The Takshashila Institution awarded the Gomtibai Govindji Prize to Natasha Ahuja, from the 14th batch of the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP), for distinction in the study of public policy. The Gomtibai Govindji Prize has been instituted by her family to recognise the best performing student in the Takshashila GCPP. The prize comprises of a cash award and a citation.
Natasha has done her graduation in Journalism from LSR, New Delhi, and holds a Diploma in Conflict Transformation & Peace-building. She will be pursuing Maters in Public Policy in the coming year
GCPP provided me with the opportunity to interact with a diverse set of people with varying interests. Unlike most other educational institutions, the education provided here is relevant, fresh and useful. The course taught me how to connect dots in this seemingly cruel and chaotic world. I learnt the power of narratives and learnt how to look at the world's problems objectively. My favourite part of GCPP was the second workshop. My interactions during the workshop not only taught me a lot about how to analyse policies, but also provided me with the opportunity to meet a number of passionate people that continue to help fuel my dreams. GCPP truly energised me. It gave me much more than I could've ever asked for.
The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy is Takshashila's flagship educational programme. The 12-week course is networked and largely online, and meant for working professionals and full time students from across the world. The course is offered three times a year. Applications are currently open for the summer cohort.