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STARTS ON June 30, 2023 Live Online and In-campus Immersion Application Deadline: 30 June, 2023
DURATION 12 Months 3 Hours Every Saturday 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM
ELIGIBILITY Any Graduate/Diploma holder with a minimum 03 years of Experience. The candidates need to have the required experience as on June 30, 2023
STARTS ON June 30, 2023 Application Deadline: 30 June, 2023
DURATION 12 Months (Inclusive of 3 days at IIM Calcutta campus at the end of the programme) 3 Hours Every Saturday 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM
PROGRAMME FEE INR 3,07,500 + GST (Inclusive of registration fees: INR 7,000. Exclusive of application fee) View Payment Plan Loan offered at EMI of INR 11,688 Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Programme Overview

IIM Calcutta’s Executive Programme in Public Policy and Management provides a deep understanding of contemporary public policy. It empowers you to envision, design, implement and evaluate policy innovation across sectors for social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Most of all, it inculcates a scientific, research-oriented approach to policy making and rounds it off with the holistic management skills needed to execute policy in the age of transformation.

  • $1.4 trillion

    The amount India needs to spend, to achieve $5 Trillion GDP by 2025.

    Source: Economic Times, 2021
  • 31%

    Of the surveyed CEOs confirmed that external ecosystems are a part of their business strategy.

    Source: EY CEO Survey, 2021
  • $1 Trillion

    The value of digital economy which can be created by India but can get hampered by "ineffective policies".

    Source: MEITY & McKinsey, 2021

Programme Highlights

Learn at IIM Calcutta, one of India’s best B-Schools | NIRF ranking #3, 2021

132 hours of interactive online learning + 6-day campus immersion

Rich learning using a blend of lectures, role plays, and simulations

Strong curriculum combining public policy and management, along with new-age content

Interact and network with respected industry experts and alumni members

Real-world learning aided by a capstone project

Who is this Programme for?

The programme is aimed at a range of professionals, all united by a common goal – driving nation-building. It is ideal for those with the ambition and the passion to achieve transformational results in shaping and driving policy through a modern, multi-disciplinary approach, instead of a traditional, technocratic approach. Those who can benefit include:

  • Professionals engaged in public policy development and decision-making
  • Consultants engaged as policy advisors and analysts
  • Government professionals involved in public policy strategy and planning
  • Professionals with a keen interest in public affairs

Learning Outcomes

  • Foundational thinking - Understand the theoretical and practical aspects of policy-making and policy analysis
  • Innovative thinking - Innovate by learning best practices in policy formulation and the blueprint of a scientific approach
  • Multidisciplinary thinking - Embrace the economic, social, political, legal and cultural contexts in policy-making and implementation
  • New-age thinking - Adapt contemporary ideas like strategic policy-making and technology in governance to build a relevant, dynamic understanding of policy
  • Executional thinking - Imbibe strategic management, legal frameworks, and quantitative analysis to strengthen implementation

Programme Modules

  • Formulation of public policy: Institutions and the policy process
  • Policy design and policy implementation
  • Policy evaluation and policy change
  • Engaging stakeholders – Social Capital, Collective Action and Advocacy Coalitions
  • Case studies
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Risk management and decision analysis under uncertainty
  • Role of optimization in public policy decisions
  • Policy analysis and evaluation using data analysis and statistical techniques
  • Market Economy and the role of policy: Institutions and their “Failures”
  • Emerging economies and public policy: industrialization/ modernization
  • Equity and Efficiency (or welfare and growth)
  • Public goods and public service delivery
  • Public policy and individual economic decisions
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Financing public policy—Macroeconomic view
  • Fiscal federalism in India: Finance Commission
  • Budget and taxing
  • Financing democratic decentralisation
  • Financing Welfare
  • Handling conflicts
  • Negotiating successfully – basics
  • Negotiating successfully – Government vs Corporate
  • Basics of leadership
  • Leadership for the future
  • Constitutional basis of public policy
  • Administrative rule-making
  • Constitutional courts and policymaking
  • Legal Framework for corporate transactions and governance
  • International policymaking and the global south
  • State, class and public policy
  • Bureaucracy: Agency and accountability
  • Access to public resources: Strategies and mobilisations
  • Populism and patronage
  • Containing corruption: Empowering the disempowered
  • Strategic Statecraft: Understanding a Strategic State and its purpose, especially in the Indian context
  • State and Business: Why does private business need the State? A peek into private law/public law distinction
  • Private vs. Public: State legislative/executive action and the strategic redrawing of private-public-community boundaries
  • Strategic Policymaking: Strategies behind economic policymaking and investment incentive allocation
  • Technology in Governance
  • Communication Strategy for Policy Outreach
  • Public, Private People Partnership
  • Public Health
  • Education
  • Urban Governance: Smart Cities
  • Migration and Rural Development
  • Climate Change and Clean Energy
  • Skill Development
  • Labour Code

