Dean’s Note of Welcome

Welcome to the Indian School of Public Policy!

As societies become more and more knowledge-based, rules and institutions that shape local, national and global engagements will have to change to meet the aspirations of the youth in India.

Designing these rules and institutions will form the essence of public policy in the next few decades. Because they will be affected by them, the youth must participate in designing them.

The ISPP is 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 first cohort of 58 students has commenced the year-long, Master’s equivalent certificate programme in Policy, Design & Management, in August 2019.

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. Across these programmes, we have graduated over 8000 students, who have gone on to embark on successful policy careers in India, and across the world, with public administration and/or policy making as their expertise domains.

The establishment of a new institute invariably affords tremendous scope and possibilities to its various stakeholders, and that will certainly be the case at the ISPP. Our mission and aim is to build a flourishing training and research platform, and a vibrant community for talented and ambitious students, faculty and practitioners.

Join us on this exhilarating journey. Welcome once again!

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay