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Master of Arts in Public Policy and Governance

Location: Hyderabad

School: School of Public Policy and Governance

Intake: 40

Description

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A space that prepares you to be a global policy maker

MA in Public Policy and Governance is a two-year programme that develops your ability to understand policy frameworks and situates them in the socio-political and economic contexts.  It prepares you to:

  • Study policy institutions and processes to design policy architecture
  • Evaluate policy impact through micro and big data and qualitative field insights
  • Engage with diverse policy settings and design solutions

The cornerstones of the MA programme are:

From engaging with policy institutions at the global and local levels to acquiring the acumen to design policies, its frameworks, and processes, you will be equipped to evaluate impacts of diverse policy approaches and outcomes. These together will form the basis for you to make informed policy recommendations that are embedded in principles of equity, justice and sustainability.

The second year of the programme will enable you to acquire real world experience and the expertise to undertake policy research and design policy interventions with the help of capstone projects. Such research will be undertaken by you in the Policy Area Concentration chosen by you.  

 

Intellectual Framework of the Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (22 credits)

 

Description

Code

Course Title

Credit

 

Foundation Courses

FC

Foundation Course

4

 

School Commons 

SCPO-1

Public Policy: Paradigms & Practices

2

 

SCPO-2

Policy Institutions and Practices 

2

 

 

SCPO-3

Basic Statistics for Development Data

2

 

PPG Core

 

PPG-1

Ethics of Public Action

2

 

PPG-3

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

 

Experiential Learning

EL 1

Experiential Learning – Rural Exposure Visit

4

 

Semester II (20 credits)

 

Description

Code

Course Title

Credit

 

 

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

EL 2

Public Policy and Good Governance Lab

4

 

Semester III (20 credits)

 

Description

Code

Course Title

Credit

 

School Commons

SCPO-5

Qualitative methods for Policy Research

2

 

SCPO-6

Econometrics Methods for Policy Research

2

 

SCPO-7

Project Management

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 

6

      Semester IV (18 credits)

Description

Code

Course Title

Credit

Research Dissertation

PPG-Diss

Capstone Project leading to Research Dissertation

18

 

Fee Structure:

 *Fee under revision

Components Master of Arts (Public Policy and Governance)
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
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 53,500 29,500 41,000 29,000
  Yearly Fees 83,000 70,000
  Total Course Fee 1,53,000
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.