Takshashila’s Foundational Certificate in Public Policy comes to a conclusion.

Takshashila’s Foundational Certificate in Public Policy (FCPP) with Mount Carmel College, Bangalore comes to a conclusion.

The Takshashila Institution in association with Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (MCC) offered the Foundational Certificate in Public Policy (FCPP), a 30-hour certificate course open to undergraduate students from any stream, studying in different colleges across Bangalore. The course ended in September, 2014.

The FCPP programme set the foundation for undergraduate students looking to enter the sunrise industry of public policy and public affairs in India. Jobs and careers in public affairs are opening up for trained individuals – be it in the private or corporate sector, in foundations looking to change the world, NGOs working on various causes, political parties and even parts of government. FCPP equipped students with knowledge of the policymaking process and the factors that influence it. Students were taught what governments do and how they work, how to analyse public problems and understand the modern political landscape.

The first batch of FCPP had about 18 students attending the course, including undergraduate students from Mount Carmel College, Christ University and National Institute of Technology – Karnataka at Surathkal.

The FCPP course commenced in June, 2014 for a period of 10 weeks. The classes were held each week at the Mount Carmel College campus. The lecturers included Nitin Pai, Pavan Srinath, Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. Apart from the lectures, the students also attended a day-long policy simulation workshop organised by the Takshashila Institution.