Administrative Training Institute, Nagaland Kohima - 797003

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Manual –I:   Particulars of Organisation, Functions and Duties.


Administrative Training Institute is the apex training Institute in the State and consultancy arm of the Government of Nagaland. Established in 1972, the Institute aspires to identify the training needs of all categories of government servants, design appropriate training programmes and impart training effectively to the civil servants in the State.

Our Objectives:

  1. To keep updating and enhancing professional knowledge and skills needed for better performance of individuals and organisations;
  2. To promote better understanding of professional requirements; and
  3. To bring about the right attitudinal orientation. 

Our mission:

i) To help the Government Departments tackle their  challenging and complex public administration issues with a view to make continuous improvement in their performance;

ii) To develop ATI into a Regional Institute of Excellence through building up the knowledge base in core areas of public administration, management, research and consultancy and training competencies.

Our Core Values:

We believe in the following core values while carrying out our mission:

  • Create a culture of continuous learning and change.

  • Practise the principles of management that we preach.

  • Always applying our heart to the knowledge and wisdom.

  • Strive for leadership in our area of work.

Our Tasks:

1) Identification of the training needs of Government Departments in terms of knowledge, skill and attitude that would improve the performance.

2) Creation of knowledge base through development of faculties.

3) Creation of learning facilities and atmosphere for continuous learning;

4) Organisation of professional training to the officers of AIS, NCS, NSS and other departmental executives at the induction level and at the different stages of service career.

5) Continuous evaluation of the training programmes by the trainees, user departments and ATI faculties with a view to evolve relevant training content, pedagogy and programmes.

6) Undertaking project works and consultancy services to various Government Departments by the faculty members and other agencies involved in developmental activities.

7) Generation of internal resources through optimal use of existing infrastructure available with the ATI.

8) Institution Building through internal systems, processes and innovations and collaboration with other training and learning institutions.

Our Activities:

a) Training:

The Institute imparts training to the newly recruited officers of the Nagaland Civil Service in the form of Foundation Course of one year duration and 3 months Secretariat Foundation Course for the newly recruited LDAs/UDAs. The Institute also conducts various in-service training programmes, refresher courses, seminars and workshops for different categories and levels of Government servants. The Institute also conducts training programmes sponsored by HUDCO, DOPT, DONER and NIDM. In continuation of the ‘Mass Skill Upgradation Training Programme for Government Employees’ in the Civil Secretariat during 2004, the Institute had started similar programme for officers of the Directorates during 2007 and is still continuing.

Besides imparting training, the Institute undertakes activities related to training like:-

  • To conduct Training Need Analysis

  • To design training programmes.

  • To prepare, update training materials.

  • To internally validate the training course to improve training.

  • To continuously update the methodology of training to make it cost effective

  • To adhere to the concept of Systematic Approach to Training.

  • To conduct courses sponsored by  Government of India.

b) Research & Development Cell (R&D):

The Cell undertakes various research and evaluation for effective improvement and management of programmes and to develop new and better concepts. It maintains all the training materials for easier production and distribution to the participants as and when required. The Institute publishes monthly newsletter on a wide range of subject areas for wider dissemination of information and knowledge. Reports and publications are sent to the  Government of Nagaland from time to time.

c) Disaster Management Cell:

A Disaster Management Cell (DMC) has been setup in 2005 for organizing all trainings related to Disaster Management. The Cell is headed by a Faculty Head, who is assisted by two Associate Professors and one Technical Assistant. The Institute in collaboration with the Home Department has been conducting a number of various courses both at the State and district levels, with faculty and financial supports from the UNDP and NIDM.

d) RTI Cell:

With the implementation of the UNDP-GoI (i.e Department of Personnel and Training)  assisted project on “Capacity Building for access to information”, a Right to Information Cell (RTI Cell) was set up in the Institute in 2007 headed by the Director and assisted by Nodal Officer (of the project) with the following objectives:-

  • Development of the capacity of government officials to meet citizen’s information needs for improved service delivery;
  • Establishment  of  an  institutional  mechanism  for  improvement  of  government-citizen  interface.
  • Development  of  awareness  and  capacity  in  citizens with  regard  to  their  right  to seek information, and
  • Facilitating research, documentation, communication and advocacy.

The project activities are undertaken as per the project guidelines developed by the National Implementing Agency (Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad and YASHADA, Pune).

The project was implemented in two identified districts of Dimapur & Mokokchung.

All RTI trainings and other activities are being undertaken by this Cell.

Also, on similar line with the project, the DoPT is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for effective implementation of the RTI Act for a period of 24 months.

e) Others:

The Institute publishes Training Calendar every year and is widely circulated within and outside the state. All the courses conducted presently are free of charges. The Calendar can be downloaded from  the Institute’s website.

f) Conduct of Suitability Test.

The Government of Nagaland has entrusted the ATI to conduct Suitability Test for regularization of contract/ad hoc appointees of various departments. And such test/interviews are conducted with a representative of ATI.

g) Conduct of NCS Departmental Exam.

