SPIPA was established by the Government of Gujarat in 1962 as the State Level Administrative Training Institution for training government functionaries. It became on autonomous body ( registered under the Indian Societies Act ) in October, 2004. The Institute aims to provide State of the Art training in areas related to public administration and governance so as to enhance the competence of the government functionaries in delivering services in their respective fields. It also enables a constructive interface between the government and all the stakeholders outside the government to attain the ultimate goal of good governance. The Institute is strongly committed to human capital development and organizational learning programmes to enable smooth adaptation to change.