Management Development Programmes

 Cancellation / Refund Policy

  1. In case of cancellation of nomination for training programme/workshop made one week prior to the start date of the event, a 10% processing charge will be levied on the net amount before refunding.
  1. No refunds can be made for cancellations receiving after the commencement or in the case of participant leaving in between the programme duration, for any reason.
  1. The cancellations received in case of Training Programmes with international study tour, where the flight tickets or room reservation are already done, in such cases the cancellation charges, if any, would also be deducted from the refund amount.
  1. All refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the programme/workshop.
  1. All refunds will be made through online transaction and transaction costs (if any) will be borne by the client. 
  1. However, the College reserves the right to take appropriate decisions as deemed fit on case to case basis. 

Lakshmi New

Dr. Lakshmi B. is Professor and Director, Centre for Human Development and the Area Chairperson of Health Studies. Professor Lakshmi B is also the Director, Centre for Poverty Studies and Rural Development. She has served as Dean of Training as well as Dean of Research and Management Studies. Dr. Lakshmi B. was twice Registrar & Secretary (I/c) of ASCI.

She joined ASCI in 2005 and served as Program Director of AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management (PGDHM) from 2005-2009.Under her leadership, the PGDHM was ranked among the Top Ten programs in Hospital Management in India with cent percent placement record of graduates in leading hospitals in India and abroad.

Professor Lakshmi B. did a two-year (2009-2011) stint as faculty at the University of Technology and Trainer at The Bridge Business College in Sydney, Australia. Upon her return to ASCI in 2011, she has been focusing in Management Studies. She is Program Director of several Management Development Programs (MDPs), In-Company Training Programs (ICTPs), Senior Executive Training Programs, and Advanced Training Programs for Senior Executives in areas of Leadership Development, Human Resource Development, Women Empowerment, Hospital Management, Performance Management, Ethics and Values in Public Governance, and the like.

Professor Lakshmi B. is a regular faculty/resource person in the Commonwealth and Multinational sponsored MDPs of ASCI for South Pacific Islanders. Professor Lakshmi B. has been invited by Initiatives of Change to represent as a core facilitator for the program on ‘Heart of Effective Leadership’ at Caux, Switzerland in July 2014.

Professor Lakshmi B. was Program Director and Team Leader for the Certification Program on Service Delivery Management in Modernizing Government Programs for the Government of Kerala; she was also invited as a team member for working on the research project “Restructuring Kerala State Planning Board.” She was associated with Decentralised District Planning and Capacity Building Project for State of Odisha sponsored by UNICEF, and study on “Situational Analysis of Women and Girls in the States of Odisha” supported by the National Commission for Women (NCW). She had recently concluded program on Effective Leadership for MLA’s from Odisha in partnership with UNICEF.

Professor Lakshmi B. is also certified by the Dept. of Personnel and Training, GOI as “Master Trainer on Ethics and Values in Public Administration.” She is one of the 22 Certified Master Trainers nationally. She has been part of the 6-Member Expert Sub-Group formed by the Government of India on Health Care Regulation under the Chairmanship of Mr. Navreet Singh Kang, Additional Secretary & DG (CGHS), Department of Health & Family Welfare, GOI to formulate the new National Health Policy in December 2014. Professor Lakshmi B. has been nominated as an “External Advisor” under The Research Advisory Committee of State Bank of India for a term of 3 years from 1st August, 2016. Professor Lakshmi B. received her B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from University of Madras in Economics, Public Administration, and Human Resource Management respectively. She also earned a Diploma in Journalism from SIET Women’s College in Chennai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Annamalai University. Professor Lakshmi did her Postdoctoral Master’s in Hospital Administration (MHA) from University of New South Wales in Sydney. In addition, she earned Graduate Diploma in Education specializing in Human Society and its Environment from University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. She also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from HBO-Sydney, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIIM).

Dr. B Lakshmi

Director, Centre for Human Development

Director, Centre for Poverty Studies and Rural Development

Chairperson, Health Studies Area

Administrative Staff College of India,

Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road,

Hyderabad 500 082.

Phone: +91-40-66534279

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Centres / Areas

pankajPankajkumar Sampat is Associate Professor, Centre for Energy, Environment, Urban Governance and Infrastructure Development at ASCI. He has over 29 years of a rich experience in urban development including water supply, town planning, and buildings.

Basically he is a civil engineer (1986) S.P. University, an Infrastructure Planner M. Plan (2009), and PhD (2016) CEPT University, Gujarat, India. His doctoral work: ‘Quantification of Municipal Water Supply and Role of metering in Large Indian cities’ is an interdisciplinary work with emphasis on quantification issues where he developed water accounting following United Nations methodology, as the original contribution.

He has worked as a Vice President-Planning, GIFTCL-India, contributed in developing India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) a smart-city green-field project popularly known as GIFT city. He was first Town Planning Officer of GIFT city (May 2012 to June 2015) and sanctioned the two towers 120 m high and 1.2 million BUA tallest buildings in Gujarat, largest data centre in India having 900 racks capacity, fuel station and school building, also planned and designed affordable housing scheme of 1130 units in GIFT city, developed ODAS-online Development Approval System, techno-legal evaluation of GIFT master plan and appeal to Airport Authority of India to get further building height approval. Established accreditation of professionals and developed institutional relationship with NIRMA and IIM-A for Skill Development. At various local governments in Gujarat, as an engineer in charge, he has constructed indoor stadium having 1500 seating capacity, water supply schemes, water supply control and management including scarcity periods, material purchase etc.

