Capstone Project Initiative

Capstone Project Initiative

The Capstone is an innovation in the curriculum of M. A. Public Policy programme. The Capstone project is a student-led independent research project in the chosen field to address a question or a problem encountered by a partner organisation. The allocation of the Capstone Project is scheduled in the fourth semester (last semester) for a duration of four to six months (subjected to the requirement of the project).

The student is expected to work in an organization/ professionally managed institution under the guidance of a supervisor who assigns specific work to the student, and in which he/she draws on the knowledge gained in the course to present the organisation with a solution. The project is monitored by two mentors, one is in-house faculty mentor and the other is field-level supervisor/ manager in the organisation.

The Capstone project has to be in line with the goals of the organisation, and the project must produce valuable research work for the organisation. The research work led by student needs to meet the minimum required time and quality standards. The Capstone project topic must be drawn on the knowledge and skills learnt by the student who must demonstrate its relevance in the organizational context. The purpose of working on a Capstone project is for students to apply their policy analysis skills in a way useful to the practical needs of the partner organisation.

JSGP has established links with various organisations to facilitate the Capstone projects. The students so far took projects in the following institutions:

Sr. No

Name of the Organisation

Type of Organisation

1

Astrum Management Advisory Private Limited

Consultancy

2

Deloitte

Consultancy

3

National Institute of Urban Management

Consultancy

4

Sattva

Consultancy

5

Delhi Dialogue Commission

Government

6

National Institute of Panchayat and Rural Development

Government

7

National Human Rights Commission

Government

8

Aga Khan Foundation

Not for Profit Organisation

9

CUTS International

Not for Profit Organisation

10

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbei (GIZ, India)

Not for Profit Organisation

11

Pratham

Not for Profit Organisation

12

Sanket Development Group

Not for Profit Organisation

13

SRUTI-Society for Rural, Urban and Tribal Initiative

Not for Profit organisation

14

The Asia Foundation

Not for Profit Organisation

15

US India Business Council

Not for Profit Organisation

16

Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog

Think Tank

17

Bay of Bengal Programme

Think Tank

18

Centre for Budget and Planning Studies

Think Tank

19

Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Think Tank

20

NAB Foundation

Think Tank

21

National Council of Applied Economic Research

Think Tank

22

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Think Tank

23

Neerman

Think Tank

24

Ola Mobility Institute

Think Tank

25

State Innovation and Transformation Ayog

Think Tank

26

The Energy and Resources Institute

Think Tank

27

Centre for Policy Research

Think Tank