Wings of SPIPA
SPIPA, as the nodal training agency, has set up various dedicated institutions within its organization.
State Institute of Rural Development
The State Institute for Rural Development (SIRD) has emerged as a Centre of Excellence in Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, providing specific training programs for development at the grassroots.
The task of the SIRD is to facilitate the efforts of the Government in the rural development sector by improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes through trainings, workshops and seminars. The SIRD also does detailed analysis of the best practices and innovations to ensure that these can be studied, replicated and put to use. The SIRD also does research and documentation on various projects.
Civil Service Study Center
To fulfill the government's objective of driving the state's youth towards a career in the civil services, SPIPA's Civil Service Study Centre imparts comprehensive training to the youth of Gujarat who aspire to succeed in the highly competitive UPSC exam and join the civil services, be it the IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS etc.
For this, SPIPA lays a host of facilities at their disposal: expert faculty equipped to train the aspirants to clear all three levels of the exam, a well stocked library containing all relevant study material and publications, an exclusive and dedicated Reading Room open round-the-clock, financial aid for meritorious students from economically weaker backgrounds, comfortable accommodation at reasonable rates, a serene and tranquil campus, accommodation in Gujarat Bhavan, New Delhi for candidates appearing for the interview, etc.
Center for Good Governance
The Gujarat Center for Good Governance is a unit within SPIPA engaged in research, evaluation, documentation and training. It strives to promote the spirit of public service and skill up-gradation through constant monitoring.
Given the diversities within our country, challenges in governance and public administration are bound to increase manifold. SPIPA conducts skill development programs for government officials at various levels. These programs focus on up-skilling and morale boosting of the officials.
Research and documentation is also conducted in the Centre for Good Governance in projects sponsored by the State Government, Government of India and other organizations.
Nodal Institution for Training on WTO matters
Under a scheme of the Department of Commerce, Government of India, the Government of Gujarat has recently designated SPIPA as the Nodal Institution in the state to conduct research and impart training on subjects relevant to the state on WTO, Free Trade Agreements and International Trade. SPIPA is collaborating with the Centre for WTO Studies set up by the Department of Commerce in the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi to fulfill this role.
Gujarat is a state of entrepreneurship from ancient times. This modern day growth engine of India has special interest in various subjects and issues arising in international trade, and the contribution of SPIPA in this exclusive field shall be extremely noteworthy.