Starting from 2008-09, the Government of Nagaland has entrusted the ATI for the conduct of Nagaland Civil Service (Probationers’ Final Examination). After the completion of the one year training at ATI, exam is conducted for the NCS(Probationers). Any such NCS officer who do not pass this exam shall not be eligible for promotion.


ATI, Kohima has its own team of permanent, professional and experienced trainers in various fields like Management, Public Administration, Accounts, financial management, Computers, Disaster Management, behavioural sciences and economics. Subject experts and guest faculties are also invited from within and outside the State from time to time.

The faculty members are constantly upgrading the course contents and designing various courses as per the user requirements, based on feedbacks received from previous courses and as per the latest policies and trends of the government. They also explore into new and different areas of importance and keep updated with the changing policies, trends and technologies.


Located in the idyllic surroundings, the Institute presents a perfect picture of serenity suitable for learning. It has the state of the art modern training facilities comprising of auditorium hall, conference halls, lecture rooms, syndicate rooms and computer labs equipped with excellent audio and visual equipments. One feels that this is just the ideal place for the pursuit of excellence.

 a) Sports and Recreation:

Synthesizing the concept of a healthy mind in a healthy body, the Institute provides different games like badminton, carom, table tennis, yoga, martial arts and music.

b) Library:

The Library has about 5,000 volumes consisting of various books on varied subjects. Besides, journals, magazines and other publications are also subscribed. More volumes of books on various disciplines are proposed to be added to the library during the current financial year. The Library is being computerised for easy access and prompt service.

c) Computer Centre:

The Institute has two state-of-the-art computer labs – one with 26 computers and the other with 15 computers each powered by a 10 KVA online and a 5 KVA offline UPS. The Institute has HP-Compaq, Acer & Laptop computers with printers of Laser, Deskjet and Dot Matrix types, scanners, LCD Projectors, OHPs, and Slide projectors. Also a mini computer lab with 5 computers are housed in the Hostel Block. A 16 MW diesel generator is available for uninterrupted power supply. The center plays a vital role in improving the managerial efficiency through trainings with latest technologies and systems based approaches in management training.

 All the computers in the Institute, both in the labs and office chambers are equipped with the latest software tools needed for office productivity. All the computers in the Administrative Block, Training Block, and Hostel Block of the Institute are connected through LAN and Internet connectivity through VSAT. The Training Block houses the Lecture halls, Conference Halls, Library and computer lab. The Institute has its presence on the web at

The Institute is among the first State training institutes in the country which is interconnected to other training institutes in the country through a MPLS-VPN (Virtual Private Network) under the e-networking project of the GoI (Department of Personnel and Training) during 2008-09.

 The objectives of the  e-Networking project of training institutions are:-

  • Ensure Sharing of teaching learning material amongst the State training institutes;

  • Encourage lifelong learning habits among officers;

  • Reduce course-related administrative burden on the faculty; and

  • One common domain having a repository of all sharable teaching learning material.

The Hostel Block:

The Institute has well laid and well furnished Hostel facility to cater to the needs of the trainees with the following rooms:-

  • VIP Lounge
  • TV Room
  • Suites: 2
  • Single rooms: 12
  • Double rooms: 10
  • Triple rooms: 8
  • Kitchen and Dining Room with a capacity of more than 30 persons.
  • An Auditorium, popularly known as 'Imagine Nagaland Hall' with a seating capacity of 250 to 300 persons.

The infrastructural facilities of the Institute are also given on hire to other departments/organizations and NGOs at prescribed rates.

 Milestones of ATI, Kohima.

1972 – Year of establishment.  Initially under the Home Department with an office in the Zonal   Council Hall. The Institute started its maiden training on 2nd April, 1972 on Foundation       Course for NCS for 3 months with 1 EAC and 4 C.Os. Besides, Foundation Course for  IAS cadres allotted to State and Foundation Course for SAFC(3 months) were also             conducted. The Institute then was manned by a Principal, Vice Principal, UDA-cum-     Accountant, LDA and a Typist.

1974 – Became independent from Home Department.

            Shifted to a private rented house in D-Block.

1975 –Shifted from the rented house in D-Block to Officers’ Club Building in Officers’ Hill.

1976 – The nomenclature of Principal was changed to Director.

            Shri. N. Roy from AG Office deputed to conduct trainings.

1980 – Shri. S. Mohandas, Lecturer(Law) became the first to be appointed on a regular basis   which was selected through a Committee. All posts were  manned by deputationists,

1983 – Additional Director appointed

1984 –New ATI Complex in the present site was planned and land acquired.

1994 –NCS Training enhanced to 6 months from 3 months.

1996 –Computer training started with the help of NIC.

1997 –NCS training further enhanced to 1 year with the revised training schedule.

2000 – Abolished Stenography & Typing Trainings.

            - Special crash computer programs organized to NCS and NSS Officers in pursuant of the        declaration made by the State Govt. 2000 as the ‘Year of Computer Literacy’.

