Contours of the Public Policy in India in the Amrit Kaal

Contours of the Public Policy in India in the Amrit Kaal
Contours of the Public Policy in India in the Amrit Kaal
Contours of the Public Policy in India in the Amrit Kaal
Contours of the Public Policy in India in the Amrit Kaal

Contours of the Public Policy in India in the Amrit Kaal

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Contours of the Public Policy in India in the Amrit Kaal | An Online International Autumn School Program | A One-Month Immersive Online Intermediate Certificate Training Course | September 2023 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning


#IMPRI Center for the Study of Finance and Economics (CSFE), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to #WebPolicyLearning

An Online International Autumn School Program

One-Month Immersive Online Intermediate Certificate Training Course on

Contours of the Public Policy in India in the Amrit Kaal

Details of the #WebPolicyLearning:
Dates: September (1, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30), 2023
Every Friday and Saturday in September
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom

Course Fee: INR 12,000 (inclusive of GST)
Discounted Fee:
For Professionals: INR 8,400 | For Students: INR 7,000
Additionally, Bulk Discounts can be availed for groups of more than 5 participants

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In India, Amrit Kaal (literally the nectar period regarded as auspicious for pursuing ambitious goals) refers to the period 2022 to 2047, when India would have completed 100 years of independence.

In the 21st century, being literate in the nuances of public policies involving both the domestic and international aspects has become essential for informed participation for all the stakeholders in India. However, the domestic and international environment is becoming increasingly complex and volatile as India charts its course to become a developed nation by the end of Amrit Kaal in 2047.

This course is specially designed to impart relevant analytical concepts and skills to the participant concerning various elements of India’s public policies in a coherent manner. The resource persons have been carefully selected to provide a high level of expertise to be delivered with nuance and balance. Topics range from enhancing competence in public financial management, designing public policies to achieve citizen-centric outcomes, science, technology, and public policy, judicial and police reforms, managing India’s urbanization, balancing environment goals with other goals, and implications of India’s demographic trends for pension and health care, and others. A novel feature of the program is the thematic sessions on selected public policy issues and the last session on discussing the main messages arising from the course.

Unknowingly and knowingly, public policy interacts and intervenes in all of our lives. Understanding policy becomes convoluted because it operates in such a vast realm; this course aims to declutter it by expounding public policy’s warrants, caveats, and numerous facets. Emphasizing the impact of policies on the stakeholders, its intended and unintended consequences, and analysis thereof.

This course goes a step further from the introductory level into the contours of public policy in India and its warrant, caveats, facets, and its impact. In this one month, participants will gain a unique understanding of the complex challenges of contemporary governance from a variety of perspectives, such as economics and agriculture, foreign policy, urban management and policy, climate change, environmental policy, and disaster management, the role of media and civil society, and contemporary threads such as feminism in policy making. This provides the tools and know-how to comprehend and handle India’s critical public policy issues.

This course will be conducted by expert resource persons comprising civil servants, politicians, civil society activists, professionals, and academics. The course hopes to deliver expanded thinking and enhanced understanding to be able to make formidable contributions to public policy.

For Whom

The course has been designed for the Indian context in the Amrit Kaal. This distinctive approach would be valuable for all the stakeholders interested in or impacted by public policies. This course is designed for individuals who are passionate about understanding the intricate landscape of public policy in India. It caters to a diverse audience, including:

  1. Students and Academics: Undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing degrees in political science, public administration, economics, law, sociology, or related fields, who wish to deepen their knowledge of Indian public policy.
  2. Policy Practitioners: Aspiring and current policymakers, government officials, civil servants, and policy analysts who want to enhance their expertise in crafting effective policies and navigating the dynamic policy environment of India.
  3. NGO and Advocacy Professionals: Professionals working in non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups, and think tanks who seek insights into the policy formulation and implementation process to drive positive change in society.
  4. Business Leaders: Entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and business owners who want to comprehend the policy ecosystem in India, enabling them to align their strategies with the broader societal and regulatory framework.
  5. Journalists and Media Personnel: Media professionals interested in accurately reporting on public policy developments in India and contributing to informed public discourse.
  6. International Observers: Researchers, diplomats, and scholars from around the world who wish to gain a nuanced understanding of Indian public policy to foster cross-cultural collaborations and partnerships.
  7. Interested Citizens: Individuals with a general interest in the socio-political landscape of India, who want to make informed decisions as responsible citizens and engage in meaningful discussions about public policy matters.

Course Benefits:
Participants will emerge from this course with a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, methodologies, challenges, and opportunities in the field of public policy in India. They will gain insights into the historical, socio-economic, and political factors that shape policy decisions and learn how to critically analyze policy proposals. The course will empower participants to actively engage in policy discussions, contribute to evidence-based policy solutions, and navigate the evolving landscape of public policy in India.

