Certificate Course on
Fundamentals of Public Policy

Course Fees

The tuition fee for the course
is Rs. 15,000/- (all inclusive).


Enrollment

To apply, please click here.


Queries

Please email us at academy@cprgindia.org


Course starts on
February 10, 2024

A 3-month online certification course.


The online certificate course offered by the Center of Policy Research and Governance (CPRG) focuses on equipping learners with a comprehensive understanding of the basics of public policy and governance in India. The course is designed to cater to a diverse audience including students, academics, professionals, and policy enthusiasts. Led by accomplished scholars, bureaucrats, and seasoned practitioners across diverse policy domains, this course seamlessly blends cutting-edge research, theoretical insights, and real-world scenarios to equip learners with tools to understand and evaluate the public policy systems and processes.

Our Core Tenets



1

Empowering the ‘public’ in Public Policy

By bringing distinguished academicians and policy practitioners within our cohort, we nurture an engaging and empowering learning opportunity for the Indian public.

2

Powerful conversations create powerful ideas

Our strategy involves designing conversation-based sessions that go beyond the traditional pedagogical model. Learners actively engage, critically question, and test the ideas they encounter during the sessions with domain leaders. These vibrant exchanges foster personalized and profound learning encounters, fostering the growth of fresh ideas.



Structure

Stretched over 12 weekends, the course offers learners the flexibility to balance their commitments, be it college or work-related engagements. Typically conducted on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings, the sessions are designed to accommodate diverse schedules. The course entails a weekly commitment of 3-4 hours.

Areas of Study


Over 24 interactive sessions, learners will actively explore the fundamental debates and questions of public policy and governance in India. Moreover, they will have an exceptional opportunity to engage with the practical applications of public policy and develop skills to navigate their own paths in this dynamic space.

Our sessions are intentionally divided into three key areas of study, which are as follows:


01

Understanding Policy in India, which includes aspects like state capacity, politics of development, political ideologies, economic foundations of public policy, public finance, and representation.

02

Tools of Policy, which includes aspects like research methods, impact evaluation, and policy case study.

03

Public Policy in Action, which includes aspects like health, climate, power, education, environment, agriculture, gender, and technology

Assessment

The course assessment serves as a valuable juncture for learners to pause, reflect, and enhance their grasp of the concepts explored during the sessions. Our mentors will diligently review submitted assignments, offering practical feedback to aid learners on their path.

Eligibility

We welcome learners from diverse academic backgrounds and aim to provide a comprehensive learning experience that caters to individuals with varying levels of prior knowledge and expertise. We expect our candidates to have either completed or are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Mentors

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Mr. Aditya Chopra

Vice-President

Samagra



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Dr. Anustubh Agnihotri

Assistant Professor

Ashoka University



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Mr. Arun Goyal

Member of the Central Electricity

Regulatory Commision, IAS’85 Batch

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Prof. Badri Narayan

Director

G.B. Pant Social Science Institute


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Mr. Chetan Aggarwal

MPA Candidate

Harvard University Ex-Government of India


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Mr. C.K. Mishra

Former Secretary

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India

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Dr. Disha Sharma

Air Pollution Expert

UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific



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Dr. Manisha Priyam

Professor

National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi


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Dr. Mrinal Mishra

Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer)

University of Melbourne




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Ms. Nidhi Ladha

Partner

ESG and Sustainability


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Mr. Nitin Mehta

Officer on Special Duty

Prasar Bharati


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Dr. Omkar Joshi

External Faculty Affiliate

Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland

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Dr. Prakash Jha

Assistant Professor

Mississippi State University


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Mr. Pranav Gupta

Ph.D. Candidate

University of California at Berkeley

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Prof. Rachna Sharma

Associate Professor

IIMC, New Delhi


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Dr. Rashmi Das

Founder & Promoter

Live Media & Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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Dr. Rahul Verma

Fellow

Centre for Policy Research


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Dr. Santosh Mehrotra

Professor

Jawaharlal Nehru University


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Mr. Shahnawaz Khan

Principal Lead, Ecosystems - Google Cloud

HCLTech


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Mr. Sharad Vivek Sagar

Founder & CEO

Dexterity Global



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Dr. Shruti Gupta

Senior Training Associate

J-PAL South Asia



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Ms. Sohini Mookherjee

Senior Training Manager

J-PAL South Asia



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Dr. Sudhir Pratap Singh

Adjunct Professor

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurugram; IPS '83 Batch

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