Dr.P. Raghu Ram was appointed as Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Administrative Staff College of India.
Established in 1956 at the initiative of the government and the corporate sector, A S C I is an institution of excellence and national importance.
Housed in a 115 year royal palace of the erstwhile Nizam - an Indo-European building standing on a 10-acre campus next to Raj Bhavan overlooking the Hussain Sagar lake, ASCI is an autonomous, self-supporting, public-purpose institution with the objectives of being a think-tank for policy inputs and to build the capacities of practicing professionals in the management of government and business enterprises.
It is the first and foremost institution of its kind in the country that has pioneered post-experience management education in India.
ASCI conducts about 200 Management Development Programmes (MDPs) per year, on a variety of functional management areas, theme-specific domains and sectoral disciplines. About 4,500 participants benefit from these programs every year. As on date, more than 125,000 civil servants as well as executives from the industry have been trained by the College.
That about 250 international participants from about 100 organizations in 35 countries avail the benefit of its programs signifies the global reputation and reach of ASCI.
With increasing focus both at the Central and State government levels to improve the service delivery in hospitals and consequently, healthcare outcomes, and with rising awareness and expectations from the citizens about quality healthcare, ASCI started a two-year, full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management Program. The objective of this Program is to equip the fraternity, industry and the government with well-trained professionals in hospital administration and healthcare management. The Program, approved by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), is now into its 17th successful year of running.