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LokNeeti: Hybrid Programme in Policy, Data & Behaviour change

4-Months Certificate Programme in Policy, Data & Behaviour Change for working professionals interested in participating in public policy.

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In-person Class with Dean Parth Shah
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Admissions for the current batch are now closed.
 Click here to see our 1-Year Post Graduate Programme in

Public Policy, Design & Management

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Important Dates

LokNeeti Applications openOngoing
Batch Starts on28 March 2024
1nd In-person Meeting03 – 05 May 2024
2nd In person Meeting12 -14 July 2024
Graduation Ceremony14 July 2024
Programme FeesRs. 84,000 (plus GST)

About LokNeeti Programme

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Why should you join LokNeeti ?

The LokNeeti programme happens thrice a year. The objective is to democratise the discourse of public policy in the country and impart core public policy education in the vernacular.

  • Providing new career options to the students
  • Understand local needs and engage in evidence- based policy
  • Improve effectiveness of policies through application of nudge/behaviour change
  • Build state capacity in data, project M&E and behaviour change communication
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Who should attend the LokNeeti programme?

  • Fellows or consultants working with the government
  • Local government officials
  • Program managers or associates at social impact firms
  • Elected representatives and aspiring politicians
  • Final year students pursuing graduation

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Hear from our Alumni about their LokNeeti experiences

Discover the incredible journey of Mansi Srivastava, a seasoned consultant who believes in making a positive societal impact through her work.
Manan Majithia, a Founder with over a decade of experience, shares his insights on LokNeeti’s pivotal role in his journey from entrepreneurship to public policy.

Delve into the remarkable journey of Deshna, a talented engineering graduate turned data analyst, as she shares her enriching experience at LokNeeti.

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4-Months Certificate Programme in LokNeeti: Policy, Data & Behaviour Change

Applications are closing on 27 March 2024

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Is there an age limit for applying for the LokNeeti programme?

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.

Do I need to have work experience to join this programme?

What is the minimum eligibility required for this programme?

What is the medium of instruction?

The programme will follow a bilingual medium wherein the faculty will use daily spoken language, which is a mix of Hindi and English.

What are the timings of the lectures?

The classes are spread across the week. Broadly, there will be:

  • 6 hours of classes in a week
  • 2 sessions of 1.5 hours each during the week in the evening usually from 7 pm to 8.30 pm
  • 2 sessions of 1.5 hours each on Saturdays from 5 pm to 6.30 pm and 7 pm to 8.30 pm

Will I be counted as an alumnus/alumna?

ISPP believes in lifelong learning and will give you access to any guest lectures and workshops which ISPP believes might add to your skills.

What is design thinking as mentioned in the ISPP curriculum?

What makes a policy effective is the understanding of how it would affect the public and the designing of a policy around it. This is what design thinking is all about… putting end users’ needs at the centre of the policy formulation. At ISPP, our faculty will train you to not just formulate policies but identify the issue, define it, ideate, test the prototypes, and scale it.

Do you provide any placement?

No, we do not provide any placements as this is a 4-month certificate programme. Placements are only provided for the year-long Public Policy, Design and Management programme.

Do you provide networking opportunities?

Yes, we do provide networking opportunities. You will get to network with the alumni of ISPP and LokNeeti programmes, who are currently working in different sectors, as well as various faculty members and guest lecturers.

Is there any financial assistance available?

The cost incurred per student is INR 1 Lakh. However, with the generous support of our patrons, ISPP is offering a 16% scholarship to all admits of the upcoming cohort.

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