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    About The School

    Incubated by India's leading public policy think tank - Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in 2019, the Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) has been set up by an eminent council of senior academicians, policy experts, administrators and philanthropists with a vision to develop a new class of policy leaders for India and the region. For over two decades, CCS has nurtured young leaders to critically question, inquire into, and understand the principles of sound policy. The next frontier in this legacy, ISPP, will and has been taking forward this vision and mission – inspire young minds to advance social change through public policy.

    The Indian School of Public Policy was formally launched on 23 October, 2018 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi by dignitaries including Shri N.K. Singh, Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and Shri Gurcharan Das. Notable experts from TISS, Twitter Inc. India, Brookings Institution, Uber India and GMR established the urgent need for a new generation of policy professionals through a panel discussion.

    The ISPP's launch was received generously by mainlines including Hindustan Times, Financial Express, Times of India, Indian Express, Business World Online, UNI, The Hindu and The New Indian Express.

    Luis Miranda
    Chairman, ISPP

    For public policy to become a recognised discipline we need more players — the more people discuss the topic and the more people teach it, it becomes a discipline. We need people with different points of view — people from samaaj, bazaar and sarkaar. People on the left, people on the right and people in the centre. All of these places would require graduates from ISPP. I would like to see our graduates going out to do different things — be it in politics, government departments, corporates, NGOs, think tanks or academia.

    Parth J. Shah
    Director, ISPP

    ISPP is imagined as a 21st-century academic institution. It will focus on excellence and deep specialization in public policy. It will be talent heavy and asset-light i.e. it will invest in students and source the very best faculty from around the world and avoid making heavy infrastructural investments. It is also the institutional successor to several years of public policy programs that our founding council have conceptualized and run in various forms in colleges and universities across the country. Across these programs, we have trained 8000 students who have gone on to successful policy careers in India and the world.

    Dr. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay
    Founder Dean at ISPP

    The approach to public policy that the ISPP is taking and pushing for, is that we are trying to make public policy for the citizens, not for oneself or a group or a particular leader.

    Our People

    Council
    • Academic Advisory Council
    • Academic Review Council
    • Career Advisory Council
    • Governing Council
    Board
    Patrons
    Management
    Faculty
    Team

    Council

    Academic Advisory Council

    Vijay Kelkar

    Chairman, ISPP Academic Advisory Council

    Former Finance Secretary of India

    Padma Vibhushan, 2011

    Shekhar Shah

    Vice-Chairman, ISPP Academic Advisory Council

    Former Director-General, National Council of Applied Economic Research

    Arvind Panagariya

    Professor of Economics, Columbia University

    Former Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

    Nimai Mehta

    Professorial Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University

    Maya Tudor

    Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

    Jyotsna Puri

    Head, Independent Evaluation Unit, Green Climate Fund,

    Visiting Faculty, Columbia University

    Jessica Seddon

    Director of Integrated Urban Studies, World Resources Institute

    Aseem Prakash

    Chairperson, School of Governance and Public Policy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

    Ajay Shah

    Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy

    Michael Greenstone

    Milton Friedman Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

    Bhaskar Chakravorti

    Dean of Global Business, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

    Former Partner, McKinsey & Company

    Gerard Alexander

    Associate Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia

    Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

    Dean, ISPP

    Founder Director, India Development Foundation

    Niranjan Rajadhyakshya

    Research Director and Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute

    Susan E. Mayer

    Professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

    Academic Review Council

    Luis Miranda

    Co-Founder & Chairman, ISPP

    Parth J. Shah

    Co-Founder & Director, ISPP

    Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

    Founding Dean, ISPP

    Sekhar Bonu

    Visiting Faculty Member, ISPP

    Pronab Sen

    Director, ISPP

    Susan Thomas

    Founder, xKDR Mumbai

    Krishna Ladha

    Faculty member, ISPP

    Yamini Aiyar

    President, Centre for Policy Research

    Poonam Verma

    Partner, JSA Law

    Nimai Mehta

    Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University

    Dhruva Mathur

    Convenor

    Himanshu Burad

    Class of 2020, ISPP

    Prachi Mishra

    Class of 2021, ISPP

    Career Advisory Council

    Ajay Khanna

    Professor of Practice & Advisor – Careers,

    Indian School of Public Policy

    Gaurav Gupta

    Global Managing Partner,

    Dalberg

    Manash Neog

    Co-founder & Director,

    Chase India

    Namrita Jhangiani

    Partner, Egon Zehnder

    Kanchan Lall

    Director of Partnerships & Operations,

    The Education Alliance

    Vishwanath Ts

    Director General, PAFI & Co-founder,

    RV Vekommunicate

    Rohit Kumar

    Co-founder,
    The Quantum Hub

    Anand Raj

    India Program Head,
    International Innovation Corps

    Shubha Ganguly

    Director, India Operations,
    IDinsight

    Manisha Tulli

    Senior AVP & HR Lead,
    Invest India

    Shriya Sethi

    Director, Centre for Social
    Impact, McKinsey & Co.

