Training Unit

Location:Vill. & P.O. Amgachia via Joka, Kolkata- 700104 South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India

Tel. +91 (0) 33 – 2497 8240/2453 6359; Fax: +91 (0) 33 – 2453 6359;


Year of establishment:1979

Total number of staff:38

Area coverage:19 districts in West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Andaman and Nicober Islands

Population served:We have trained over 10,000 professionals over the past one year

Overall objectives: The Training Unit specialises in a variety ofcapacity development-related themes, such as training need assessment, curriculum development, training design, training courses and evaluation of training programmes. It serves as a nodal training agency for the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS), developing the capacity of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers in its Anganwadi Training Centre (AWTC)and ICDS Supervisors. It also provides Training of Trainers (TOT) to District Trainers of ASHA programme, and specialised training in Behaviour Change Communication to partner NGOs in West Bengal and other states of India.

Name of person in charge: Ms. Mitun Bose, Assistant Director