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01 August 202131 July 20243 Years31 May 2021

Programme Fee (Yearly) : Rs 2.5 Lacs

Course Start Date01 August 2021
Course End Date01 August 2021
Duration3 Years
Last Date to Apply31 May 2021

Programme Fee (Yearly) : Rs 3.50 Lacs

Course Information

The three-year fully residential B.A. (Hons.) in Public Policy programme is a unique and first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary programme in India, which provides the students with a solid grounding in social science theories and their applications.

The programme will offer exposure to the real-world practices through internships, research, and capstone projects. All the students will be extensively mentored by the faculty members and industry specialists.

Eligibility

Applicants to the B.A. (Hons.) in Public Policy at JSGP should have completed the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent with minimum 60% aggregate marks. Students completing class 12 in 2020 can also apply. Candidates will be selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds based on a personal statement, supplemental question, class 10 and 12 marks, faculty interview and at par JSAT/SAT/ACT score.

Credit Structure

The three year full-time, residential programme will commence in first week of August. Students are required to successfully complete 140 credits spread over six semesters, write a term paper and undertake at least two internships) (Non-Credited).

  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
Semester 1
  • State and Governance
  • Social Structure (Individual, Community, Self, the Other, and Social Ethic)
  • Structure of economy – I: (Land, Labour and Capital; Profit, Interest, Rent; Private Property; Demand, Supply)
  • Modern Political Philosophy (Ideologies, Equality, Liberty, Justice)
  • Political History of India
  • Critical Academic writing 4*6=24
  • State and Governance
  • State and Governance
  • State and Governance
  • State and Governance
Semester 2
  • Power, Hegemony, Agency and Resistance
  • Effects of Power (Exploitation, Discrimination, Exclusion Social Conflict and Consensus)
  • Caste and Class
  • Structure of economy – II: (Efficiency, Competition and Cooperation, Uncertainty, Chance, Risk)
  • Game Theory and Strategic Reasoning
  • Making Sense of the Modern World (phenomenology, structuralism, existentialism, poststructuralism, postfoundational) 4*6=24 (Workshops on Academic Writing)
Semester 3
  • Democracy
  • Rights and Social Justice (Moral worth, Equity, Fairness, Distribution vs Recognition)
  • Gender
  • Money, Finance and Global Markets
  • Economic History of India
  • Qualitative Research Methodology 4*6=24  (intensive Policy Analysis Bootcamp)
  • Qualitative Research Methodology 4*6=24  (intensive Policy Analysis Bootcamp)
Semester 4
  • Economics and Law of Regulation
  • Behavioural Science
  • Nature, Community, and Appropriation (Social and Political Ecology/ Environmental History of South Asia)
  • Social Policy
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Statistics 4*6=24 (intensive Policy Analysis Bootcamp, writing policy briefs)
  • Economic History of India
  • State and Governance
Semester 5
  • Ecological Change and Sustainability
  • Development Paradigms and Alternatives
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Econometrics
  • Dissertation Workshop (3) 4*3+3*3=21
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
Semester 6
  • Survey Design and Analysis
  • Data Visualisation
  • Basics of Evaluation
  • Elective
  • Dissertation – equivalent to 2 courses (8) 4*3+3+8=23

Tentative list of electives: Technology, Economy and Society; Climate Change; Land Acquisition and Displacement; Urban Studies; Education, Knowledge and Skill; Health; Pollution; Employment and Labour Policy.

  • Elective

Semester 1
  • State and Governance
  • Social Structure (Individual, Community, Self, the Other, and Social Ethic)
  • Structure of economy – I: (Land, Labour and Capital; Profit, Interest, Rent; Private Property; Demand, Supply)
  • Modern Political Philosophy (Ideologies, Equality, Liberty, Justice)
  • Political History of India
  • Critical Academic writing 4*6=24
Semester 2
    • Power, Hegemony, Agency and Resistance
    • Effects of Power (Exploitation, Discrimination, Exclusion Social Conflict and Consensus)
    • Caste and Class
    • Structure of economy – II: (Efficiency, Competition and Cooperation, Uncertainty, Chance, Risk)
    • Game Theory and Strategic Reasoning
    • Making Sense of the Modern World (phenomenology, structuralism, existentialism, poststructuralism, postfoundational) 4*6=24

(Workshops on Academic Writing)

Semester 3
    • Democracy
    • Rights and Social Justice (Moral worth, Equity, Fairness, Distribution vs Recognition)
    • Gender
    • Money, Finance and Global Markets
    • Economic History of India
    • Qualitative Research Methodology 4*6=24

(intensive Policy Analysis Bootcamp)

Semester 4
    • Economics and Law of Regulation
    • Behavioural Science
    • Nature, Community, and Appropriation (Social and Political Ecology/ Environmental History of South Asia)
    • Social Policy
    • Poverty and Inequality
    • Statistics 4*6=24

(intensive Policy Analysis Bootcamp, writing policy briefs)

Semester 5
    • Ecological Change and Sustainability
    • Development Paradigms and Alternatives
    • Elective
    • Elective
    • Econometrics
    • Dissertation Workshop (3) 4*3+3*3=21

    (intensive Policy Analysis Bootcamp)

Semester 6
    • Survey Design and Analysis
    • Data Visualisation
    • Basics of Evaluation
    • Elective
    • Dissertation – equivalent to 2 courses (8) 4*3+3+8=23
    • Statistics 4*6=24

    (Tentative list of electives: Technology, Economy and Society; Climate Change; Land Acquisition and Displacement; Urban Studies; Education, Knowledge and Skill; Health; Pollution; Employment and Labour Policy.

The B.A. (Hons.) in Public Policy is a versatile social science degree leading to a variety of career paths. Students of this course will acquire skills to develop models and tools, and apply those in the field of Public Policy, Journalism, Advocacy, Communications, Branding and Marketing Research, News Media, Nongovernmental Organisations (NGOs), Intergovernmental Organisations (IGOs), Public Relations Firms, Think Tanks, Activist and Advocacy Groups, Higher Studies and Academia

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