Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM): Course Details, Eligibility, Admission, Fees

Duration: 9 Months
Avg Fees: INR 12.50 Lakh
Sakshi Chaudhary
Sakshi Chaudhary

Updated on - Aug 3, 2023

Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management is a 40-week professional course that focuses on understanding different policy challenges and their governance. The course is offered only by IIM Bangalore and was first launched in 2002. The college has taken the initiative to go hybrid in 2023, offering as a modular and hybrid course.

The admission process requires candidates to clear their graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks for unreserved and 45% for SC/ST/PwD categories along with a valid CAT, IIMB Test, etc. The professionals not working in government departments should have a minimum of four years of work experience and five years for professionals working in government departments.

PGPPM Course Details

Degree Postgraduate Certificate
Full Form Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management
Duration 9 Months
Entrance Exam CAT, IIM B Test, etc
Minimum Percentage Graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks for unreserved category students and 45% for SC/ST/PWD category students.
Average Fees INR 12.50 Lakh
Average Salary INR 15-34 LPA (Source: Glassdoor)
Employment Roles Public Policy Manager, Government Affairs Specialist, Senior Economic Analyst, etc.

What is a Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management Course?

The Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM) course is provided by IIM Bangalore that aims to build strong policy integration between the private and public sectors. The course is an initiative of the Center for Public Policy and the United Nations Development Program.

The working professionals after completing this course are equipped with leadership skills, the skills to analyze public policies and develop innovative solutions in complex policy management. The graduates can work in education management, Indian Revenue Service, Banking, etc. The ROI of the course is high as the average course fee is INR 12.50 lakh and the average salary of graduates ranges between INR 15-34 LPA. (Source: Glassdoor)

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Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility requirements for the course differ for government professionals/ officers and candidates working in private sectors or non-governmental departments. The criteria that are often followed for course admission are listed below.

Eligibility Criteria for Government Candidates

Government officials from Central services, State administrative training institutes, and State/Non- State civil services can apply for the course. Below mentioned is the eligibility criteria for government professionals:

  • The candidate should have completed their bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks for unreserved category students and 45% marks for reserved category students.
  • The officers should have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in Group A service.
  • The candidates are required to have a no-objection certificate from their respective government authorities.

Eligibility Criteria for Non- Government Candidates

IIM Bangalore also invites professionals from the private sector, social workers, etc, to strengthen the application of managerial skills in public policy management. Below mentioned is the eligibility criteria for professionals working in non-governmental departments:

  • The candidate should have completed their bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks for unreserved category students and 45% marks for reserved category students.
  • The candidate should have a minimum of four years of work experience in the public policy domain.
  • The applicant should have a valid entrance score from either the CAT, GMAT, GRE, or IIMB Test.

Entrance Exam

The IIM Bangalore accepts scores from various entrance exams for admission and it also conducts its own entrance exam, known as the IIMB Test. Some of the other exams accepted are:

  • CAT
  • GMAT
  • GRE

Admission Process 2023

The admission procedure for the course is based on the entrance exam, interview process, prior experience in the public policy domain, etc. Below mentioned is a step-wise process for admission:

  • Step 1: The candidate needs to clear the required cutoff for entrance exams.
  • Step 2: The candidate is required to submit the application form along with the required documents to the college such as a score sheet, work experience letter, etc.
  • Step 3: The candidate is further called for the PI process, where they also need to submit the statement of purpose letter. The students will also be given a case analysis to solve at the time of the interview.
  • Step 4: After the final merit list is published, the candidate needs to submit the fees and documents for verification.

Course Structure

The course structure of the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management is divided into four terms focusing on understanding policy challenges and developments. The curriculum also includes writing a policy paper in term 4. 

The program structure is mentioned in the table below:

Terms

Level

Tenure

Mode

Term 1

Foundation

14 Weeks

Online through IIMB MOOC

Term 2

Policy Framework

8 Weeks

On Campus

Term 3

Policy Colloquia

16 Weeks

Open Electives

Term 4

Policy Capstone

2 Weeks

On Campus

Career Options 

The graduates get the opportunity to work in prominent organizations like BSNL, PWc, Planning Commissions, etc. The average salary for graduates ranges between INR 15-34 LPA (Source: Glassdoor). Below listed are the top job roles after completion of the course:

  • Public Policy Manager
  • Government Affairs Specialist
  • Senior Economic Analyst
  • Senior Policy Analyst

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