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The Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy (AMP-PP), is the flagship program 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.
Bharti Institute of Public Policy aims to lead education and research in the domain of public policy. The Institute’s flagship program Advanced Management Program in Public Policy (AMPPP) is an inter-disciplinary course that caters to mid-career government and private sector professionals.
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:
The AMPPP curriculum focuses on the following Learning Goals:
Concepts: Evidence in Public Policy, Public Policy Design, Analysis and Implementation, Financial Sector Regulation, Corporate Finance, Ethics in Public Policy, Technology & Society, and Behavioral 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 a programme in unmatched, unparalleled. Set amidst tranquil surroundings, the world class campuses 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.
AMPPP at ISB is the most coveted Public Policy Management in the country for mid to senior level professionals. It gets its seal of approval both from the faculty and the students.
“In today’s dynamic era, Public Policy is all pervasive. AMPPP develops a deeper understanding of policy formulation and implementation at local, regional, national and global levels. This hybrid course attracts mid to senior level professionals from both public and private sectors thereby emphasising peer learning.”
Prof Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director - Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Chair - Institutional Review Board
"Strategy involves making the right kind of choices amongst several alternatives and for that it is extremely important to have a very cogent framework within which we can make those decisions. What the AMPPP course does is to enable people who are dealing with public policy in different fields, whether it is foreign policy, whether it is working in operations or in a government office. How do you take informed decisions? That is the crux of this programme."
Prof Shyam Saran - Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries and Former Foreign Secretary
"India is facing diverse problems across multiple sectors. Dealing with these problems is often a very complex public policy question. Managing public systems is often more complex than managing a commercial enterprise; for the simple reason that the motivations are not just profit but the motivations are more complex public good issue. That’s the purpose of this whole programme, Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy, is to equip decision makers, policy makers, political representatives, civil servants and how do you deal with these complex public policy questions in various sectors."
Prof OP Agarwal - CEO, WRI India
"This is an amazing programme where very senior people that have had a great deal of responsibility and they come to the class with a lot of ideas, a lot of challenges, a lot of opportunities to discuss. You know in classes, in programmes, you’ll always learn from your faculty, you’ll also learn from the textbooks and the readings that are assigned, but possibly the place you are going to learn the most from is your peers. And in a programme like this, the peer is just outstanding."
Prof Philip Zerrilo - Deputy Dean - Corporate and International Relations
"AMPPP is very useful for the government officials, especially so because we are involved in policy making and policy implementation. We have been doing this since a long time but after this course, we have a lot of clarity on how to actually structure policies, because it focuses on a lot on documentation and how other areas which are related to policy making, that we should be aware of."
Malini Aggarwal, IPS
"After having spent a few years in service you tend to get into your own silo when it comes to policy formulation or implementation. AMPPP gets you back to the drawing board and learn how to make and implement policy based on evidence. The unique point of this course is that the quality of peer learning is very good. It’s a great course for any government servant as well as the people in private sector who are interested in the field of policy."
Rishi Garg, IAS
"The courses in AMPPP have helped me understand how policy decisions made on state or national level can apply towards businesses and how they can impact businesses.I have a lot more understanding of how policy decisions are made and insight into what goes behind. I have also found lasting friendships and memories that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life."
Rahul Musunuri, Founder & CEO - Khumbu Systems
“The multi-dimensional nature of public policy making and the rapidly evolving political and socio-economic landscape make continuous learning an imperative for every practitioner. Investment in education and training of policymakers help them adapt to this dynamic environment better and enable them to craft balanced, synchronous policies, which ultimately hold the key to inclusive growth and improved quality of life for millions."
Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises and Chairman, Advisory Council, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB
“In an era of increasingly volatile economic conditions, disruptive technologies, intensifying globalisation,stressed infrastructure and the rise of social media- aided regime changes around the world, policymaking is becoming more complex. Given the dynamic environment, the shifting landscape and the diversity in the needs of multiple stakeholders such as business, government, society and media, the public policy decision - makers fact-based, interdisciplinary and scientific approach.”
Prof Rajendra Srivastava, Dean - Indian School of Business
AMPPP batches are thoughtfully designed to ensure a diverse, balanced student mix to maximise peer learning, exposure and to expand thought horizons. An AMPPP batch would comprise students from the civil services, the armed forces, the private sector, entrepreneurs and NGOs. Close interactions in the class and over group activities encourage exchange of ideas, thoughts and perspectives. This has the potential to sow seeds for and generate path breaking ideas and bring fundamental changes in outlook, approach and vision.
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
Please ensure that the completed application forms reach the Indian School of Business on or before May 5, 2021
Last date of submitting
March 31, 2021
May 5, 2021
April 05-17, 2021
May 10-19, 2021
April 23, 2021
May 26, 2021
Before July 15, 2021
* Applicants who belong to the various Ministries/Departments in Government of India may refer to the circular on the DoPT website.
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:
Last date of Application - May 5, 2021
Course commencement - June 15 , 2021
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 a 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.
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: