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 31.03.2015 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
TOTAL 2182 63053
The details of staff trained since its inception upto 31.03.2015 are as follows:
Sl. NO. Name of the Organisation No. of Persons Trained
1 TNSC BANK 5395
2 DCCBs 16490
3 CUBs 3833
4 PACS 33566
5 Pondy SCB 892
6 Coop.Auditors 1000
8 Others 1679
9 Weavers Society 43
11 C.A. Auditors 24
12 George Town Coop. Bank 54
TOTAL 63053

Performance highlights of the ACSTI during 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 are as follows:

Performance highlights of the year 2012-13

  • ACSTI had conducted 93 programs and extended training to 2997 Participants.
  • 20 On-Location training programs were conducted during this Year.
  • Eye camp was conducted during the month of May 2012 in view of the International Year of Cooperatives Celebration
  • NABARD has conducted 5 Nos. of Workshop at ACSTI.
  • BIRD, Lucknow has organized two Nos. of Training programs: (1) from 15.10.12 to 19.10.12 (2) from 18.3.13 to 22.3.13 on net work based approach.
  • In view of the best calendar of training programs scheduled during the year 2012-13, C-PEC had granted certification for 40 titles with 76 programs.

Performance highlights of 2013-14

  • 115 training programs were conducted.
  • 3853 staff were trained
  • 91 in house training programs were conducted and extended training to 2332 staff of STCCS
  • 24 on location training programs were conducted and extended training to 1521 staff of Pondicherry SCB/PACS and DCCB staff of our State
  • Average participation level: In house programs – 25.62 On location programs – 63.38
  • Average per program – 33.50

Details of Special Programs conducted from 01.04.2013 to 31.03.2014

In house training (at ACSTI):
  • Program on Risk Management, by GIZ, New Delhi on 23.04.2013
  • Workshop on Provisioning Norms for staff of DCCBs on 14.05.2013
  • Master training program for Co-op Auditors, by GIZ, New Delhi From 24.06.2013 to 28.06.2013
  • Treasury Management for Staff of SCB/DCCBs – from 11.07.2013 to 13.07.2013
  • Treasury Management for Staff of CUBs from 18.07.2013 to 20.07.2013
  • Treasury Management for Staff of CUBs from 25.07.2013 to 27.07.2013
  • Board of Directors training Program – on various dates during August , 2013
  • Workshop on CRR/SLR for DCCBs – 06.12.2013
  • Master training Program on BDP for staff of DCCBs – 25.11.2013 to 26.11.2013
On Location Training Programs:
  • Workshop on CRR & SLR at Villupuram on 24.11.2013
  • Program on NLP at Tirunelveli on 24.11.2013
  • Program on Branch Banking at Tirunelveli from 28.12.2013 to 29.12.2013
  • Program on KYC, Reforms in Co-op Banks etc at Villupuram from 22.02.2014 to 23.02.2014
  • Program on CRAR / Reserves Creations/ Prime lending rate etc., at Cuddalore on 02.03.2014

Performance highlights of 2014-15

  • 123 training programs were conducted.
  • 4317 staff of STCCS were trained.
  • 97 in-house training programmes were conducted and extended training to 3133 staff of STCCS
  • 26 special training programmes were conducted and extended training to 1184 staff of affiliates
  • Special training programmes include 3 programmes exclusively conducted for staff of Pondicherry SCB
  • Average participation level – 45.48, Average per programme – 35.09
  • Prestigious two days programme was organised for the Regional Joint Registrars, Managing Directors and General Managers of District Central Cooperative Banks and Cooperative Urban Banks at Hotel Savera, Chennai, in co-ordination with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi

Details of Special Programs conducted from 01.04.2014 to 31.03.2015

  • Exclusive programme for Chartered Accountants engaged in DCCBs
  • Another exclusive programme for Concurrent Auditors now working at DCCBs
  • Programme on KYC – AML in six batches
  • Workshop on Income-Tax related matters and KYC-AML compliance in eight batches
  • Training of Master Trainers of DCCBs on KYC-AML and Income-Tax related matters in three batches
  • For efficient conduct of Board Meeting at DCCBs, one workshop was conducted for the benefit of all 23 DCCBs
  • To enhance the CRAR position of DCCBs, one exclusive workshop was conducted to suggest the ways and means to improve the CRAR position
  • Two batches of capacity building programme for Cooperative Auditors engaged in DCCBs and Urban Coop. Banks
  • To motivate the Branch Managers to increase the Business Growth of each Branch, an exclusive programme for Branch Managers at Salem DCCB was conducted under the title ‘Effective Branch Management.’

Plan of Action during the Year 2015 – 16

Totally 146 Programs are approved by the Standing / Training Advisory Committee for the Year 2015-16

85 Programs under 45 titles for SCB/DCCBs/CUBs – 32 new programmes under 18 titles 61 Programs for PACS – 21 programmes are new under 8 titles
In house training Programs:
SCB/DCCB/CUB staff members – 68 programs PACS staff members – 61 programs On-location training programs: For DCCB staff members – 12 programs on ‘Effective Branch Management’ For Pondicherry SCB – 5 programs of their choice

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 programmes in order to address the emerging needs and challenges of the staff of cooperatives.

Future plans of ACSTI

  • To focus on need based training programmes on contemporary themes
  • To conduct training programmes on all functional areas
  • To outreach the clients by conducting more and more on-location training programmes
  • To increase the number of programmes 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