The Takshashila GCPP

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 analysts, public officials, leaders or indeed, as active citizens. It is primarily delivered through online distance learning with two weekend policy workshops, often in Bangalore. The course is designed to be taken from anywhere in the world, and while working.


Apply by January 9 for the January—April 2018  for the summer cohort of GCPP.

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Outcomes that matter
The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP) Programme equips students with the knowledge of the policymaking process and the factors that influence it. They will acquire skills required to analyse policy in their own context and apply this understanding to their personal, professional and political goals. More »

Learning from the best
The faculty is drawn from Takshashila’s international network of academic experts, practitioners and experienced professionals, making for an innovative, exciting and inspiring curriculum that both addresses the basics of the discipline as well as teaches skills that can be readily applied while engaging in public affairs. More »

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Who should take this course

The GCPP Programme is primarily designed for citizens who want to take an active, more informed role in public affairs. It is open to qualifying individuals from any sector, discipline or occupation. The programme meets the needs of those engaging in, or seeking to engage in a broad range of professions ranging from the media, civil service, non-government organisations, law, advocacy, regulatory affairs and international business. Individuals and organisations engaged in consulting, social services, public health, economic development and international development will benefit from this programme. A small number of junior studentships is available for promising undergraduate students who can add value to the class. More »

Schedule and Structure
The GCPP Programme consists of a 12-week blended learning programme. Most of the course will be conducted remotely using an online Learning Management System. To successfully complete the course and receive a certificate a student must:
- Complete the two core modules
- Complete at least one elective
- Participate in the two weekend contact workshops.
- Pass a composite final examination.

Students who complete all other requirements but are unable to attend both workshops will receive a Citation of Completion of Studies instead of the certificate. Students can attend workshops with future batches in case they miss one. More »

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For the summer cohort:
Application Deadline: 8th January 2018. (Early applicants will have an advantage)
Course Commences: 20th January, 2018.

For the monsoon cohort:
Application Deadline: 8th May 2017. (Early applicants will have an advantage)
Course Commences: 19th May, 2018.

Disclaimer: The GCPP Programme is not approved by UGC, AICTE or any other government authority. At this time is not officially recognised as a qualification for government employment.

Disclaimer: Before applying, read our terms and conditions to know more.

GCPP - FAQs
Here's a list of frequently asked questions that you should refer to before applying or contacting us. More »

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