Indoor training includes theory classes on Criminal Justice System, Psychology, Computer Applications, Sociology and Social Work, Penology, Prison & Correctional Administration, Criminology and Victimology, Constitution and Human Rights, Criminal Law and Management principles. The method of training includes lectures, group discussions, seminars, exposure to audio-visuals, etc.
To facilitate on the job training, trainees are placed in different correctional and allied institutions. This includes field visits, field placement, study tours, etc. To develop a sense of humanity in the officers, they are placed in institutions for mentally ill patients, etc. Trainees are also given opportunities to mingle with leading professionals and personalities in corrections and allied fields.
Field visits include visits to correctional institutions such as Central Prison, Women’s Prison, Observation Home, After Care Home, the Regional Probation Office at Vellore, the Juvenile Home allied institutions like de-addiction centers, centers for the mentally ill patients, center for rural development, the Finger Print Bureau and Forensic Lab, Fire Services etc. The trainees submit study reports on these field visit programmes.
Every batch of trainee officers is regularly sent on study tour to North and South India (to study the working conditions of prisons, correctional and allied institutions in different states). Through this they are exposed to the various institutions other than those in their own States and they also get the opportunity to mingle and share knowledge with their counterparts and senior officers from across the country.