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About LokNeeti Programme

Important Dates

Components Dates
Applications Open on 01 June 2022
Applications Close on 07 August 2022
Test/Screening Date 06 August 2022
Offers will be sent on 12 August 2022
Session Starts on 16 August 2022
Practicum Throughout the Programme
Closing Ceremony 04 December 2022

Mission of LokNeeti

  • Democratise policy education in India, break language and geographical barriers

  • Build local capacity in data, impact evaluation and behaviour change

  • Bring the talent & commitment of Hindi bhashis to public service

  • Help graduates aspire to a different career trajectory by linking them at the state and national level

लोकनीति का लक्ष्य?

  • भारत में नीति शिक्षा का लोकतंत्रीकरण, भाषा और भौगोलिक बाधाओं को तोड़ना

  • डेटा, प्रभाव मूल्यांकन और व्यवहार परिवर्तन में स्थानीय क्षमता बनाएँ

  • हिंदी भाषियों की प्रतिभा और महत्वाकांक्षा को लोक नीति में अवसर देना

  • नज /बिग डेटा के माध्यम से नीतियों की प्रभावशीलता में सुधार

  • भाषा की बाधाओं से मुक्त होकर स्नातकों को एक अलग करियर प्रक्षेपवक्र प्रदान करना

Why should you Join LokNeeti ?

  • In a short span of 4 months, policy, data and Ethics/Behavior change education

  • Providing new career options to the students

  • Understand local needs and engage in evidence- based policy

  • Champion the local data revolution by learning the big data skills

  • Improve effectiveness of policies through application of nudge/behaviour change

  • Build state capacity in data, project M&E and behaviour change communication

  • Skill focused programme

लोकनीति प्रोग्राम क्यों करें ?

  • 4 महीने की छोटी सी अवधि में, नीति, डेटा और आचार परिवर्तन की शिक्षा

  • छात्रों को नए कैरियर का विकल्प प्रदान

  • स्थानीय जरूरतों को समझने और साक्ष्य-आधारित नीति में संलग्न होने की सीख

  • बिग डेटा कौशल सीखकर स्थानीय डेटा क्रांति मे बढ़त

  • नज / व्यवहार परिवर्तन के माध्यम से नीतियों की प्रभावशीलता में सुधार

  • डेटा, प्रोजेक्ट एम एंड ई और व्यवहार परिवर्तन संचार में राज्य क्षमता का निर्माण

  • कौशल केंद्रित पाठ्यक्रम

Structure of the Programme

  • 16

    Weeks

    Arrow
  • 12

    12 Weeks for
    Programmes

  • 3

    3 Weeks of
    Practicum

  • 1

    1 Week of
    in-person class

What will you learn in the programme?

Behaviour Change/Nudge

Data for Policy Design and Decision

Governance & Public Administration

Monitoring and Impact Evaluation

Design Thinking

Economics and Politics of Policy

Research & Writing

Art of Policy Networking
& Negotiations in Policy

Thought leadership at ISPP

ISPP Leadership

  • Luis Miranda

    CHAIRMAN, CENTRE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY

    FOUNDER AND FORMER CHAIRMAN, IDFC PRIVATE EQUITY

    MEMBER, GLOBAL ADVISORY BOARD, CHICAGO BOOTH

    Luis Miranda

  • Parth J. Shah

    DIRECTOR, ISPP

    FOUNDER & PRESIDENT,
    CENTRE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY

    Parth J. Shah

  • Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

    DEAN, ISPP

    Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

ISPP PDM Programme Faculty/ Domain Experts

Pronab Sen

PRINCIPAL ECONOMIC ADVISER,
POWER AND ENERGY

Pronab Sen

Sanjaya Baru

DIRECTOR, GEO-ECONOMICS AND STRATEGY, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STRATEGIC STUDIES, LONDON

Sanjaya Baru

General Shammi Mehta

Not Available

General Shammi Mehta

V Santhakumar

Not Available

Shamika Ravi

Shreekant Gupta

Not Available

Amirullah Khan

Krishna K Ladha

DISTINGUISHED FELLOW, INDIA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (IDF), GURGAON

