Curriculum and Program Structure

Program Structure

The program would have the following components:

  • In-person:
    3 meetups, one in Mumbai and two 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 art of public policy. The meetups start at 9 am and end at 6 pm.
    Tentative dates for the in-person meetups :

    • 1st Meetup: 17-19 January, 2020 (in Mumbai)
    • 2nd Meetup: 21-23 February, 2020 (in Delhi)
    • 3rd Meetup: 1-3 May, 2020 (in Delhi)
  • Online:
    • Weekly webinars on specific topics, scheduled every Sunday morning from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
    • Some special webinars scheduled on selected Saturday mornings.
    • Pre-read articles and videos along with post-session discussions to make the sessions more meaningful to the delegates.

Curriculum

Term 1: Introduction to Public Policy

Week 1 – Week 5 (60 hrs)

  • 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: Policy in Practice

Week 6 – Week 10 (60 hrs)

  • 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: Applied Policy Making

Week 11 – Week 15 (60 hrs)

  • 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.