Combined Probationary Training Program
(CPTP-2015)
Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA), Pune

A typical day for an Officer Trainee at YASHADA

A typical day for an Officer Trainee (OT) at the YASHADA starts at 6 am with Jogging of 4 kms and morning exercise for 30 mins at the Ground. The OTs have about an hour to get ready, have breakfast from 8 am and report for classroom sessions, which commence at 9:15 am.

There are 4 academic sessions of 60 minutes in Morning session. And two hours other methodology of training like Leading Discussion, Case study, Guest lecture, Group Exercise, Group Presentation etc. on all working days as per a predetermined session plan. Evening hours from 5:30 pm till 6:30 pm are alotted for sports. The OTs use the post-dinner time to interact with each other and also to review the day's learning and prepare for the sessions for the next day. Notified holidays and weekends are usually reserved for extra-curricular activities such as community services, shorts treks etc. A course usually demands 8-10 hours of activity per day.

Timing Class Room Activities
6:00 AM To 7:00 AM Jogging & PT / Yoga
9:15 AM To 10:15 AM Session I
10:15 AM To 11:15 AM Session II
11:15 AM To 11:30 AM Tea Break
11:30 AM To 12:30 AM Session III
12:30 AM To 1:30 PM Session IV
1:30 AM To 2:30 PM Lunch Break
2:30 PM To 4:30 PM Guest Lectures / Inhouse activities
4:45 PM To 5:45 PM Computer and English classes
5:30 PM To 6:30 PM Indoor / Outdoor Activity

The importance of physical and mental fitness in leading a life of health, vitality and peace needs no reiteration. It is all the more critical for those who have hectic and often tension-filled career. Officers under training are strongly encouraged to lead a rich, varied and vibrant campus life extending much beyond the confines of lecture halls. The YASHADA places strong emphasis on outdoor events as part of its dynamic training curriculum. It boasts of a state-of-the art gymnasium and physical fitness center, Yoga hall, Vollyball to assist officers under training to improve their proficiency in sports and games.

As a part of the Foundation training curriculum, officer Trainees are sent on military camps where they learn to cope with conditions of adversity, insufficient accommodation. Visit and stay in backward and Tribal villages of Maharashtra to understand and appreciate the realities of rural and tribal life is integral to foundation programmes. Visit to Moral Rearmament Centre at Panchgani to understand the ethics and values in the Public service.