Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA)
Presently, Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is also Member, Board of Governors at SPIPA.
The Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration, popularly known as SPIPA was established by the Government of Gujarat in 1962 as the apex Training Institution of the state. The Institute was renamed as Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration in 1974. It became an autonomous body (registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860) in October 2004, so as to gain that essential flexibility in fulfilling its role and meeting the expectations of the State Government.
It was established as an institution for training government functionaries. The Institute is strongly committed to development of human capital. It provides state-of-the-art training in public administration, rural development, local self government, disaster management and related areas so as to optimize the competence of Government employees and, thereby, helps realize the endeavor of ideal governance.
At present, SPIPA has emerged as the nationwide platform for sharing and exploring new possibilities in improving governance. The institute is unique in its ability to draw out experts from each field to supplement the efforts of its in-house faculty. Its specialized need based training programs are diverse and interactive.