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POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT (POD)

Event Date: 02 Feb To 03 Feb 2019; Time: 10am - 6pm
Venue: Delhi/NCR

 Politics of Development or POD | 2019

India remains a poor country with some development indicators among the worst in the world. Our political system not only falls short of the textbook ideal, instead its priorities are rigged in favor of communal politics, corruption, and cronyism.

What is the way out?

An understanding of the incentives that determine behavior in politics can shed light on the perennial concerns that plague our democracy.

Politics of Development or POD, is a two-day immersive, residential program focusing on the political challenges to goals of economic development. The course combines lectures with games and discussions in smaller groups to create an effective learning experience for public policy enthusiasts.

Why should you attend?

Get to the root cause of social problems

Learn fundamental concepts of political economy and sound public policy to understand the root cause of current challenges

Join a fun, open and respectful environment

Be a part of games, dialogues and lectures in an environment that is conducive to critical thinking about difficult issues

Networking

Meet like-minded people and become part of CCS’ alumni network; a fountain of opportunities for intellectual and professional growth

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Early Bird Application Deadline - 28 December , 2018
Final Application Deadline - 13 January , 2019

Registration Fee - INR 5000*
(*15% discount for applications within 28th December)

Advanced ipolicy for Journalists (September 2018)

Event Date: 28 Sep To 30 Sep 2018; Time: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Venue: Sitabani Jungle Resort, Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
Advanced ipolicy for Journalists (September 2018)

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 Edelgive Foundation offers ìpolicy for Journalists, 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.

CCS is India's leading liberal think tank, ranked 81 worldwide by 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 webportal in Hindi.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

ELIGIBILITY
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.

REGISTRATION FEE
The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 2,000 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 – 16 September 2018

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ipolicy for Young Leaders | August 2018

Event Date: 10 Aug To 26 Aug 2018; Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi

ipolicy for Young Leaders, Bengaluruìpolicy 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 Venue, City Application Deadline  
10-12 August 2018 Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru 26 July 2018
17-19 August 2018 Ramon House, Church Gate, Mumbai 05 August 2018
24-26 August 2018 New Delhi 15 August 2018
Shilanjini Bhattacharya, TISS Mumbai
"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

Evita Rodriguez, FLAME Pune
"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

Shreya Rangarajan, TISS Hyderabad
"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

ipolicy for Young Leaders, Mumbai | Bengaluru | Pune | Delhi

Event Date: 29 Jun To 29 Jul 2018; Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue: Mumbai | Bengaluru | Pune | Delhi

ipolicy for Young Leaders, Mumbai | Bengaluru | Pune | Delhiìpolicy 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 5 June 2018
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
Shilanjini Bhattacharya, TISS Mumbai
"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

Evita Rodriguez, FLAME Pune
"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

Shreya Rangarajan, TISS Hyderabad
"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

Researching Reality Internship 2018

Event Date: 04 Jun To 20 Jul 2018; Time: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Venue: CCS Office, New Delhi
Apply for Researching Reality Internship 2018

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.

Eligibility

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;

  • Current student enrolled in an undergraduate/ postgraduate course in any academic or professional discipline
  • Graduates / Researchers
  • International Baccalaureate / Cambridge International Students enrolled in the Diploma program or A Levels

A candidate must demonstrate;

  1. Interest in the public policy domain
  2. Inquisitive and adept with basic research skills - data collection, inference and analysis
  3. Be open to fun, open and respectable environment
  4. Be a team player, have strong analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines

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.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the Online Application Form; the form additionally consists of two sections dealing with a Statement of Purpose and essays as a writing sample to be considered for the Interview Round
  2. Shortlisted candidates will receive a personal interview call at the CCS Office in New Delhi; In special circumstances we do conduct interviews over the phone.
  3. A weighted proportion score of the Essays and Personal Interview will be used to determine the final list of selected candidates
  4. A second-list based on contingency is generated for wait-listed candidates

Please Note:

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.  

Key Dates

First Application Deadline: 17 April 2018
Final Application Deadline: 27 April 2018
First List announcement: 01 May 2018
Interviews: 05-06 May 2018
Final List announcement: 11 May 2018
Internship Dates: 4 June 2018-20 July 2018