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Master of Arts (M.A)

Public Policy and Governance

Program code: 041
Course Commencement : June 2020

The qualification required to apply for the program is a minimum of 50% marks in the respective bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Students who are pursuing final year bachelor’s program are also eligible to apply.

Study Campus

School of Humanities & Social Sciences
#1/1-1, Atria Towers, Palace Road
Bengaluru - 560001
P+ 91 80 46498300

Admissions Office

JGI Knowledge Campus
#44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P+ 91 7337613222

The two year Master's Program in Public Policy and Governance (PPG) aims at developing a better understanding of issues and processes relating to public policy making, governance and administration in India. It offers an opportunity to understand, analyze, research, dialogue, and conceptualize on the processes of public governance within the framework of democracy.

  • Innovative and Learning Practice

    Jain (Deemed-to-be University) places importance on quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to providing students with knowledge and skills that are in demand, besides offering opportunities to learn a variety of new concepts and skills.

  • Supportive Environment (Infrastructure)

    Well–equipped digital classrooms, e-library, and state-of the-art-infrastructure are offered to create a unique academic ambience. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has a multi-disciplinary approach to provide cutting edge quality education to students and enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively. The University aims to create future leaders, who can be the driving force in the society.

  • Career Development Opportunities

    At Jain (Deemed-to-be University), students can build academic networks through seminars, conferences, University-Industry interface, study-tours, student-exchange programs, and internships that bring endless opportunities to create great career paths.

  • Further Study Guidelines

    Postgraduate programs at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offer a strong basic foundation for further studies encouraging your passion to cater to human development as well as the changing industry and social needs.

Course Highlights
  • Well rounded curriculum based on the latest research trends
  • Use of quantitative and qualitative research techniques
  • Application of knowledge through field work internship, project etc.
  • Research oriented faculty
Semesters I
  • Public Administration: Theory and Practice
  • Political Institutions and Public Policy: The Indian Context
  • Perspectives on Development
  • Specialization
Semesters II
  • Public Governance and Democracy
  • The Indian Administrative System
  • Specialization Electives
  • Seminar
Semesters III
  • Civil Society and Public Governance / Administration
  • Research Methods
  • Specialization
  • Seminar
Semesters IV
  • Internship
  • Dissertation

MA in PPG equips the students to shape a career in Civil Services, NGO’s, Government Departments, Research Institutes, and Social Initiatives of Corporate Houses; or as independent consultants.

Field Study and Internship

The students of the course shall be exposed to the field action and actual institutional processes to enable them to develop a real world understanding. An essential component of MA in PGP is an internship with

  • Political Parties
  • Governmental Departments
  • NGO’s

It aims at developing a better understanding of issues and processes relating to public policy making, governance and administration in India. The course content has a judicious mix of theory and field study. Students shall be exposed to actual institutional processes through the internship program.