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

      Started by Vision India Foundation in 2015, Policy BootCamp (PBC) is a 15 day premier residential bootcamp focused on India’s public policy & governance, leadership and nation-building. Presently in its 8th edition, the PBC serves as a launchpad for aspiring public leaders and policy enthusiasts in various domains.

      The PBC has been carefully curated to deliver holistic learning experience and mentorship to #BeAndMake you the future leaders of the nation. 

      Ready for your #BeAndMake journey?

      100+ Hours of Learning
      50+ Expert Speakers
      June 15, 2024 – June 30, 2024
      Rs 25,000/- (exclusive of all taxes)

      For any queries, email us on or Call/WhatsApp us on +91-7298982104


      Program Component


      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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      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.



      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.

      Online 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

      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

      Curriculam PBC


      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


      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


      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


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



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



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



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


      Fees & Scholarships

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Impact so Far in Past Editions

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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 PBC

      Writings on and from the BootCamp

        Learn more about us, other programs, and how we nurture future public leaders of India.