Executive Programme in Public Policy and Management

  • 100% Live-online sessions by IIM Calcutta
  • Six day Immersion at IIMC Campus
  • IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status
  • Guided Capstone Project by IIMC Faculty
Work Experience

Shape Public Policy for a Globalized World

In today's complex world, effective public policy is more critical than ever. Do you have a passion for making a difference and shaping the future? Are you looking to develop the skills and knowledge to become a leader in public policy?
This video explores the IIM Calcutta Executive Programme in Public Policy and Management. Hear from the Programme Director about the growing need for skilled policy experts, and from current participants about their experiences in the program.

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    Programme Highlights

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    Learn at IIM Calcutta, India’s best B-School (Fortune, 2023)

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    Interactive 12 months experiential learning journey including 6 days immersion at IIM Calcutta

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    Learn from eminent faculty of IIMC's Public Policy and Management Group

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    Strong curriculum combining public policy management, strategy, and innovation along with contemporary agendas

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    Interact, network, and learn with peers having rich experiences from across varied sectors and functions

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    Real-world learning aided by a blend of case studies, discussions and a capstone project

    Note: The primary mode of learning for this programme is via live online sessions with faculty members. Recording from live sessions will be available only to the absentees (On-request) till seven days after the live session is conducted, based on the discretion of the programme Directors / Faculty. All faculty may not permit it. Emeritus or the institute does not guarantee the availability of any session recordings after the 1 week period is over.

    Programme Certificate

    Programme Certificate

    Participants will be awarded a completion certificate and the IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status on successfully completing all evaluation components and having a minimum attendance of 75%. Attending the campus visit is a mandatory requirement for successfully completing the programme.

    We encourage you to attend all the live sessions and make the best out of these interactive learning experiences. Post session video recordings may or may not be made available, as per discretion of respective faculty members.

    Note: The certificate shown above is for illustrative purposes only and may not be an exact prototype of the actual certificate. - IIM Calcutta reserves the right to change the certificate and specifications without notice. - We encourage you to attend all the live sessions and make the best out of these interactive learning experiences.

    Past Participant Profile

    Work Experience
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    Top Industries
    • Consulting

    • Education/ Ed-Tech

    • Banking and Finance

    • FMCG

    • Oil and Gas / Energy

    • Information Technology / Services

    • Others*

    Job Roles
    • Government Affairs

    • Consulting

    • General Management

    • Marketing

    • Others

    Past Participants work at

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    Participant Testimonials

    Being a part of the pilot batch of the Executive Programme in Public Policy Management (EPPPM) at India's premier business school, IIM Calcutta, has been nothing short of extraordinary. From the outse...
    Basabi Sikidar
    Basabi Sikidar
    Manager- Communications,
    The Tobacco Institute of India
    One of the most valuable aspects of this program is the opportunity to network and collaborate with like-minded professionals from diverse backgrounds. Take advantage of this opportunity to build mean...
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    Dipti Panda
    Director and Co- Founder,
    InnoCresta Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
    Participating in the public policy management program at IIM Calcutta via the Emeritus platform has truly been a game-changer for me. As an entrepreneur deeply involved in education and mentorship, t...
    Umesh Rathod
    Umesh Rathod
    Lean Campus Startups

    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 but are not limited to:

    Government and NGOs

    • All India Civil Services

    • State Government Officials

    • Public Sector Officials

    • Professionals, policy analysts, advisors, managers, strategists, and planners working for state/central government, corporations, NGOs, etc

    Institutions and Academia

    • Multilateral Agencies (UN, World Bank, ADB, etc)

    • Embassy Personnel

    • Research Professionals from the development/policy sector

    • Faculty Members of State Administrative Training Institutes

    Corporate and Public Affairs

    • Senior Industry Executives

    • Professionals from foundations, think tanks, and consulting firms

    • Entrepreneurs

    • Media Strategist

    Programme Modules

    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.

    The first campus immersion is tentatively scheduled for August 16-18, 2024. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

    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 Directors

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    Prof. Manish Thakur

    Professor, Public Policy and Management Group, IIM Calcutta

    Professor Thakur has been in academia for two and a half decades during which he has published in prestigious professional journals. His research contributions have also appea...

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    Prof. R. Rajesh Babu

    Professor, Public Policy and Management Group, IIM Calcutta

    Prof. R. Rajesh Babu, Professor at IIM Calcutta is a lawyer by training with over two decades of experience in industry and academia. Rajesh had been a post-doctoral scholar-i...

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

    IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status

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

    Participant will become alumi of IIM Calcutta Executive Education with the following benefits:

    • LDP participants who complete the programme successfully become the Alumni of IIMC Executive Education, which currently has over 30,000 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.

    Emeritus Career Services

    15 Recorded sessions and resources in the following categories: (Please note: These sessions are not live):

    • Resume & Cover Letter

    • Navigating Job Search

    • Interview Preparation

    • LinkedIn Profile Optimisation


    • IIM Calcutta or Emeritus do NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. IIM Calcutta is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here.

    Pay Later - Finance Options

    Programme Fee

    Course Fee + 18% GST

    Maximum Loan Amount Available

    Tenure (months)








    • The above EMI's are indicative. The EMI's offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.

    • Other EMI tenures available (Months): Propelld: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48

    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.

    Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

    Flexible payment options available.

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