The BootCamp is designed for young people who are ready to launch themselves in the domain of public policy and public leadership.

BootCamp is appropriate for:

  • College students who want to develop an understanding of the public policy landscape
  • Aspiring public leaders and change makers who want to chart out an impactful career
  • Young professionals who want to explore and enter the policy world
  • Young development workers who wish to hone their skills in specific areas
  • Scholars interested in pursuing higher studies (Masters/PhD) in a policy area
  • NRIs and foreign citizens who wish to learn about Indian policy framework and contemporary issues
  • Enthusiasts from emerging economies who face similar policy challenges in their countries

The selection is based on an online application. The competitive process includes the following:

  • Achievements and Past Engagements
  • Video Essay (Required for Scholarships)
  • Relevant Qualifications and Intent

Shortlisted applicants may also be asked for a web/telephonic interview.

Applications for Policy BootCamp 2017 are now LIVE!

Selections on rolling basis.

Programme Cost:

  • For Indian citizens: ₹ 30,000/-
  • For others: $500

(To be deposited only after selection)

Scholarships up to ₹ 15,000/- will be provided on merit-cum-means basis to deserving applicants.


This amount is inclusive of:

  • Air-conditioned accommodation for 21-days
  • Meals and local travel during the bootcamp
  • Course pack
  • Workshops and activities during the bootcamp
  • Passes to 4 VIF Conferences/Conclaves after the bootcamp