Launch of ISPP

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.

The ISPP's launch was received generously by mainlines including Hindustan Times, Financial Express, Times of India, Indian Express, Business World Online, UNI, The Hindu and The New Indian Express.

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.