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July 2 @ 10:00 am - September 11 @ 2:00 pm




Rs 25,000+GST

Application Deadline

28 June 2022


Program Overview

LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY IN INDIA- Every Weekend, July to September 2022 - Virtual.

The School of Policy and Governance announces A CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PUBLIC POLICY.

Advance your understanding of public policy in India, gain insights into policy-making processes, key concepts, analytical frameworks and impact.

Learn over the course of a 12 weekends-based programme about public policy and its implications covering relevant and topical sectors including:

  • Health
  • Gender
  • Climate Change
  • Defence & Foreign Policy

Take a deep-dive into public policy to develop in-depth understanding of core concepts and theoretical approaches

  • Major policy frameworks and international agreements
  • Global and local imperatives
  • Questions of equity and sustainability
  • Intersectionality across domains
  • Impact of progressive public policy

This is an opportunity to engage with some of these issues in depth, and learn from scholars and policy specialists from diverse areas of expertise.

Students and Professionals of all ages welcome. We recommend that participants have an undergraduate degree.

Breadth Of Coverage

Broad Coverage

Over 12 weekends, the program will cover subjects involving Health, Gender, Climate Change, Defence & Foreign Policy

Workshop oriented


Workshops and case studies will help you translate academic theory to practical ways to address gaps.

Diverse Participation


You will engage with a diverse class of practioners and students from across India. The programme is designed for active engagement.


Dr Dhanasree Jayaram

Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram is a Research Fellow at Centre Marc Bloch (CMB) and Guest Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin – under the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s International Climate Protection Fellowship (for postdocs) 2022-23. She is an Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, and Co-coordinator, Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. She is also a Research Fellow, Earth System Governance; Member, Climate Security Expert Network; and Member, Planet Politics Institute. She holds a PhD in Geopolitics and International Relations from MAHE. She pursued a visiting fellowship (Erasmus Mundus – short-term PhD) at Leiden University, the Netherlands during 2014-15; and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, under the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship during 2018-19. She managed a project of adelphi (Berlin) on “Climate Diplomacy”, sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office during 2015-20. Her primary fields of interest include climate politics and diplomacy, environmental security and military, regional environmental policy in Asia, and environmental peacebuilding.

Dr. Monika Barthwal-Datta

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney and Director, SPG

Dr. Monika Barthwal-Datta is a Senior Lecturer in International Security in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. Monika’s research areas include critical security studies, securitization studies, and foreign policy. Empirically, her research focuses on non-traditional security issues, particularly food security; non-state actors and regional security challenges in South Asia, Indian foreign policy, and more recently, nuclear politics. Monika is currently working on a research project with Dr. Priya Chacko (University of Adelaide) that investigates strategic narratives of India’s identity as an actor in international relations. Prior to joining UNSW, Monika led a two-year research project funded by the MacArthur Foundation on ‘Food Security in Asia: Strategic risks and mitigation’ at the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), University of Sydney. She was awarded her Ph.D. by Royal Holloway College, University of London and holds an MScEcon in Security Studies from Aberystwyth University. She also has a Master’s in International Journalism from Cardiff University and has worked as a Broadcast Journalist for the BBC World Service Radio in London for several years. Monika is the author of Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications (IISS and Routledge, 2014) and Understanding Security Practices in South Asia: Securitisation Theory and the role of non-state actors (Routledge, 2012). She is also a Director of the School of Policy and Governance, India and an Executive Member of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia.

The Current program outline is as follows.


Date And Location


July 2 @ 10:00 am - September 11 @ 2:00 pm
Location: Online


Rs 25,000+GST (Limited spots available on a first come first serve basis)

  • Extensive program outline and participation
  • Deep engagement with other participants and leading speakers
  • Certificate from SPG

Rs 20,000 + GST – Early Bird until May 30

Respective link for the program will be sent to you the week prior to the program dates.

Workshop oriented


Students and Professionals of all ages welcome. We recommend that participants have an undergraduate degree..

There are limited spots available, so we encourage you to apply early.

Early Bird Cost of Rs 20,000 + GST until 30 May.



You will receive a certificate at the end of the program from the School of Policy and Governance.


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