The young people joining the programme at the ISPP will be able to ensure that they build their capacity to lead as they move forward in their professional career, as well as make a change in the country.
The ISPP can add more than just incremental value to learning processes in this country. I am privileged to be associated with such an illustrious set of names.
All the graduates taking up this course at the ISPP would be required by various organizations, think tanks, political parties and of course, the government. The ISPP is something that fulfills a very important gap in higher education in India.
I am really delighted that this wonderful institution has associated with great names including Vijay Kelkar, Shekhar Shah, Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Arvind Panagariya, Nandan Nilekani, Shamika Ravi and N.K. Singh.
The approach to public policy that the ISPP is taking and pushing for, is that we are trying to make public policy for the citizens, not for oneself or a group or a particular leader.
The Indian School of Public Policy was formally launched on 23 October, 2018 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi by dignitaries including Shri N.K. Singh, Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and Shri Gurcharan Das. Notable experts from TISS, Twitter Inc. India, Brookings Institution, Uber India and GMR established the urgent need for a new generation of policy professionals through a panel discussion.
ISPP was conceived as the first 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. It is designed as a year-long post-graduate certificate programme in Policy, Design & Management.
ISPP is the institutional successor to several years of public policy programmes that founding member’s organization, Centre for Civil Society, has conceptualized and run in various forms, in colleges and universities across the country. Across these programmes, we have had many students who have graduated, who have gone on to embark on successful policy careers in India, and across the world. Today, the Centre for Civil Society remains a strong promoter of ISPP.
Founded on the commitment to world-class faculty, extensive industry linkages and innovative approach towards design and management of policy, ISPP aims to transform the art of policymaking. The institution reimagines the approach towards public policy pedagogy, research and practice.