School of Public Policy and Governance

About Us


Established in the year 2013, the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) has a mandate to create a cadre of public policy professionals who through their multi-disciplinary training respond to current challenges and incubate ideas to proactively meet future demands. The school provides interdisciplinary foundational training in Ethics and Policy, Economics (including econometrics), Law, Political Science, and Sociology.  It encourages students to be reflexive in developing institutional designs that can transform public services.

With a firm grounding in these core courses, students are expected to choose and specialise in specific Policy Area Concentrations (henceforth PACs). Concentration areas offered for the 2017-19 batch include:

  • Regulation and Institutional Reform
  • Urbanisation
  • Social Conflict and Public Policy.

 The archetypal SPPG graduate – whichever be her chosen policy concentration - is led through a combination of classroom and hands-on experiential learning methods. These skills equip students to develop models and frameworks for accountable governance and public policy that are grounded in values of a just society. In service of these goals, students are enabled:

  •  Application of theoretical knowledge to concrete policy situations
  •  Acquiring expertise in analytics and big data sets
  •  Analysing and drafting policies and legislations
  •  Learning the legal framework of policies and legislations
  •  Exploring the intersection between ethics and policies
  •  Developing institutional intervention for diverse social challenges
  • To acquire skills - written and oral - facilitating communication with diverse audiences

The students of SPPG are drawn from various fields including social science, law, engineering, and medicine amongst many other disciplinary backgrounds