SPIPA, an autonomous institution of the Govt. of Gujarat, has already branched out into the regional centers (RTCs) and in the next step towards expansion, it has recently decided to set up District Training Centers (DTCs). Shri R.R. Lalan College – one of the oldest colleges in the state, is privileged to have been chosen as Kutch DTC. Under the aegis of the office of the District Collector and District Education Officer, Kutch, the college functions as the executive agency for providing guidance and support to the aspirants of UPSC CSE. In addition to the UPSC CSE classes, the center will also run employee development programs for government employees. It is hoped that the center will expand its activities and include many more programs in later stages.
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 on 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.
Named after the Iron Man of India, the
Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration, popularly known as SPIPA, 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.
SPIPA derives inspiration from the Ashoka Chakra, the symbol of ideal governance. The Chakra has 24 spokes, each of which stands for a vital characteristic of good governance.