Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) has been entrusted with the task to strengthen training and active research in various aspects of tribal welfare, by Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), Government of India. For this purpose, a Centre of Excellence has been established at IIPA and is named as the Centre of Tribal Research and Exploration (COTREX).

Since its inception, it has been the consistent endeavour of the COTREX to work on the given theme i.e. ‘Tribal Research and Exploration’ focusing on the issues concerning exclusion, inclusion, marginalization, etc. of the tribal communities. As per the mandate of the MoTA and COTREX, quality publications, value adding workshops, memorial lectures’ national seminars, dialogue/ discussion, awareness and extension programmes, inter-COTREX collaborating programmes are to be organized regularly.

This Centre of Excellence of Ministry of Tribal Affairs has a special significance being at an Institute – a premier National Institute of Public Governance, which has key role in providing inputs for policy formulation and governance besides sensitizing the Administration.

Year of the Establishment and Thrust Area:

Year of establishment of the COTREX is 2019 and the thrust area is Tribal Welfare.

Advisory Committee:

A Core team and Advisory Committee have been created for the aforesaid Centre to Implement and oversee its programme.

  • Training Programmes
  • Research Studies
  • Workshops Seminars
  • Awareness Camp
  • Panel Discussions
  • Publications
  • Consortium

Dr. Nupur Tiwary

Associate Professor 

Coordinator , Centre of Excellence(CoE) for Tribal Affairs( Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Govt of India)

Indian Institute of Public Administration , IIPA

Telephone: 011 23468340,8375,8356

Fax: 011-23702440

E-mail: cotrex@iipa.org.in; nupur.tiwary@gmail.com