The ITBP Academy was established in the year 1978. Directly recruited Officers of the rank of Assistant Commandants, who constitute senior leadership of the Force and directly recruited Sub-Inspectors, who constitute subordinate leadership level, are trained in this Academy. Besides imparting initial training to these Officers, the Academy has developed specialisation in disciplines like Counter Insurgency Operations, Rock climbing, VIP protection, and identification and handling of improvised explosive devices.
(i) Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration and Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy on regular basis seek the assistance of ITBP Academy for capsule courses for Indian Administrative Service Officers and Indian Police Service Officers in rock climbing and mountain craft. The Academy attracts quite a large number of trainees from States and Central Police Forces for training their officers in specialist courses.
(ii) It also has a Research and Development wing which specialises in identifying training needs of the Force and in designing various training programmes. The sponsorship of trainees to ITBP Academy is not confined to India alone, as it has on its alumni officers from Nepal and Uganda also.