AINACS is a non-governmental Association, representing Catholic Schools in India. It was founded in 1953.Registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, in January 1971.Recognised by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India in September 1981 Affiliated to the International Catholic Education Organisation (OIEC) Brussels in 1958.


  • To bring Catholic Schools to an awareness of the changes taking place in education.
  • To promote education according to the ideal of the Christian community and in the interest of national development.
  • To co-ordinate the work of members in India at the national, state and local levels, in order to foster a common policy of education.
  • To initiate and to further the study of educational problems, to collect and circulate useful and worthwhile information, and to provide consultancy and field services to members.
  • To represent the interests of the members before governments, universities, education departments and other authorities concerned.
  • To establish the Catholic School as an educational community in which teachers, parents and pupils co-operate.
  • To ensure that the Catholic school is a component of life long education preparing not only for a profession but for life.


It collects and diffuses information on the activities and main concerns of its members.
Through its regional units it provides its members with the opportunity to

- share the experience gained in the field.
- Examine problems common to the region.
- Draw conclusions adaptable to each state’s needs.

Ensures that the educational efforts are part of the national educational efforts.
Conducts in-service training programmes in value education for teachers, and programmes on administration for Principals.

Conducts National Conventions on various educational themes for Principals and Teachers. These conventions provide opportunities to form contacts and exchange views at the national level.
Through its affiliation to the International Catholic Educational Organisation (OIEC), the Association communicates the views of the International Body to its members.


Membership is open to all Catholic Schools

Representatives of other Catholic Organisations and Religious Congregations are Organisational Members.

Associate Members are persons who are no longer connected with schools but have great, experience in the field of education.

To ensure that the Catholic school is a component of life long education preparing not only for a profession but for life.


So far the General Body has been meeting every year. The National Convention held at Bangalore in 2004, it was decided that after the next convention, the general body will meet only once in two years and the regional body will meet when there is no National Convention and hence we have divided India into 13 regions and these regions are expected to have the regional convention every other year. Hence the North west regions which consists of Srinagar, Jammy, Jalandhar, Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi are meeting on the 11th & 12th of November. The purpose of this regional convention is :

  • to strengthen AINACS in each region
  • the members may come to know each other better
  • to discuss problems and difficulties facing the regions in the field of education
  • it offers a forum for member schools to come together occasionally, share experiences and experiments in their respective institutions with one another for mutual enrichment.

Today, when the whole world is speaking of the necessity of connectedness and networking, it becomes a sacred mandate for us. Catholic schools to come out of our isolated existence and promote solidarity among themselves following the mandate or our Founder Teacher, Jesus Himself, to love and to share the gifts and talents He has bestowed on us as individuals.

AINACS therefore could become a medium, rather a forum the fosters bonds between schools of various regions from different States and of different cultural backgrounds. This work has to start at the grass root level at the regions itself which brings out the importance of a regional AINACS Unit at each diocese or state. Group interactions between Principals, Managers, teachers and students will become the vehicle through which sharings and learnings will take place in each region.. Friends, each one of you are called upon to be agents to effect this bondedness in your regions.

The regional unit will work in collaboration with the National Body.