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An awakened, policy-educated Indian

What are the principal policy challenges India faces today? Does the popular discourse frame these problems accurately? Does the political system address the fundamental problems in an efficient and effective manner? How do we evaluate the manifestos, proposals and demands made by political parties, interest groups and civil society? How do we engage as empowered citizens to make a constructive contribution to India’s future?

The GCPP Programme is designed to help dynamic individuals to navigate through the complex policy environment. Through networked self-study, lectures and interactive discussions, participants will gain a firm understanding of policy landscapes and emerge better equipped to play a competent role in public affairs.

Through the programme, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify and understand India’s policy environment
  • Situate India’s role as an emerging geopolitical and geoeconomic power within the context of its developmental challenges
  • Apply economic reasoning in analysing public policy challenges
  • Engage, negotiate with and partner with government, public and non-governmental organisations
  • Forge effective relationships with policy actors and policy networks

Curriculum overview
Core Modules: Three core modules form the backbone of the course: CP1 Introductory Public Policy Analysis, CP2 Economic Reasoning and Public Policy, and CP3 Tools and Frameworks. The lesson plan for these three modules stretches across 12 weeks, with prescribed readings, curated video lectures and assessments each week. The modules have been specifically designed by academic experts to suit the unique requirements of this programme.

Elective & Project: In addition, students can choose to complete one elective module from the list electives available.

Weekend Policy Workshops: Two intensive weekends of lectures, seminars and policy workshops, (CP121 and CP122) tentatively scheduled for the fifth and tenth weekends are an integral part of the programme. These workshops bring together the class, faculty, outside experts and practitioners to impart knowledge, skills and nuances that go beyond purely online learning methods.

These workshops will be conducted Friday to Sunday and students are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

Students who are unable to attend these workshops for a genuine reason may apply for either deferment or opt to receive a Citation of Completion of Studies instead of the full GCPP. Subject to approval by the academic committee, the deferment can be valid for the next three intakes of the GCPP course.

Final Examination: Students must pass a composite final examination conducted at the end of the course.

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