Residential workshop for cohort 24 of GCPP (Technology & Policy)

Nandi Hills, Bangalore, 15-17 November 2019

Students of The Takshashila Institution’s Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (Technology & Policy), GCPP (TP) programme attended a 3-day residential workshop at the Discovery Village, Nandi Hills. Students engaged in a policy framing exercise focused on social impact. They also got a hands-on experience of the complexities of public policymaking through Nagara, a roleplay-based democracy game designed by Takshashila.

The discussions and debates were intense, thanks to a diverse cohort comprising entrepreneurs, software professionals, consultants as well as students.

This workshop is a great excercise to understand citizen’s role in the government. Earlier I had no idea about the complexities involved in policy making, this course has opened my eyes to them. Also the diverse people I got to meet here were not only inspiring, they opened my eyes to the different kinds of opportunities out there. It was definitely an amazing experience!

-Rahul Das

Senior Consultant at Zinnov

Conducted three times in a year, the GCPP programme draws students from different professional and educational backgrounds including information technology, journalism, law, finance, academia and government. Students can choose one of three specialisations: Defence & Foreign Affairs, Public Policy and Technology & Policy. Faculty comprises policy practitioners and academic experts from across the world to equip students with the skills needed to build the intellectual foundations of an India with global interests.

Applications for the next cohort are now open. Apply here.