Your Launchpad to a Career in Policy & Governance

Here are the various learning components of the Bootcamp

Various modes of learning and discussion


Masterclass adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and examine policy and governance in India and build methodological capacity to analyze and contribute to these domains. They draw from disciplines such as Anthropology, Economics, History, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, and Statistics which are foundational to the understanding of Public Policy and Governance domains. These are 1.5 hour interactive sessions conducted by an expert in the relevant field in classrooms that aim at preparing students with the knowledge, skills and temperament to subsequently engage with policy issues of their interest.

Introduction to Public Policy

by Raghava Krishna
Associate Dean at Rashtram

Structure Of Government

by Shobhit Mathur
Dean at Rashtram

Contemporary Economic Policy

Data Analysis In Public Policy

Information Security Policy Making

Emerging Trends in Indian Foreign Policy

Structured approach for deconstructing problems

Technology policy : Challenges and Opportunities

Talking to the grassroots- Panchayats and Municipalities

Defense policymaking

Women empowerment : A glass ceiling waiting to be broken

Behavioural Economics

Ethics in Public Administration

Life Lessons from Buddha: A Dharmic guide for public leaders

Environment and climate change: Greatest threat of the 21st century

Reforms for more accountable bureaucracy

by Shobhit Mathur
Dean at Rashtram

Social-Emotional Learning

The art of storytelling

Social Entrepreneurship

Reviving the Indic way

Urban Infrastructure

Social Systems- Instilling social belongingness

Vaccination and public health

India’s hinterlands: Northeast and its unique policy making history

Social problems diagnosis

Law and the citizen centricity of policy making

Agitational Politics

Kashmir: Differing narratives

Media and its importance in shaping policy

Cinema as medium of nation-building


Electives are taken up by students based on their choice from a list offered by the school. These courses will allow students to extend their understanding of the foundational disciplines, deepen their methodological training as well as develop domain expertise in particular fields.

Indigenous Environmentalism

by Suparna Diwakar
Advisor at Centre for Regenerative Dev. at Rashtram

Rise of Agitation Politics

Ayurveda and Public Leadership

Isms and Ideologies: A Toolkit For The Critical Thinker

by Sreejit Datta
Director of Centre for Civilisational Studies

Economic models in Public Policy

Technology, Society and Government

by Shobhit Mathur
Dean at Rashtram

Emerging Trends in Indian Foreign Policy

Education and the building of a modern India

Law and Constitution- The need from within

Good Governance – What and How

Public Health and why should we focus on it more than ever


In addition to the rigorous theoretical exposure, the BootCamp experience also includes academic sessions aimed at application-based skill-building. These workshops are designed in a way such that the students can develop skillsets relevant to the affairs of the day which will give them a head start to pursue a career of their choice in the public policy domain.

Understanding Self

by Dr. Mala Kapadia
Director of Centre for Wellness, Rashtram

Psephology (quantitative study of elections)

Negotiation Skills

by Shobhit Mathur
Dean at Rashtram

Grant writing and fundraising

Public Speaking


Personal efficiency

Purva-Paksha (Indian style of Debating)

Career planning in public policy

Focused Group Discussions

Youth Parliament

Design thinking

Panel Discussion

The realm of Public Policy is filled with experts in various dimensions. Knowledge transfer from these expanding group of intellectuals can play a key role in shaping up our lenses through which we see the world. Taking these thoughts along, the BootCamp also features panel discussions joined by external experts and moderated by the Rashtram team.

Soft Power As A Foreign Policy Tool

Moderated by Sahil Aggarwal

Civilisational Critique To Modern India

Moderated by Raghava Krishna

Engaging with ecology in public leadership

Ayurvedic Way And The Wholeness Of Life

moderated by Dr. Mala Kapadia

Social impact consulting

Law And Ethics: Importance Of Dharmic way

moderated by Shobhit Mathur

Educational Psychology

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