Pankaj is now pioneering the idea of Integrated Water Accounting Platform-IWAP to audiences across the globe. IWAP is a concept to integrate leak detection & prevention and water accounting, using GIS and GPS technologies. This shall be useful to optimise municipal water supply systems by reducing water losses through a proactive management. It is a multi disciplinary research work. It was presented most recently in the Asian International Conference on ‘Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia’, at Bangkok in November 2016, funded by DAAD, Germany. It was presented to Aadvisor to Chief Minister, GoG, conference on ‘Water Audit for Today and Tomorrow’ in Mumbai, Universities in Australia-UNSW, Melbourne, Macquarie Research centre. The concept and suggestions were agreed and accepted in principle. This idea was shortlisted in top seventy five at national level competition-Power of Idea.

Currently he is working in the area of (1) optimisation of urban water supply system and (2) smart city development program, committed to capacity building with the objective of ensuring to bring real change in the urban water management by addressing issues like inefficiency and accountability reducing UFW, NRW with the application of integrated approach, blending conventional practice and wisdom with appropriate technology in a cost effective manner.

Pankajkumar Sampat PhD, CEPT University, Gujarat Associate Professor Urban Development Area Centre for Energy, Environment, Urban Governance and Infrastructure Ph:+91-40-66534340 email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

saswatDr. Saswat Kishore Mishra is Assistant Professor in the Centre for Excellence in Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (CMLARR) at ASCI. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He is a recipient of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-doctoral Fellowship (DSR-PDF) for the session 2017-18 by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. He joins ASCI with a vision of transforming CMLARR into a leading centre for capacity building and research in management of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation in the world. Prior to joining ASCI, he was associated with Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) Bhubaneswar as DSR Post-doctoral Fellow. His post-doctoral work aimed to understand the differences in socio-ecological inclusiveness with and without vertical integration and analyze the role and impact of corporate social initiatives therein in the tribal predominant mining regions of Odisha, India. Initially he joined NCDS as a Project-PDF and provided research assistance in a project (sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research) entitled – ‘Analysing Poverty Change in India: Decomposition, Inclusiveness and Multi-Dimensional Nutritional Deprivation’. Subsequently, he was also chosen for the ICSSR Post-doctoral Fellowship in Economics for the session 2016-17. During his stint at NCDS, he undertook research activities, imparted teaching to the PhD Scholars and coordinated in organizing seminars/conferences and workshops. Besides, he has also provided research assistance in various consultancy projects with the clients – National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), ACC Limited, and Radhikapur West Coal Mines Limited. He has published his works in refereed international journals of reputed publishers and presented papers in conferences held at globally looked upon institutions including the World Bank Headquarters (Washington D. C., USA), International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University (The Hague, Netherlands), and University of Utrecht, (Utrecht, Netherlands).


Refereed Journals:

1)Mishra, S. K., & Mishra, P. (2017). Determinants of households’ resistance against land acquisition for mining: Experiences at Talcher coalfields in India. Land Use Policy, 66(2), 10–17. Elsevier Publications.

2)Mishra, S. K., & Mishra, P. (2017). Do adverse ecological consequences cause resistance against land acquisition? Experience of mining regions in Odisha. The Extractive Industries and Society, 4(1), 140–150. Elsevier Publications.

3)Mishra, P., & Mishra, S. K. (2015). Strategies and policies for alleviation of rural poverty in India: Experience of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Review of Development and Change, 19(2), 43–76. MIDS: Chennai.

Edited Book Chapters:

1)Mishra, P., & Mishra, S. K. (2017). Asset creation under the MGNREGA and sustainable growth of agriculture: Experience of convergence initiatives in Odisha and West Bengal. Springer Publications: Singapore (In Press).

2)Mishra, S. K., & Mishra, P. (2017). Land acquisition for mining and social inclusion: Case of Talcher coalfields in India. Taylor & Francis (In Press).

3)Mishra, P., & Mishra, S. K. (2017). Inter-state variations in industrial investment in India: role of markets, policies and institutions. Academic Foundation: New Delhi (In Press).

4)Mishra, P., & Mishra, S. K. (2015). New guidelines for the MGNREGA: Issues and implications. Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID): New Delhi.

5)Mishra, S. K., & Mishra, P. (2013), “Mining, Land Acquisition and Human Well-Being in Odisha” in P. Mishra and A. Das (Eds.), Mining: Economic, Environmental and Social Implications (pp. 93–114). Abhijeet Publications: New Delhi.

6)Mishra, S. K. (2012). Industrialization and displacement in Kalinganagar: New dimensions. Gyan Publications: New Delhi.

Development Economics, Public Economics and Policy, Economics of Rural Development and Natural Resource Management. In particular, the political economy of land acquisition, mining, and poverty alleviation programmes including the MGNREGA, interests him.

Saswat Kishore Mishra, PhD (IIT-Kgp)

Assistant Professor

Centre for Management of Land Acquisition and R & R (CMLARR)

Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)

Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road

Hyderabad – 500 082


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