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The Legacy of ASCI

ASCI is the oldest management development institution in India and is the third oldest in Asia.

We conduct about 200 Management Development Programmes (MDPs) per year, on a variety of functional management areas, theme-specific domains and sectoral disciplines. About 4,500 participants benefit from these programmes every year. As on date, more than 140,000 civil servants as well as executives from the industry have been trained by the College.

Court of Governors

ASCI is a registered society by constitution. At the apex of its governance structure is a policy-setting, oversight body, the Court of Governors (CoG). It is a virtual who’s who of eminent professionals, public figures and industry leaders who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of specialization in education, enterprise, administration, management and governance spanning a wide variety of sectors like agriculture, banking, engineering, economics, judiciary, law, manufacturing, science and technology and public administration.

The current Chairman, Mr K Padmanabhaiah IAS (Retd) served Government of India as Union Home Secretary and Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir Affairs (1994-1997), Joint Secretary, Petroleum (1982-84); Joint Secretary Power (1984-86). He was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India for outstanding contributions to the nation in the field of Civil Service.

The Court of Governors of ASCI includes, in ex-officio capacity, (i) Secretary (Dept. of Personnel & Training – DoPT), GoI; (ii) Finance Secretary, GoI; (iii) Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, GoI; and, (iv) Chief Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana).

Our Clientele

In the year 2018-19 we had participants from 46 countries to attend our well known management development programmes. Every year the college conducts management development programmes and capacity building programmes for civil servants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and SriLanka. The following is a select list of our corporate clients for 2018-19: Coal India, Container Corporation of India Limited, Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited, Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited, National Mineral Development Corporation, National Thermal Power Corporation, Oil India Limited, Power Finance Corporation, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, Allahabad Bank, Asian Development Bank, Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank, United Commercial Bank, Ferro Alloys Corporation Ltd, Indian Energy Exchange Ltd, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, Railways Board, National Health Mission etc.

ASCI at a glance

  1. First management institute setup in the country way back in 1956. It is also the third oldest management institution in Asia.
  2. Set up by the government in collaboration with Industry.
  3. Initially setup as a civil services training Institute.
  4. Today conducts training programmes for civil service officials from various government departments across India and abroad and executives in industry.
  5. Conducts more than 200 management development programmes every year with 1,40,000 alumni in industry and in services.
  6. 400 international participants from 46 different countries visited ASCI last year to attend training programmes.
  1. Research and Consultancy in ASCI was established in 1973 with grant from the Ford Foundation.
  2. Many ASCI alumni members have risen to the ranks of CEOs and CMDs of Navaratna and Maharatna Public Sector Undertakings.
  3. ASCI is governed by Court of Governors (CoG) which is headed by the former Home Secretary of the country, Shri K Padmanabhaiah, IAS (Retd). The Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana and three Secretaries to the Government of India (Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training and Finance Secretary) are ex-officio members of the ASCI CoG.
  4. The College has been associated with numerous reforms of the Government of India through its research and consultancy projects. Many policies of the Government of India have been developed on the basis of ASCI reports.