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Admissions: LokNeeti

4 month certificate programme for graduates and working professionals interested in public policy that happens twice a year.

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1. Admissions Timeline

ISPP conducts admissions for its LokNeeti Programme on a rolling basis. Candidates can apply throughout the application window; however, due to limited availability of seats, we encourage you to apply early in the admission cycle.

LokNeeti Applications openOngoing
Application Closes on27 March 2024
Batch Starts on28 March 2024
1st In person Meeting03 – 05 May 2024
2nd In person Meeting12 -14 July 2024
Graduation14 July 2024
Programme Fees₹84,000 (plus GST)
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2. Eligibility for Admission

ISPP’s LokNeeti Programme, offered on a hybrid part-time model, is open to candidates who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies, regardless of discipline. Candidates studying in the final year of graduation are also admitted based on satisfactory performance in the selection process.

Clarity of written and spoken Hindi and English languages is expected from the applicants, since the medium of teaching for the LokNeeti Programme is Hinglish: a blend of Hindi and English. Applicants are not expected to possess any prior specific skills, background or technical experience, other than basic numerical literacy.

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3. Application Process

Applicants can register online with the ISPP Admissions Portal using their basic credentials. We recommend using a personal email address at the time of registration, and not a school or office-affiliated email. All communication from ISPP will be sent only to the email address entered at the time of registration by the applicant.

Please note that ISPP does not charge any application fee for an Admission Application to its LokNeeti Programme in Policy, Data and Behaviour Change.

Upon receipt of their unique username and password combination from ISPP over email, they need to login using these received credentials at the ISPP Admissions Portal, and subsequently fill out the LokNeeti Admissions Application, with necessary attachments.

The Online Application can be completed over multiple sessions, and applicants shall have the option to progressively save parts of their application as they progress. The form requires the following information:

  • Personal Details: Name; Date Of Birth, Gender; Government ID Details
  • Contact Informaton: Postal Address, Nearest Metropolitan, Contact Number, Alternate Contact Number, Email
  • Academic Credentials: Intermediate, Graduation; other qualifications such as Masters and PhD, if applicable
  • Professional Experience: total work experience; current / last organization details, current / Last designation at workplace
  • Statement of Purpose: to be written in English or Hindi explaining: what gets you interested in the Public Policy field and why do you want to pursue the LokNeeti Programme at ISPP

In addition to the above information, applicants are also required to upload the following enclosures in their LokNeeti Admissions Application:

  • Identification Certificate
  • Graduation Degree and transcripts
  • Other qualification degree and transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume

A candidate cannot apply more than once in an admissions cycle. Duplicate applications are not considered and might lead to termination of an applicant’s candidature. Please contact the ISPP Admissions Office at [email protected] if you require to make any corrections in your application.

Decisions of the ISPP Admissions Office are final and non-negotiable, and no request for re-evaluation of any application shall be considered.

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4. Selection Process

LokNeeti Admissions Applications are reviewed for the Personal Background, Academic and Professional Credentials, and Statement of Purpose of an applicant.

If any Red-Flags, including Plagiarism or Misrepresentation of Information, are found in the Admissions Application, the ISPP Admissions Office shall immediately cancel the candidature of such applicants. No appeals in this regard from the applicant shall be entertained.

LokNeeti Admission Offer shall be made to successful applicants who have been successful in their application review, within 7 days of their application submission.

To counter disadvantage based on an applicant’s individual (current and historic) circumstances, ISPP adopts a contextualized approach when reviewing applications. By referring to a candidate’s educational and socio-economic profile, the ISPP Selection Committee is able to gain a contextual understanding of an applicant such as, if they belong to an underprivileged background, or have been geographically or socially restricted, or are restricted in their subject knowledge and expression due to a different academic training.

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5. Fee Structure

LokNeeti Programme in Policy, Data and Behaviour Change is priced at a Programme Fee of ₹84,000 (plus GST).

The fee is payable in installments, details of which are shared with the Admissions Offer.