M.A. Public PolicyMarch 28, 2023 2024-01-17 6:41
M.A. Public Policy
M.A. Public Policy
TWO YEARS PROGRAMME
About The Programme
The M.A. Public Policy programme offered by Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) is an interdisciplinary programme that prepares students to navigate complex policy environments. The MA in Public Policy and Governance programme covers a broad range of contemporary political, economic and social issues and offers students a strong theoretical foundation and practical experience to address them.
The curriculum is designed to equip students with the necessary analytical and managerial skills required to be effective in the policy-making process. Graduates of MA Public Policy can pursue a wide range of career paths in public service, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Through a combination of rigorous coursework, hands-on experience, and exposure to the real-world policy-making process, students are prepared to become future policymakers and public leaders.
What Makes It Different at JGU
As the first public policy school in India to offer a 2-year full-time M.A. in Public Policy programme, JSGP provides a unique opportunity to students to gain a deep understanding of public policy issues and to learn practical skills that can be applied to solve policy problems. Graduates of this programme are well-prepared to make a positive impact on society and contribute to the public good.
The MA in Public Policy programme also benefits from JGU’s research-intensive environment and on-campus research centres, providing students with access to cutting-edge research and innovative ideas. Additionally, JSGP has established extensive academic networks and collaborative projects with top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Cornell, Harvard, Indiana, and Yale, enabling students to gain a global perspective on public policy issues.
At Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), one of the best university for Masters in Public Policy, students have the unique opportunity to work on a Capstone Project, which sets it apart from other public policy schools in India. The programme places students with reputable organizations, where they work on real-world projects under the guidance of mentors. This hands-on experience allows students to gain valuable insights into the development and policy sectors.
To be eligible for the M.A. Public Policy programme at Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a UGC recognized university in India or abroad, and there is no work experience requirement or age limit. Even those who will complete their bachelor’s degree in 2022 are eligible to apply.
Selection for the programme will be done through a two-round admissions process, which will include a closed book examination followed by a faculty interview.
- Comparative Health Policy and System Analysis
- Complex Adaptive Systems Economics Approach (CAS)
- International Economic Organisations & Policy
- Indian Development – founding years to today – Politics versus Policy 2020
- Legal Empowerment of the Poor
- Sustainable Development Policy and Applied Spirituality
- Comparative Political Economy of Welfare
- Urbanization and Development
- Dynamics Of Global Change and Local Responses
- Financing Health Care Services
- Political Economy and Global Health
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Applied Econometrics I
- Environmental Health: Policy and Practice
- Sustainable Cities: Risks, Vulnerabilities and Reliance in a
- Changing Climate
- Urban Housing, Community, and Public Policy
- Survey Research Design and Analysis
- Democratic Governance: Theory and Practice
- Education Policy in India
- History of Policymaking and Social Mobilisation in India
- Development Economics
- Wellbeing and Development
- Evaluation Methods
- Applied Econometrics 2
- Science & Technology Policy
JSGP recognizes the importance of internships in preparing students for a successful career in public policy. That’s why the school has a dedicated team of faculty and staff to assist students in obtaining internships that align with their interests and career goals. Students are required to complete two to three internships, providing them with hands-on experience in the development and public policy sectors.
The M.A. Public Policy programme equips graduates to work in a wide range of fields, including development and public policy organizations, CSR initiatives, academic institutions, think tanks, NGOs, media, and political organizations. JSGP alumni have gone on to successful careers in prestigious organizations such as 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), and Public Affairs Centre (Bengaluru).
JSGP is a vibrant and active hub of student-led initiatives and clubs that foster critical thinking, policy debates, and social entrepreneurship. SOCH is one such student-driven initiative that organizes regular screenings of documentaries and films followed by discussions on issues related to politics, society, and international relations. Similarly, Policy Corner is an online writing platform where students discuss local, national, and global policy issues with a wider audience, providing a platform for debate and deliberation. The Public Policy Club provides students with hands-on experience in applying theoretical learning to real-life challenges, while Enactus fosters socially responsible entrepreneurship among JSGP students, empowering them to create sustainable business plans that address some of the most pressing problems of the world.
These student-led initiatives not only enrich the academic experience of JSGP students but also contribute to their personal and professional development.