2nd Edition | 14 August - 24 October, 2021 | Weekend Sessions


in knowledge partnership with InTech Dispatch

*Once you submit your details, an application form link will be mailed to you. Last date to submit application is 31 July, 2021.

Policymaking for Emerging Technologies is an eleven-weekend online specialisation programme for professionals. The programme will help build domain knowledge in technology policy, understand new approaches for regulating disruptive technologies and seek practical toolkits to launch into a career in the tech-policy ecosystem in India.

The course is interdisciplinary, and draws from politics, economics, law and ethics to understand India’s technological transformation.


Deepdive into conceptual foundations in technology, philosophy and policy necessary to confidently engage with key regulatory questions of our time.

Regulating Emerging & Disruptive Tech

Disruptive technologies like AI, IoT, Blockchain and genetic engineering need new paradigms of adaptive policy making. Gain a toolkit of novel regulatory approaches. 


Approach India’s digital transformation from multiple disciplinary approaches – technology, policy, geopolitics, ethics and social science.


Gain practical toolkits to launch a career in India’s technology policy space. 

Applications open. Scholarships available.

Live eLearning
14 August – 24 October
4-5 Hours Per Weekend
Fees: Rs 24,999
40 Delegates
Tech Policy Specialisation

For any queries, contact us on namaste@rashtram.org.

Knowledge Partner

This programme is in collaboration with





Here's Why You Should Attend PET

Takeaways from the programme

Gain an Adaptive Toolkit to regulate emerging technologies

Learn and apply technology policy thought models to regulate emerging technologies using a toolkit of agile frameworks in policymaking.

Gain a contextual understanding of the 4th Industrial Revolution in India

Understand key social, legal and political implications of cutting-edge technologies that are shaping the 4th IR in India. Learn global best practices in technology policy through immersive case studies.

Conceptual Foundations: Philosophy and Ethics of Technology

Reason from first principles by building a foundational understanding of technology from philosophical and ethical perspectives.

Shape Indian Technological Futures

Contextualise technology to the Indian context, design from an Indic worldview and envision Indic Technological Futures.

Official PET Certificate

A ‘Certificate of Completion’ of the Specialization Course will be given to all delegates provided that they have attended at least 75% of sessions.

Here are the various learning components of the PET

Various modes of learning and discussion

Live e-Learning Masterclasses

Focussed, topical, interactive masterclasses on key themes in technology policy.

External Speakers

Interact with experts from field of tech policy. List to be announced soon.

Tech Policy Live Project

Pursue projects on tech for social good, ethical challenges in technology and emerging technological risks.

Peer-To-Peer Learning

Interacting with the cohort enriches the learning process, and also opens opportunities for collaboration.

Technology Breakdowns

Briefs to keep delegates well-versed with each tech stream discussed during the sessions.

Testimonials And Reviews

What our Delegates have to say about us

Deshna Suryanarayanan

Goonj Fellow | PET 2020 Delegate
"I think the course gave me a lot to think about emerging technologies...how to look at public policy in this aspect and gave a cultural angle to the same. I personally felt it was enriching. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to get thinking about tech policy and venture into it.

Vignesh Venkatachalam

Masters in Computational Analysis, UChicago | PET 2020 Delegate
"The eight methods of framing Technology Policy were very well collated. I appreciate the deepdive into philosophy of technology and Dharma of Tech. The course does a good job of bringing out the lack of coherence in the Tech Policy space in India, which in turn acts as an immediate action item for all course participants.

Resource Rich Learning Experience

To better understand the emerging tech

Technology Guides

Access in-depth and articulate technology and policy guides from around the world, some curated by InTech Dispatch.

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Mind Maps

Mind maps are an effective way of understanding the complex nuances of the ever-evolving tech landscape.

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Pre & Post-Session Reads

Relevant reading material that cuts through the clutter and optimises your knowledge and context gaining.

See Sample Here

Who is this programme ideal for?

Are you the right fit?

Public Policy Professional

who seeks to understand the social, political and governance impacts of paradigm-shifting technologies, and learn adaptive policymaking and study global best practices in regulation.

Civil Services Aspirant

who wishes to understand the Indian government’s regulatory approach and understand how emerging technologies can be leveraged in governance.

Technologist or Entrepreneur

who seeks to understand the social, political and governance impacts of paradigm-shifting technologies, and learn adaptive policymaking and study global best practices in regulation.

Legal Professional

who seeks to understand the nature of emerging technologies, new policy and governance approaches in India, and explore careers in technology law.

Engaged Citizen

who wishes to participate in India’s technology policy and contribute to crafting Indian technological futures.

To get a flavour of the programme, watch the introductory talk on Adaptive Policymaking for Emerging Technologies by Shyam Krishnakumar.

Admission Process

Steps to apply

Submit Your Application

Candidates should submit an online application by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button on PET webpage.


Application Review

Application shall be reviewed and the status of communication will be completed within 7 working days of submission.


Payment of Fees

Selected candidates should pay the programme fee within 5 working days of receiving the confirmation email.


Payment Confirmation

Admissions will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis until the maximum intake.

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