Goa Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development, (GIPARD) was functioning at Ella Farm, Old Goa since December 1999. It was earlier known as Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration (GIRDA) was established by converting existing Extension Training Centre (ETC) into a S.I.R.D. and has been functioning at the site of old E.T.C. It functioned from February 1999 to December 1999 as a Government Department and was made into Autonomous Institute from December 1999 on lines of similar Institutes in other States (as per the pattern of Govt. of India).Read More
GIRDA was further dissolved and a new Institute known as Goa Institute of Public Administration & Rural Development (GIPARD) was formed on 1st January 2014, as an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Society’s Act of 1860. GIPARD also functions as the Administrative Training Institute for the State of Goa. It also functions as the State Institute for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
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