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The Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy (AMPPP) is the flagship programme of Bharti Institute of Public Policy and has been developed at the Indian Scool of Business in consultation with one of the world’s leading public policy schools-- The Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA.
Bharti Institute of Public Policy aims to lead education and research in the domain of public policy. An autonomous think tank under the Indian School of Business, Bharti Institute works on policy challenges across diverse domains, primarily-- agriculture and food, environment, education, finance, governance and digital identity, with multiple stakeholders in public and private sectors, and is engaged with various state governments for policy research frameworks.
The AMPPP is designed specifically to address the needs of mid-career and senior-level professionals with at least five years of experience in, but not limited to, the following sectors: All India Civil Services; State Government Officials; Public Sector Officials; Multilateral agencies (UN, World Bank, ADB etc); Embassy personnel; Non-Government Organisations (Indian and International); Think Tanks; Entrepreneurs; Consulting firms; Senior Industry Executives; Media professionals, and more. For senior professionals, AMPPP not only provides an opportunity to pause and upskill, but also make sense of the dynamism around in a transforming world. The course aims to refine the depth and width of public policy wisdom through three-fold interactions with faculty experts, diverse group of peers, and policy makers, practitioners from India and abroad. The batch 2022-2023 comes with a 32% diversity quotient and 15 years of average experience spanning across multiple sectors.
AMPPP provides an unparalleled and wholesome learning experience to delve into public policy nuances, and gain a wider understanding of issues which impact business and society. The course’s unique design and pedagogy enables a three-fold learning framework, fetching insights from:
In-depth communication, formal classroom sessions, and interactions over a cup of tea with eminent policymakers, influencers of public policy, and subject matter experts – the foremost way to comprehend, explore and thrive into the domain of public policy
The fellow participants bring in diversity and depth of experiences which span across multiple segments, infusing a valuable variety, dynamism and inclusiveness in the programme design. At ISB, an AMPPP cohort gets further connected to the vast alumni community across the School’s coveted management and executive education programmes.
Team-building activities, in-class projects, group discussions, simulation learning, role plays, case studies, research poster presentations contribute to enhancing the understanding of complex issues and bring to forefront new perspectives. This is enriched through a modular design consisting of balanced pre-sessions, virtual and in-person engagements, guest lectures, and special visits.
All this, amid staying at ISB’s awe-inspiring beautiful campuses at Mohali and Hyderabad! From early morning strolls among peacocks at campus gardens, to attending sessions in classrooms with state-of-the art infrastructure, from evening tea-breaks at Atrium to exploring world-class information resources at LRC, the ISB campuses lend a grandiose touch to the programme residencies. Know more about the AMPPP experience through glimpses of Residency times; Policy Walks, group visits, special sessions etc, below.
Applicants to Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy are both from the Public Sector and Private Sector. We at the school generate ideas and bring them into the classroom, where we train the next generation of leaders for public service. We also test our ideas in practice. Our faculty is engaged in the affairs of the world, shaping public policy, advising governments, and running major non-profit organisations.
Total Fee: INR 13,86,000 + GST**
Tuition Fee covers:
Note: Tuition Fee does not include Travel & Local Conveyance
ISB, Hyderabad & Mohali Campus
Upcoming Application Deadline- 27th January, 2023
Last date of submitting application
January 27, 2023
March 26, 2022
May 13, 2023
For Government sponsored Applicants:
The completed admission application form should be sent through the sponsoring authority. You may also send one advance copy along with the Part-B and Bond of each to:
For Non-Government sponsored and corporate Applicants:
Developmental sector- NGOs and Think tanks;
Uniformed service officials- serving and non-sponsored by Govt
Consultants with Govt departments/ministries; and Disadvantaged social groups (scheduled castes and tribes, religious minorities, alternative sexual orientation, and persons with disabilities)
Candidates interested in availing the scholarship must fill the “scholarship essay” at the application link.
The final decision about the scholarship will be communicated only after the final deadline for the programme.
Relevance to class diversity
Special cases, if any
Consistent with ISB’s portfolio model, the faculty for this programme are drawn from the pool of highly accomplished ISB resident faculty, faculty from the Fletcher School and other leading schools, eminent policy makers and practitioners. It’s an eclectic mix of distinguished professionals in their respective fields who bring in their experience and perspective to the classroom and make it a dynamic, rooted in real-time learning experience.
