Programme Overview

Public policy is a critical area of contemporary engagement for aspiring leaders and managers of
public and private sector firms, international and non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups, and civil
society associations. The desired societal goals of equity, inclusion and justice depend on the effectiveness of
public policymaking and the efficacy of governance. The formulation, design, implementation, analysis, and
evaluation of public policies require trained professionals with a well-rounded understanding of the key management
issues in multiple domains. Besides public officials, a grounding in public policy will be equally enabling for the
professionals working in the private sector in terms of impactful decision-making, regulatory compliance, and
improved corporate governance. Public policymaking is seldom a simple technocratic exercise. The complexity of
public policy making necessitates a higher degree of coordination among different stakeholders in the larger context
of political management of conflicting interests and aspirational entitlements. It involves contextualized
negotiations among contending interest groups. The EPPM is oriented towards imparting a holistic understanding of
the political, economic and social context of public policy and everyday governance problems. Employing an
interdisciplinary framework, this programme imparts a granular understanding of public policy in its varied
dimensions: the local, the national and the global. It incorporates insights from the recent scholarship on
street-level bureaucracy and New Public Management.

Programme Objective

The programme has the following learning goals:

  • To impart an understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of policymaking and policy analysis,
  • To apprise the participants of the best and innovative practices in public policy formulation and implementation
  • To acquaint them with contemporary public policy issues and challenges impacting India and the world,
  • To familiarize them with the tools and techniques of management and its application to public policymaking,

To help them appreciate the role of public policy in organizational decision making and governance.

Programme Directors
Professor Manish K. Thakur

Professor Manish K. Thakur

Public Policy and Management

Professor R Rajesh Babu

Professor R Rajesh Babu

Public Policy and Management

Who Should Attend

Mid-career and senior-level professionals with at least three years of experience will find this programme interesting and stimulating. The programme is specifically targeted towards professionals from the segments mentioned below:

  • All India Civil Services
  • State Government Officials
  • Public Sector Officials
  • Faculty members of State Administrative Training Institutes.
  • 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
  • Professionals from the development/policy sector.
  • Professionals from foundations, think tanks, and consulting firms.
  • Professionals, policy analysts, advisors, managers, strategists, and planners working for state/central government, corporations, NGOs, etc.
  • Media professionals with an interest in public affairs.

Professionals from other fields may also find the content very relevant to their area of work.

  • Graduates (10+2+3)/ Diploma (10+2+3)/ Post-Graduate or equivalent from an AICTE or UGC recognized University in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Minimum 3+ years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after graduation as on the Programme Start Date, i.e., Technical Orientation Date.
  • Candidates should be working when filling out the application form. In case of non-working candidates interested in enrolling, they can submit their application; however, the selection will remain at the discretion of the Programme Directors only.

Programme Duration and Delivery

The duration of the programme is 12 months.
The sessions will be delivered through the online platform once a week for 3 hours.
Class Days: Select Saturdays, 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
In addition, there will two Campus component of 3 days each towards the beginning and 3 days towards the end of the end of the programme.

Attending the campus modules, is a mandatory requirement for successful completion of the programme.

Each course will be taught with the help of case studies, live corporate examples and general discussions. In order to provide greater industry insights, practitioners might be invited to share their experiences.

Programme Content
  1. Public Policy: Theory, Concepts and Method
  2. Quantitative Methods and Operations Management for Public Policy
  3. Economic Determinants of Public Policy
  4. Public Finance and Public policy
  5. Negotiations, Conflict and Leadership
  6. Law and Public Policy
  7. The Political and Social Context of Public Policy
  8. Public Policy and Strategy
  9. Public Policy: Empirical Cases and Contemporary Agendas
  10. Capstone Project

Programme Sample Certificate

Alumni Status
  • 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

How to Apply

For further details and for downloading the application forms please visit:

Email ID - enquiry.india[at]Emeritus[dot]org

WhatsApp number : +91 74120 81081
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