4 month certificate programme for graduates and working professionals interested in public policy that happens twice a year.
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 open||19th February 2023|
|Application Closes on||31st May 2023|
|Batch Starts on||1st June 2023|
|1st In person Meeting||30th June – 2nd July 2023|
|2nd In person Meeting||22nd – 24th September 2023|
|Graduation||24th September 2023|
|Programme Fees||Rs. 70,000 (+18% GST)|
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.
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:
In addition to the above information, applicants are also required to upload the following enclosures in their LokNeeti Admissions Application:
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.
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.
LokNeeti Programme in Policy, Data and Behaviour Change is priced at a Programme Fee of ₹70,000 (+18% GST). For the incoming cohort, the Indian School of Public Policy is offering a 30% Scholarship to all incoming scholars
Applicable Total Programme Fee for LokNeeti Cohort of Apr – Sep 2023 is ₹70,000 (+18% GST). The fee is payable in installments, details of which are shared with the Admissions Offer.