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.
SPIPA provides free coaching for preparation of UPSC Civil services IAS/IPS examination to candidates of Gujarat. Online Applications are invited for entrance test for admission in this training program.