India's Best Accredited Centre For Security Training

About CATS

CATS is the best institution of its kind in India, dedicated to research and innovation in the Security Sector, to create professionals who can help create a safe and secure environment for the private sector. Promoted under Pragmatic Educational Society, the institute has been set up in collaboration with Israeli College for Security and Investigation (ICSD, World's leading and specialized college in security education. As a reputed center of excellence, CATS enjoys strong industry goodwill with international & national companies of repute. The institute has carved a niche in the domain of security studies through its uncompromising academic standards, technical research, pioneering programs, international linkages, and industry intervention. ‘The pedagogic models used emphasize on practical knowledge and technology that are industry compatible, bringing the best to Asia's first institute for Security Studies.

  • To foster employability, proficiencies, and competence in the rank and file of private security professionals.
  • Enable the career advancement of private security professionals.
  • Afford first-rate, employment linked training to private security personnel.
  • To be a front-runner in ushering a safe and secure environment in the country.
  • To attain the position of the biggest supplier of robust knowledge assets and readily
  • Employable private security personnel for the private security industry.
  • To be acknowledged as the eventual destination for hiring conscientious and well-qualified private security personnel.
  • Ardor and zeal to establish a Centre of Excellence conforming to global standards for imparting training to private security personnel.
  • Obligation to support continuing education, specialized advancement and career enhancement of private security personnel.

KASE Profile

With the objective of developing Kerala's youth as an industry-responsive, globally-employable and a technically competent workforce, the Department of Labour and Skills has undertaken policy-level initiatives to enhance the status of vocational education and skills training in the state. Accordingly, the department has set up Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), as the nodal agency for facilitating and coordinating various skill development initiatives of the state.The macro objective of KASE is to enhance economic growth by ensuring handsome compensation packages for our young workforce, in India and abroad, and bring respect and dignity to blue-collar jobs. Considering the peculiar demographic characteristics of the state of Kerala, unique skilling models have been adopted by KASE with industry tie-ups and placement linkages. Several such skill development programs initiated by KASE are implemented and proved successful, encouraging KASE to develop more programs which are present in the pipeline. ‘These programs stand out when compared with the skill development initiatives of other states in India. Recognizing the continued effort put in by KASE in skill development, Government of Kerala has entrusted KASE to be the State Skill Development Mission (SSDM) vide Government Order G.O. (Rt) No. 1501/16/LBR dated 02.12.2016. KASE has undertaken the initiatives in skill development in Nursing, Oil & Reg, Security skills, Teaching skills, Entrepreneurship, Constructive skill.

Key Persons

Affiliations & Recognitions

Approved Training Partner

Our Partners

Core Team

The Core team are professionals recognized for their contributions in vocational training:

1. lt Gen NS Malik, PVSM - Retd. Dy Chief of Army Staff. Chairman of ICSS. Vice President of Rashtriya Life Saving Society. Has implemented training for thousands of youth.
2. Mr. J. B. Singh — Retd. PCS Officer
3. Dr. MI Parray — Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Development Inst. J&K
1. Dr. R.S. Nehra- An academician: academic counselor, professor, program designer. Has designed various programs for colleges. Has personally trained & placed over 5,000 youth
2. Capt. Garry Singh — Risk & Intelligence Consultant. Was CEO Asia Pacific of Pinkerton USA
1. Functional/ Technical trainers mainly ex-servicemen
2. Soft skill trainers from the industry for IT skills, Personality Development, Personal Finance, English etc.
1. Qualified with Security Officer Course (ASO) through DGR
2. Reorientation by ICSS master trainers, trained & certified through SSSDC
3. Over 300 functional/ technical trainers on rolls of ICSS (Pragmatic Education Society)

CATS Resource Persons

Lt. Gen. Dr. N. S. Malik
Chairman, CATS
Prof. R. S. Nehra
Director, CATS
Adonis Tholkalath
Engineer Cyber Security
Rajneesh Sreedhar
R.Raja Gopalan
Director, CATS

KASE Advisory Council

Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Hon'ble Chief Minister
Vice Chairman
Shri. T. P. Ramakrishnan
Hon'ble Minister for Labour & Skills
Dr. T. M. Thomas Isaac
Hon’ble Minister for Finance
Prof. C. RaveendraNath
Hon’ble Minister for Education

KASE Board of Directors

Name Designation
Dr. Asha Thomas IAS,
Additional Chief Secretary, Labour & Skills Department Designation - Chairman & Director
Chairman & Director
Sri.Rajesh Agrawal IAS,
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India Designation - Director
Smt. Usha Titus IAS,
Principal Secretary, General Education DepartmentDesignation - Director
Sri. Sanjeev Kaushik I A S,
Principal Secretary (Finance-Resources)Designation - Director
Sri. Chandrasekar S IAS,
Director of Training, industrial training departmentDesignation - Managing Director
Managing Director
Dr.Saji Gopinath, Professor,
IIM Kozhikode Designation - Director
Sri.N Sasidharan Nair,
Chairman, ODEPC Designation - Director
Sri. Rishikesh Nair,
CEO,Technopark,Thiruvananthapuram Designation - Director