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The institution was established as Police Training School in the year 1968. It was upgraded to the level of Police Training College(PTC) in the year 1998. Soon thereafter Kiran Bedi took charge as Joint Commissioner of Police(Training).

The Police Training College is spread over 220 acres of land at Jharoda Kalan, Delhi. It is one of the premier institutions in the country, which imparts training to the Indian Police Service (IPS) Probationers of the Union Territory cadre. Its trainees also include Assistant Commissioners of Police of Andaman & Nicobar Cadre, Sub Inspectors, Assistant Sub-Inspectors and constabulary of the Delhi Police, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Arunachal Pradesh Police, Sikkim police and trainees from foreign Countries like Maldives, Bhutan etc.

The PTC organizes four types of courses — Basic Courses, Promotional Courses, Refresher Courses and Specialized Courses. Apart from conventional methods of training, scientific methods of investigation is being taught with the help of modern equipment installed in the campus viz. computer lab, a well equipped library and class rooms connected with multimedia.  Firing simulators provide specialized training alongwith field training and practice. A multi faceted Sports complex and an auditorium supplement the training resources. Emphasis is being laid on practical ground training through simulation exercises,  group discussion, mock drill and role play exercises etc. The men are being taught to police themselves first before they set out to police the citizens.  This sensitization is being enduced in the trainees through moral and spiritual teaching classes and more effectively through Vipassana Meditation, which has become a part of the curricula.  The trainees are expected to perform community service and get themselves acquainted with the ground realities as a part of their training. The object of the entire training module is to enable them to emerge as a 'Moral Force' - 'Moral Power' - 'Moral Service' - in the service of humane and sensitive policing.


Research is being carried out in the PTC with a view to design training work-books on all subjects pertaining to law and order in the following departments

I)    Department of Law headed by M.S. Rathi, Senior Public Prosecutor

II)   Department of Police Sciences headed by V.K. Sobti, Assistant Commissioner of Police

Ill)  Department of Social Sciences headed by D.S. Norawat, Vice Principal, PTC

IV) Department of Forensic Sciences headed by S.K. Gupta, Chief Medical Officer, PTC

V)  Department of Physical Education headed by Rohtash Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police

VI) Department of Office Administration headed by Shiv Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police

VII) Department of Computer Learning headed by Rajneesh Gupta, Assistant Commissioner of Police

VIII) Department of Management headed by Virendra Singh, Principal

Police officers need to be trained in management in addition to routine law and order rules. The department of management has been constituted under the direct supervision of Virendra Singh, Principal who has the background of management and commerce. Courses are conducted batch wise and the batches consist of 20 officers. Resource persons are invited from various Management Institutes.


The Police Training College has in-house infrastructure and  sophisticated training equipment to offer composite training to the trainees which include all the ranks — from the constabulary to the officers of Indian Police Service.   Facilities at the college include :-

1.    Computer Laboratory
A computer laboratory has been set up at the campus which has equipment with the latest technology available to provide vital information and addressing training needs pertaining to modern age crime — prevention and detection and updating the trainees on cyber crime.

2.    Fire Arms Training System (FATS)
The college has sophisticated fire arms training system which has been imported from the United States. The FATS equipment is the latest electronic weapon training simulator based on judgmental shooting. With the help of laser discs, various types of situations are projected on the screen.  At one time five trainees are trained in reacting to the situation being displayed on the screen. It is ideal for sharpening reflexes in real life situations and assists the trainers in accurately evaluating the performance of the trainees.

3.    Multi-media Projection
The PTC is the first training institute of its kind to have the multi-media projection system in the country. Through this system simultaneous training is being imparted in several classrooms even through a single expert or a training video. 

4.    Sports Complex

A sports complex consisting of a multipurpose Gym having various physical fitness equipment and facilities for playing squash, badminton, table tennis and other outdoor and indoor games provide assistance in the overall fitness of the trainees.

5.    Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Center
A distant learning center of IGNOU provides trainees opportunities to enhance their academic qualification including management courses while undergoing training and after. The center is equipped with all requisite reading material including audio-visual facilities etc.

6.    Spiritual Education Center
The training course includes lessons in moral values and spirituality.  Vipassana meditation has been introduced as a regular feature. The college has a permanent Vipassana Center. Till date more than 2000 trainees as well as trainers, police officers and other faculty members have undergone 10-day Vipassana courses. In fact the first ever Vipassana meditation course with more than a thousand police officers and men was conducted at the PTC in 1999.  It is the first police institution in the country where a Vipassana center has been set up and Vipassana meditation courses have been incorporated in the training schedule.

