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.
|Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management
|CAT, IIM B Test, etc
|Graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks for unreserved category students and 45% for SC/ST/PWD category students.
|INR 12.50 Lakh
|INR 15-34 LPA (Source: Glassdoor)
|Public Policy Manager, Government Affairs Specialist, Senior Economic Analyst, etc.
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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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.
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:
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 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:
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:
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:
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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: