Judicial Officers' Training Institute
Maharashtra, Nagpur


Acknowledging the need and necessity to impart proper training to the Judicial Officers, High Court of Judicature at Bombay and the Government of Maharashtra established this Institute on 3rd September, 1972. This Institute functioned till 31st May, 1978 and was thereafter, unfortunately closed.

  1. The Institute was revived/re-opened on 8.12.1986, with a view to impart basic knowledge to the newly appointed Judges in the judicial service and to impart refresher training to the judicial officers already in service.
  2. Upon revival, it was decided to construct a new complex for JOTI. The foundation stone for the existing complex was laid on 11.2.1989. The building was completed and it was inaugurated on 13th April 1997.
  3. The present complex is situated in the green & peaceful civil lines area of Nagpur City, and consists of Administrative and Academic Block. The institute has recreational & residential hostel facility for the trainees, including mess facility.
  4. At present 65 Judicial Officers can be accommodated in JOTI, Nagpur. 25 Judicial Officers can be accommodated in the old hostel of JOTI building and while 40 Judicial Officers can be accommodated in the newly constructed JOTI hostel.
  5. With the establishment of Maharashtra Judicial Academy at Uttan (Bhayandar), District Thane in June, 2009, the core training activities of imparting training to Judicial Officers has shifted from JOTI to MJA, Uttan. However, the Institute since thereafter, has been exclusively organizing training programmes (both induction and refresher course) for Public Prosecutors. Till now, JOTI has held about 24 different batches of training courses for APPs (Assistant Public Prosecutors) since 2010 and about 922 Prosecutors have been benefited there from.
  6. In furtherance of the perspective of imparting legal education and improving skills of Judicial Officers and Prosecutors, JOTI, has also been organizing periodic refresher and motivational courses to boost the morale of the important functionaries of the judicial system.