Post Graduate Programmes

Master of Arts in Public Policy and Governance

Location: Hyderabad

School: School of Public Policy and Governance


Intake: 40

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The Masters programme in Public Policy and Governance offered by the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) is a novel, research and application-oriented course aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020. The programme provides interdisciplinary foundational training in Ethics and Policy, Economics (including big data analytics), Law, Political Science, and Sociology.  It encourages students to be reflexive in developing institutional designs that can transform public services.

A multi-disciplinary curriculum and innovative pedagogy provides exciting educational opportunities for the students. The course combines theory with field-based learning and internships to enable students to look beyond conventional models and help then envision institutions for an equitable society. The rigours of the theoretical aspects of the course along with experiential learning transforms the learning experience. It mentors young minds to understand policy frameworks and situates them in the socio-political and economic contexts. Agility with data, both large datasets and micro data equips students to incubate new ideas and contribute to the policy processes. It empowers the students to become competent policy professionals and thought leaders with a robust understanding of the field realities.

 

Overview of the Programme

The MA programme is a two-year, four-semester programme that is based on a set of interrelated components.

Through a corpus of courses, students undertake the study of policy institutions at the global and local levels. Another set of courses engages with policy designs, frameworks, and processes Finally, through another set of courses including qualitative field insights, the students are equipped to evaluate impacts of diverse policy approaches and outcomes. These together form the basis for the students to make informed policy recommendations embedded in principles of social equity.

The second year of the programme enables students to acquire the expertise to undertake policy research and design policy interventions with the help of capstone projects. Policy Research and Capstone Projects are promoted by the School through Policy Area Concentration and Public Policy and Good Governance Labs.

Policy Area Concentration

Students are encouraged to specialise in particular Policy Area Concentrations (PAC), thereby enabling them to join policy and research groups catering to specific sectors.

The PACs offered in the upcoming academic year include:

  • Data Sciences and Public Policy
  • Regulations and Institutions
  • Social Conflict and Public Policy

Public Policy and Good Governance Labs:

The School facilitates Capstone Projects through partnerships with governmental agencies, private corporations, parastatal agencies, and nongovernment institutions. The MA-PPG students work directly with these to attain a first-hand understanding of policy making while contributing through their own fresh ideas.

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Innovative Pedagogy: Students are encouraged to contribute and participate in inclusive and engaged learning processes.

Research Publications: Students are encouraged to put their policy research work in the public domain through journals, policy blogs, social media, newspaper articles etc.

Programme Outcomes:

  • The students are able to acquire practical skills beyond classroom teaching and thereby facilitating the application of theoretical knowledge acquired in the class to concrete policy situations.
  • The students are competent to engage with and addressing problems affecting contemporary policy concerns
  • The students have the necessary theoretical soundness, skill sets, and perspectives to work in a specialised professional capacity.
  • The students acquire the necessary academic acumen to undertake further academic endeavours, including PhD programmes in public policy or related areas

Employment opportunities

The programme has an excellent placement record. Alumni of the school work with ministries, departments, and institutions of Central, State, and District Governments; Consulting firms like PWC, Deloitte, and KPMG etc.; Multilateral agencies such as UNDP, UNICEF, etc.; International organizations like the Clinton Foundation and national and international policy think tanks.
Every year a cohort of student get selected for higher studies in prestigious national and international universities

Programme

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Distribution of Credit Hours:

Year Details Credits

     First



Foundation COurses 4
Core Courses 14
School Common-Courses 8
School Common-Workshops 4
Discipline Spevific Workshops 4
Experiential Learning 8

     Second


School Common-Courses 8
Policy Area Concentrations 6
Experiential Learning 4
Dissertation 18
           Total Credits 78

Note: 1 credit = 15 hours classroom teaching or 30 hours lab/field experience/workshop/self - study.

Semesterwise Courses:

 

 

Semester I: 20 Credit

Description

Code

Course Title

Credit

Foundation Courses

FC

Foundation Course

4

School Commons

SCPO-1

Public Policy: Paradigms & Practices

2

SCPO-2

Policy Institutions in Practice

2

PPG Core

 

PPG-1

Ethics of Public Action

2

PPG-2

Law, State, and Governance

2

School Commons – Workshops I

 

SCW – 1

Academic Writing and Communication Skills

 

4

Basics of Excel and STATA/R

Basic Mathematics for Public Policy

Geo-visualization of Society and Nature

School Commons:

Experiential Learning

EL 1

Experiential Learning – Rural Exposure Visit

4

Semester II: 22 Credits

School Commons

SCPO-3

Basic Statistics for Development Data

2

SCPO-4

Policy Analysis Exercise

2

PPG Core

PPG-3

Development Economics and Public Policy

2

PPG-4

Comparative Public Policies

2

PPG-5

Public Economics

2

PPG-6

Impact Evaluation

2

PPG-7

Policy Advocacy

2

Discipline Specific Workshop

 

DSW 1

Advanced Training in Census and Large-Scale Survey – Census, NSS, NFHS

4

Experiential Learning

EL2

Public Policy and Good Governance Lab

4

Semester III- 18

 

 

 

School Commons

SCPO-5

Qualitative methods for Policy Research

2

SCPO-6

Econometrics Methods for Policy Research

2

SCPO-7

Mixed Methods in Research Design

2

SCPO-8

Reading Text and Research Writing

2

 

 

 

Policy Area Concentrations (PAC)

PAC-Reg

Regulation and Institutions

 

PAC-Reg-1

Regulation and Institutions

2

PAC-Reg-2

Examining Institutions: A Dialogue with Critical Social Theory and Practice

2

PAC-Reg-3

Regulatory Performance Appraisal

2

 

PAC-DSPP

Data Science and Public Policy

 

PAC-DSPP-1

Introduction to Data Science and Public Policy

2

PAC-DSPP-2

Development Data in Practice

2

PAC-DSPP-3

Decision Modelling for Public Policy

2

PAC-SCPP

Social Conflict and Public Policy

 

PAC-SCPP 1

Theoretical and Empirical Concerns in Social Conflict and Public Policy

2

PAC-SCPP 2

Economics of Social Conflict

2

PAC-SCPP 3

Conflict and Peace Ethnography

2

School Commons:

Workshop

Data Visualization

 

Experiential Learning

EL 3

Public Policy and Good Governance Lab

4

 

 

 

Semester IV (18 credits)

PPG-Diss

Capstone Project leading to Research Dissertation

18

Fee Structure:

 

Components Master of Arts (Public Policy and Governance)
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 17,000 17,000 17,000 17,000
Examination Fee 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
CHARGES



Field Education / Internship / Experiential Learning Charges 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
IT Charges 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Library Charges 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Other Charges( ID Card, Convocation & Misc.) * 2,500 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Lab / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 10,000 0 10,000 0
Students' Union Fund * 500 500 500 500
Alumni Fund * 0 500 0 0
Health Care Fund* 2,000 0 2,000 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0    
  Semester wise Course Fee 54,500 30,500 42,000 30,000
  Yearly Fees 85,000 72,000
  Total Course Fee 1,57,000
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Expenses related to Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, if any, will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.
No fee concession is available for self-finanaced programmes.

 

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