44th Advance Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) was inaugurated by Shri Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on 2nd July, 2018 when Padma Vibhushan Shri T.N. Chaturvedi, Chairman, IIPA and former Governor of Karnataka and Kerala, Shri Shekahr Dutt, Vice-President of IIPA and former Governor of Chhattisgarh, Dr. T. Chatterjee, Director (IIPA), Prof. Ashok Vishandass, Programme Director, Dr. Kusum Lata, Programme Co-Director, Shri Amitabh Ranjan, Registrar, participants of 44th APPPA, faculty, Administrative Staff were present. APPPA provides a good opportunity to move away from the ordinary and devise new systems that could work better for the citizens. This course provides a chance to participants to break through in applied research that could contribute to solving real world problems for the citizens. The course will conclude on 30 April, 2019.