What is CCS Policy Camp?

CCS Policy Camp is a certificate program run by the Centre for Civil Society for students of age 16-18 years. The Policy Camp introduces the scholars to concepts of public policy. It offers 40 bright-minded scholars of the country a platform to learn, network, and lead with sectoral experts, mentors, and speakers. The program encompasses analysis of contemporary policy issues and challenges and their potential solutions. Most importantly, it encourages scholars to read, deliberate, discuss and write to enhance their analytical and critical skills.

Why should you attend CCS Policy Camp?


This is a 5-week long program, however, the teaching lectures will be limited to Saturdays and Sundays only. The weekdays will encompass self-readings, peer discussions and assignments.

Who all can apply?

Your cohort will have students in grade 11 and 12. However, anyone in the age group 16-18 is eligible to apply for the Policy Camp.

How can you apply?

Registration is through this online registration form only. If you're selected, you’ll be informed of your selection within two weeks of your application. The last date to apply is 26 Dec 2021.

What’s the selection procedure?

The applicants will be shortlisted on a rolling basis, based on the merit of their answers, and interest in the program. Limited seats are available for this cohort, and applications will close as soon as the seats are full.

CCS Policy Camp
  • 02 Jan 2022 to 30 Jan 2022
  • 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Online
  • Certificate of completion
Course Fee
Application Deadline
26 Dec 2021

The applicants will be shortlisted on a rolling basis, based on the merit of their answers, and interest in the program. Limited seats are available for this cohort, and applications will close as soon as the seats are full.

Covered Sessions
Economics and Public Policy

This module lays down basic principles of economics like - Prices and
Markets, Industry and Commerce, Work and Pay, Time and Risk -
interdependence. It eventually leads to answering the question - "how
the world works?" from an economic angle

Political Economy

This module introduces the field of Public Choice Economics which uses
the insights of economics to explain political processes such as
elections and bureaucracy. This module also traces the evolution of
institutions that are key to the policy making process and highlight the
differentiating principles of these institutions

Law, Personal Liberty and Public Policy

This module explores the institution of "Rule of Law” - that each
individual should be free from discretionary power and the arbitrary
decision-making of others. Through case studies, it will also examine
what happens in the absence of rule of law, thus highlighting why it is
a critical institution for a free society.

Public Policy and Livelihoods

This module focuses on the role played by economic freedom in
uplifting the poor and increasing prosperity. This helps in identifying
the ways in which markets can work for the poor and critically assess
policies/interventions that act as barriers to livelihood in India.

Leadership and Communication

This module trains scholars to think and write critically, effectively, and
proficiently. The sessions help them navigate from the thinking of an
idea to the translation of those thoughts into writing opinion pieces on
public policy.

Our Experts
Dr. Parth J Shah
Co-Founder and Director, Indian School of Public Policy and Founder-President, Centre for Civil Society Livelihoods, Public Policy, Education Policy in States, Austrian Economics
Mohit Satyanand
Chairman and Founder, Teamwork Arts Economics, Public Policy, Entrepreneurship
Dr Shagata Mukherjee
Lead of NITI Aayog Behavioural Insights Unit Behavioural Economics
Dr JP Narayan
Founder Lok Satta Party & Foundation for Democratic Reforms. Ex-IAS and EX-MLA Governance, Telecom, Health, Economy.
Sourya Banerjee
Programs Coordinator, Centre for Civil SocietyLaw & Economics, Public Choice, Institutions, Rule of Law
Prashant Narang
Senior Fellow, Research and Training Programs, Centre for Civil Society Rule of Law, Livelihoods
Amit Chandra
Senior Consultant, Centre Square Foundation Education policy
Jerry Johnson
Culture & Communication Strategist, TEDx Speaker & Curator, and TFAS Fellow. Free Speech and personal liberty
Dr Amir Ullah Khan
Development economist and Professor at the MCRHRDI of the Government of Telangana Economics, Public Policy
Luis Miranda
Chairman of Centre for Civil Society and, Founder and Chairman of Indian School of Public Policy Livelihoods, Development Sector
Utkarsh Khare
Cornell Law and UCLA Scholar Personal Liberty, Rule of Law
Jayana Bedi
Senior Research Consultant, Centre for Civil Society Livelihoods
Paavi Kulshreshth
Policy Training & Outreach, Centre for Civil Society Health Policy, Strategic Communication
Avinash Chandra
Journalist Writing
Mohammed Anas Khan
Policy Professional, University of Winnipeg. Environment policy, Rights base management.
Rohan Joshi
Senior Fellow, English Bolo Training Program Education Policy, Policy Advocacy & Design
Yazad Jal
Public Policy Professional Public Choice, Spontaneous Order.