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BA in Public Policy (Hons.)

Overview

The programme is strategically designed to equip students with a profound understanding of theories and concepts essential for successful engagement in the dynamic field of policymaking. This comprehensive curriculum aims to broaden students' perspectives by seamlessly integrating science-based subjects with social science methods. The emphasis lies in cultivating skills for socio-scientific modeling and policy analysis, empowering graduates to navigate the complexities of policymaking with a structured and informed approach.

A distinctive feature of the programme is its focus on addressing real-world challenges through an inclusive and ethical lens. By immersing students in the interplay of stakeholders, including politics, community, business, and government, the curriculum ensures a nuanced comprehension of policy friction points. This approach not only fosters a holistic understanding of the policymaking landscape but also emphasizes the significance of strong ethical principles and values in shaping inclusive, equitable, and sustainable policies.

Particular attention is given to global issues such as sustainable development and climate change, reflecting the programme’s commitment to producing graduates who are not only well-versed in theoretical frameworks but also poised to tackle pressing global challenges. The combination of theoretical depth, interdisciplinary methodologies, and a focus on ethical policymaking positions graduates to make authentic and impactful contributions to the complex landscape of public policy on a global scale.

Duration

Four Years / Eight Semesters

Commence of the course


Course Duration

Four Years


Mode of Study

Eligibility


10+2 from recognized Board / Council with minimum 50% marks.

A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC / ST / OBC (non-creamy layer) / Differently Abled.


Key Features

In-depth knowledge acquisition in public policy through evidence-based learning and social sciences application.

Comprehensive understanding of influences on government action, identifying strengths and challenges for inclusive, sustainable policies.

Analysis of public policy challenges, incorporating socio-economic factors and dynamics like class, caste, gender, and poverty.

Global perspective integration, contextualizing policy challenges within the framework of sustainable development and climate change.

Flexible specialization with major and minor discipline options, enabling independent course selection.

Emphasis on experiential learning with volunteer projects, field-based experiences, and a unique focus on practical competence.

Programme Structure

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme emerge with a versatile skill set, paving the way for impactful roles across diverse sectors. In government agencies, they can take on positions as Policy Analysts, contributing to their nuanced understanding of public policy and its socio-economic implications to inform governmental decisions. The proficiency in crafting inclusive and sustainable policies positions them well for roles as Policy Advisors, where they can influence policy development, ensuring equitable outcomes. Social Policy Researcher roles beckon graduates to delve into issues related to class, caste, gender, and poverty, conducting thorough analyses to propose informed solutions. The global perspective acquired throughout the program opens doors to international organizations, NGOs, and think tanks, where graduates can contribute to shaping policies on a broader, global scale, particularly in addressing challenges related to sustainable development and climate change.

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