Capstone Project Initiative

Dissemination Workshop on  “India’s Development Cooperation Policy” Capstone Project supported by The Asia Foundation

Capstone Project Initiative

The capstone is an innovation in the curriculum of M A Public Policy programme at JSGP. The allocation of Capstone Project is scheduled in 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 that assigns specific work to him/her, and in which he/she draws on the knowledge gained in the course to present the organisation with a solution. The organisation evaluates the work and grades the student. This is the ‘capstone’ of the learning process.

JSGP has to build links with various organisations to facilitate our students to undertake the challenge of a capstone. Capstone project was initiated in 2016 and students took projects in following institutions : –

  • US India Business Council, Delhi
  • Council on Energy, Environment & Water
  • Centre for Budget and Planning Studies
  • The Asia Foundation, Srilanka
  • CUTS International
  • Attached with Member of Parliament Mr. Rajeev Gowda
  • Pratham
  • Delhi Dialogue Commission
  • Deloitte Consulting 
  • National Human Rights Commission
  • National Institute of Panchayat and Rural Development

Capstone Project

The Capstone project is a student led independent research project in the chosen field to address a question or a problem encountered based on need felt by a partner organisation. The project is monitored by two mentors, one in house faculty mentor and one 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 minimum required time and quality standards. The Capstone project topic has to be draw on the knowledge and skills learnt by 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.