About the ISPP

Dean's Note of Welcome

Welcome to the Indian School of Public Policy!
India is at an exciting and critical stage of its development. India has, and will continue to have in the next decades, the largest young population in the world. 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.

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Academic Advisory Council

Vijay Kelkar

Chairman of the Council

Dr.Kelkar is one of India's preeminent economists and public servants. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in January 2011. He was the Chairman of the Thirteenth Finance Commission until January, 2010...

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Shekhar Shah

Vice Chairman of the Council

Shekhar Shah is the Director-General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). Prior to joining NCAER Shah was the World Bank’s Regional Economic Adviser for South Asia.

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Arvind Panagariya

Professor of Economics

Arvind Panagariya is Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University.

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Vijay Kelkar shares his vision for the Indian School of Public Policy

Rethinking Policy Education

To execute policy in India, students need breadth of perspective'

Theory and Practice

The Curriculum

The program will ground students in a strong policy foundation while also equipping them with design and management precepts to develop better systems thinkers and policy executives. Students will learn not only the analysis & development of policy but also the integration of practical concerns of finance, capabilities and ethics as well as best practices of implementation, management and assessment.

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Join the Program


The 1-year program in Policy, Design & Management is open to any graduate looking to take a comprehensive, Masters equivalent professional training program.


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.

Life at ISPP

At ISPP you’ll be joining a select group of talented and ambitious students who have also been socially conscious and intellectually curious.

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