The Civil Service Institute was founded in January 1998 sponsored jointly by the Archdiocese of Changanacherry and the dioceses of Palai and Kanjirappally as a part of the Inter-diocesan Centre for Human Resource Development .

The Civil Service Institute is meant to advance the career prospects of young people who have the potential for high –ranking Civil Service placement but can’t afford the expensive coaching available only in big Cities. As it is, quite a lot of our young people who are talented and would compete with skill and tenacity are handicapped by being unable to get access to quality coaching and up-to-date study materials. Some candidate opt out of the race for want of proper motivation or through the mistaken notion that for a person with non-urban background Civil Service placement is an impossible dream. The Centre expects to bring Civil Service training within easy reach of the candidates and it hopes to fulfil this mission by providing top quality training at the lowest possible cost.

The Civil Service Institute functions as a career centre, too. It provides information on job opportunities to job seekers and conducts job specific coaching programmes. Further, it provides expert counseling on job related matters. The Institute carries out, besides, a variety of HRD functions such as providing training in public speaking and group discussion, conducting model interviews and organizing leadership programmes and camps .

Salient Features

  • More than 20 years of experience with excellent track record
  • Fee concession based on socio economic status
  • Day- long library service on all 7 days a week
  • Regular test and evaluation
  • Cash incentives for performance
  • Personalised mentoring by experts for test series
  • Frequent interaction with UPSC winners & top officials
  • Systematic coverage of syllabus – revised and update notes and study materials
  • Hostel accommodation for men and women
  • Calm and quiet learning environment.



The CSIP simultaneously attempts to build the character and raise the capabilities of the students. Providing the right knowledge to the students and directing them to the right destination are also part of this ‘visionary’ exercise. Helping the candidates to make their way to the Civil Services is the ultimate end of the programmes.


The CSIP is committed to value education by imparting knowledge and skills to graduates, post-graduates as well as to college-going students. The institute has a variety of courses and programmes to suit the requirements of the students. Enhancing the employability to the candidates is the core mission of the institute. With a wide pool of resource persons drawn from different fields of knowledge, the CSIP aims to make higher destinations accessible to the students.


The Civil Service Institute was founded in January, 1998, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Changanasserry and the dioceses of Pala and Kanjirappally as part of the Inter-diocesan Centre for Human Resources Development.
Civil Service Institute was established to guide civil service aspirants in the most competitive manner. The institute’s mission is to widen and deepen the knowledge base of the candidates, simultaneously brightening their aptitude and skills, so that they become better fit in the nation building and administrative mechanism. From its inception in 1998, the CSIP provides courses and programmes to those attempting the examination at different stages. Coaching for Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview are provided on a time specific format.  The CSIP offers courses and programmes for those who have completed the graduation course as well as for college going students. Orientation programmes are conducted periodically for High school and higher secondary students for career formation. The Civil Service Aspirants Club of the Institute is a permanent interactive platform for students aiming at Civil Services Examination.

Founding Fathers

Mar Joseph Powthil

Archbishop Emeritus, Changanachery

Mar Joseph Pallikkaparampil

Bishop Emeritus, Palai

Mar Mathew Vattakuzhy

Bishop Emeritus, Kanjirapally


Late Sri. M.K Joseph I.P.S


Late Prof. Isaac Thomas

DIRECTOR (2007 - 2012)

Dr. K.J. Mathew IAS

DIRECTOR (2014 - 2019)



Prof. Joseph Vettikan