The Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy (AMP-PP), is the flagship programme of Bharti Institute of Public Policy, and has been developed at ISB in consultation with one of the world’s leading public policy schools; the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

About BIPP

Bharti Institute of Public Policy aims to lead education and research in the domain of public policy. The Institute’s flagship programme Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy (AMPPP) is an inter-disciplinary course that caters to mid-career government and private sector professionals.


  • For: mid-career and senior level professionals
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Location: Hyderabad and Mohali

The AMP-PP is designed specifically to address the needs of mid-career and senior level professionals with at least five years of experience, from but not limited to, the following segments:

  • 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)
  • Foundations and Think Tanks
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Consulting firms
  • Senior Industry Executives


The AMPPP curriculum focuses on the following Learning Goals:

  1. Build Capabilities for Evidence-based Research in Public Policy Domain.
  2. Develop Leadership & Teamwork Skills.
  3. Acquire Effective Communication Skills.
  4. Recognize Ethical Responsibility in the Public Policy Domain.

Key Takeaways

Concepts: Evidence in Public Policy, Public Policy Design, Analysis and Implementation, Financial Sector Regulation, Corporate Finance, Ethics in Public Policy, Technology & Society, and Behavioural Insights for Policy.

Domains: Foreign Policy, Urban Governance, Agriculture and Food Policy, Energy and Environmental Policy, Public Private Partnership, Social Policy, Big Data for Policy, India’s Economic Transformation, and Rural Development.

Skills: Leadership, Communication Skills, Negotiation, Reading and Writing Analytically, Introduction to Data Analysis, Quantitative Methods, and Writing Case Studies.


The experience of being a part of this programme is unmatched, unparalleled. Our world-class campuses, set amidst tranquil surroundings, offer the best in terms of education, peer learning, infrastructure, recreational facilities and amenities, all designed to provide the students an enriching, wholesome and memorable experience for a lifetime.

Testimonial - Faculty/Student

AMPPP at ISB is the most coveted Public Policy Management course in the country for mid to senior-level professionals. It gets its seal of approval both from the faculty and the students.

Testimonial Videos - Faculty

Prof Ashwini Chhatre - Executive Director, BIPP, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Chair - IRB

Prof Rajeev Malhotra, Professor and Executive Director, Centre for Development and Finance; and Lead Author and Chief Editor, India Public Policy Report

Dr. Aarushi Jain - Associate Director, BIPP

Testimonial Videos - Students

Kanika Pal, South Asia Head, Community Investments and Sustainability Programmes, by Hindustan Unilever

Vamsimohan Vallabhaneni, Member of Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh

Rajiv Banerjee, Senior Vice President and Vertical Head, Corporate Communication, HDFC Bank

Creative Board

Every batch of the Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy ushers in a new dynamism, bringing with it its unique ambience, creativity and impact. For the diversity each group of AMPPP exuberates every year, there’s bound to be some enriching inventiveness and contribution to the existing culture of sharing and celebrating knowledge. The vast and varied experiences of AMPPP participants also provides major room for interactions, learnings and lifetime relationships within the cohort and with the Institute. In pursuit of this shared space, the Cohort of 2022, has introduced to AMPPP creative board, a series of Podcasts! The members of the group bring in some interesting, info-filled conversations, to enlighten the audience on policy issues in a lightened way, right from the ISB studios.

Podcast 1: The Postal Posit

Kanika Pal, South Asia Head, Community Investments and Sustainability Programmes, Hindustan Unilever, engages in a conversation with Swati Pandey, Postmaster General, Mumbai, to gain fresh and firm perspectives on India’s Postal Department. 

Podcast 2 : Partnership is the key

Rishi Sinha, Deputy Executive Producer, CNN-News18, leads an intriguing discussion with two representatives, one each from public and private sector, focussing on issues and challenges of both the domains and reiterating the importance of advanced public-private partnerships.

Class Profile

AMPPP batches are thoughtfully designed to ensure a diverse and a balanced student mix to maximise peer learning, exposure and to expand thought horizons. An AMPPP batch would comprise of students from the civil services, the armed forces, the private sector, entrepreneurs and NGOs. Close interactions in the class and team-building activities encourage an exchange of ideas, thoughts and perspectives. This has the potential to sow seeds for generating path-breaking ideas and bringing fundamental changes in outlook, approach and vision. 


Civil Services


Private Sector





Student Profile 2021-22

Student Profile 2020-21

Student Profile 2019-20

Student Profile 2018-19

Student Profile 2017-18

Student Profile 2015-16


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.

Tuition Fees

Total Fee: INR 13,86,000 + GST**

Tuition Fee covers:

  • Course Material
  • Faculty Costs
  • Guest Speakers
  • Student Accommodation and Meals
  •  Technology -Assisted Learning component of the Course
  • Gala Dinner & Events
  • Policy Paper

Note: Tuition Fee does not include Travel & Local Conveyance


ISB, Hyderabad & Mohali Campus


Please ensure that the completed application forms reach the Indian School of Business on or before June 30 2021

Important Dates


Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Last date of submitting application

January 31, 2022

March 31, 2022

May 15, 2022

Interviews Schedule

February 4-5, 2022

April 7-8, 2022

May 20-21, 2022

Announcement of offers

March 15, 2022

May 1, 2022

Jun 1, 2022

Documentation and fee payment

Before June 15, 2022



How to Apply

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:

  • Joint Secretary (Trg), Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, Block-4, 3rd Floor, old JNU campus, New Delhi - 100 067.
  • Richa Verma, Advanced Management ​Programme in Public Policy, Indian School of Business, Knowledge City, SAS Nagar, Mohali, 160062

For Non-Government sponsored and corporate Applicants:

  • Please apply for the programme by clicking https://admissions.isb.edu/amppp
  • Kindly fill in the relevant sections of the application form. Non sponsored/Self sponsored candidates can ignore the payment, HR and company application sections.
  • Please attach the relevant documents when prompted.
  • In case of any assistance during the application process, you may write to amppp@isb.edu
  • For any escalations please write to richa_verma@isb.edu,                                        Ph: +91 9915525250
  • Kindly note: Upon submission of the online application, an acknowledgement mail along with the application number is sent out. Do quote the application number for any queries. 


Last date of Application - May 29, 2022


  • Objective: To encourage diversity in the programme.
  • Eligibility Criteria (any of the following):


Developmental sector- NGOs and Think tanks;

Uniformed service officials- serving and non-sponsored by Govt

Full-time politicians

Consultants with Govt departments/ministries; and Disadvantaged social groups (scheduled castes and tribes, religious minorities, alternative sexual orientation, and persons with disabilities)

  • Scholarship Amount: Maximum of 50% tuition fee waiver, subject to the final decision of the Admissions Committee of the Programme.
  • Selection Process

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.

  • Selection Parameters:

Scholarship Essay

Interview performance

Relevance to class diversity


Special cases, if any


Core Faculty

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.

Guest Speakers

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.


Fees and Financing

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? 

Yes we have a tie-up with Axis Bank, CREDILA ( a subsidiary of HDFC limited ) and AVANSE  ( a subsidiary of DHFL limited) for educational loan.

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.

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