- Organised  a Seminar-cum-Workshop on “Transparent & Accountable Administration” at Zonal Council Hall from 13-16 November, 2000. PublishedTransparent & Accountable Administration”

- “Motivational Training for Policy Makers in Nagaland – Blue Print for Success” conducted by  Shiv Khera from 27-29 Nov. 2000 at Hotel Japfü.

2001 –Shifted from Officers’ Hill  to the New Complex which was inaugurated by Shri. L.K      Advani, Hon’ble Union Home Minister.

- Imagine Nagaland Workshops. Outcome: Key recommendations

            - MoU signed with UNICEF to transform ATI into a regional Centre of Excellence in public management.     

            - The 3 months part-time of SAFC became full-time starting with the 32nd Batch.

2002 – For the first time in the history of the Institute, the Annual Training Calendar2002-03 was           published on the internet at

- Good Governance Workshops: Needs Assessment (15-20 April 2002) 4 Districts identified: Kohima, Mokokchung, Phek, Tuensang. (5 workshops in each districts conducted)

2004 - Launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland on 16th June the Institute for the very first time had conducted ‘Mass Skill Upgradation Training Programme for Government Employees’ from 16th June to 30th September 2004 for the Secretariat staff and officers. Under this programme 468 employees from LDAs to Additional Secretaries in the Civil Secretariat were given training on office procedure, management and computer basics in 22 batches.

- All India Tours by ATI Officers and faculty members;

- ATI made its’ presence on the web (

- New computer lab setup with LAN and Internet facilities through dial-up from BSNL.

2005 – For the very first time in the State, a 2-day workshop on ethical values in administration             was conducted for all the DCs and SPs of the State.

            - One day retreat for HoDs organized.

- Supposed to start Mass Skill Upgradation Programme for Government Employees’ for the Directorates but could not materialized.

- Syllabus for NCS(Prob.) reviewed and restructured;

- Organised Bharat Darshan for the NCS (Probationers);

- VSAT installed with assistance from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

- Disaster Management Cell (DMC) was setup;

- Research & Development Cell was setup;

2006 – Two RTI trainings conducted covering 122 participants for the very first time after         enactment of the RTI Act, 2005.

- Project Planning & Management conducted with support from the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, New Delhi covering 69 participants.

2007:   A module on RTI included in all training courses.

            A module on Records Management included in all RTI Trainings.

2008: A UNDP-GoI project on ‘Capacity building for access to information’ being implemented.

- The Institute get connected to all State Training Institutes and the LBSNAA, Mussorie through VPN(Virtual Private Network) for resource sharing.


The Administrative Training Institute is a Government institution, under the administrative control of the Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms, Government of Nagaland. It also maintains a close link with the Department of Personnel & Training, Govt. of India.

The Institute is headed by a Director who is a senior Officer from All India Service Cadre.

The Director is assisted by two Additional Directors, one Faculty Head, one Joint Director, three Sr. Lecturers (Deputy Director rank), one Lecturer, two Associate Professors, one Registrar, two Superintendents, one Librarian, One Research Officer and a number of supporting staff.

For conduct of trainings, officers of Additional Directors and Joint Directors ranks are designated as Course Director. The Course Directors are assisted by Course Coordinators who are Sr. Lecturers and Lecturers rank. In any training course, there is a Course Director and a Course Coordinator.


Functional Structure:

The trainings are conducted through lecture sessions, group discussions, panel discussions, case studies, film shows, field visits, role play, exercises, group activities, workshops, seminars etc.

ATI is located at Kimho in the outer area of the capital city Kohima. It is about 7 kms from the main town and about 5 kms from the Nagaland Civil Secretariat.

The Institute stands below Kohima Village or popularly known as Bara Bosti, claimed to be the second biggest village in Asia. It has a peaceful and perfect environment for learning.

The Institute can be reached by taxi by two different routes – from Kitsubozou (earlier known as Choto Bosti) and the other from Kenuozou or Tin Pati. Taxis are available near the Chakhesang Church, Kitsubozou and at Kenuozou. Taxis coming from the Chakhesang Church, Kitsubozou will stop at check gate below ATI and taxis coming from Kenuozou will stop at Don Bosco School. And further taxis can be hired from Don Bosco School.  The Institute can be reached from Don Bosco School on foot which takes about 15 minutes.

 The Institute has also staff bus which starts from Leirie at 09:15 AM, halting at S.P Point(PR Hill junction), Chandmari junction, Old NST Bus stand, Kezieke, Kenuozou and finally reaches ATI at 10:00 AM. The Staff bus leaves the Institute at  4:00 PM.

The nearest airport and Railway station is Dimapur which is about 74 kms from Kohima. Taxis and buses are easily available between Kohima and Dimapur.  


Administrative Training Institute,
Nagaland – 797003.
Director: (0370) 2280066(O)
Additional Director(Admin): (0370)2280649(O)
Additional Director(Trg): (0370) 2280063(O)
Faculty Head (DM) : (0370) 2280065(O)
EPBAX: (0370) 2280068(O)
Fax: (0370)2280067 (O)

Office Timings:

            Summer: 09:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Winter: 09:00 AM to 4:00 PM