Krishna K Ladha

 NC Saxena

Not Available

NC Saxena

Arun Maira

FORMER MEMBER, PLANNING COMMISSION
FORMER CHAIRMAN, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

Arun Maira

LokNeeti Curriculum Committee

  • Shamika Ravi

    Shamika Ravi

    Vice President, Economic Policy, at ORF India

  • Aditi Bhowmick

    Aditi Bhowmick

    India Director, Development Data Lab

  • Sekhar Bonu

    Sekhar Bonu

    Director General, DMEO, NITI Aayog

  • Hemang Jani

    Hemang Jani

    Secretary, Capacity
    Building Commission

  • Shekhar Shah

    Shekhar Shah

    Director- General,
    National Council of
    Applied Economic Research

LokNeeti Convocation - Class of May 2022

#LokNeeti Diaries

Rahul Gupta

Chartered Accountant & fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.

Lokneeti - as the name suggests "Lok" means संसार (for public), "neeti" means Policies सरकार की नीतियां, a programme taught us an understanding of the thin line between the duties, roles, and responsibilities of "Sarkar" (Government), "Samaaj" (Communities/NGO) and "Bazaar" (Industry). All this understanding is possible by dynamic and dedicated professors of ISPP who are committed to developing the intellect of scholars of Lokneeti as perfect match for the future need of policymakers and think-tankers.

Rahul Gupta

Founding CLASS of May 2022

Kaustubh Somkant Varat

Consultant (Haryana Urban Development Authority )

The rigorous LokNeeti programme has provided me with not only a greater understanding of public policy but also its relation with data science and behavioural change. It was a wonderful experience to explore multiple areas of public policy and to grow academically, professionally, and personally. I am grateful to all the faculty members, supporting staff, and my batchmates for making this journey memorable.

Kaustubh Somkant Varat

Founding CLASS of May 2022

Drishti Ahuja

2nd Position on the Dean's List

LokNeeti has been a beautiful experience for me. With programmes like data management, behaviour change, design thinking, monitoring and evaluation, the program has completed a full circle in teaching us about intervention. We’ve graduated with great learnings and experience not just from professors but from our very diverse cohort. Would 10/10 recommend to people with an interest in public policy!

Drishti Ahuja

Founding CLASS of May 2022

Sumit Aggarwal

Best Practicum (Team Award) , LokNeeti Mashaal Award

The LokNeeti programme started without any expectations but concluded with exponential learning. This unique programme had a diverse cohort, where age was not a barrier. All of us got an equal opportunity to meet and learn from the best minds of India (bureaucrats, researchers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, authors, social workers, journalists, and statisticians). I would like to thank each one of them and my cohort for sharing their knowledge and wisdom with me.

Sumit Aggarwal

Founding CLASS of May 2022

लोकनीति सूत्रधार

  • Dr. Neeti Shikha

    Dr. Neeti Shikha

    Associate Dean, ISPP

  • Dr. Parth J. Shah

    Dr. Parth J. Shah

    Co-founder & Director, ISPP

Who should attend the LokNeeti programme?

  • Fellows/consultants working with the government

  • Local government officials

  • Program managers/associates at social impact firms

  • Elected representatives and aspiring politicians

  • Final year students pursuing graduation

About ISPP

  • The Indian School of Public Policy has been built by the world's leading policy-makers, experts and influencers.

  • ISPP taking forward this vision and mission – inspire young minds to advance social change through public policy.

  • India's first design thinking focused school of public policy.

  • Develops policy professionals with the knowledge, skills, wisdom and ethics to understand, design and implement local solutions to India's enduring policy and governance challenges.

FAQs



There is no minimum age limit for applying for the LokNeeti programme. We encourage everyone with an interest in Public Policy and who wants to pursue a part-time programme.


It is not mandatory to have work experience.


A Bachelor’s degree from any stream is the minimum requirement. Students in the final year of their graduation can also apply.

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