Aliya Jabbar, student of the 14th batch of the Graduate Certificate of Public Policy (GCPP), has been awarded the MS Bharatha Iyengar Award for her outstanding performance in the programme.
The MS Bharatha Iyengar Award is based on Mr. Bharatha Iyengar, who was an exceptional civil engineer in Tamil Nadu’s port systems. Bharatha Iyengar, born in Mysore, participated in the Quit India Movement before taking high school exams and also became a rank-holder in Karnataka. Mr. Iyengar was passionate about education and mentored numerous individuals in his lifetime.
The GCPP programme has had a tremendous contribution in enabling my understanding of the dynamics of politics and policy in India. The course structure is well-designed, with a thorough explanation of the fundamentals of economic and political reasoning that transitions into exercises that encourage the application of these ideas in online and workshop assignments. The faculty is insightful and engaging and helped me grasp concepts that I had no previous knowledge of. The sharp, quantitative analytical framework that is the cornerstone of this programme’s philosophy provides new perspectives on the issues that frame policy-making.The programme has provided me with tools that allow me to dissect the mechanics and feasibility of policy proposals and to internalize that the effects of policy may be enduring and far-reaching. Overall, the GCPP course was an exceptionally informative and enjoyable experience, and undoubtedly plays a major role in how I have started to assess developments in policy in India.
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.