Benefits of taking the Course

  1. In-Depth Understanding: Participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of the historical, cultural, and socio-economic factors that have shaped public policy in India. They will explore the evolution of key policies and their impact on various sectors of society.
  2. Policy Analysis Skills: The course will equip participants with the tools and methodologies to critically analyze public policies. They will learn how to assess policy effectiveness, identify potential shortcomings, and propose evidence-based improvements.
  3. Contextual Awareness: Participants will gain insights into the complex interplay of politics, economics, and social dynamics that influence policy formulation and implementation in India. This contextual awareness is crucial for crafting well-rounded policies.
  4. Problem-Solving Abilities: By engaging with real-world case studies and scenarios, participants will enhance their problem-solving skills. They will learn how to address societal challenges and design policies that address the needs of diverse populations.
  5. Policy Implementation Strategies: The course will delve into the practical aspects of policy implementation, covering stakeholder engagement, resource allocation, monitoring, and evaluation. Participants will gain insights into overcoming implementation barriers.
  6. Interdisciplinary Approach: The course draws on various disciplines, including political science, economics, sociology, and law. This interdisciplinary approach will provide participants with a holistic understanding of policy issues.
  7. Networking Opportunities: Participants will have the chance to interact with fellow learners, policy experts, and guest speakers, fostering valuable networking connections within the policy domain.
  8. Enhanced Decision-Making: Whether participants are policymakers, advocates, or citizens, the course will empower them to make informed decisions by understanding the underlying rationale and implications of different policies.
  9. Career Advancement: For those pursuing careers in public policy, government, NGOs, or related fields, the course can serve as a strong foundation for career advancement and improved job prospects.
  10. Critical Engagement: Participants will develop the ability to engage in thoughtful discussions and debates about public policy matters, contributing to informed public discourse and active civic participation.
  11. Global Perspective: While focusing on India, the insights gained from the course can also offer a broader perspective on policy challenges and solutions that can be applied in other contexts.
  12. Certificate of Completion: Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course, showcasing their commitment to continuous learning and expertise in Indian public policy.
  13. Have the opportunity to publish their essays on the IMPRI Insights Blog, which features the articles of eminent people from around the globe.
  14. Access to session videos for 15 days

Overall, this course promises to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to navigate the complex world of public policy in India and contribute meaningfully to the betterment of society.

Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Program Experts

Chair & Course Director

Prof Mukul AsherVisiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI; Former Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS) 

Inaugural Keynote Remarks:

Dr Sanjeev Sanyal, Member, Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), and Secretary to the Government of India (GoI). Former Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance. Distinguished Economist, Urban Theorist and Best Selling Author.


Mr V Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Organisation Development, Singapore

Prof Shobhit Mathur, Co-Founder & Vice-Chancellor, Rishihood University, Haryana

Ms Urvashi Prasad, Director, Office of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, New Delhi

Prof Aman Agarwal, Professor of Finance & Vice-Chairman, Indian Institute of Finance (IIF), Greater Noida

Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI; Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan

Mr Prakash Singh, Retd. Indian Police Service Officer (IPS); Former Director General of Police, Assam Police; Border Security Force (BSF), Uttar Pradesh and Assam Police

Mr Harsh Gupta Madhusudan, Author of A New Idea of India: Individual Rights in a Civilisational State; Investor

Mr Yash Agarwal, Founder, Public Policy India (PPI), New Delhi

Prof Chetan Vaidya, Independent Director, GIFT City; Former Director, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), Delhi 

Prof Sacchidananda Mukherjee,  Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi

Mr Aashish Chandorkar, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Government of India (GoI)

Prof M. Govinda Rao, Distinguished Economist, Former Member, 14th Finance Commission & the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Former Director of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi and Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru

Amb Bhaskar Balakrishnan, Former Ambassador of India to Greece and Cuba; Former member of India’s National Security Advisory Board; Science Diplomacy Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi

Dr Radhika Pandey, Associate Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi

Amb Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA); India’s Former Ambassador to Denmark, South Korea and Libya

Prof Anil K Gupta, Head of Division, International Cooperation, Advisory Services, e-learning & Media Portfolio; Director of Projects & CoE; Full Professor of Policy Planning & Strategies, National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), New Delhi

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Dr Devender Singh, Senior Visiting Fellow, IMPRI
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI
Dr Arjun KumarDirector, IMPRI

