IIPA is an autonomous academic institution of national eminence for training, research and information dissemination in streams related to the ethos of Public Administration. Conceived by well-known US expert Paul H. Appleby and Founded and promoted by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, it is now known internationally as a premier centre for Training and Research in Public Administration and Management.
Centrally located at Indraprastha Estate - one of the most well connected areas of the city-its campus spreads over seven acres, which houses main-office building, hostel, staff quarters and auditorium. Besides conducting Training, Research, Consultancy, Seminars and Workshops, it disseminates knowledge and information on Public Administration and Management by publishing four periodicals, books and by providing library services to its members, monographs.
Registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, its membership exceeds 10,000 comprising those actively involved or concerned with the study or practice of public administration. Director is the academic leader of the faculty-assisted by faculty members- and head of administration-assisted by Registrar and other administrative staff.