Thursday 28 March 2019

Report on Study trip to Central Poultry Development and Training Institute, Hesaraghatta, Bangalore Organized by the Dept of Life Sciences on 27 February, 2019.

A study trip was organized on 27 Feb 2019, for the 6 BCZ class to the central poultry development and training institute, Hesarughatta, Bangalore as part of the practical syllabus accompanied by Dr Paari and Prof Ganesh.  The Central Poultry Development Organisation and Training Institute under Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India was formed after merging and restructuring of the Central Poultry Units located at Hessaraghatta, Bangalore viz. Central Poultry Training Institute, Central Poultry Breeding Farm, Central Duck Breeding Farm, Random Sample Poultry Performance Testing Centre, during June 2003. It is located close to and on the way to Hessaraghatta lake about 40 kms from Christ University in Bangalore. It was established with an objective of acclimatizing and multiplying the exotic strains of WLH poultry. The Centre also has a Duck Breeding Farm (CDBF) with the technical collaboration of Government of United Kingdom for production and supply of layer and meat type of ducks across the country.  Th students had a fruitful interaction with the Director Dr Mahesh PS and the deputy director Dr KS Prathap Kumar of the institute who briefed us about the history of the institute as well its aims and objectives. Dr Prathap Kumar also took the students to show the demonstration units where the different breeds of fowls were reared for visitors view. In all, this visit helped students to gain an insight in the happenings and functioning of the institute. Practical application of the theoretical knowledge gained in college was obtained allowing us to get a better grasp of the concepts.

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