Admissions 2021-22

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Dean's Note of Welcome

Welcome to the Indian School of Public Policy!

The ISPP is conceived as the first Indian school of public policy focused on the design and management of institutions and rules that govern society. It has been set-up in Delhi by an eminent council of senior academicians, policy experts, administrators and philanthropists.

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Academic Advisory Council

Vijay Kelkar

Chairman of the Council

Dr. Vijay Kelkar is one of India’s pre-eminent economists. He is a former Finance Secretary and was Chairman of the Thirteenth Finance Commission of India.

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Shekhar Shah

Vice Chairman of the Council

Shekhar Shah is the Director-General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India’s oldest and largest independent economic think-tank.

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Arvind Panagariya

Professor of Economics

Arvind Panagariya is Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University.

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Vijay Kelkar shares his vision for the Indian School of Public Policy

Rethinking Policy Education

Irrespective of the degree a potential policy maker holds, such as Masters in Public Administration (MPA) or Masters in Public Policy (MPP), the crux lies in the ability to apply the learnt into action for maximum impact. The School based in Delhi intends to develop a new class of policy leaders for India by equipping policy professionals with knowledge, skills, wisdom and ethics to understand, design and implement local solutions to India’s enduring policy and governance challenges.

The Curriculum

The programme does not only serve as an in-depth understanding of what public policy is, but also equips students with design and management precepts, with the objective to develop better systems thinkers and policy executives. Students will learn not only about public policy analysis, the development of policy, but also the integration of practical concerns of finance, capabilities and ethics, as well as best practices of implementation, management and assessment, across the domains of public administration and public policy.

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Join the Programme


The 1-year programme in Policy, Design & Management is open to any graduate looking to catapult his/her career into an accomplished public policy league, with a high-quality professional training programme.


As a unique, first of its kind School, our approach to admissions to our programme reflects our intent to change the paradigm of public policy and governance education in the country.

Life at ISPP

As one of the premium Schools offering public policy courses in India, you can expect life at the ISPP to be an enriching and holistic experience in many ways, especially since you’ll be joining a select group of talented and ambitious students, who have also been socially conscious and intellectually curious.

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