for 20 master trainers in each quarter of the year.

2. The technical staff of each CFNEU organizes three Orientation Training Courses (OTC) of two days duration in each quarter of the year. 30 participants comprising grass-root level functionaries from ICDS, Health and NGOs are trained in the field of nutrition during the course.

3. The CFNEUs organize one-week training courses in Home Scale Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables and Nutrition for the housewives and adolescent girls to promote consumption of fruits and vegetables which are rich sources of fibre and anti-oxidants. During the training course, methods for preparation of instant weaning/ supplementary foods for infants and young children from roasted cereals, pulses and oilseeds are also taught. Each CFNEU organizes one/two training course per month and trains 30 participants in each batch. A Ready Reckoner on essentials of preservation and nutrition is distributed to the trainees on completion of the training.


NIPCCD, ever since its inception in 1966, has been at the forefront in undertaking training, research, consultancy and publication pertaining to the different aspect of women and child development. It has emerged as an elite organisation which strives for ensuring quality systems in training and research.

During the year 2011-12, the Institute organised a total of 314 training programmes which were attended by 10691 participants. Out of it, 183 programmes were organised on issues relating to women and child development including Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Act and 131 programmes for functionaries of ICDS which were attended by 6609 and 4082 participants respectively.

The Institute’s Training Calendar 2013-14 has been developed to address the training needs of all the concerned stakeholders. The training calender 2013-14 is attached for further reference.