Every IAS aspirant would know that on clearing the UPSC civil services exam he/she would be inducted into The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). This is a world class institution with a mandate to produce efficient civil servants for the country. This article aims at familiarizing you with the top-notch facilities the Academy offers.
At the LBSNAA you will find spacious and well-equipped lecture halls, library, conference halls, auditorium, mess, living accommodation, sports complex, medical facilities, reprographic unit, EPABX, computer lab, bank and a post office. There is also internet available.
Teaching facilities at the LBSNAA
The academy offers spacious and well-endowed classrooms with the latest audio-visual facility along with video-recording and video-conferencing facilities. There are four main buildings at the Academy: Karmashila, Dhruvshila, Gyanshila and Aadharshila. Karmashila contains lecture halls, officers mess, library and also the Officers Lounge. The faculty offices and the administrative offices are located in Dhruvashila and Gyanshila. Gyanshila also houses a few classrooms. Aadharshila has the computer lab and a few classrooms as well.
Living accommodation at the LBSNAA
The officer trainees are expected to stay at the Academy during the course of the training. There are three hostels for new recruits named Ganga, Kaveri and Narmada. All the rooms have central heating, television, telephones and offer double occupancy. The Mid Career Training Programme participants are housed at the Silverwood, Happy Valley, Mahanadi and Valley View Executive Hostels. All the hostels have common lounges, audio-visual equipment, modern laundromats and common recreational areas. The visiting faculty is housed at the Kalindi Guest House. The Academy also has Studio Apartments for fellows and adjunct faculty at the Brahmputra Awas building.
LSBNAA has an amazing sports complex with facilities for athletics, football, cricket, volleyball, squash, tennis, badminton, yoga, basketball, billiards, table tennis, etc. It also has a modern gym. Apart from this, the trainees are also trained in horse-riding, shooting, archery, self-defense, rock climbing, etc. The officer trainees are also taken for mountaineering, trekking, river rafting, parasailing and other adventure sports.
The library known as the Gandhi Smriti Library owns over 1.65 lakhs books, 5000 CD/DVDs, 300 periodicals and magazines and 38 newspapers. Photocopying facility is also available.
There is also a medical centre consisting of doctors and nurses in the Academy. A path lab, X-ray unit, dental and physiotherapy units are also there.
The Academy’s computer section is engaged in clinical data processing and accounting. It also has high-speed internet connection and advanced software packages.
The Officers Mess is a revered institution within the Academy. Run by probationers, this place strives to foster a spirit of universal brotherhood and fraternity among the probationers. It is responsible for organizing formal and informal get-together functions.
Indira Bhavan Complex
This facility is situated a km away from the main campus and is an extra facility for classroom teaching and workshops/conferences.