The Agricultural Co-operative Staff Training Institute (ACSTI) tracks the most modern developments in the co-operative structure and consequently assists the co-operatives by formulating new training programmes. It mainly focuses on conducting training programmes related to Organisation Development, Banking Operations, Human Resources Development, Business Development Planning, Branch Management, Financial and Investment Management, Induction, IT/Computer, Asset Liability Management, Loaning Operations and Good Governance so as to assist the Directors and employees of the three tiers cooperative credit structure comprising Kerala State Co-operative Bank (KSCB), District Co- operative Banks (DCBs) and Primary Agricultural Co-operative Societies (PACS).
ACSTI conducts around 80 programmes in a year. Connecting it with the field realities ACSTI provides solutions to operational problems faced by the co-operative banks. The training programmes are created in such a way that it meets the present day challenges and issues. The Standing Committee and the syllabus committee of the Institute thoroughly review the training programmes.
The training programmes are handled by reputed and professional faculties and are organised with the active collaboration of the Kerala State-Co-operative Bank (KSCB), Centre of Professional Excellence in Co-operatives (C-PEC), National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), District Co-operative Banks (DCBs) and Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS).
Every year, taking the feedback, suggestions and changes in policy environment of clients into consideration, the training programmes are analyzed and its contents and design are modified properly. ACSTI also put efforts to advance and modernize the training inputs as well as evaluate and suggest measures to improve the courses in cooperative training.
You can download the training calendar that provides the time schedule of all the programmes planned for the year. We hope that the calendar will be useful to our clients for chalking out their manpower development plans and training schedule.
On request we conduct on location trainings for DCBs/PACS. Suggestions are invited of new training programmes to be conducted in the Institute campus, that are not included in the calendar.
Kerala Co-operative Policy
Draft Bye Law of a Service Co-operative Bank in Kerala