    Rajneet Goswami

    Global Head – Corporate Affairs,
    Tata Consultancy Services

    Governing Council

    Luis Miranda

    Chairman, ISPP

    Founder and Former Chairman, IDFC Private Equity

    Member, Global Advisory Board, Chicago Booth

    Parth J. Shah

    Director, ISPP

    President, Centre for Civil Society

    Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

    Dean, ISPP

    Founder Director, India Development Foundation

    Yugank Goyal

    Associate Professor of Economics and Law, O.P. Jindal Global University

    Balaji Srinivasan

    Vice President for Strategy & Innovation;

    Chief International Officer, University of Chicago

    Board

    Luis Miranda

    Chairman, ISPP

    Founder and Former Chairman, IDFC Private Equity

    Member, Global Advisory Board, Chicago Booth

    Parth J. Shah

    Director, ISPP

    President, Centre for Civil Society

    Vidya Shah

    Director for FRG

    Shekhar Shah

    Vice-Chairman, ISPP Academic Advisory Council

    Former Director-General, National Council of Applied Economic Research

    Patrons

    Nadir Godrej

    Managing Director, Godrej Industries

    Nandan Nilekani

    Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, Infosys

    Former Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India

    Vallabh Bhansali

    Co-Founder, Enam Group

    Founder Director, FLAME University

    Jaithirth Rao

    Founder, Mphasis

    Chairman, Value and Budget Housing Corporation

    Management

    Luis Miranda

    Chairman, ISPP

    Founder and Former Chairman, IDFC Private Equity

    Member, Global Advisory Board, Chicago Booth

    Parth J. Shah

    Director, ISPP

    President, Centre for Civil Society

    Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

    Dean, ISPP

    Founder Director, India Development Foundation

    Faculty

    The highly experienced faculty at ISPP come from diverse academic backgrounds, united under the discipline of Public Policy. Each of the faculty members has contributed to research significantly in their relevant fields. The aspiration of a multidisciplinary approach to education is reflected in the diverse accomplished faculty at ISPP. ISPP endeavours to create future policy-makers in the country. This is achieved by equipping them with the required knowledge, encouraging peer-to-peer learning, and building a community of inquisitive scholars. The brilliant faculty at ISPP makes it possible to create the future policymakers of our country.

    Parth J. Shah

    Director, ISPP

    Founder & President,
    Centre for Civil Society

    Pronab Sen

    Principal Economic Adviser,
    Power and Energy

    Krishna K Ladha

    Distinguished Fellow, India Development Foundation (IDF), Gurgaon

    Ajay Khanna

    Founder
    Public Affairs Foundation of India (PAFI)

    NC Saxena

    Former Secretary, Planning Commission of India

    Luis Miranda

    Chairman, Centre for Civil Society

    Founder and Former Chairman, IDFC Private Equity

    Member, Global Advisory Board, Chicago Booth

    Team

    ISPP’s success starts from its foundation which is none other than the ISPP team. Building the institute up from the ground is a task that could not have been achieved without each valuable member of the ISPP team. The team moves forward with the vision and goals of ISPP in their minds guiding every action taken to continually improve the institute. Our incredibly talented team continues to strengthen the foundation of ISPP with their teamwork, hard work, and passion.

    Luis Miranda

    Chairman and Co-Founder, ISPP

    Parth J Shah

    Director and Co-Founder, ISPP

    Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

    Founding Dean, ISPP

    Pronab Sen

    Interim Director; Professor at ISPP

    Dhruva Mathur

    Academic Coordinator

    Vincy Davis

    Assistant Professor, Writing and Communications Lab

    Deepjyoti Sarma

    Deputy Manager, Admin and Ops

    Ashish Dubey

    Programme Coordinator – LokNeeti

    Sakshi Gupta

    Learning Associate

    Apoorva Dhingra

    Learning Associate

    Jatin Nair

    Learning Associate

    Nayla Chauhan

    Learning Associate

    Ammu Elizabeth Thomas

    Learning Associate-Writing and Communication Lab

    Manu Sakunia

    Head – Admissions

    Urvashi Shahi

    Senior Fellow

    Priyanka Tiwari

    Manager – Digital Marketing

    Nimisha Pathak

    Project Associate

    Navraj Choudhary

    Associate – Graphic Designer

    Shahin Khan

    Receptionist cum Office Assistant

    Vishal Singh Marothiya

    Office Assistance

    Gaur Manna

    Office Assistant