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Post Graduate Diploma (Public Policy & Governance)

Location: Hyderabad

School: School of Public Policy and Governance

Intake: 15

Description

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A space that prepares you to be a global policy maker

Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Governance is a one-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 PGD 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.

 

Key proficiencies

  • Ability to undertake incisive policy analysis
  • Familiarity with nature and functioning of the institutions
  • Agility with big and micro data for analysing impact of policies
  • Acumen and confidence to be a decision maker
  • Theoretical soundness and analytical skills for policy implementation

These skills will be used by you while working in specialized professional settings of repute. 

A distinct pedagogy

The programme delivery is a collaboration between the students and the instructor to facilitate a creative and rigorous teaching-learning ecosystem.

The pedagogical tools include:

  1. Classroom interactions covering theoretical and applied aspects using lectures, case studies, group work, audio-visual techniques and presentations.
  2. Capstone projects with
  • Rural Experiential Learning (REL): A rural exposure where you work in rural settings to connect the classroom teachings to the field realities. 
  • Public Policy and Good Governance Labs (PPGL): You get a hands-on experience to work with governmental agencies, private corporations, parastatal agencies, and nongovernment institution.

 

Career prospects: Professional and academic Opportunities

Every year a cohort of student also get selected for higher studies in prestigious national and international universities

Academic and Outreach opportunities outside the classroom 

  • Present your initiatives and policy research through journals, policy blogs, newspapers
  • Initiate and participate in the open lecture series, ‘Perspectives’, a forum for the brightest minds across the world

 

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

Fee Structure:

 *Fee under revision

Components

Post Graduate Diploma (Public Policy & Governance) (One Year Programme) (Self-Financed Programme)

Fees Sem I Sem II
FEE Tuition Fee 16,000 16,000
Examination Fee 1,000 1,000
CHARGES



Field Education / Internship / Experiential Learning Charges 2,000 2,000
IT Charges 2,000

2,000

Library Charges 1,500 1,500
Other Charges( ID Card, Convocation & Misc.) * 2,500 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 6,000 6,000
Lab / Studio Fund 0 0
Development Fund 10,000 0
Students' Union Fund * 500 500
Alumni Fund * 0 500
Health Care Fund* 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
  Yearly Fees 83,000
  Total Course Fee 83,000
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.