Participants will gain a hands-on learning experience by working on a capstone project that will present the participants with a chance to solve policy making real-world challenges through practical recommendations.

Note: Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the total programme hours. E-study material will be provided.

Programme Directors

Prof. Manish Thakur

Professor, IIM Calcutta

Prof. Manish’s areas of expertise include Indian social structure, consumption, culture and markets, sociological theories, qualitative research methodology, and economy and society in post-colonial India. He did his PhD from Goa University. He was conferred the Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Award in Social Sciences from ISEC, Bengaluru and ICSSR, New Delhi. Prof. Manish...

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Prof. R. Rajesh Babu

Professor of Law, IIM Calcutta

Prof. Babu is a lawyer by training with two decades of experience in industry and academia. He has been a post-doctoral scholar-in-residence at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, a visiting scholar on DAAD Scholarship at Hamburg University, and a Fellow at the Centre for Studies and Research, Hague Academy of International Law. He obtained his...

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Note: Programme Directors might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and revised details will be provided closer to the programme start date.

Programme Certificate

A completion certificate from IIM-Calcutta is a valuable addition to your CV, and creates deep and instant credibility with existing and potential employers. Participants will get a certificate from IIM-Calcutta after having successfully completed all evaluation components and having a minimum attendance of 66% in each of the courses.

Sample Certificate
Sample Certificate

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of IIM Calcutta.

IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive the prestigious IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status.

Participants will become alumni of IIM Calcutta Executive Education with following benefits:

  • LDP participants who complete the programme successfully become the Alumni of IIMC Executive Education, which currently has 27000+ members.
  • LDP Alumni are given an email-id in the IIM Calcutta domain.
  • LDP Alumni can register in the IIM Calcutta Alumni portal either with this email-id or with their personal email-ids. The IIM Calcutta Alumni portal is a common platform for Alumni of all programmes of the Institute to interact with each other and stay connected with the Institute.
  • The Institute shares newsletters, important news and articles about the Institute and its activities, the achievements of the Institute's faculty, staff, students and alumni, upcoming events and programmes etc., on the portal.
  • Alumni can post their achievements, write about jobs or LIVE project opportunities for other alumni to see.
  • The IIM Calcutta alumni network can also be accessed on mobile phones through the mobile app.
  • Executive Education Alumni are entitled to a discount of 5% on the programme fee if they opt to do another LDP.
  • By using the different features of the IIM Calcutta portal, alumni across programmes can engage with each other in many meaningful ways. It is up to the alumni themselves to leverage the platform

Early applications encouraged. Limited seats are available.

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Loan offered at EMI of INR 11,688
Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Round 1: The first application deadline is
June 21, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 1,500 + GST

Round 2: The second application deadline is
May 24, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 2,000 + GST

Round 3: The third application deadline is
June 21, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 2,500 + GST

Round 4: The fourth application deadline is
June 30, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 2,500 + GST

The Learning Experience 

What is it like to learn with the learning collaborator, Emeritus? 

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

In collaboration with Emeritus

Erulearning Solutions Private Limited (a company incorporated in India) is a subsidiary of Eruditus Learning Solutions Pte Ltd (a company incorporated in Singapore), and operates under the brand name of 'Eruditus' and 'Emeritus'.