Program Content


Conduct of programs:

The Institute draws up its programs with an eye on the changing trends in the banking industry. The program contents are in keeping with the various concepts and policies envisaged by the Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu, Reserve Bank of India and NABARD for the development and the growth of the Coop. Banks. The programs are so designed as to motivate the participants to render services to the rural people more efficiently and effectively. The Institute has also received good feedback from the sponsoring institutions regarding the progress achieved by them because of the training inputs received by their employees. The focus of training is on six categories, viz.,
  • Induction training for new entrants.
  • Core training programs for all employees in identified areas.
  • Placement related functional training.
  • Training in areas of specialization.
  • Training in management inputs and
  • Training in application of computer skills.
Every year, ACSTI conducts TNA (Training Needs Analysis) by inviting the opinion/feedback from the Client Institutions, viz., SCBs, DCCBs, CUBs & PACS. Incorporating the requirements of the Client Institutions, the Institute prepares a tentative Calendar of Programs which will be examined by the Syllabus Committee consisting of the Managing Director – TNSC Bank, General Manager – TNSC Bank, Director – NICM, Managing Director of one DCCB, Joint Registrar of one Region, Representative of NABARD, DGM (IT) of TNSC Bank, AGM (DAP) of TNSC Bank and DGM / Principal, ACSTI.  On finalization by the Syllabus Committee of the Tentative Calendar of Programs, ACSTI places it before the Standing/Training Advisory Committee for its approval. The President of the Bank is the Chairperson of the Standing/Training Advisory Committee, the Managing Director – TNSC Bank, the CGM – NABARD, RO, Director – NICM, Chennai and the Principal, ACSTI are the distinguished members of the Committee. On approval of the Programs thus prepared, the Institute conducts the programs round the year. The Institute also conducts certain customized on-location programs on the basis of specific needs expressed by the user-organizations. The details of the training programmes conducted since its inception and up to 31.03.2018 are as follows:  
From To No.of programmes No.of Trainees
15.11.1989 31.03.2004 829 23643
01.04.2004 31.03.2005 89 2005
01.04.2005 31.03.2006 81 2001
01.04.2006 31.03.2007 51 1178
01.04.2007 31.03.2008 89 2019
01.04.2008 31.03.2009 94 2330
01.04.2009 31.03.2010 138 3319
01.04.2010 31.03.2011 194 5231
01.04.2011 31.03.2012 286 10160
01.04.2012 31.03.2013 93 2997
01.04.2013 31.03.2014 115 3853
01.04.2014 31.03.2015 123 4317
01.04.2015 31.03.2016 130 3606
01.04.2016 31.03.2017 169 3926
01.04.2017 31.03.2018 215 5050
TOTAL 2182 75635
The details of staff trained since its inception upto 30.06.2017 are as follows:
Sl. NO. Name of the Organisation No. of Persons Trained
1 TNSC BANK 5508
2 DCCBs 20340
3 CUBs 3933
4 PACS 41838
5 Pondy SCB 892
6 Coop.Auditors 1079
7 Milk Coop. Auditors 45
8 C.A. Auditors 24
9 Departmental Offices (From O/o. RCS, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Aavin) 32
10 TAHDCO 47
11 Others 1885
12 Weavers Society 43
14 George Town Coop. Bank 54
15 Aavin 76
16 Senior Inspectors (O/o. RCS) 162
17 Credit Wing Officers (O/o. RCS) 24
TOTAL 76059

DCCB Empowerment Initiatives

  • In addition to conducting in-house training programs, ACSTI conducts on-location training programs at various DCCB Headquarters, during the weekends to impart training to all the members of the respective DCCB on important subjects.
  • On-location program on “Internal Check and Control” at DCCBs, viz., Kancheepuram, Kanyakumari, Kumbakonam, Nilgiris, Pudukkottai, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Virudhunagar, were conducted during the year 2017-18.
  • In order to cope up with prevailing banking scenario, various training programs on new titles have been organised.  For example, Investment and Credit Policy, System Audit, Audit under Computerized Environment, Functioning of Various Committees, Cash Management & Fake Note Detection, Programs for Coop. Auditors / Chartered Accountants, Program on Core Banking Solutions, Program on New Banking Technology-oriented Products, Program on Cyber Crimes, I.T. Security & Prevention of Frauds in Banks, and On-location Programs on Effective Branch Management and Retail Banking, Internal Checks & Control.

PACS Empowerment Initiatives

  • In addition to in-house training programs, ACSTI conducts on-location Training Program at various DCCBs’ Centres to empower PACS. The programs were conducted on the title “RuPay Kisan Credit Card, Digital Member Register, Digital Banking & Business Development Plan”.
  • During the year 2017-18, 44 Programs were conducted on 2 trainee days & 1550 PACS trainees were benefited.
  • Institute had conducted 113 Programs for PACS against the scheduled target of 90.

On-location Program on Rupay Kisan Credit Card – Digital Member Register

  • TNSC Bank under the aegis of ACSTI, had conducted 2 day training programme on “RuPay KCC, Digital Member Register, Aadhar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), Digital Banking, CBS in PACCS & PACS Business Development” for PACS Staff on on-location basis.   During 2017-18, the Institute had conducted 44 On-location Training Programme at various Regions with the cooperation of Dist. Central Coop. Banks and 1550 PACS Staff were benefited.

Special Programs

  • BIRD, Lucknow had selected our Institute to conduct a 5 day Campus training program on “Payment System and Card Management” from 19.02.2018 to 23.02.2018.  The Program was successfully organized by ACSTI and 28 Trainees were benefited.
  • The VAMNICOM, Pune had utilized our campus to conduct  33rd seminar of  Indian Society for Studies on Cooperation (ISSC) under the topic of “Digitalisation of Economy & Cooperation” on 02.03.2018.
  • The Institute had conducted a 2 day training program for Cooperative Auditors in two batches during the year 2017-18 on “System Audit” with a view to enlighten them to audit the Institutions in fully computerized environment.

Commitment of ACSTI

ACSTI is committed to building the capacity of staff of all Coop. Banks to deliver effective and efficient financial services by reaching out to the clients engaged in rural development. Every year, the Institute plans its training strategy and its syllabus in tune with:
  • the changing rural environment
  • policies impacting cooperatives
  • feed back received during the course of training
  • suggestions given by NABARD
  • discussions at various levels
  • policy changes of Government
  • guidelines of RBI / NABARD / RCS
The above points are kept in mind with a view to re-design and update the existing training programs in order to address the emerging needs and challenges of the staff of cooperatives.

Future plans of ACSTI

  • To focus on need based training programs on contemporary themes
  • To conduct training programs on all functional areas
  • To outreach the clients by conducting more and more on-location training programs
  • To increase the number of programs to cover more participants
  • To conduct case studies, impact evaluation for use of the same at class rooms
  • To conduct more and more case exercises in class rooms during the training to enlighten the participants