Admissions are open, Come be a part of the Kautilya School of Public Policy


Bhubaneswar: Kautilya School of Public Policy, Hyderabad affiliated to Gitam Deemed to be University, popularly known as GITAM (, has opened the applications for academic year 2021. The institute is offering a 2-year residential Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) Program and short-term Management Development Programs in public policy for working professionals (applications for the latter will open in January 2021).

The MPP is a 103-credit program with a curriculum designed to expand knowledge, enhance skills and instil values during the 2-year duration. At the end of the first year, students must undertake a 3-month internship with an organization of their choice. The program culminates in a master’s thesis based on capstone project undertaken either independently or with an organization as a part of faculty-led project on a current policy led issue. The curriculum for both the programs has been aptly curated to give learners ample time and learning avenues for a variety of crucial skills such as identification of issues; exploration of viable frameworks to develop policies; creation of policies to convincingly address existing problems and comprehensive evaluation of existing policies.

Prateek Kanwal, Co-founder, Kautilya School of Public Policysaid, “Until recently, public policy education was considered viable only for government and decision makers in public service. However, now corporates, think tanks and almost every profession has seen the impact and realized the significance of public policy and good governance.”

Sridhar Pabbisetty, Founding Director, Kautilya School of Public Policy, added, “Kautilya School of Public Policy will reinvigorate public policy education in the country and has the capability to offer fertile grounds that guarantee the all-round growth. Our endeavour at Kautilya is to educate skilled professionals who lead and inspire progressive change. Each of our learners will be conscientious individuals who embrace public service as their calling, values-focused professionals interested in advancing equity and justice, evidence-based decision-makers focused on equality and regeneration and action-oriented technologists capable of tackling 21st Century challenges. We welcome passionate learners to join our journey.”

Navtej Singh Sarna, Former Indian Ambassador to the US and member Advisory Board, Kautilya School of Public Policy said, “The unique aspect about Kautilya School of Public Policy is that it goes beyond classroom learning. Students will have numerous opportunities to actively engage with key policy professionals in their field of interest through symposiums and seminar sessions. This will help them affirm their training in evidence-based learning, implementation and leadership which is much needed for the next gen policy makers in our country.”

Prof. Indermit Gill, Professor, Senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and member Advisory Board, Kautilya School of Public Policy said, “At Kautilya School of Public Policy, we believe that a good public policy education is one that is not colored by political, corporate or other vested interests. Our focus is on creating multi -model platforms for collaborative progressive change.”