Course Schedule

Time Slot (IST)Session TopicExpert
Week 1
Day 1: September 1, 2023 (Friday)
6-6:30 pmOrientation to the ProgramProf Mukul Asher
6:30-7:30 pmOpening Keynote Address on Using Feedback Loops for Policy-makingDr Sanjeev Sanyal
7:30-8 pmOverview to the ProgramProf Mukul Asher
Week 2
Day 2: September 8, 2023 (Friday)
6-7 pmKnowing-Doing Gap in Public PoliciesMr V Ramakrishnan
7-8 pmKey Concepts in Fiscal DiagnosticsProf Mukul Asher
Day 3: September 9, 2023 (Saturday)
6-6:40 pmCitizen-Centric Public Policy FormulationMr V Ramakrishnan
6:40-7:20 pmGoods and Services Tax in India: Rationale & Reform DirectionsProf Sacchidananda Mukherjee
7:20-8 pmEvolving Global Trade Architecture and Return of Industrial PolicyDr Aashish Chandorkar
Week 3
Day 4: September 15, 2023 (Friday)
6-7 pmIndia’s Education & Skilling InitiativesProf Shobhit Mathur
7-8 pmA Case for Police & Judicial Reforms in IndiaMr Prakash Singh
Day 5: September 16, 2023 (Saturday)
6-6:40 pmRole of Niti Aayog in the Amrit KaalMs Urvashi Prasad
6:40-7:20 pmIndia’s Recent Policies Towards Financial InclusionProf Aman Agarwal
7:20-8 pmReforming India’s Personal and Corporate Income TaxProf M. Govinda Rao
Week 4
Day 6: September 22, 2023 (Friday)
6-7 pmData and Public Policy: Municipal Finance Case StudyDr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
7-7:40 pmScience, Technology, and Public PolicyAmb Bhaskar Balakrishnan
7:40-8 pmMarketization of Public EnterprisesProf Mukul Asher
Day 7: September 23, 2023 (Saturday)
6-6:40 pmA New Idea for IndiaMr Harsh Gupta Madhusudan
6:40-7:20 pmKey Trends and Issues in India’s State FinancesDr Radhika Pandey
7:20-8 pmKey Challenges Facing India’s Foreign PolicyAmb Shashank
Week 5
Day 8: September 29, 2023 (Friday)
6-7 pmIndia’s Demographic Challenges, with Implications for Livelihoods, Pension and Health SectorsProf Mukul Asher
7-8 pmIndia’s Initiatives for Balancing Sustainable Environment with Other GoalsProf Anil K Gupta
8-8:30A Discussion on Careers in Public PolicyMr Yash Agarwal
Day 9: September 30, 2023 (Saturday)
6-7 pmManaging India’s UrbanizationProf Chetan Vaidya
7-8 pmA Discussion on Key Messages and Insights from the CourseProf Mukul Asher

Specimen of the Certificate

Specimen Certificate

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Participants List & Details

Participants List and Details
Contours of the Public Policy in India in the Amrit Kaal
An Online International Autumn School Program
A One-Month Immersive Online Intermediate Certificate Training Course
September 2023 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
Aisheedyuti RoyMsStudyingStudentKolkata
Amrutha GirishExecutive ManagerKarnataka Skill Development CorporationWorking professionalBengaluru
Bhumi PatelThe Maharaja Sayajirao University UnionVadodaraIndia
Dr. Ashish GosainSenior Project Associate-ICentre for Studies in Science Policy Jawaharlal Nehru University New DelhiResearcherDelhi
Dr. Shreya PandeyAssistant ProfessorSt. Xavier’s College, RanchiTeaching FacultyRanchi
Garima Agrawal
Gulabbhai RohitIndependent Director and Chairman of Audit and Finance CommitteeThe Shipping Corporation of India, MoPSW Govt of IndiaIncome Tax Practitioner and Independent DirectorSilvassa, Dadar and Nagar Haveli
Jonathan Patrick FariaMaster of Public Administration StudentPDEU School of Liberal Studies Gandhinagar GujaratStudentGandhinagar
Nalin KhareStudentOP Jindal University SonipatStudentSonipat Hariyana India
Navendu MishraBusiness and Policy Research and Strategies ConsultantIndependent ProfessionalWorking professionalNew Delhi
Nikita TalnikarResearch AnalystFrost & SullivanWorking professionalPune
Palak Chauhan
Prajakta PradhanRANLU LucknowStudentLucknow
Pranshu DwivediAdvocateAllahabad High CourtWorking professionalPrayagraj
Rahul YadavCollege Part Time TeacherThe Bhawanipur Education Society CollegeTeaching FacultyKolkata
Rohini AlokResearch InternNiti TantraStudentDelhi
Ruchika YadavstudentignouStudentnew delhi
Sanjay Kumar AgarwalManagerBSRTCWorking professionalNew Delhi
Saumya JhaveriStudentSchool Of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Energy UniversityStudentSurat
Saurabh PatkiTata PowerMumbaiMaharashtra
Shashwathi SNANAWorking professionalBengaluru
ShrutiMedicalTERUMOWorking professionalGurugram
Sonal Dsouza
Suvendu ChandConsulting PartnerWipro TechnologiesWorking professionalBengaluru
Tejas GodboleSenior General Manager, Supply ChainBharat Serums & VaccinesWorking professionalThane / Navi Mumbai
Vivek JaykrishnanVice PresidentCapgeminiWorking professionalBangalore
Wynnona FernandesAssociate Content LeadNIITWorking professionalMumbai
Aasthaba JadejaResearch InternIMPRIStudentMumbai
Harshaa KawatraResearcherIMPRIStudentDelhi
Mansi GargResearch InternIMPRIResearcherDelhi
Priyanka NegiResearch internIMPRIInternDelhi
Satyam TripathiReseacherIMPRIStudentKanpur
Swetha Shanker PResearch InternIMPRIStudentHyderabad
Tripta BeharaResearcherIMPRIStudentDelhi
Vaishali SinghPh.D. ScholarHPNLU, ShimlaResearcherChandigarh

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