M.A. Public Policy

Start Date
01 August 2021

End Date
31 July 2023

2 Years

Program Fee (Yearly)
Rs. 2.5 Lacs

Course Structure

The curriculum comprises of core and elective courses which are carefully balanced, drawing upon disciplines pertinent to designing, implementing, and evaluating public policies.

Students are required to complete 90 credits, obtained from 15 core courses and 7 elective courses spread over 4 semesters, and write a dissertation or undertake a capstone project. Students are encouraged to specialise in their preferred fields through elective courses, those may be taken from any of the 8 Schools including courses in law, business, and international affairs. The University has a full-fledged language centre in which Mandarin, Spanish, French, German and Arabic languages are taught to students at no additional cost.

Course curriculum

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Law and Public Policy
  • Gender and Development
  • State, Governance and Sustainable Development
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Economics for Public Policy – I
  • Statistical and Quantative
  • Analysis
  • Academic Writing Course

Semester 2

  • Research Methodology
  • Political Philosophy
  • Macro Economics
  • Programme Design and Evaluation
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3

2nd Year

Semester 3

  • Public Finance and Administration
  • Democratic Governance: Theory and Practice
  • Survey Research Design and Analysis
  • Indian Development – Founding years to today – Politics Vs Policy 2019
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3

Semester 4

  • Capstone / Dissertation

Elective Courses*

  • Development Economics

  • Econometrics

  • Environmental Health Development Economics

  • Education Policy

  • Energy, Climate, and International Environmental Law

  • Environmental Economics & Climate Change

  • Fiscal Federalism

  • Health Policy & Systems

  • Gender and Development

  • Health Policy

  • International Institutions and National Policies

  • Labour Policy

  • Health Economics and Financing

  • Land and Resource Politics

  • Political Economy of Trade and Globalization

  • Work & Technology

  • Urban Space — Politics and Policy

  • Power, Politics, and Policy

  • Measures in Health

(Courses may be altered or replaced at regular intervals, keeping in view the latest policy developments and challenges. Credit structure may change in compliance with the UGC regulations.)