Curriculum and Program Structure

Curriculum and Program Structure for P3E

The program would have the following components:

  • In-person:
    3 meetups in Delhi, one in each term, lasting for 3 days each over weekends (a total of 9 in-person days). These sessions would create a platform for a live engagement with the Nation’s Policymakers and make the delegates learn from a plethora of activities, and workshops about the science and arts of Public Policy.
    Tentative dates for the in-person sessions: 12-14 July 2019 | 6-8 September 2019 | 1-3 November 2019
    Sessions will be starting from 9 am onwards
  • Online:
    • 12 weekly online webinars on specific topics, scheduled every Sunday morning from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
    • 3 special webinars scheduled on selected Saturday mornings. The webinars would be added with pre-read articles/videos, and a post-session discussion to make the sessions meaningful to the delegates.
    • 8 special week assimilation session to be conducted on every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 pm for your learning and revision.

Detailed Curriculum can be seen below:

Term 1 (60 Hours)

Introduction to Public Policy

Week 1 – Week 5

  • Foundations, Stakeholders, and Institutions in Public Policy
  • Policy, Politics, and Paradoxes
  • Constitutional Law Making
  • Economic Reasoning
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Idea of Development
  • Macro-Economic Fundamentals
  • Structure of the Government
  • Civilizational Context of India
  • Introduction to Minor Areas
  • Hands-on Project: Initiation

Term 2 (60 Hours)

Policy in Practice

Week 6 – Week 10

  • Behavioral Economics in Public Policy
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Introduction to Public Finance
  • Policy Research Methodology
  • Case Studies on Policy in Indian Context
  • Understanding Public Policy Space in India:
    • Civil Society
    • Consulting Firms
  • Indian Context:
    • Economic Principles
    • Models of Governance
  • Hands-on Project: Mentorship and Continuation

Term 3 (60 Hours)

Applied Policy Making

Week 11 – Week 15

  • Sessions on the minor areas:
    • International Affairs
    • Technology in Governance
    • Urban Development
  • Understanding Media: Tools and Narratives
  • Strategic Affairs:
    • Defense Policy
    • Geo-Political Realities
  • Defining the role of State
  • Education Policy
  • Careers in Public Policy
  • Policy Challenges of the next decade
  • Hands-on Project: Culmination

At the end of 15 weeks, you will gain:

  • In-depth understanding of the governance process in India: government systems, stakeholders, challenges, and possible places for intervention.
  • Your ideas to impact lakhs with the help of hands-on live project with policymakers.
  • Receive Letter of Recommendation (LoR) from Top Governance Leaders.
  • Skill and Profile advancement with a curated certificate program in Public Policy and Governance.
  • Sustained interactions with senior policymakers, faculty and the power of an illustrious peer network.
  • Access to career opportunities with relevant corporates, governments, consulting firms, political organizations, civil society, and social development organizations.

At the end of 15 weeks, you can become:

  • A professional with a distinguished skill-set capable of handling complex assignments with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Equipped with the ability to analyze the complex details/demands of the administration and deliver better governance.
  • A policy analyst/consultant/executive with opportunities in Media, Public Policy Think-Tanks, Government Consulting Firms, Political Parties, Campaign Management Firms, Civil Society Organizations etc.
  • An active citizen who can engage with civil society and governments to deliver better societal outcomes.
  • An enlightened citizen who can understand, analyze, and make rational comments on Public Policy and Governance.