Public Policy Programme for Executives

5th Edition | Unbox India & Engage With India's Top Policymakers

Public Policy Programme for Executives (P3E) is a 15-week immersive executive programme in public policy and governance specially curated for working professionals aspiring to become India’s future leaders. It equips delegates with a practitioner’s perspective, drawing from a curriculum that synthesises contemporary theoretical models of India’s cultural, social & economic matrix and facilitates proximity to bureaucrats and senior policy experts.

The P3E takes delegates through challenges, complexities and dynamics of policy making and its socio-economic and political consequences. Delegates assimilate, analyse and deconstruct various policies, themes and ideas of national and global significance.

Features

Key components of the programme

INDIC FRAMEWORKS

contextualise theoretical models of governance in India’s unique context and understanding

CALENDAR FIT

powerful bite sized online learning modules designed to fit snugly into weekly calendars of working professionals/executives.

PRACTITIONER’S PERSPECTIVE

gain perspectives emerging at the intersection of policy design and political economy while engaging with senior policy makers

UNIQUE PEDAGOGY

handcrafted curriculum with simulations exercises, policy analysis, case studies, monthly workshops, stakeholder consultations, live peer learning, projects

HANDS-ON PROJECT

design build projects under senior bureaucrats/policy makers traversing through dynamics, complexities and considerations of Public Policy

SEASONED MENTORSHIP

build upon the core policy theories, domain knowledge and insights from the course, the guidance of seasoned mentors

Work with policymakers and senior bureaucrats on Hands-On Project to add a whole new dimension to you skill set and gain a deep understanding of how government, bureaucracy, and policymaking works.

HOP IN FOCUS

‘LEVERAGING BIG DATA IN SMART CITIES’ – Hands-On Project under Shri Kunal Kumar by P3E Monsoon 2019 Delegates was published by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs & The Smart Cities Initiative.

MENTOR

Shri Kunal Kumar

DELEGATE TEAM

Vinay Venkatraman

Susmita Sinha

Shivam Patel

Vignesh Venkatachalam

Programme Outcomes

What you will learn and earn

Understanding of Government Processes

get an in-depth understanding of Indian government processes, systems, challenges, stakeholders, and possible places for intervention

Ideas to Impact Lakhs of People

working with senior bureaucrats on Hands-On Projects will give you ideas and perspective to impact lakhs of lives in India and the world

Access to Network & Career Opportunities

get connected with relevant corporates, govts., consulting firms, political organisations, civil society, and social development organisations

Interactions with Top Policymakers

sustained interactions with senior policymakers, faculty and the power of an illustrious peer network to tap in for the rest of your career

Official Rashtram Certificate

Certificates are provided to candidates who successfully complete the programme meeting attendance and submission protocols during the programme.

Experts On Board

Programme speakers and evaluators
  • Prof. Rajeev Malhotra

    Executive Director of Centre for Development & Finance

  • Shri Atul Tiwari

    Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

  • Shri Arun Maira

    Former Member of Planning Commission & Former Chairman of BCG.

  • Shri Kunal Kumar

    Joint Secretary & Mission Director (Smart Cities Mission), MoUHA

  • Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan

    Indian Politician and Founder of Loksatta Party

  • Dr. Richa Kumar

    Associate Professor at School of Public Policy, IIT Delhi.

  • Shri R. Jagannathan

    Editorial Director of Swarajya, Former Editor-in-Chief, Network 18

  • Srikanth Viswanathan

    CEO at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy

  • Prof. Prithwis Mukerjee

    Director, Praxis Business School and Former Director, IBM India.

  • Lt. Gen. Rameshwar Yadav

    PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Veteran) Former Director General Infantry, Indian Army

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Testimonials

What past delegates have to say
  • The P3E program enabled me to interact with policy experts I’ve followed for years. Great balance of field visits, that help shed preconceived notions; participative classroom and Webinar sessions, that shaped my critical thinking through rigorous discussions and the “Hands On Project” (HOP) that help us experience governance from a practitioner’s perspective. The delegates and the VIF team are extremely supportive and fun and I’ve made many friends.

    Vinay Venkatraman
    Columbia University, New York
  • I joined the first edition of P3E in January and I have to say that it is truly one of the best part-time public policy programmes out there! The programme has a diverse blend of academically bent lectures, interactive sessions, and panel discussions to understand the policy-making space with various kinds of stakeholders in the industry. It combines theoretical learning with practical application through a variety of activities and especially the Hands-on project, which gave us the exposure while working with a bureaucrat on areas of national policy priorities.

    Neha Nagpal
    Consultant, PwC
  • P3E is a novel idea in policy education! The quality and mix of speakers, teachers as well as peers in the cohort is top notch! The highlight being the “hands-on project” where we solve actual challenges and closely observe how government functions. The course is rigorous, so be up for it!

    Susmita Sinha
    Founder, LocalFeedback.org

Curriculum

Weekly Webinars & Online LMS

Webinars are organised on Sunday mornings every week and some Saturdays. Our online learning portal integrates the different components of the programme.

Hands-On Project

The knowledge and skills gained from the program are put into practice by the delegates through a design-build project. The delegates are mentored by senior bureaucrats for the project.

Assessments

Assessments help the delegates keep track of their learnings throughout the programme.

Term 1

Introduction to Public Policy

  • Foundations, Stakeholders & Institutions in Public Policy
  • Policy, Politics and Paradoxes
  • Idea of Development
  • Careers in Public Policy

Economic Reasoning

  • Principles of Economic Reasoning
  • Macroeconomics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Public Finance

Constitutional Law Making

  • Introduction to the Indian Constitution
  • Constitution & Public Policy
  • Constitutional Vision
  • Good Ideas to Good Legislation

Miscellaneous

  • Civilisational India
  • International Affairs

Assessment

Assessment Presentation I – Policy Analysis

Hands On Project

  • Team Formation
  • Mentor Allocation

Term 2

Executive Skills

  • Quantitative Research Methodology
  • Mixed Research Methodology
  • Understanding Media: Tools and Narratives

Functional Areas

  • Technology in Governance
  • Education Policy
  • Urban Development
  • Defense Policy and Geopolitics
  • Public Health
  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Management in Development Sector and Challenges during Covid

Workshops

  • Negotiation Strategies I
  • Negotiation Strategies II

HOPs & Assessments

  • HOPs Project Report
  • Presentation Assessment II – Impact Impediment

Term 3

Skills

  • Design Thinking
  • Master Debrief
  • Scale in the Context of Social Organizations Part

Panel Discussions

  • Policy Landscape
  • Governance Cafe with Bureaucrats
  • Virtual Field Tour – Good Governance
  • Careers in Public Policy
  • Role of State

Sessions

  • Role of State
  • Budget Analysis
  • Life of a Politician
  • Session by Chief Development Officer
  • Public Policy and Public Administration
  • Understanding of Admin Structure of Govt
  • Executive & Judiciary
  • Job of a Consultant
  • Writing Skills 

Admission Process

Steps to apply
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SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

candidates should submit an online application by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button

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APPLICATION REVIEW

application review within 2 weeks of submission and communication of application status

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GROUP INTERVIEWS

the candidates who have cleared the first round screening will have to appear in the group interview round

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PAYMENT OF FEES

selected candidates should pay the programme fee within 7 days of receiving the confirmation email

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CONFIRMATION

admissions will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis
until the maximum intake. Phase 1 deadline is 13 Dec

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