To solve the myriad and complex problems of today, there is a need for leaders to possess an interdisciplinary knowledge base and utilise holistic management techniques. Public Policy graduates not only understand the principles of effective management, but also have knowledge of socio-economic realities and the know-how to utilise strategic communication to achieve desired outcomes. This unique blend of corporate skill-set and social sector knowledge base enables public policy graduates to connect the dots, and work efficiently in dynamic environments. Being trained in various capacities such as political economy, psychology, design thinking, advocacy, organisational strategy, project evaluation, law, research, ethics and leadership skills; public policy graduates are enabled with the right mindset to successfully tackle challenges in multi faceted organisations and offer the right kind of expertise to find positive solutions.
For public policy to become a recognised discipline we need more players — the more people discuss the topic and the more people teach it, it becomes a discipline. We need people with different points of view — people from samaaj, bazaar and sarkaar. People on the left, people on the right and people in the centre. All of these places would require graduates from ISPP. I would like to see our graduates going out to do different things — be it in politics, government departments, corporates, NGOs, think tanks or academia.