Life at ISPP

ISPP aims to cultivate a community of policy leaders with a multidisciplinary view of the world. ISPP is a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and public policy practitioners. The scholar senate, clubs, squads and the school’s policy review is where our scholars learn a multitude of skills and lay the groundwork for lifelong learning and friendships.

Scholar Senate

The senate is the scholar governance body at ISPP. The role of the senate is to support the scholar body by representing their concerns and by being an agent to facilitate discussions with the ISPP leadership. The senate acts as an interface between the scholar body and external offices. The senate is also designed to enable scholars to hone and learn essential skills such as stakeholder engagement, delegation, leadership, communication, networking, self awareness, consensus building amongst others.

Scholar Representatives:

  • Scholar Experience Representatives
  • Academic Experience Representatives
  • Institutional Outreach Representatives
  • Career and Placements Representatives

Clubs

At ISPP we aim to create an environment where diverse perspectives are encouraged and to create a cohort of passionate, empathetic and curious scholars. To aid that, the scholar community have created clubs to pursue non-academic pursuits which not only helps them connect with their batch beyond course work but also helps them deep dive and learn from the diverse and unique perspectives that everyone brings to the table.

Clubs:

  • Case Study Club
  • Invictus, Data in Public Policy
  • Vimarsh, Group Discussion
  • Women in Public Policy
  • Run Till You Burn Fitness Club
  • The Music Room
  • Sukha Var Poetry

Hackathon

Policy Hackathon is one of the most enriching and fun experiences at ISPP! We usually invite organisations to give scholars a real policy challenge, and the scholars get 24 hours to work and present their solutions. The campus stays open all night, and of course there’s an endless supply of chai/snacks

Public Speaking Sessions at Sanjay Van

As part of the Policy Writing and Communication Lab, scholars get to train in public speaking at the beautiful and serene Sanjay Van. Scholars stand atop a huge rock and give rousing speeches to an audience of peers seated on the ground below.

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