In addition to regular teaching programs, IIPS conducts short-term training programmes and instructional courses. These short training programmes are usually sponsored by various national and international funding agencies.
IIPS is a regional institute for training and research regarding population studies for the ESCAP region. For various organisations, the Institute conducts short-term training programmes for various themes and issues. These training programmes are sponsored by several national and international organisations, including WHO, UNFPA, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Government of India, various state governments of India, and Department of Family Welfare. Refresher courses sponsored by the University Grants Commission have also been organised at IIPS. These training programmes have been conducted for senior-level officials of the Family Welfare Departments and District Family Welfare of different states as well as different NGOs and international agencies. Personnel from several Asian, African, and European countries, including Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, Bhutan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Botswana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, have benefited from these short-term programmes. The duration of these programmes varies from 1–4 weeks, and they are either conducted in accordance with the demand or requirement of external agencies (donor agencies) or designed by IIPS based on the core areas of population and health.