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Admissions Calendar [2022-2023]

Components Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Application Forms Open 1-Dec-21
Application Submission Deadline 31-Jan 28-Mar 5-Jun
Assessment Date 6-Feb 3-Apr 12-Jun
Invitation for Interview and GD (On or Before) 18-Feb 15-Apr 24-Jun
Decision Notification (On or Before) 11-Mar 29-Apr 8-Jul
Security Fee payment deadline 25-Mar 15-May 22-Jul

Application Forms Open: 1st December 2021

Round 1 Submission Deadline: 31st January 2022

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. We are looking for applicants with an attitude to learn and a drive to bring about change. Our approach to admissions is holistic, in-depth, and looks for interest, aptitude and intent in the applicant.

Admissions Criteria

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 year-long programme in Public Policy, Design & Management is open to any individual who holds an undergraduate degree from Indian/foreign universities, 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 qualifications in a successful applicant.

To apply, applicants must register first and complete ISPP's admissions form after receiving a customized 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.

Admissions Process

Registering and starting the Application Form

An applicant needs to register with a personal email address (Gmail, Yahoo or Personal Domain IDs preferred) to start an application form. Use a personal email address and not a school or office-affiliated email address to ensure that they have access to this email address till the duration of their undergraduate degree programme

All communication from ISPP will be sent only to the applicant's registered email address

Register on admissions.ispp.org.in and fill the application form which includes your credentials along with a statement of purpose (explaining why you want to attend a programme in public policy and why you want to pursue this programme at ISPP).

Quantitative/ Logical Aptitude Test:

The quantitative skills and logical aptitude test will consist of 15 questions worth 2 points each to be completed within 30 minutes.

Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI):

The group discussion will be conducted on a particular policy topic which will be announced at the start of the discussion. 4-5 applicants will participate in each group discussion and the session will last for 1 hour. The group will analyse and discuss the policy topic. The applicants will be judged on their critical thinking skills and their ability to analyse issues. In particular, the following parameters will be considered.

Sr. No. Parameter
1. Critical Thinking and Analysis skills
2. Ability to clearly articulate ideas
3. Ability to engage in an informed debate
4. General conduct

The personal interview will be conducted by a two panelists. The candidate will be evaluated on the following parameters:

Sr. No. Parameter
1. Interest in Public Policy
2. Fit at ISPP
3. Future plans

Offer: Successful applicants will receive acceptance letters. Successful financial aid applicants will receive financial aid offers.

Admissions related Policies

  • You cannot apply more than once in the entire admissions cycle. Duplicate applications will not be considered and might lead to the termination of your candidature.
  • All decisions of the Admissions Committee are final. No request for re-evaluation of your application will be considered.
  • Misrepresentation of facts or any information in this application form would result in cancellation of your candidature or withdrawal of your offer of admission.
  • The admissions process will be followed in its entirety on the basis of the merit of the applicants, and no other informal recommendations from or through any individual(s) will be entertained or considered.

Fee Structure

"ISPP's tuition fee for the 2022-23 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."

Financial aid-process

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.

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 a change in financial circumstances of the applicant.

Financial aid-process