Administrative Staff College of India

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Administrative Staff College of India
Formerly known as Bella Vista, and now the ASCI main building
TypeCivil Service training institute
ChairmanK. Padmanabhaiah[1]
Location, ,
CampusUrban, 9 acres (0.036 km2)
NewspaperASCI Journal of Management, Bella Vista Times
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Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), was started jointly by the Government of India and the representatives of industry as an autonomous institute in the year 1956 to impart training in the field of Civil Services development.[2] It is located at the palace of the erstwhile Prince of Berar known as Bella Vista at Hyderabad who was heir apparent to the (throne) of Hyderabad.[3][4]

Initially Government Of India envisaged to set up the college in Britain. The first session was to commence in 1948 at Henley. However a committee of the All India Council for Technical Education in 1953 recommended that the Administrative Staff College be established in India. ASCI specialises in training of civil servants of corporate and government sectors and urban management.[5] The research and consultancy activities of ASCI were started in 1973 with aid from Ford Foundation. An IAS officer of 1976 batch, RH Khwaja took charge as ASCI DG on January 1, 2017[6]

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  1. ^ "Governance". Administrative Staff College of India. 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. ^ "ASCI — A college that moulds administrative mandarins". Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Princess Dürrühsehvar of Berar". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. ^ Bilquis Jehan Khan. "A Song of Hyderabad". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  5. ^ "World Bank Helps Train New Breed of Professional Urban Managers". Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  6. ^ "RH Khwaja takes charge as ASCI DG". 3 January 2017.

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Coordinates: 17°24′54″N 78°27′34″E / 17.41500°N 78.45944°E / 17.41500; 78.45944