In the midst of continuous churning of news and policies everyday, the Cogitatum series is an attempt to equip curious minds with a strong fundamental base on contemporary topics. It is a 4-week online course designed to provide a nuanced take on one present-day policy issue. This course is designed for anyone who wants to go beyond peripheral knowledge on a public policy topic and dig deeper. More »

Post-Graduate Programme in Public Policy

The Takshashila PGP is a 48-week programme for working professionals who wish to establish careers in public policy, public affairs and political leadership. The PGP brings together policy practitioners and academic experts from across the world. The programme is academically rigorous and attuned to the current requirements of industry, media, social sector and politics. Over a duration of 48 weeks, the PGP equips participants with a core set of skills in policy evaluation, economic reasoning, effective communication and public persuasion. Its emphasis is on how these skills can be applied to formulate and analyse policies in a variety of settings.

It is targeted at dynamic individuals who wish to enter the growing professional sphere of policy, public affairs, governance and leadership, while pursuing their current occupations. More »

Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

Takshashila’s Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP) programme aims to equip dynamic Indians with knowledge, skills and exposure to public policy. The 12 week course provides a firm understanding of the fundamentals of public policy and governance and enable participants to apply them in their professional lives and political discourse. The programme is designed to prepare participants to better engage in the public arena as active citizens. It is primarily delivered through online distance learning with two weekend policy workshops. More »

Urban Civic Leadership

Takshashila conducts the Bangalore Political Action Committee's (B.PAC) Civic Leadership Incubator Program (B.CLIP), training talented individuals who wish to transform their city by contesting municipal corporation elections. By equipping candidates with skills in public policy analysis, municipal administration, political landscape and election campaign dynamics, the incubator project will create a pipeline of candidates that B.PAC and other civil society organizations can endorse for the future Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections. More »

Master of Arts in Public Policy

The Master of Arts in Public Policy is offered by Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (Autonomous) in collaboration with the Takshashila Institution. This is a two-year, full-time programme that is currently open to women only.

The programme is also designed to help participants become more engaged in the policy making process, as analysts, as public leaders, officials, public affairs specialists, researchers, public advocates and indeed, as change-makers and transformative individuals. More »

Executive Programmes:

Takshashila Executive Programmes on Public Policy (TEP3) are specially designed courses for leaders, managers, analysts and professionals in public, private and non-profit sectors who deal with public affairs. Takshashila's executive programmes are conducted in partnership with public (civilian and defence) agencies and private corporations. These programmes are custom-designed for members of partner organisations. More »

There are a few active executive programmes on offer in 2015-16, and we welcome expressions of interest for customised courses for individual organisations.

Executive Programme in Strategic Government Engagement

Takshashila’s Executive Programme on Strategic Government Engagement, is designed to equip senior management professionals with a firm understanding of fundamental issues in corporate affairs, decision making in government, compliance, regulatory affairs and crisis management. More »

Certificate in Data Journalism

Takshashila's Certificate in Data Journalism (CDJ) course helps participants become better journalists by employing analytical, interpretation and visualisation techniques that exploit the increasing wealth of data that is becoming available today. More »

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