Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh

It has been actively involved in imparting training to prison and police officers of the country and also conducting various research activities. During the year 2011, the Institute organized 31 courses in which 608 officers were sensitized and trained.

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Outreach training programmes

During the year 2012, the Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh organized outreach training programme on ‘Prisons and Security Management’ at Mumbai Maharashtra for the prison officers of various States on 6th and 7th February, 2012. Another outreach training programme on “Prisoners’ Reintegration and Use of Open Prisons in India” was also conducted at Jaipur, Rajasthan from 10th – 12th April, 2012.

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Interns

Students from various Universities come to ICA for internship placement. During the year 2012, the interns from various Universities / Institutes like students from Law Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab; KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar, Orissa and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai came to ICA, Chandigarh for doing their internship in order to get first hand exposure to Criminal Justice issues.

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"The Institute has also undertaken various research projects on Prison Administration and Human Rights. Human Rights concern is an important area of concern and finds its due important in the training programmes. "

About Us


The Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh started functioning from the year 1989 with full financial assistance from the Centre. The Institute is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act and it has its own Board of Management headed by Additional Secretary (CS), Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. The Director of the Institute is the Home Secretary, U.T., Chandigarh. Initially the Institute conducted short term orientation courses in the U.T. State Guest House at Chandigarh from July, 1991. However, in February, 1999, the Institute became functional in its own building complex. The Institute has well furnished rooms for accommodation of trainees and resource persons and is well equipped with professional facilities. The Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh imparts training to prison personnel from all over India as well as to police personnel of Himachal Pradesh and U.T., Chandigarh. It has also recently started training programmes on Human Rights and Women's Rights for paramilitary forces.
The Institute at Chandigarh has since stared functioning from the year 1989 with full financial assistance from the Centre. On the basis of recommendations of the All India Jail Reforms Committee (1980-83) had laid emphasis on training of prison personnel and the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs while considering the scheme on Modernization of Prison Administration decided in their meeting on 2.8.1988 that the Regional Training Centres for Prison Personnel should be established by the Central Government preferably in Union Territories.
In pursuance to this decision it was decided to set up an Institute of Correctional Administration at Chandigarh and to develop it as a Regional Institute on lines with the existing Institute at Vellore which caters to the training needs of Correctional Officers in the Southern States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
The Institute has so far organized 237 training courses both for prison and police officers apart from holding a number of symposia, seminars, panel discussions on Prison Reforms, Human Rights etc. . The Hon'ble High Court Judges, Professors in the Universities from various disciplines viz., Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Laws, Psychiatry and Jail Administrators have been participating as guest faculty in the training Programmes of the Institute.
Of late, the Institute has also started organizing specialized training courses for police personnel of Union Territory, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. Training programmes on Human Rights and Women's Rights are also being conducted for the personnel of BSF/CRPF/ITBP. The training courses being organized by the Institute not only generate a positive orientation in the participants about the correctional philosophy and programmes, they tend to equip the participants with skills and techniques of Correction. The Institute has also undertaken various research projects on Prison Administration and Human Rights. Human Rights concern is an important area of concern and finds its due important in the training programmes being conducted by the Institute.

Deputy Director,
Institute of Correctional Administration,
Chandigarh