M. A. (Public Policy)

Eligibility Criteria  

Candidates who have passed any undergraduate degree with 60% aggregate marks from any recognized University in India or abroad recognized by UGC / AIU are eligible to apply.

Our MA in Public Policy program is a two-year interdisciplinary journey that delves into the core domains of policy, law, and social sciences. Through a carefully crafted curriculum, you’ll explore a wide range of topics, including public policy concepts, governance, economics, international relations, and more. You’ll learn from renowned faculty members and industry experts who are passionate about empowering the next generation of policy leaders.

Programme Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary Approach: Our program integrates multiple disciplines to provide you with a holistic understanding of complex policy issues.
  • Wide Range of Courses: Our programme offers 7 core courses strengthening the base for studying public policy. Our soft-core courses give a domain-specific outlook and offer insights into choosing specialisations. Alongside this, there are a set of open electives and university common courses that aim at delivering a holistic, well-rounded education experience.
  • Experiential Learning: From real-world case studies to policy simulations and internships, you’ll gain hands-on experience that prepares you for the challenges of the real world. Our programme is research-intensive, giving exposure to evidence-based public policy approaches.
  • Career Opportunities: Whether you aspire to work in government, nonprofit organizations, or the private sector, our program opens doors to a wide range of rewarding career paths.
  • Distinguished Advisory Committee: Benefit from the guidance of our esteemed advisory committee, comprised of experts from various fields who ensure that our program remains relevant and up-to-date.
  • Exposure to key tools – communication; data sciences and writing policy briefs.

Total Credits: 80

Core/Discipline specificCredits
1Introduction of Public Policy3
2Law and Legal System4
3Social Foundations of Public Policy4
4Global Politics and Foreign Policy3
5Introduction to Political Science: Key Concepts and Theories4
6Economic Foundation of Public Policy 1: Micro3
7Economic Foundation of Public Policy 2: Macro4


1Research Methods and Methodology: Qualitative Method2
2Research Methods and Methodology: Quantitative Method2


Soft skills/Application based
1Creative Writing and Academic Writing3
2Ethics and Leadership for Crisis Management2
3Data Analytics and Visualization for Public Policy2
4Seminar Course (Policy Dialogue)2
5Advanced-Data and Statistics for Public Policy (Policy Evaluation)3
6Writing Policy Briefs, Memos and Grants2


Soft Core
1Policy evaluation2
2Public Administration and Governance2
3Political Economy3
4Science and Technology Policy3
5Sustainable Development and Public Policy3
6Developmental Studies3


1Open Elective(outside of the SLGPP)3
2Open Elective(within SLGPP)3
3Chanakya University Foundation Courses3
4Open Elective (outside of the SLGPP)3


Sl NoOpen Elective Courses (within SLGPP) Choose one from the list below
1Early Childhood Care and Education Higher Education
2Global Health Policies
3Project Management
4Foreign Policy Analysis: Indo-Pacific
5Security Studies
6Waste Management and Policies
7Taxation and Global Trade Policies
8Climate Finance
9Cyber Security
10Indian Voting Patterns and Behaviour


List of all the programs

  • Public Policy: Concepts and Approaches 
  • Law and Legal Systems
  • Sociology: Key Concepts and theories/ Social Issues and Public Policy: Key concepts and Approaches 
  • Political Science and Public Policy: Key Concepts and Approaches
  • Microeconomics for Public Policy 
  • Governance and Institutions
  • Macroeconomics for Public Policy
  • International Relation: Theories and Concepts
  • Development Studies: Rural and Urban Landscape of India 
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Public Policy

Soft Core Courses

  • Public Health Systems and Policies
  • Data Analytics for Public Policy
  • Gender Policies
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Sustainability, Climate Change and Policies
  • Education: Policies, Organisations and Leadership
  • Science and Technology Policy

Open Elective Courses (3 courses)

  • Early Childhood care and Education Higher Education 2
  • Global Health Policies
  • Project Management
  • Foreign Policy Analysis: Indo-Pacific
  • Security Studies
  • Waste management and Policies
  • Taxation and Global Trade Policies
  • Climate Finance
  • Cyber Security 
  • Indian Voting Patterns and Behaviour

Skill-based Courses

  • Ethics and Leadership for Crisis Management
  • Creative Writing and Academic Writing
  • University Foundation Courses
  • Seminar Course 
  • Writing Policy Briefs Memos and Grant writing
  • With a master’s in public policy, you can do many things that can make a difference in the world. You can:
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of existing and proposed policies and programs
  • Identify and recommend innovative and evidence-based solutions to various policy problems and issues
  • Conduct and disseminate policy research and analysis to inform and influence policy decisions and actions
  • Communicate and collaborate with various stakeholders and actors involved in the olicy process, such as policymakers, practitioners, researchers, media, and the public
  • Advocate and campaign for the interests and rights of various groups and causes related to public policy
  • Teach and mentor the next generation of policy professionals and leaders
    • Policy analyst in national/ international think tanks/ NGOs
    • Consultants in Government and its agencies
    • Young Professionals in Policy Think Tanks
    • Political Analyst