Master of Arts in Public Policy and Governance
School: School of Public Policy and Governance
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:
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.
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.
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
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Distribution of Credit Hours:
|Discipline Spevific Workshops||4|
|Policy Area Concentrations||6|
Note: 1 credit = 15 hours classroom teaching or 30 hours lab/field experience/workshop/self - study.
Semester I: 20 Credit
|Components||Master of Arts (Public Policy and Governance)|
|Fees||Sem I|| Sem II
||Sem III||Sem IV
||Field Education / Internship / Experiential Learning Charges||2,000||2,000||2,000||2,000|
|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|
|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|
|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.|