Director Message

VIKALP IAS is the apex teaching institution in India for the civil service. Established in 1997, after the erstwhile civil services teaching set up moved from Lucknow, the institute came to be housed in the grand Aliganj and Alambagh.

Not with standing the limitations imposed by its location, the institute prides itself for its world-class infrastructure. We provide quality residential accommodation for all our participants. The teaching class rooms and lecture theatres are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching aids. The entire building is wi-fi. The office functioning is completely computerized. The e-office environment provides for decisions on electronic files. Since the Academy lays great emphasis on physical well-being, we have an extremely well-equipped class room and library

The administrators combine the richness of their field experience with strong academic credentials to provide a stimulating atmosphere for learning.

I welcome you to the VIKALP IAS website. It is our endeavour to not only share information about the institute and its activities but also to provide a platform for learning and sharing experiences in the rich field of public administration.

We look forward to your support and encouragement.


Shekhar Tripathi