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Selection Process of JSGP Postgraduate Programmes (Offline)

The admissions process of postgraduate JSGP Programmes is specifically designed to evaluate the intellectual ability and critical thinking capability of the applicants. This process is both rigorous and holistic that aims to gauge the suitability of the applicant for research-intensive JSGP programmes.

The online admission process for JSGP postgraduate programmes for the academic year 2023 is open. Please find the details of the selection process below.

Round 1

Application Assessment

To start your application, click here and register with an active email address. Your login details will be sent to this email account after due verification. All relevant information will be communicated to you on this registered email address only.

You should provide all the information sought in the application, both in the mandatory and non-mandatory sections, as it will help us better evaluate your application.

X and XII Board Exam and Gradation Scores

Applicants are asked to upload their Grades/Score of X/Equivalent, XII/ Equivalent and Graduation scores. If the applicant does not have their Graduation scores at the time of applying, they can mention ‘Awaited’ in the relevant column. Please note that we look at an applicant’s scores in totality and consider the broader patterns.

Personal Statement (250-500 words)  

All applicants required to submit a personal statement. This is a brief, reflective piece about themselves and their aspirations. However, it should not be specific to a programme.  The personal statement shall be reviewed by the Admissions team and faculty.

Note: Please ensure that the personal statement is concise, readable and not password-protected.
If you apply for multiple programmes, your personal statement will be transferred to your new application.

Entrance Examination Score

Mention the entrance examination score in the application form.

If an applicant is yet to appear for any qualifying examinations or is awaiting the examination results, he/she may check ‘Awaited’ in the relevant column.

Passport Size Photograph

Please upload the recent front-facing picture (2 x 2) with a neutral background.

Click SUBMIT at the end, after you pay the application fee and complete the form.

An Online Application Number will be displayed when you successfully submit the online form by making the payment. Use this Application Number as a reference when you communicate with us.

Applicants will be notified if they have “Advanced to Round 2” or if their application has been “Rejected”.

Round 2

Applicants who have advanced to Round 2 will need to do the following:


Faculty Interview

This is the most important part of the application process. Applicants who get to this round will have an interview with a member of the faculty for their respective schools. There is no set format for these interviews, but it is a chance for the faculty to ask the applicant questions and the applicant to find out more about a programme from faculty members directly.


Emphasis in these interviews is placed on oral communication, confidence, curiosity, clarity of expression, and nuanced thinking.

Some applicants may be asked to complete a second interview*. This does not mean that the applicant is a weak applicant. Sometimes faculty members request an additional opinion or want the applicant to speak to a faculty member aligned to the applicant’s interests.


Qualifying Examination

The applicant must enroll for the online Public Policy Entrance Test (PPET). PPET is subjective based two hours long examination. Please contact Vivekanand Jha on Mob:+91-7419748921 /

Email-vnjha@jgu.edu.in for more details.

Round 3

  • Applicants will be notified if they have “Advanced to Round 3”, have been “Rejected”, or “Placed on the Waitlist”.

  • Applicants who have advanced to Round 3 will receive a Provisional Offer of admissions.

  • Successful applicants are required to pay the Refundable Registration Fee* of Rs.50,000 to secure their seat.

  • Once the Graduation results are confirmed, applicants will be given their Final Offer of admissions.

  • Applicants who would like to apply for a scholarship will submit their documentation for consideration at this time.

*Refundable as per UGC Guidelines

Waitlisted Applicants

Applicants may also be waitlisted depending on their results. Waitlisted applicants are requested to upload their Graduation results as soon as they are released. Such applicants may also be

Application Process JSGP Online Postgraduate Programme (Powered by Coursera)

The online MPP programme requires an undergraduate degree from any recognised university in India or abroad. The admission process will include a review of academics transcripts and a statement of purpose.

All applicants will need to complete the MPP admissions form. This application form will include basic details about the student, proof of identity, prior qualifications and a number of directed questions.

This course is open to students from all disciplines holding a Bachelor’s Degree: there are no prerequisites in terms of the courses undertaken at the Bachelor’s level. There is no maximum age for applications.