M.A. Public Policy

Course Start Date
01 September 2020

Course End Date
07 Aug 2022

2 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 2.50 Lacs

Programme Details


The two-year MA Public Policy programme equips students to perform effectively in complex policy environments. It is interdisciplinary in approach and enables students to address contemporary political, economic and social issues in a coherent and comprehensive manner. The MA programme imparts a strong training, in theory, covering key literature and debates. Students develop quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, receive an exposure to the real world policy making process, and enhance their managerial skills.

The programme has been designed to equip future policymakers and public leaders with competence to perform effectively in challenging environments. Students are put through a rigorous process of assessment via class tests, research papers and final Masters Dissertation


Applicants to the MA Public Policy at JSGP must hold a bachelor’s degree from any recognised university. Admission is based on performance in undergraduate degree and in the entrance examination. Students completing their Bachelor’s degree in 2020 can also apply.

Credit Structure

The curriculum offers a mix of theoretical, practical, and methodological courses. The curriculum comprises of core and elective courses on designing, implementing and evaluating public policies. A range of electives offers opportunity to specialise in specific policy sectors such as health, urban development, land and environment, etc. Students are required to successfully complete 90 credits, spread over 4 semesters, which includes writing a dissertation or undertake a capstone project.

Course Structure

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

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

Post Program Careers

JSGP has a dedicated team of faculty and staff to assist students with obtaining internships, in both India and abroad, as per students’ preferences and interests. Students are required to complete two to three Guided Internship Programmes with a wide range of institutions.

MAPP graduates are equipped to work on development & public policy making roles in government, civil services institutions, CSR groups, academic, think tanks, NGOs, media & political organizations. Our students have embarked on a successful career in the UNDP, World Health Organisation (Geneva), NITI Aayog, Centre for Policy Research, PRATHAM, Teach for India, Observer Research Foundation, CUTS-Jaipur Public Policy Division; Centre for Public Policy Research (Kochi), Centre for Budget and Government Accountability (CBGA), Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS), Public Affairs Centre (Bangalore).

Admission Helpline

Mr. Hemant Prakash Sharma
Deputy Director, Admissions and Outreach
M : +91-8396907494
Ms. Rekha Vashishth
Admission Counsellor, Admissions and Outreach
M : +91-7027850289

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