Dean’s Note of Welcome

Welcome to the Indian School of Public Policy!

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.

The ISPP was conceived as the first Indian school of public policy focused on the design and management of institutions and rules that govern society. It has been set-up by an eminent council of senior academicians, policy experts, administrators and philanthropists, with a vision to develop a new class of policy leaders for India and the region. The School is the institutional successor to several years of public policy programmes that our founding council has conceptualized and run in various forms, in colleges and universities across the country.

As ISPP embarks on its third year, it affords tremendous scope and possibilities to its various stakeholders. Our aim is to build a flourishing training and research platform, and a vibrant community for talented and ambitious scholars, faculty and practitioners.

Join us on this exhilarating journey. Welcome once again!

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

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