7.    Library

A well stocked library with Internet facility exists at PTC which has publications on different subjects  and laws along with various magazines and journals. Effort is on to computerize the library and make it online.  

8.    Academic Block
The Academic Block consists of 55 class-rooms, 5 large sized lecture halls and a Conference Hall. All classroom are well-furnished and 16 of these have been inter-connected through multi-media for optimum utilization of man-power.

9.    Firing Range
In addition to the fire arms training simulator, the PTC has its own small firing range which meets the requirements of the trainees of PTC.

11.    Auditorium
The PTC has a modern auditorium with a seating capacity of 1,000 students for organizing educational and recreational programmes.

12.    Conference Hall
The conference hall provides facilities for specialized training programmes and conferences and other academic symposia.

13.    Gazetted Officers' Mess
A well furnished Gazetted Officers' Mess having all facilities is used for the participating senior officers coming to attend various conferences, meetings and as resource persons for the training courses. It has all in house recreational facilities.

14.    Sports facilities / Assault courses
The PTC has facilities for football, volleyball, kabaddi, badminton and squash etc. Facilities for conducting assault courses including Physical Training, Marching, field craft, firing, commando, ambush, counter-ambush, search, seizure and demonstration etc. exist in the sprawling greens of the center.

15.    Administrative Block
The Administrative Block houses the offices of the Joint Commissioner (Training), Principal and Vice-Principal apart from the others. The Administrative Block caters to the needs of all administrative matters of trainees and the regular staff.

16.    Ladies' Hostel
A hostel named Lakshmi Bai Niwas has 48 rooms meant for lady probationers.

18.    Residential Accommodation

Ten barracks with attached bathrooms & toilets provide accommodation to the trainees.

19.    Mess
The PTC has a total of 14 messes.


Other facilities existing at PTC include a Bank, a Super Bazaar (Departmental store), a Grocery store, a canteen and telecommunication centers etc.

A Family Welfare Center has been set up which is meant for families of the police officers residing at the PTC complex. The welfare center is imparting training of stitching, tailoring, embroidery and other crafts to the family members. It also provides recreation facilities.

The Police Public school provides schooling to the children of the resident staff and residents of the neighborhood.

A Health Center provides medical facilities to the trainees and residents of the campus.

The College has a brass band which has developed a Music club in the sports complex.  Apart from addressing the recreational needs, it also teaches music to the children of residents.

E. TRAINEES - Discipline and Conduct

a)    All the trainees are required to maintain discipline and good conduct.

b)    No trainee is allowed to take his/her visitor to the hostel or barracks.

c)    The trainees strictly follow daily Academy routine programme and other instructions. No trainee is allowed to leave the Academy premises without prior permission and proper outpass unless going out for training .

d)    No trainee is allowed to visit the staff quarters or any other restricted area for any purpose.

e)    A general roll call is taken daily in the evening as per schedule.   Surprise roll calls are also carried out. Each trainee is duty bound to answer the roll call, failing which he would be treated as an absentee. All trainees are expected to wear a cap at the time of roll call with a full sleeve shirt.

f)  No trainee of the PTC is eligible to sit for his final examination unless he has at least 90% attendance in  the total lecture periods in each subject throughout the period of his training at the PTC.  No leave is generally allowed to trainees (including officer trainees) except on extreme and compassionate grounds.

g)    All trainees are responsible for the safe custody of the articles in their possession. They are advised not to bring any valuables or keep large sums of rnoney with them. All valuables are kept under lock.

h)    All the trainees are required to clear their bills in cash before the 5th of every month and before their departure to their respective district or state. They will have to secure a 'No Dues certificate' from mess, canteen, stores, library etc.


Qualitative Training is imparted to all ranks at PTC through indoor and outdoor classes, practical exercises, simulation exercises, seminars, workshops on different subjects like gender sensitization, rights of child with the help of National Human Rights Commission, various NGOs and eminent resource persons. Pertinent to be mentioned amongst the NGOs are Navjyoti, ACCORD, The Family, Rama Krishna Mission, Wild Life Protection Society, Gender Training Institute, Health check-up.


The PTC is a unique institution through out the country where all the staff members take their lunch together daily. During the lunch meeting various activities are discussed, policies are framed and feedback is taken. All matters and decisions, budget, rewards, punishment, transfer, work assignment, training policies etc. are taken up during this meeting. This is being done with a view to maintain complete transparency and co-ordination in the day-to-day administration of PTC.

The Police Training College is now moving towards decentralization and is funding training programs for Delhi Police units outside the PTC.   This is as per the new accepted Training Policy by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

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