At the Indian School of Public Policy, we look for applicants who have not just demonstrated academic excellence, but found ways to engage with society, and issues beyond the classroom. Our unique multi-tiered screening process is designed to select outstanding and versatile candidates who reflect the values and ethos of ISPP.
Every year, we take exemplary scholars from across the country to be part of our unique and immersive one-year program in Public Policy, Design and Management. Join our next batch and build your legacy.
ISPP’s postgraduate program requires all applicants to hold an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Securing admission to ISPP is a four step process. Click the link below to get started!
Get in touch with ISPP’s admissions team for queries and support.
ISPP is looking for a diverse, intellectually curious and socially conscious student body, open to a wide variety of career options related to public policy – be it in government, corporates, or civil society organisations. The program is open for Indian nationals only. Applicants are encouraged to apply from across disciplines and career fields.
ISPP has three application cycles, on rolling basis, candidates are highly recommended to apply as early as possible. This may also affect the overall possibility of getting accepted to the program and securing a scholarship, if need be.
For the 2021-22 academic year, ISPP has provided detailed, step-by-step instructions on the application process in our brochure. Candidates are advised to start the process by creating an account. Please note that ISPP will be unable to process your applications until all the relevant and necessary documents are submitted, including those for financial aid/bursaries. However, if there are any technical or process-related queries, do write to our team at email@example.com.
For more information, download our brochure or browse our list of frequently asked questions."
ISPP’s application cycle for the Class of 2021-22 opens on 21 January 2021. If you have already registered for the program, please wait for the admissions team to revert with a customised username and password. In case you are yet to do so, then register now and get started!
Application deadlines are as given below.
|Round-wise Timelines||Open||Close||First Installment Deadline|
|Round 1||21 January 2021||01 March 2021||23 May 2021|
|Round 2||15 March 2021||15 April 2021||26 June 2021|
|Round 3||01 May 2021||15 June 2021||14 July 2021|
“ISPP’s tuition fee for the 2021-22 academic year is INR 800,000 (exclusive of GST).
Our financial grants and bursaries support outstanding candidates with demonstrated excellence both, inside and outside the classroom.
Candidates may apply for a scholarship during the application process itself. ISPP also provides assistance in securing educational loans. For more information please read our brochure.
Kindly note, any decision made by ISPP’s financial aid committee is final, binding, and non-negotiable."
Step 1: Applicants self-report their financial situation along with the supporting documents in the financial-aid form available in their respective application account.
Step 2: The financial aid application has to be submitted along with the application form. In case the financial aid application is submitted after the deadline of the admission round in which the applicant has applied, it will not be taken into consideration.
Step 3: The information and the supporting documents submitted by applicants in the financial-aid form is thoroughly reviewed by the Financial-Aid Committee. The Committee may seek additional information and supporting documents from applicants, if required.
Step 4: The Financial-Aid Committee assesses the financial-aid applications of applicants and makes a decision.
The financial-aid decision is made on the basis of applicants’ adjusted household income that takes into account the income of all the members of their households, fixed assets, financial assets, financial liabilities and any other significant expense currently incurred by their households. Applicants should ensure that the information provided by them for financial-aid is true and accurate and is backed up by supporting documents.
Please note: All the decisions of the financial-aid committee are non-negotiable. The committee & the institution reserve the right to conduct background verification checks for any candidate at any time before the admission process and/or during the academic year. ISPP also reserves the right to withdraw or modify the financial-aid with change in financial circumstances of the applicant.
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.
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.
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.
ISPP's year-long programme in Public Policy, Design, and Management is open to any individual who holds an undergraduate degree from Indian / foreign colleges, regardless of discipline. While work experience in relevant domains is preferred, exceptional candidates without any formal experience would be considered. Numerical and language proficiency are desired qualities in a successful applicant.
To apply, applicants must register first and complete ISPP's admissions form after receiving a customised username and password.
Please note: This program is only available to Indian nationals and that ISPP reserves the right to offer and/or revoke admissions and scholarships to applicants at any time."
To apply, prospective applicants must register first and apply using the customised username and password sent to them. Applicants would then need to follow the instructions on our application portal available from 21 January 2021. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
The brochure will be sent to you along with the username and password.
In case there are any questions regarding the programme, the application process, or the eligibility criteria, please take a look at our list of frequently asked questions. Candidates may also feel free to reach out to the admissions team at any time. ISPP's admissions advisors are ready to help and counsel prospective students through email - firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone - +91 7303200363.
ISPP's admissions office and advisors are available from Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.