Policy BootCamp Application Process

PBC is relevant 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

Selection Process

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

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

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

Selections will be made on a rolling basis.

Program Cost

To be deposited only after selection

  • For Indian citizens: ₹ 28,000/- (Taxes extra, as applicable)
  • For others: $ 500

This amount is inclusive of:

  • Air-conditioned accommodation
  • Course-pack and academic content
  • Meals and local travel during the BootCamp
  • Workshops, activities, and conferences during the BootCamp
  • Passes to 4 VIF Conferences/Conclaves after the BootCamp


Scholarships are available in the range of 10% – 50% offered to meritorious candidates, on a merit-cum-means basis.

Don’t let your inability to pay become a reason for not applying.

But do remember, there may be others who need it more than you!

Application Timeline

Be a part of highly selected cohort of change-makers

Final Deadline for PBC: 19 April 2020

Check ePBC application timeline here

Applications Closed