Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration is functioning at Ela Farm, Old Goa since December 1999. Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration was established by converting existing ETC into S.I.R.D. and has been functioning at the site of old E.T.C. It functioned from February 1999 to December 1999 as a government department and was made into autonomous institute from December 1999 on lines of similar institutes in other states (as per the pattern of Govt. of India). GIRDA was converted into The Goa Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development on 30th May 2014. It functions as the State Administrative Training Institute as well as the State Institute for Rural Development for the State of Goa. The site of Ela Farm where the Institute is located is at a distance of 10 Kms. from Panaji-the capital city of Goa.