Welcome to Takshashila! We are an independent, non-partisan networked think tank and school of public policy.

Here are a few of the exciting things we do:

Public Policy Education
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. More on the education programme»


Policy Research

Browse our policy research section for policy briefs, discussion documents and analyses.

The Takshashila Scholars Programme aims to select and work with talented young individuals who wish to undertake high quality public policy research of relevance to India. Takshashila will be awarding scholarships for independent, part-time research projects lasting up to 6 months. Read more and apply here»


We are looking for talented graduate and undergraduate students of any stream with a strong academic record, a demonstrated interest in extracurricular activities and good writing skills. Students with quantitative skills have an added advantage. More here»

Read our magazine, Pragati—The Indian National Interest Review and our op-eds and blogs. Get all these in our beautiful free iPad app.

Reach our scholars & fellows
To reach our scholars and fellows for media interviews, television shows, seminars and lectures, contact us.