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Forging Champions of Liberty: iPolicy for Development Leaders

Event Date: 16 Dec To 17 Dec 2017; Time: -
Venue: CCS Office, A-69, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

We conducted iPolicy – our flagship certificate course in public policy, engaging Teach for India fellow in a dialogue on the concerns of education policy in India. With 33 participants, the interactive program grounded the elaborate field-experience of the young fellows in the extant education policy discourse in India. Our speakers included Shantanu Gupta Political Analyst and Author of ‘The Monk Who Became Chief Minister’, Parth J Shah and, Arushi Vats, Assistant Manager, CCS Academy. The course received an over-all feedback rating of 3.46 out of 4.

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Business and Public Policy Credit Course at Vedica Scholars Programme for Women, New Delhi

Event Date: 22 Sep To 14 Oct 2017; Time: 10:00am-06:00pm
Venue: Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication

Business and Public Policy is a niche module providing a detailed examination of the role and impact of public policy on Indian businesses. It takes the perspective of a firm’s manager and asks the twin questions: (a) to what extent does government intervention limit a firm’s strategy; and (b) how can firm strategy influence and take advantage of government intervention by comparing the performance of firms, alliances, and markets in coordination with economic activity. Offers exploration of key laws such as New Companies Act, the role of regulatory bodies, as well as conceptual tools such as 'Markets for the Poor'. This is a closed event for students at Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. For more information on the Business and Public Policy module and how it could be offered at your institution, please contact

Objective: To make students understand the interconnection between business and public policy through the application of economics, management, and public policy.

ìpolicy for Journalists, Aug 2017

Event Date: 25 Aug To 27 Aug 2017; Time: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Venue: Asia Health Resort, Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. in association with Centre for Civil Society and Edelgive Foundation offers ìpolicy, 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 54 worldwide by the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania. is India's first and only liberal web portal in Hindi.


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.


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. Priority* will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in Haryana and Chandigarh. Up to 26 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process. Transportation may be arranged from Delhi too (not guaranteed), depending on receipt of sufficient no. of competitive applications.  


The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 1,000 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. 


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Note: *'Priority will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in Haryana and Chandigarh', doesn't restrict eligible participants from other states to apply and participate.

Law and Public Policy Credit Course at National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Event Date: 18 Aug To 05 Sep 2017; Time: 10:00am-06:00pm
Venue: NLS Bangalore

Overview: Academy is currently offering 60-hour semester-wide elective course on Law and Public Policy for students enrolled in V Year B.A. LLB (Hons). at NLSIU, Bangalore. The course introduces students to the foundation of institutional economics, interlinkages between economics and law, as well as sectoral analysis on Urban Development, Technology, Public Health, Education, Property Rights, Financial Reform, Competition and Innovation in the Indian context. Offers an applied analysis of institutions involved in policy frameworks such as governments at various levels, regulatory bodies, and civil society. For more information on the Law and Public Policy module and how it could be offered at your institution, please contact

Objective: To make students understand the intersection of legal practice, economic principles and policy making.

ipolicy for Young Leaders, Mumbai 28-30 July 2017

Event Date: 28 Jul To 30 Jul 2017; Time: TBD
Venue: Church Gate

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.


  • To create a fun, open, and respectful environment where everyone is encouraged to think critically about social, economic, and political issues.
  • To evoke in participants a passionate inquiry into their own values and role in creating a good society.
  • To equip participants with fundamental concepts of political economy and sound public policy to enable them understand the root cause of current challenges and effectively advocate for policy solutions through their current work and future professions.
  • To plug participants into a global network of opportunities to propel their intellectual growth, make personal connections and access resources to help them advance their vision of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is open to all students, recent graduates as well as post graduates. Participants will be selected based on their application merit.

Please Note: Selected participants are required to attend all the sessions held during the course upon which they will receive a certificate of participation.

Course Fee: The ìpolicy fee is Rs 3000, which shall cover food and course materials for the entire duration of the program. The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, via cheque or DD, details of which will be communicated later. The participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements. Selected participants will be notified on a rolling basis.