Hyderabad: ASCI, the College for Practising Managers since 1956, was launched much before the birth of IIMs and B-schools. It turns 60 on December 21 and is gearing up for Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
A pioneer in the field of post experience management training programmes for managers and administrators of government, public, and private sector, it has so far trained over 2.4 lakh managers and administrators.
“ASCI distinguished itself as a pioneer in upgrading managerial and leadership qualities among senior government and public sector managers. We are able to facilitate Government of India and state governments while framing policies,” said Mr K. Padmanabhaiah, chairman, ASCI, and former Union home secretary.
Studies conducted by ASCI led to the shaping of National Science, Technology and Infor-mation Policy, National Data Sharing and Accessibility policy, draft national public- private partnership policy and draft greenfield airports policy.
Starting with just three management development programmes in 1957-58, ASCI has grown in the last five decades with several tailor-made courses for bureaucrats, managers in India and those coming from abroad besides training at client place.
Mr T.L. Shanker, former DG of ASCI, said the institution was rated one of the best four administrative colleges in the world.