IIT-Delhi has introduced courses in public policy making at graduate, post graduate and research level at its new school for public policy.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will be offering courses in public policy making at graduate, post graduate and research level. These courses will be started at its newly-established school for public policy. The institution will be working in the field of policy making for the first time.
Currently, the school is hiring its first batch of faculty. It will provide courses in areas like internet, digital information and society, industry of economy, energy and environment, food and water, agriculture, among others.
Ambuj Sagar, Head of the school for public policy, said, “The IIT-D is already working on thousands of research projects. We are planning to integrate it with public policy making. We are planning to start some elective courses and short duration programmes in policy making for undergraduate students and also some full time programmes for post graduates from next academic session (2020-21). Meanwhile, some Ph D students will start working in the area from this year only.”
The university is eyeing to make this school a hub for public policy research.
“We were thinking about starting something like this that can make a more significant and direct social impact. The academic efforts of the school are expected to help not only the policy makers of the government agencies but also entities such as philanthropy, foundation and business enterprises,” Sagar added.
Ramagopal Rao, Director, IIT-D, said, “As an academic institution, IIT-D offers an intellectually independent and value neutral location for engaging with multiple and diverse prospective and bring together stakeholders as well as engage with policy makers.”