The Takshashila Institution conducted the second contact workshop for the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies (GCSS) programme from 30 November to 02 December 2018 at Discovery Village, Nandi Hills. The workshop comprised three days of intense experiential learning delivered through Exercise Amrut, Takshashila’s crisis simulation game. Designed to hone skills such as crisis management, negotiating and decision-making through role-playing, Exercise Amrut is a unique component of the GCSS.
In this edition of the game, teams were mentored by former National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon who gave valuable insights about the conduct of policy to achieve strategic objectives.
The third cohort of the GCSS has students drawn from a rich variety of professional and educational backgrounds. Participants include researchers, software professionals, students, and consultants working with governments.