The Indian School of Public Policy is excited to announce the next edition of the three-part dialogue series with the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies
The third session of the Policy Commons at ISPP, “Will #Digital #India Make Bharat Atmanirbhar” will bring together eminent speakers from the civil society, state, and market to discuss the challenges and the road ahead in making India self reliant.
PM #Modi called for an #Aatmanirbhar #Bharat. Nonetheless, the complexities of global technology networks and supply chains, Indian firms continue to remain reliant on international companies for technological support. How can Indian firms proceed towards untangling themselves from this web? What are the associated challenges? What can the Indian government do to make the transition smoother? These are some of the questions that will be discussed in the webinar.
The speakers for the session are :

  1. Dr. Dakshinamurthy V Kolluru – Founder and President, International School of Engineering
  2. Dr. Pronab Sen – Country Director, International Growth Centre, India Programme
  3. Dr. Sekhar Bonu – Director General, DMEO, NITI Aayog

The session will be moderated by
Dr. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Economist and Dean, Indian School of Public Policy
Date: 29th January, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM IST
Location : This is an online event and will be hosted on Zoom.
Please use the link below to register for the event. The Zoom link will be shared on Thursday, 28th January 2021 :

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Dean

The pandemic has been a rude awakening. It felled the developed and developing countries alike. The experience should convince us that GDP and growth alone are not the only indicators of a well-designed society. It has underlined the role of institutions and collective action in the design of a just and sustainable society. These are, and will be, the essence of public policy in the next few decades.

India needs the youth to be armed with the expertise required to suitably design and implement the rules and institutions that will shape India’s local, national, regional and global engagements in the transforming world order — knowledge-based and digital. Our young minds must actively participate in this rebuilding exercise since today’s youth will inherit the future society they build.

Kadhambhari Chintamani

Kadhambhari Chintamani, Chief Administrative Officer

ISPP’s postgraduate programme offers you an immersive, interdisciplinary, and rigorous experience in the Indian context by honing globally relevant and industry-agnostic skills. We invite you to deep dive into design thinking, where the policy beneficiary is at the heart of the intervention and you integrate all the strands of a diverse socio-economic context. Imagine that you will have the chance to apply classroom learnings to the realities of policy making and its impact on India!

As ISPP scholars you will have the rare chance to be mentored and taught by outstanding faculty from all over the world and jostle with some of the brightest young minds from across the country.

Luis Miranda and Parth J Shah

Luis Miranda, Chairman

Indian School of Public Policy, the first design-thinking focused school of public policy, develops policy professionals with the knowledge, skills, wisdom and ethics to craft local solutions to India’s enduring policy and governance challenges. Its training is centred on the design and management of institutions and rules that govern society.

The 21st century’s challenges are going to be at the intersectionality of Samaj, Sarkar and Bazaar (society, state and markets). Eminent academicians, policymakers and philanthropists have together reimagined the public policy pedagogy, research and practice for a new class of policy leaders. With a world-class faculty, extensive industry linkages and innovative approach towards design and management of policy, ISPP aims to transform the art and the science of policymaking.

Parth J. Shah, Director

Tea & Policy

The ‘Tea and Policy’ session is a unique initiative where we invite public policy professionals from a diverse range of industry backgrounds to engage with our scholars. These events are structured to be free flowing discussions which not only provide the scholars with an avenue to network with industry leaders but also gives them an insight into the day-to-day workings of a policy professional.

A few policy professionals who have engaged with our scholars include Aman Jain (Google), Priti Srivastava (Reliance Industries), Rajesh Chadha (Brookings), Anu Madgavkar (McKinsey), Nirat Bhatnagar (Dalberg), Ranen Banerjee (PwC), etc.

Writing and Communication Lab

Engaging public policy stakeholders requires a sound understanding of the policy landscape, skills to conduct research, write scientifically, and the ability to repurpose scientific writing into communication formats that suit stakeholders. The Writing and Communication Lab at ISPP offers apprentice-style training to develop scholars’ verbal, non-verbal and writing skills to communicate well in development, corporate, and academic settings. The Lab also works closely with the Careers team to support scholars’ career development needs.

Antarang Leadership Lab

The Antarang Leadership Lab (ALL) is an experiential lab. Antarang means ‘intimate’ and the lab is meant to create a comfortable space where scholars can have conversations amongst friends on issues that are relevant to their personal development as leaders. ALL gives our scholars hands-on, practical experience to build their leadership skills to help them both at ISPP and when they start working. ALL aims to make our scholars more aware of themselves and their surroundings.