Agriculture co-operative Staff Training Institute


The Agriculture Co-operative Staff Training Institute popularly known as ACSTI was setup in September, 1987. The Institute has its spacious complex situated at Sangti, Summerhill, Shimla-5. The site of Institute has scenic surroundings. ACSTI is one of Shimla’s leading training institutions with a long term commitment to develop leaders of the future as well as interest in contributing to the economic, cultural and social future of the region and country.Owing to profound interest of the H.P. State Co-operative Bank Ltd., Kangra Central Co-operative Bank Ltd., Jogindra Central Co-operative Bank Ltd. and other Co-operative Institution(s) in developing human resources and assessing training needs, this institute, which virtually began from a scratch has bloomed into a full-fledged Training Centre, which is capable of catering to the training requirements of the employees of Co-operative Institutions of the State & Country.

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The Aims and Objectives

  • To conduct and assist the organizations in training programmes, conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • To analyse and suggest solutions to problems encountered in planning and implementation of developmental programmes of co-operatives.
  • To undertake, promote and co-ordinate studies and research assignments.
  • Disseminate information through periodicals, papers and look in furtherance of the objectives of the institute.
  • This institute has been recognized as Nodal Agency for imparting training to all kinds of emerging banking and management problems of Co-operative Banks, Cooperative Department, other co-operative institutions, commercial banks and government department of state and country.
    The Institute has profound privilege to have Certified Institute of the country by the "Centre for Professional Excellence in Co-operatives" by the Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow.