The Academy of Prisons and Correctional Administration (APCA), Vellore, is the premier training institute for prison and correctional officers, sponsored by the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Nevertheless, officers from other states and union territories are also being trained upon special request from the concerned states and UTs. The Academy offers basic, in-service and various short-term training courses besides organizing conferences, workshops and seminars at regional, national and international level.
It gives me a great sense of pleasure, pride and satisfaction to head the Academy of Prisons and Correctional Administration (APCA), Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Established in 1979, the Academy has grown to the level of an institution with international repute in imparting training to prisons and correctional service officers during the last three and half decades. I am particularly happy that I was a trainee in the sixth batch of one year basic course at the Academy, hence my alma mater. Set amidst a hassle free environment in the outskirts of Vellore, Tamil Nadu, the Academy is geographically adjacent to the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka as well.
The Academy prides itself for its first class infrastructure. We provide quality residential accommodation for all our trainee officers, both junior as well as senior level. We have well set library, with a collection of over 5,000 books and subscription to important journals and periodicals. The class rooms and lecture halls are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching aids. Apart from a computer lab with internet facility, the entire campus is enabled with unlimited Wi-Fi. Since the Academy lays great emphasis on physical wellbeing, we have a well equipped sports facility, play grounds, tennis court and gymnasium.
The faculty comprises a healthy blend of senior level prison officers, academicians and researchers. The administrators combine the richness of their field experience with strong academic credentials to provide a stimulating atmosphere for learning. The introduction of institutionalized and multi-tiered training programs has cast a greater role and responsibility for the Academy and its faculty.
I welcome you to the APCA website. It is our endeavor to not only share information about the Academy and its activities but also to provide a platform for learning and sharing experiences in the rich field of prison and correctional administration. We look forward to your support and encouragement.
Sri. M. Chandarasekar
Academy of Prisons and Correctional Administration.