M.A. – Good Governance and Public Policy

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Course Details

The first of its kind in India, this programme focuses on equipping students with tools for analysis and development of public policy.

The objectives of this department is to nurture students to become ethically sound, political, educational, and social leaders who can influence policy towards good governance.

Accountability, transparency, inclusiveness, equitability, sustainable development etc. are key tenets of good governance nurtured among the students as part of their course curriculum,

Some of the capstone initiatives include organizing various seminars and workshops time to time to come together for deliberations and chalking futuristic insights.

Course Features

  • Embeds a unique approach to classroom teaching and labs like job shadowing, policy analysis, and field visits etc.
  • Students are taken out to visit the parliament, secretariat and watch LIVE sessions in the legislative assembly.
  • Students are taken out to villages to generate reports which provide them deep and futuristic insights.
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Aims to train young professionals and public leaders to implement transparent, efficient and democratic governance based on the rule of law and social justice.

The two year Masters programme has been divided into 4 semesters with a summer internship programme in the second year apart from the core and elective papers based upon the choice of specialization.

M.A (Good Governance & Public Policy)

02 Years full time

2018-19 Entry

60 Seats

Graduation or equivalent with
a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in any stream.*


Tuition fee per semester**

* It is your responsibility to ascertain that you possess the requisite qualification for admission.
**There will be a separate admission fee, examination fee, caution deposit etc in addition to the tuition fee.
Semester – I
  1. Good Governance: issues and challenges in India
  2. Fundamentals of public administration
  3. India: democracy and development – I
  4. Principles of economics
  5. Introduction to public policy
  6. Governance research: methodologies and
    multidimensionality – I
  7. G – choupal lab
  8. Job shadowing lab
  9. Field visit lab – I
Semester – II
  1. Indian economy and public finance
  2. India and global governance
  3. India: democracy and development – II
  4. Public sector organizational behaviour
  5. Administrative law
  6. Governance research: methodologies and
    multidimensionality – II
  7. Policy analysis lab
  8. 360-degree governance lab
  9. Moot parliament
  10. Self-management

Semester – III
  1. Summer internship project (SIP)
  2. Ethics in governance
  3. Core electives (4)
  4. Communication and news analysis lab
  5. Field visit lab – II
Semester – IV
  1. Dissertation
  2. Core electives (4)
  3. Self-management

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