Since it was established in 1956, as a result of the enterprising collaborative initiative of the corporate world and the government, the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI- as it is popularly branded by the participants who have passed through its portals), has been at the forefront of executive development in the country. ASCI pride itself on being the first and foremost institution for practicing managers.
ASCI's unique blend of management development, consultancy, research and information technology pursuits are structured to prepare practising managers to confront managerial issues and challenges. Inputs are aimed at assisting them to achieve competitive dominance in environments surcharged with rapid technological obsolescence, woefully short product life cycles, fiercely competitive globalizing markets, confrontationist activism and ethical governance, among others.
Modeled originally on the world-renowned management institute at Henley in the United Kingdom, ASCI is the only institution in India that covers its annual operating expenditure solely from its training, consultancy and research activities without any grants or assistance from either the Central or State Governments in India or national and international organization.