The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) was established in 1954 and is research and training organization under the Ministry of Personnel of the Government of India. It was set up as a direct result of the support and vision of its first President, India’s Prime Minister, Pandit Nehru, who placed a great responsibility on the IIPA to enhance the frontiers of knowledge in public policy and governance through applied research and education as well as training of administrators to serve the people of India. Enhancing leadership and managerial qualities on the one hand and developing a service-orientation on the other are the thrust areas of the Institute’s education and training activities. Its faculty is involved with research work mainly to suggest policy changes to ensure improved delivery of public services.
The Institute has a distinguished faculty in the areas of public administration, political science, economics, finance, law and justice, management, behavioural science, rural studies, urban studies, sociology, policy science, environment, e-governance and information and communication technology.
The academic interaction between the faculty members of the Institute is facilitated through the academic centres of the Institute. The Institute has the following twelve Centres:
Centre for Economic Analysis and Financial Management, Centre for Human Resource Development and Behavioural Studies, Centre for Management Studies and Public Enterprises, Centre for Public Policy, Planning and Development Studies, Centre for Rural Development Administration and Panchayati Raj, Centre for Social Welfare Administration and Administration of Justice, Centre for Urban Studies, Centre for Consumer Studies, Centre for Learning in ICT and E-Governance, Centre for Climate Change, Environment and Drought Administration, Centre for Values and Ethics in Public Affairs, Governance Data Base and Resource Centre.
IIPA undertakes a large number of assignments for Government, Public Sector Undertakings and multilateral, bilateral and other international agencies on a wide range of policy related areas. The Institute's faculty serves on a large number of Committees constituted by Union, State and Local Governments, Planning Commission, Cabinet Secretariat, as well as expert groups constituted by international agencies and thereby contribute to the task of nation building. The Institute undertakes research in a large number of diverse areas that include economic and social policies, legal framework for administration at various levels, procedural and organisational change in government, citizen-centric administration, effective development of urban and rural areas, disaster management, consumer protection and welfare, poverty alleviation and gender studies
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Indian Institute of Public Administration that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.