The programme in Policy, Design & Management is built and designed for aspiring public policy managers, practitioners and administrators.
The programme will ground students in a strong policy foundation with theoretical rigor while being experience and problem driven.
The aim of the programme will be to equip tomorrow’s policy leaders with core skills in implementation, management & assessment.
The programme will be open to all students who qualify on merit, without assuming prior policy experience.
1-Year Full-Time Programme with Regular Classes & Coursework
6 Academic Terms of 8-weeks each
3 Lecture Courses + 1 Policy Exercise per Academic Term
Policy Lectures, Seminars & Workshops for duration of the Programme
|1||Tools for a Manager : Mathematics & Statistics||20|
|2||Critical Thinking & Reasoning||20|
|3||The Nature of Markets||20|
|4||Analytical Politics : Games & Strategy||20|
|1||Economics of Public Policy Analysis||20|
|2||Ideology for Practitioners : Political Theory & Public Policy||20|
|3||How to Make a Law: India’s Legislative Setup||20|
|4||Builders of a Nation : Laws & Policies of Modern India||20|
|5||The Art of the Possible : Politics, Lobbying & Civil-Society||20|
|6||A Spanner in the Works: Regulation & Private Enterprise||20|
|7||Where the rubber hits the road : Public Administration in Practice||20|
|8||The Bankrolling of Policy : Public Finance in India||20|
|9||Guiding Principles: Ethics of Public Action||20|
|1||Public Policy of Education||20|
|2||Public Policy of Health||20|
|3||Public Policy of Environment||20|
|4||Public Policy of Urbanization||20|
|5||Public Policy of Technology||20|
|1||Does it Work ? Impact Evaluation & Programme Management||20|
|2||Art of the Deal : Negotiations : Fundamentals & Practice||20|
|3||Occam’s for the Commons : Complex Systems & Design Thinking||20|
|4||Leadership : In Public Policy & Beyond||20|
|Policy Exercises – Terms 1 to 4|
|Concurrent to each term.
Students will work on a practical policy formulation using basics learned in course material.
Focus on comprehension, integration of elements and communication. Topics will be based on student’s choice of specialization.
|Capstone Seminars – Terms 5 & 6|
|Concurrent to each term.
Students work on a policy formulation using advanced analytical skills & tools.
Focus on serious research, quantitative modeling, integrative of the various elements learned in course material. Topics will be based on student’s choice of specialization.
|1||Writing & Communication||Length of Programme|
|2||Leadership||Length of Programme|
|3||Delegation & Time Management||3-Weeks|
|4||Data Modeling & MS Excel||3-Weeks|
|5||Data Sources & Indian Datasets||3-Weeks|
|6||Accounts & Balance Sheets||3-Weeks|
|7||Problems & Needs Assessment||3-Weeks|
|9||IT Systems in Administration||3-Weeks|
|10||Contract Reading & Writing||3-Weeks|
|12||Mass Comm. for PP||3-Weeks|
At ISPP you’ll be joining a select group of talented and ambitious students who have also been socially conscious and intellectually curious. While you will all come to the ISPP to develop as serious and skilled policy professionals, you will also find the time and scope to build a substantial and vibrant community with your classmates, faculty members and others.
A founding batch invariably affords tremendous scope and responsibility at any new institution around the world, and that will certainly be the case at ISPP. As mature students in a professional programme, you will have the chance, and be expected, to contribute to building a flourishing programme for future students, intellectually accomplished, far-reaching and diverse in its ambition and focused in its endeavours.
Life at ISPP promises to be challenging, stimulating and exhilarating!
Apply now to join the inaugural class.