Punjabi University Patiala

About us

University Institute of Impact Assessment (UIIA) has been established to facilitate the training, teaching and research in the field of Impact Assessment and provide help to other organisations/agencies for conducting research in the fields of Social Impact Assessment (SIA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Health Impact Assessment (HIA).

In 2014 Punjab Government established a State Social Impact Assessment Unit in Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Punjabi University Patiala. Later on, it was redesignated as State Social Impact Assessment Authority. Now State Social Impact Assessment Authority is part of University Institute of Impact Assessment (UIIA). University Institute of Impact Assessment is now associated organization of International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) and share the vision of IAIA.


To create awareness about Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment, To cater to the needs of training, teaching and research. To facilitate and provide help to other organisations/agencies for Impact Assessment.



Presently UIIA is offering a Post Graduate Diploma Course in SIA (Social Impact Assessment). It plans to start a five year degree course in Impact Assessment and short term training courses in different fields from next session.



IAIA is the International Association for Impact Assessment, the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects.


Contact Us

Office: T-8 & T-9, 3rd floor, Management and Technology Bhawan, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Phone No. 0175 3046550