The Indian Institute of Public Administration, established as an autonomous body under the Registration of Societies Act, was inaugurated on March, 29,1954 by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru who was the first President of the Society. Its establishment was an outcome of a survey of public administration in the country carried out in 1953 by Dean Paul H. Appleby, a Consultant with the Ford Foundation, at the invitation by the Government of India. The basic purpose of establishing this Institute was to undertake such academic activities as would enhance the leadership qualities and managerial capabilities of the executives in the government and other public service organizations.The Honorable
Vice-President of India is the President of The Institute. Its main objectives are:
• To promote and provide for the study of public administration and economic and political science with special reference to public administration and the machinery of government and for educational purposes incidental thereto;
• To undertake, organize and facilitate study courses, conferences and lectures and research in matters relating to public administration and the machinery of government;
• To undertake and provide for the publication of journals and of research papers and books; and
• To maintain information services to facilitate the study of public administration and spreading information in regard thereto.
The activities of the Institute are organized in four inter-related areas of Research, Training, Advisory Services and Dissemination of Information. While the Institute undertakes research studies on substantive issues of its own initiative, it conducts research in specific areas of practical importance, which are normally sponsored by the Government and national / international organizations. It also offers consultancy services in operational areas to the Government and public sector undertakings. It conducts a good number of long and short-duration training programmes. Besides three organs Indian Journal of Public Administration and Nagarlok and Lok Prashashan (in Hindi) the Institute also publishes a bibliographic journal Documentation in Public Administration and a monthly Newsletter.
The Institute has a distinguished faculty in the areas of public administration, political science, economics, law, management, behavioural science, rural studies, urban studies, sociology, policy science, environment, justice and information technology. They have made their name in academic and administrative work through their contributions.
NETWORK AND COLLABORATION
With a membership over 10,000 including about 100 overseas, the IIPA has a nation-wide network of 19 regional branches and 45 local branches, which provide exchange of ideas on current trends and practices in public administration to public servants, academics and students.
The Institute is one of the founder members of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA). It works in association with the universities, advanced research institutes, training centers and government departments in India. The Institute has also collaboration with the Ecole National d’ Administration, France, Korea Institute of Public Administration, Government of Mauritius and Government of Argentina, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, People’s Republic of China.
· The nominations for the courses sponsored by Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T) and conducted by the Institute are invited by the Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, (Training Division), Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067.
· The nominations for the fee-based courses of the Institute and courses organized by the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) are invited by the Institute in respect of each programme. A brochure containing details of the programme objectives, contents, venue, duration, etc. are sent well in advance to the prospective participants and/or their organizations. The participant/s should report for training only after getting confirmation by the Institute for the respective programme. So far as the fee-based training programmes are concerned, the course fee through Cheque/Demand Draft, drawn in favour of the Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, should invariably be sent in advance alongwith the nomination/s for the concerned programme/s.
· All training programmes are meant for in-service personnel only, viz., Officers from Central Ministries/Departments including Armed Forces; State Governments; Public Sector/State Enterprises and Departments of Local Self Governments and faculty of universities, colleges and institutes but not for general public/students etc.
· Nomination for all the training programmes should be sponsored by the respective authorities concerned.
· Programme sponsored by the different Ministries/organizations are meant for the officers nominated by the concerned Ministries/Organizations.
· For further information about training activities/course, write to the respective Programme Director(s) or the Deputy Registrar (Administration), IIPA Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi – 110002.
· This is a provisional list. It is most likely that more demand driven and need based training programmes will be conducted during the year.
The IIPA is located at Indraprastha Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi, opposite Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium at a distance of about 25 km. from Indira Gandhi International Airport, 5 km. from New Delhi Railway Station, 6 km. from Old Delhi Railway Station, 6 km. from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and 4 km, from Inter State Bus Terminal.
The Institute is located in the heart of Delhi on sprawling seven acres. It has a conference hall and several lecture halls, all equipped with modern teaching aids and communication facilities, a computer centre with latest machines and relevant softwares, a library rich in collection and subscription, and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 500.
The Institute has a hostel on the campus with about seventy rooms (AC/NON-AC). Mess and recreational facilities are available in the hostel.
Middle of November to end of February is cold and light woolen clothes are recommended during this period. May and June months are hot with temperature above 40 C. Months of July, August and September are humid and experience moderate rainfall. Months of March, April and October are pleasant. Except for cold months, light cotton clothes are recommended.
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