Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Programme Objectives

Modern societies confront multifaceted policy challenges such as healthcare reform, climate change, inequality, technological innovation, and governance effectiveness. Addressing these demands require a skilled cadre of policy professionals who can navigate complex issues and balance diverse stakeholder interests. Governments, non-governmental organizations, international bodies, think tanks, and private sector entities require policy experts to tackle intricate problems. The demand extends to policy analysts, advisors, consultants, researchers, and government officials capable of evidence-based decision-making.  

Effective policy-making demands interdisciplinary insights. The two-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) programme fosters an understanding of how economics, sociology, political science, health and other disciplines intersect to shape policy outcomes. This holistic approach equips graduates with a nuanced perspective on policy dynamics.

Duration & Pedagogy

The programme commences in the first week of August every year. It is an 80 credit 24-month full time programme spread across 4 semesters. Pedagogy for each module has been meticulously planned with emphasis on experiential learning through interactive class discussions, internships, field assignments, and research projects. The school infrastructure has been thoughtfully designed to promote interaction and team work.


Students also have the unique opportunity to be part of various student driven activities. These include student clubs, professional development events, hackathons, field trips, observing health days, editing a quarterly newsletter, cultural and sports fest. These provide them a chance to explore new topics, showcase leadership skills, be culturally sensitive and gain new skills.


The first year comprises of courses that aim to develop student competencies in foundational and theoretical areas of public policy.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
1.   Introduction to Public Policy 1.    Fundamentals of economics in public policy (Macro Economics) 1. Sectoral Public Policies 1. Policy Evaluation
2.   Social Foundation of Public Policy 2. Qualitative research technique for public policy 2. Climate change and its impact 2. Policy Action Lab
3. Constitution of India – Democracy, citizenship, political participation 2.    Framework of public administration 3.   Role of digital technology in public policy 3. Internship
4. Quantitative research technique for public policy 4. Health Systems framework 4. Law and Policy 4. Capstone Project
3.   Fundamentals of economics in public policy (Micro Economics) 5. History of public policy in India 5. Elective 2
4. Gender mainstreaming and public policy 6. Drivers of public policy over the decades
  7. Economic policy reforms in India  
  8. Elective 1  

edX courses

Another unique initiative that provides all students enrolled for the programme, access to the edX online portal that delivers a plethora of well curated courses offered by leading universities in the world. This aids in broadening their horizons as they are exposed to a global student community and learn from the perspectives shared by a larger group of experts from the field. .

Key Features

  • The Master’s in Public Policy program offers a vital platform to nurture policy leaders who can navigate complex challenges and foster positive societal change.
  • Through a rigorous curriculum, interdisciplinary approach, and practical engagement, graduates will be poised to make a lasting impact on policy formulation and implementation.
  • Accomplished faculty members with expertise in policy analysis, political science, economics, public health, social sciences and related fields will be pivotal to the programme lending a blend of academic excellence and real-world policy experience
  • Access to research centres, policy labs, and databases will aid the students in enhancing their learning experience and enable them to apply theoretical knowledge to practical policy scenarios

Eligibility Criteria

The course is open to candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree from recognized universities in India or abroad.

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