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Special Courses

Special courses offer an in-depth exploration of one public policy subject. The courses are carefully curated and their unique design make them accessible to students, working professionals and individuals who wish to specialise in a particular subject. The courses combine six thematic online sessions with readings and assignments. Special courses carry two credits and can be taken in addition to other certificate programmes offered by Takshashila.

The first special course was on the rise of China as a global power and its implications for the world.

The second special course is on Ethical Reasoning for Public Policy. An informed reflection on ethical dilemmas in governance and war, this special course provides students with concepts and frameworks in public policy.

Course Duration and Pedagogy

The duration of the course is from 22 September 2018 to 3 November 2018.

The course comprises a weekly list of readings and six thematic webinars spread over a period of six weeks.


The course will be assessed via two graded assignments.


  • The fee for this course is ₹8,000 + 18% GST. Takshashila alumni can take this course at a special fee of ₹4,000 + 18% GST.
  • The fee covers expenses for accessing Takshashila Institution’s Learning Management Suite, which includes curated readings, in-house frameworks and webinars.
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For more information, please write to the following address with the subject line, "Special Course":