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What is Public Policy?
Public Policy is made in response to certain problems or issues that require attention. Policies are typically made by the government, but they can be influenced by the ideas emanating from other interest groups such as industries, think tanks, NGOs, multilateral organisations, media and people at large. A career in Public Policy gives opportunities to candidates to ideate, prepare and implement policies that may trigger an appropriate course of action. Common examples of Public Policy in India are National Policy for Women Empowerment, National Urban Transport Policy and National Education Policy, among others.
What can I do with a Public Policy degree?
An academic learning in Public Policy improves readiness of students to take up various career opportunities in public and private sector alike. Leaders of today are increasingly applying the principles of public policy to improve governance of their organisations. In the era of disruptive reforms, the decision makers are also looking for ways to be agile and resilient, for which the problem solving abilities of policy makers come handy to them. With a growing impetus upon technology and innovation, the opportunities for youth in the policy domain are also expanding exponentially. This has opened new vistas for the young professionals in the leadership roles across different geographies of the world.
What would a Public Policy scholar study at MIT-WPU?
Public Policy is a quasi-scientific subject, which requires a holistic learning. During the 11-months’ academic program of Postgraduate Program (PGP) in Public Policy , the students would appreciate nuances of evidence based policy research to analyse societal problems. During the program, the students would undergo a diverse learning involving Indian Constitution, Law-making, administration, economics & data analysis, digital governance, design thinking and policy drafting – implementation – evaluation, among others. The students would analyze various socio-economic and sectoral policies in India and abroad. The PGP program would prepare students to ask the right questions and evolve appropriate courses of action.
In other words, the PGP in Public Policy would enable students to comprehend a Bigger Picture, to improve their problem solving abilities.
What is the role of KPMG in India for conducting PGP in Public Policy?
The defining feature of our program is our academic partnership with KPMG in India to jointly design and deliver the PGP in Public Policy. KPMG is the leading consulting firm in public policy and governance. They are proactively involved in major reform programmes in India driven both at the central and state levels. They work as advisors and implementers of some of the largest programmes in the country that include ‘Swachh Bharat’ (Clean India), ‘Make in India’, ‘Ease of Doing Business’, ‘Smart Cities’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Skill India’, amongst others.
KPMG in India will assist MIT-WPU in preparing course structure, providing study material and conducting approx. 150 hours of training covering a portion of the following subjects:
- Catalysts for Policy Formulation
- Research Methodology
- Digital Governance
- Drafting of Public Policy
- Budgeting & Financial Modelling
- Urban Policy & Development Administration
- Policy Implementation Monitoring & Impact Evaluation AND
- Capstone Project
Apart from the PGP Certificate from MIT-WPU, the successful students would also be awarded a Certificate by KPMG in India.
Where can I work after completing the Public Policy program?
Public Policy professionals can integrate their knowledge of governance and their abilities to systematically analyse societal problems to suggest various policy interventions. This unique ability opens us a multitude of career opportunities in multilateral organisations like the United Nations, Public and Private Sectors, Leading Consulting Firms, Policy Think-tanks, Development Sector and Academic /Research organisations. They may take up diverse roles such as Policy Advisors to Government, Policy Researchers, Project Management Consultants, Program Coordinators and Policy Analysts, among others. Further, the knowhow of public policy immensely helps the Public Servants and the members of Judiciary to widen their horizons and improve their governance.
Who should join the Public Policy Program?
The spectrum of Public Policy is quite wide, covering various domains of governance and administration. This provides opportunities to professionals from diverse fields to contribute in the policy domain. E.g. The Cybersecurity Policy may require different domain knowledge and skills when compared with the Trade Policy. The multi-disciplinary nature of public policy attracts both, generalists and specialists, to build their career as policy professionals. In a similar way, this sector equally assimilates young aspirants along with the experienced professionals.
Globally, students with the following backgrounds dedicate themselves for the public policy studies:
- Graduates and Postgraduates seeking career in Public Policy
- Active citizens taking keen interest in governance and sustainability issues
- In-service / retired Public Servants seeking formal learning in public policy
- Members of NGOs & Think Tanks
- Officials and interns of Multi-lateral Organisations
- Aspirants desirous to join public service
- Mid-career professionals in various fields
- Professionals seeking opportunities in consulting firms
- Political party workers AND
- Journalists & media persons
MIT-WPU’s School of Public Policy is committed to nurturing future-ready policy makers under the aegis of its Undergraduate Program, BA Honors (Government and Administration) and the Postgraduate Program (PGP) in Public Policy.
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