As a unique, first of its kind School, our approach to admissions to our programme reflects our intent to change the paradigm of policy education in the country. We are looking for applicants, who have not just demonstrated academic excellence, but found a way to engage with community, society and issues beyond the classroom. Our approach to admissions is holistic, in-depth, and looks for interest, aptitude and intent in the applicant.
The ISPP’s Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
requires that all applicants be graduates in any discipline.
Applying to the 1-year programme in Policy, Design & Management is easy and simple.
ISPP has ready and helpful admissions officers willing to counsel prospective students. Get in touch with them today.
The application form is common for all applicants interested in the programme and forms the basis of your admissions process at ISPP.
The submission of the application form is the first step in the admission process. 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.
Application forms for the second batch will be live on the website on 15 January 2020. The application form will be available for download from the website, until the deadline for the 3rd round.
Timelines are as under:
|Round-wise Timelines||Open||Close||Result||First Installment Deadline|
|Round 1||15 January 2020||15 March 2020||15 April 2020||06 May 2020|
|Round 2||16 March 2020||15 May 2020||05 June 2020||26 June 2020|
|Round 3||16 May 2020||15 June 2020||30 June 2020||14 July 2020|
The tuition fee for the academic year 2020-21 is INR 8,00,000*. An additional 18% GST is applicable on this tuition fee.
Tuition Fee: The tuition fee is payable in three installments. 20% of the fee has to be paid before the commencement of the programme at a specified date as per the admission round, 30% on the day of commencement day of the programme and 50% at the middle of the course after Term 4.
Tuition Fee: Tuition fee is refundable with some deductions. If you decide to withdraw from the programme before one month from the programme commencement day, a 10% deduction will be made on the tuition fee paid until then. Until 16 August, a 50% deduction on the tuition fee paid until then will apply (note that by then, you would have paid 50% of the tuition fee). No refund will be made on or after 17 August.
|Fee Refund Timeline||Round 1 Withdrawal||Round 2 Withdrawal||Round 3 Withdrawal|
|10% Deduction||03 June||10 July||24 July||(on or before)|
|50% Deduction||31 July||31 July||31 July||(on or before)|
|75% Deduction||17 August||17 August||17 August||(on or before)|
|100% Deduction||18 August||18 August||18 August||(after)|
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.
The programme is open to anyone who has completed undergraduate studies in any discipline. No prior public policy experience is required but some work experience is preferred. ISPP is looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference, intellectually curious and thrive in collaboration with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
The 1-year programme in Policy, Design & Management is a post graduate certificate programme open to anyone who has completed his/her undergraduate studies in any discipline. The programme is open for Indian Nationals only.
We welcome college graduates from India or abroad, with or without prior public policy experience or education. However, we prefer graduates who have had prior work experience in any field. There is no age bar.
While no prior public policy experience or education is expected from applicants, basic numerical literacy and fluency in English will help them to make most out of their academic experience at ISPP.
To apply, applicants must complete the comprehensive ISPP admissions form and submit supporting documentation as required.
Please note: The ISPP reserves the sole right to offer and/or revoke the admissions and scholarships to the applicants at any point of time.
To apply, prospective applicants must complete the ISPP application form, available online on the ISPP website.
The form will be available on the website from 15 January 2020. This may be submitted, at any time, during the School’s three rounds of admissions, dates of which are available on:
Post application, applicants may be shortlisted based on the merits of their candidacy, and called for an in-person interview and group discussion.
To understand more about the programme, the application process, or admissions eligibility,
applicants can speak to the Admissions team at any time.
ISPP has advisors who are ready and helpful admissions officers willing to counsel prospective
students through an in-person meeting or email or phone call.
You can use the ‘Contact Us’ page to set up a meeting or a call with the ISPP team.