On 17 December 2017, the Takshashila Institution successfully concluded the first batch of the Post-Graduate Programme in Public Policy (PGP). The course concluded with the students presenting a defence of their dissertations over a period of two days. The subjects discussed touched upon various aspects of public policy, including urban reforms, agrarian reforms, regulation of the internet, and reforms in the financial markets.
The first batch comprised 22 students carefully selected from a multitude of applications with diverse backgrounds ranging from CEOs, a BBMP Corporator, independent researchers, scientists, political consultants, and aspiring politicians. Some of them have already transitioned successfully to careers in public policy.
About the Takshashila PGP
The Takshashila Post-Graduate Programme in Public Policy (PGP) brings together policy practitioners and academics from across the world. The programme is academically rigorous and attuned to the current requirements of industry, media, social sector and politics. Over a duration of 48 weeks, the PGP equips participants with a core set of skills in policy evaluation, economic reasoning, effective communication and public persuasion. Its emphasis is on how these skills can be applied to formulate and analyse policies in a variety of settings.
The PGP comprises lectures, exercises and experiential learning experiences with some of the most eminent academics, journalists and practitioners in the public policy sphere. The five-day intensive workshop was the first of the four contact workshops of the programme. The workshops are specifically designed for students to get first-hand experience of public policy.