Your Launchpad to a Career in Policy & Governance
Deepening Democracy & Gearing-up Governance

Your Launchpad to a Career in Policy & Governance
Deepening Democracy & Gearing-up Governance

Policy Bootcamp (PBC) is your launchpad to a career in nation-building! Interact with senior policymakers, eminent political leaders, media personalities, on ground activists to learn from their experiences and perspectives.

Over the course of 15 days, you will understand the tradeoffs involved in designing policies which impact a nation with a population of 1.25 billion people. You would also get deep insights into institutions; understand the influence of factors like political parties, policy ideas, information technology, and globalization.

The residential camp format of PBC allows for rich interactions and peer learning, setting the stage for a transformative 15 days. This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in policymaking like never before. Are you ready?


100+ Hours of Learning
40+ Expert Speakers
July 3, 2023 – July 17, 2023
Rs 36,000/- (inclusive of all taxes)
Strict COVID Protocols

For any queries, email us on admissions@rishihood.edu.in or Call/WhatsApp us on +91-8929900404

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Program Component

Residential

Immerse yourself in ideas and experiences as you spend 10 incredible days at the sprawling Rishihood University campus in Sonipat,Delhi NCR. Engage in power-packed classroom sessions, fun activities and networking opportunities with bright minds from all over India.

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Academic

You can now earn academic credit for your learning at Policy Bootcamp! Participating in the assesment towards the end of the course will give you 4 credits towards your degree.

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Interactive

A galaxy of stalwarts await you! Meet, interact with, and learn from senior politicians, eminent bureaucrats, leading policy experts and inspiring civil-society leaders.

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Knowledge Oriented

Through PBC you will be introduced to the world of public policy, the structure of government and governance and other important subjects that will help you thrive in the 21st-Century.

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Key Take Away from PBC

Exposure To The World

Understand the world better with a breadth-based curriculum with practitioners and domain experts from India and the world.

Domain Understanding

Expand your domain knowledge in policy, politics, international affairs, technology etc via bite-sized modules.

An Understanding Of Bharat

Strengthen your understanding of Bharat by gaining deeper insights from the grassroots, and field experts.

Skills For The Future

Develop skills that will help you thrive in the real world through discussions, interactions, and policy modeling sessions.

Perspectives In Policy

Grow out of binary worldviews to delve deeper and build holistic perspectives of the world.

Interdisciplinary Approach

Develop an interdisciplinary approach in life by understanding the interplay of various professional areas.

Official PBC Certificate

A ‘Certificate of Participation will be given to all delegates provided that they have attended at least 75% of sessions. In addition, participants opting for the credit-based module will receive a grade card issued by Rishihood University {established as per Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956}, indicating overall credits earned, along with the participant’s name, the course based upon which crediting is done, and a grade received on a scale of A+ to F.

Past Speakers at PBC

Sh. Piyush Goyal

Cabinet Minister

Dr. Shamika Ravi

Former Economic Advisor To Prime Minister's Office

Dr. Jayaprakash
Narayan

Founder, Lok Satta Party

Dr. Madhu Kiswar

National Professor, ICSSR

Sh. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Cabinet Minister

Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan

Cabinet Minister

Sh. Anil Swarup

Former Secretary to Govt. of India

Smt. Sumitra Mahajan

Former Lok Sabha Speaker

Ambassador Asoke Mukerji

Former Permanent Representative To the United Nations

Curriculum

Masterclasses

Upgrade your know-how on statecraft and diplomacy, catch on the nuances of public policy and get advised by the best brains in contemporary administration, polity, and academics to amp up your skills on this 1.5-hour session.

  • Introduction To Public Policy
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Structure Of Government
  • Data Analysis In Public Policy
  • Emerging Trends In Indian Foreign Policy

Electives

Gain a thorough understanding of core policy subjects with electives, developing intuitive domain expertise and deepened understanding of the state and civic systems.

  • Indigenous Environmentalism
  • Technology, Society And Government
  • Isms And Ideologies: A Toolkit For The Critical Thinker

Workshops

Learn how to operate within a layered socio-economic and political matrix through hands-on policy formulation workshops, thus gaining an edge in your career.

  • Negotiation Skills
  • Petition/Memorandum Writing
  • Policy Research
  • Understanding Self
  • Career Planning In Public Policy
  • Youth Parliament

Panel Discussion

Listen to ace thought-leaders discuss and debate the plurality of views and how to find legitimacy in public approval in a politically-charged environment.

  • Soft Power As A Foreign Policy Tool
  • Civilizational Critique To Modern India
  • Ayurvedic Way And The Wholeness Of Life

Program Is Relevant For

  • College students who want to develop an understanding of the public policy landscape
  • Aspiring public leaders and change makers who want to chart out an impactful career
  • Young professionals who want to explore and enter the policy world
  • Young development workers who wish to hone their skills in specific areas
  • Scholars interested in pursuing higher studies (Masters/PhD) in a policy area
  • NRIs and foreign citizens who wish to learn about Indic policy framework and contemporary issues
  • Enthusiasts from emerging economies who face similar policy challenges in their countries

Admission Process

Steps to apply
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SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Candidates should submit an online application by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button on the Policy BootCamp webpage.

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APPLICATION REVIEW

Application shall be reviewed and the status of communication will be completed within 7 working days of submission.

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PAYMENT OF FEES

Selected candidates should pay the program fee within 5 working days of receiving the confirmation email.

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PAYMENT CONFIRMATION

Admissions will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis until the maximum intake.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Testimonials and Reviews

What our Delegates have to say about us

Ankita Kumar Ratta

University of Toronto | Delegate in PBC '15
"...having all these people who are passionate about social change, coming together in one space, is just an incredible opportunity. The Bootcamp was fantastic, and I really enjoyed my experience."

Rhea Kumar

Yale University | Delegate in PBC '17
"For somebody studying abroad, the BootCamp provided an opportunity to stay engaged with issues in India. It helped me understand ways to contribute and make a difference in the public policy space"

Agastya Yeachuri

Consultant, Grant Thornton | Delegate in PBC '19
"The BootCamp helped me to understand how we as aspiring youth can get involved in public policy.”

Wellness & Recreational Programs

A bit of fun can go a long way

All study and no fun makes the experience dull. Thus, in order to have fun filled learning, the Bootcamp also incorporates recreational programs for students aimed at having a good time. Our programs will help the students to make life-long friends and build networks that span states and continents. We will be following government guidelines on gatherings, and will be ready to host covid-safe and socially-distanced events.

Yoga & Morning Sports

Excursions & Walking Tours

Cultural Events & Movie Screenings

Publications

Writings on and from the BootCamp

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Precautions to ensure all delegates' and speakers' safety

Rishihood is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its learners, faculty and staff. Rishihood will provide support to make sure the campus is conducive for following covid safety protocols. Additionally, all learners will sign a declaration on entry to the campus about their health status and follow COVID protocol as per the relevant government regulations at the time. Strict action (including debarment from the program) will be taken against ones who violate the agreed terms.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Precautions to ensure all delegates' and speakers' safety

Rishihood is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its learners, faculty and staff. Rishihood will provide support to make sure the campus is conducive for following covid safety protocols. Additionally, all learners will sign a declaration on entry to the campus about their health status and follow COVID protocol as per the relevant government regulations at the time. Strict action (including debarment from the program) will be taken against ones who violate the agreed terms.

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