The Takshashila Institution Interacts with Delegation from Royal College of Defence Studies

The Takshashila Institution Interacts with Delegation from Royal College of Defence Studies

BANGALORE, 10 June, 2016

A delegation of 22 students from the Royal College Of Defence Studies (RCDS) visited Bengaluru between 9 and 10 June 2016. The delegation interacted with the Takshashila scholars at an special event at Taj West End on Jun 10th 2016.The students — from Europe, West Asia, Africa and South America — are senior military officers or civilian officials in the armed forces and governments of their home countries. The scholars from the Takshashila Institution, Narayan Ramachandran, Dr Rajan Govil and Pavan Srinath, led sessions on three areas important to India’s trajectory: its political transition, economic state of affairs and cities.

The RCDS course is a flagship post-graduate-level international study programme in global strategic studies, provided by the British government. It focuses on political, diplomatic, security, social and economic issues at the highest strategic level, the level at which governments take decisions on these issues both nationally and within the international community. During the course, issues are analysed for their implications in terms of strategy and leadership.

The Takshashila Institution is an independent, non-partisan think tank and school of public policy located in Bangalore. It is a non-profit institution. Over the past four years, Takshashila has educated over 500 talented individuals in public policy in shorter courses. It partnered Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) in India’s first civic leadership incubator programme (B.CLIP). This year, Takshashila also launched an MA in Public Policy course in collaboration with Mount Carmel College, Bangalore – a 2 year, full-time programme for fresh graduates and young professionals. A new Post-Graduate Programme in Public Policy (PGP) programme crafted specifically for working professionals will be launched in September 2016.

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