ISB has enduring relationships with some of India’s most renowned leaders in public policy, governance and business—many of whom are invited to speak during AMP-PP residencies to share their experiences in particular sectors. These inspiring sessions give students first hand insights into policy making and into the critical challenges faced by the government and corporates. It ensures an enriching learning experience for the students and a chance for them to interact closely with the distinguished academics, politicians, bureaucrats and business experts, complementing their rigorous course curriculum. This exercise also helps build and strengthen the relationship between ISB and the world's leading professionals.
Is AMPPP a distance education or online programme?
No. The AMPPP is a hybrid programme for working professionals who need not take a break from work to do a premier programme. Most courses are taught in classroom with some course content covered online. Supplementary audio-visual learning, interaction with the world class faculty and academic team, projects, assignments and assessments, policy walk etc. are the other key activities that are achieved through off-campus and technology-assisted learning.
Where are the classes for the programme held?
All classes for the programme are held in both ISB campuses as per the calendar: North Campus: Mohali and South Campus: Hyderabad.
WilI get an MBA?
Indian regulations do not allow independent institutions to grant a master’s degree.
The rigorous programme will lead to a Certification upon successful completion.
How many days will I need to take off from work?
The total number of days at ISB campus for the duration of the programme will be approximately 36 days, which would include 16 days of weekend. Effectively it would be 20 working days over a year.
How much time will I have to spend studying at home outside the residencies?
We anticipate participants having to spend 10-12 hours per week on readings, assignments and cases.
How do I prepare and gear up for the programme?
Once you are admitted, we will have pre term online sessions in specific areas to help you gear up for the programme.
When will I get course materials and books?
The course materials as prepared by faculty in terms of pre-reads, links to important websites and related literature and list of books will be made available to you in advance so you have ample time to prepare and complete the pre-residency assignments.
The materials will be uploaded on the Learning Management System (LMS) portal, or handed to you in person when you are on campus.
What if I need help with understanding course concepts during the period outside the residencies?
You can post your queries on the discussion board in the LMS and someone from the School will resolve your query. If needed, we can have someone call you and clarify the doubts.
Of course, your course mates can also respond to your query making the learning collaborative.
Can I defer admissions?
We do not encourage deferrals. In exceptional circumstances deferral may be granted upon submission of documentary proof supporting your reasons for deferral. A non-refundable deferral fee needs to be paid, in addition to the admission fee, to secure your place for the next class. The deferral fee is adjusted in your programme fee when you join the programme. Please note that the programme fee applicable to the year of joining the programme will apply.
Deferral is granted for a maximum of one year beyond which you will need to reapply.
What if my deferral plea is not accepted?
In such a scenario you will have to reapply for the next academic year.
Once I have submitted the application, when will I hear from you?
We will strive to process your application as soon as we receive the same and try and revert to you in around 10 to 15 days.
Is an interview required?
Yes. Interviews give us an opportunity to hear about your experiences first hand and make a qualified judgment. Interviews will be held telephonically/Over VC/ in person. We would intimate the mode once you are shortlisted. Kindly refer to the “Important dates” section for the interview dates for Round 1 and Round 2 of the selection process.
If I am unable to join the programme after accepting the admission offer and paying the admission fee will the admission fee be refunded?
No. The admission fee is non-refundable.
Do we have financing options from financial institutions?
The programme has a tie-up with Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, HDFC CREDILA , ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank and Indian Bank for education loans without collaterals.
If I decide to withdraw from the programme, can I get my tuition refunded?
It depends on the timing of your decision. The refund is governed by the refund policy prevailing at that time. Please check the refund policy section for details.
What is your refund policy?
In case a student has to withdraw from the programme for either academic, personal or administrative reasons, the student will receive pro-rated refund for only the remaining terms to the extent that the student has paid for those terms in advance. No refund will be granted for the terms which have already commenced or have been completed. The programme office reserves the right to deduct additional amounts which have been paid in advance to vendors for boarding and lodging, etc. which cannot be recovered by ISB even though the participant has not attended the terms for which these expenses were incurred in advance.
Do I have to be financially sponsored by my company to be eligible for this programme?
No, you do not have to be financially sponsored by your firm to be eligible for the programme. However, all participants need to provide a letter of support from your firm in the prescribed format available from the application portal.
What constitutes the content of the letter of support from one’s employer?
The letter of support basically states that your employer is aware of the fact that you are attending this programme. It also states whether you are also being sponsored financially and to what extent and whether the leave granted to you to attend the programme is paid, unpaid or a mix of both.
Why do you need the letter of support from your employer?
This is required since the programme is meant for working professionals and needs them to be away from work for a number of days which usually exceeds the annual leaves granted in most organisations.
Does the programme provide campus placement services?
No, the programme does not provide a campus placement service.
Why is campus placement not provided?
Campus placement is not provided for three reasons: