ìpolicy is our flagship 3 day introductory course in Public Policy. The course involves a variety of interactive learning methods including dynamic games, talks, dialogues, and documentaries, designed to provide participants with opportunities to explore and share ideas about policy-based solutions to social problems from a liberal perspective.
Why should you attend ìpolicy?
- To gain exposure to a wide range of topics especially in the areas of livelihood, governance, education, poverty, law, corruption, politics and more
- To network and interact with fellow participants coming from diverse backgrounds and disciplines representing leading colleges from all over India and abroad.
- To enhance analytical, public speaking, and presentation skills through working groups, role play, discussions and debates
- To join our vast alumni and academic network of over 7000 CCS graduates
You can apply to more than one program at a time.
|ìpolicy Dates||Cities||Application Deadline|
|8-10 June 2018||Mumbai||27 May 2018|
|15-17 June 2018||Delhi||27 May 2018|
|22-24 June 2018||Bengaluru||
Extended: 10 June 2018
|29 June-1 July 2018||Mumbai||19 June 2018|
|20-22 July 2018||Delhi||24 June 2018|
|27-29 July 2018||Delhi||24 June 2018|
|27-29 July 2018||Pune||24 June 2018|
"ìpolicy has enabled me to critically examine the present perspectives I inhabit regarding policy design and policy implication. It has inspired me to gain a holistic understanding of markets and their ways of working in the policy domain."
Shilanjini Bhattacharya, TISS Mumbai
"I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity, it has provided insight, fresh ideas and a liberal perspective. I learnt a lot both from interaction with facilitators and peers. I was encouraged to think more critically, ask more questions and discouraged from accepting things on face value. I think my approach to policy formulation has changed a great deal in terms of how I now perceive institutions, trade, incentives, public interest and govt intervention."
Evita Rodriguez, FLAME Pune
"Textbooks provide a very one-dimensional and theoretical approach to issues. Ipolicy definitely showed the current trends interms of the practice approach and introduced me to new perspectives and ways of looking at issues. The most important thing is that in each session, we did not just stop with identifying the problem but also came together to formulate possible solutions to the same."
Shreya Rangarajan, TISS Hyderabad
About the Internship:
The 18th edition of CCS's Researching Reality Internship explores the fast accelerating policy domain in a six-week format to produce original working papers fostering a sustainable interaction between multiple stakeholders to further dialogue on several issues within the policy sphere.
A unique opportunity for college students, Researching Reality Internship is ideal for applicants who wish to apply social and economic principles to current policy issues through in-depth research and analysis. It provides training in areas of quantitative and qualitative research, methodology, data analysis, and critical thinking. This year the interns will focus on the theme 'Ease of Doing Business' and study various agencies, boards, corporations, departments, schemes and programs in Delhi in relation to this theme; viewing benchmarks and best practices to recommend sustainable and long-term policy improvements in the functioning of government structures.
The engagement usually spans 6 weeks where interns work under the guidance of research guides on group projects. The program culminates in working papers on thematic issues, each providing policy recommendations for efficient and accountable government functioning.
Some of these papers and articles go on to be published in academic journals and leading newspapers. CCS does not require internship papers to be in line with any political philosophy, we require research papers to be scientific in spirit and content.
The larger objective is to further citizens’ understanding of the workings of the government and encourage greater independent, fact-based qualitative and quantitative research so that the next time citizens demand better governance, they can back their claims.
Researching Reality is a full-time six-week intensive internship
To be considered for the internship program, a candidate must satisfy one of the following;
A candidate must demonstrate;
The Internship is open to both Domestic and International applicants. We offer assistance for visa applications in 'Volunteer Category' for International Students
There is no registration fee to apply for the program.
There is no stipend paid to Interns for the duration. However, reimbursements approved on actuals by the requisite guide/ coordinator for the purpose of research are provided. Interns are requested to make their own living arrangements in New Delhi.
Applications can be submitted through the online portal alone. Applications via eM or post are not considered.
Any attempt to influence the application decision leads to disqualification of the candidate.
To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. Azadi.me in association with Centre for Civil Society and Atlas Network offers ìpolicy, a three day residential course for journalists to equip them with tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies in our day to day functioning. This award winning course focuses on issues in the key areas of education, livelihoods and good governance.
Centre for Civil Society is a market-liberal think tank ranked 81 worldwide according to the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Azadi.me is India's first and only liberal web portal in Hindi.
- To equip participants with analytical tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies so as to better distinguish between objective facts and merely subjective opinions and intentions of policies from their actual results.
- To offer unconventional angles and story ideas, information sources, and expert perspectives.
This course is targeted towards media professionals with some experience including senior correspondents, feature writers, beat reporters, assistant/sub-editors, producers, and anchors. Freelance journalists who have a dedicated column in reputed publication or web portal can also apply for this workshop. Up to 26 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process.
The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 1,000 only which includes all meals, accommodation, and transportation to the venue and back. This fee is payable upon selection and payment can be made through online only. Fee paid once will not be returned.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – 31 March 2018
We conducted iPolicy – our flagship certificate course in public policy, engaging Teach for India fellow in a dialogue on the concerns of education policy in India. With 33 participants, the interactive program grounded the elaborate field-experience of the young fellows in the extant education policy discourse in India. Our speakers included Shantanu Gupta Political Analyst and Author of ‘The Monk Who Became Chief Minister’, Parth J Shah and, Arushi Vats, Assistant Manager, CCS Academy. The course received an over-all feedback rating of 3.46 out of 4.
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Business and Public Policy is a niche module providing a detailed examination of the role and impact of public policy on Indian businesses. It takes the perspective of a firm’s manager and asks the twin questions: (a) to what extent does government intervention limit a firm’s strategy; and (b) how can firm strategy influence and take advantage of government intervention by comparing the performance of firms, alliances, and markets in coordination with economic activity. Offers exploration of key laws such as New Companies Act, the role of regulatory bodies, as well as conceptual tools such as 'Markets for the Poor'. This is a closed event for students at Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. For more information on the Business and Public Policy module and how it could be offered at your institution, please contact email@example.com.
Objective: To make students understand the interconnection between business and public policy through the application of economics, management, and public policy.