The Takshashila GCPP
Outcomes that matter
The GCPP Programme equips students with the knowledge of the policymaking process and the factors that influence it. They will acquire skills required to analyse policy in their own context and apply this understanding to their personal, professional and political goals. More »
Learning from the best
The faculty is drawn from Takshashila’s international network of academic experts, practitioners and experienced professionals, making for an innovative, exciting and inspiring curriculum that both addresses the basics of the discipline as well as teaches skills that can be readily applied while engaging in public affairs.More »
Who should take this course
The GCPP Programme is primarily designed for citizens who want to take an active, more informed role in public affairs. It is open to qualifying individuals from any sector, discipline or occupation. The programme meets the needs of those engaging in, or seeking to engage in a broad range of professions ranging from the media, civil service, non-government organisations, law, advocacy, regulatory affairs and international business. Individuals and organisations engaged in consulting, social services, public health, economic development and international development will benefit from this programme. A small number of junior studentships is available for promising undergraduate students who can add value to the class. More »
Schedule and Structure
The GCPP Programme consists of a 12 week blended learning programme. Most of the course will be conducted remotely using an online Learning Management System. To successfully complete the course a student must:
Complete the two core modules
Complete at least one elective
Participate in the two weekend contact workshops.
Pass a composite final examination. More »
Application Deadline: 5 May 2014. (Early applicants will have an advantage) Course Commences: First week of June 2014 Disclaimer: The GCPP Programme is not approved by UGC, AICTE or any other government authority. At this time is not officially recognised as a qualification for government employment. More »
GCPP - FAQs
Here's a list of frequently asked questions that you should refer to before applying or contacting us. More »
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