About IIPA Library

The Indian Institute of Public Administration Library, New Delhi, established in March 1955, was formally inaugurated on January 15, 1956 by Shri Govind Ballabh Pant, Minister for Home Affairs, Government of India. The Library is one of the major source of reference and research material in the field of public administration and allied subjects. It is one of the best in the country on the subject.

The IIPA Library has a collection of over 2.26 lakh volumes of books and periodicals. It receives over 270 current periodicals. The collection of IIPA library is particularly rich in the areas of public administration, management sciences, economics, planning and development, political science, sociology, development studies, history, law, rural, urban and gender studies, defence studies -governance and consumer studies.

IIPA Library
IIPA Library

The Public Document Section of the Library, which contains Census publications, reports of committees and commissions, National Sample Surveys and Annual Reports of various ministries and departments of the Government of India and international organisations, is acknowledged as one of the richest collections in the country.

The library also maintains the press clippings of articles and news items published in various newspapers. Most of the Library functions and services are computerized and the complete catalogue is available online.

Library Collection at a glance:

Books124635
Government Publications56101
World Bank Publications11966
APPPA Thesis1517
Bound Volumes32093
News Papers21
CDs/Videos542
Online Journals9650
Print Journals270
Kindle e-book Reader2
E-Books87

Library Services

  • Documentation in Public Administration: A quarterly Indexing and Abstracting Journal.
  • Book Alert: a monthly list of additions of new books in the Library.
  • Article Alert: a list of significant articles from various journals received in the Library.
  • Weekly News Alert: News on particular topics of interest i.e. Public Administration, economics, Education, Finance, International Relations, etc are collected from various newspapers and are compiled in news alert format.
  • Current Contents on weekly basis
  • Bibliography service on request from the user.
  • Photocopying service

APPPA seeks to enable the participants to:

  • Understand basic concepts of Social Sciences, Public Policy and Governance.
  • Develop their views on topical issues of Public Administration and Governance ethics in India.
  • Analyze the factors that impact application of policies and modalities thereon.
  • Apply analytical skills in decision-making.
  • Design a framework for administrative reforms and good governance, and
  • Develop interpersonal skills and sensitivity towards the needs of the people.

Sponsored by the Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, the 45th Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) is a ten months’ programme, designed for senior officers of the All India Services, Central Services, Defence Services, Technical Services and officers of State Governments.

The Programme is a unique blend of theory and practice that gives the participants an exposure to the associated concepts, skills and techniques. It also provides an opportunity of peer-group learning. The purpose is to enhance sensibilities, sensitivities and capabilities of the participants to explore innovative options and choices. The programme develops a critical analysis of policy and service delivery mechanisms at inter-governmental, national, regional and/or at the levels of local government. It aims at honing practical knowledge and skills to deal with management and policy analysis issues across the spectrum of governance.

About 1505 administrators/officers from All-India and Central Services including those from the armed forces and a few officials from foreign countries and teachers of Indian Universities have participated in the programme since 1975, the year of its inception. A good number of APPPA participants have subsequently excelled in their respective services and many of them have moved on to occupy important positions in the Government of India and in the states. The programme fosters a permanent alliance between the IIPA and its participants. The continuation of a vibrant IIPA Alumni Association bears a testimony to this.

The Programme is a unique blend of theory and practice that gives the participants an exposure to the associated concepts, skills and techniques. It also provides an opportunity of peer-group learning. The purpose is to enhance sensibilities, sensitivities and capabilities of the participants to explore innovative options and choices. The programme develops a critical analysis of policy and service delivery mechanisms at inter-governmental, national, regional and/or at the levels of local government. It aims at honing practical knowledge and skills to deal with management and policy analysis issues across the spectrum of governance.

About 1505 administrators/officers from All-India and Central Services including those from the armed forces and a few officials from foreign countries and teachers of Indian Universities have participated in the programme since 1975, the year of its inception. A good number of APPPA participants have subsequently excelled in their respective services and many of them have moved on to occupy important positions in the Government of India and in the states. The programme fosters a permanent alliance between the IIPA and its participants. The continuation of a vibrant IIPA Alumni Association bears a testimony to this.

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List of Library Staff with Office and Residence Telephone Numbers etc.
Acting Librarian
No.NameOffice Ext.Residence Ext.
1.Shri Hukam Chand Yadav
E-mail: hcyadav@gmail.com
8320, 237024319868534480
Professional Assistant (Senior Scale)
2.Mrs. Meena Mishra
E-mail: mmishra05@gmail.com
83308860616070
3.Shri Hemant Khare
E-mail: kharehemant@gmail.com
83239968250820
4.Mrs. Shakti Chauhan
E-mail: shakti_chauhan@rocketmail.com
83179871672472
5.Shri Narender Kumar
E-mail: knarendra_1972@yahoo.co.in
83199911224884
6.Mrs. Sunita Gautam
E-mail: sunitalibrary@yahoo.co.in
83179871237536