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 the 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 an autonomous institute in December 1999 on lines of similar institutes in other states (as per the pattern of Govt. of India). The site of Ela Farm where the Institute is located is at a distance of 10 kms. from Panaji-the capital city of Goa.