Batch 11

Understanding Public Policy in India

This programme is designed for future leaders who are keen on creating or influencing Indian Public Policy.

  • Join the ISB Executive Network
  • Certificate from ISB Executive Education
Work Experience

Programme Overview

With the objective of molding future leaders in the sphere of public policy, ISB Executive Education has designed the Understanding Public Policy in India programme, keeping in mind the challenges that are specific to an Indian context. Participants will learn not only about development of public policy and policy analysis, but also the aspects of finance, ethics and accountability, as well as best practices of public policy management, across the domains of administration and governance. With a keen focus on building capabilities on data analysis, critical thinking, and decision-making, the programme will help you shape and drive policy changes in the political, environmental, and social spheres.

Programme Highlights

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Pre-Recorded Videos for Self-paced Learning from Top ISB Faculty

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9 Quizzes

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Certificate from ISB Executive Education

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Discussion Boards

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2 Case Study Assignments*


  • ISB faculty will not be a part of weekly live sessions or any other live interaction in this programme. We have a curated panel of eminent industry practitioners who will be conducting the weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.

  • The final number of quizzes, assignments and discussions will be confirmed closer to the programme start.

  • The programme highlights presented above are approximate, and subject to change depending on the availability and expertise of the teaching faculty, as well as the programme's desired outcomes.

  • *Assignments are graded either by industry practitioners who are available to support participants in their learning journey and/or by the Emeritus grading team.

World-class Learning with Faculty-led, Pre-recorded Videos

ISB-ITPM-Globally Renowend Faculty

Globally Renowned Faculty

  • Learn from the best instructors and resources from anywhere in the world.

  • Access the experts, regardless of their location.

ISB-DMA-Cohort Based Leaning

Cohort-Based Learning

  • Learn with an accomplished group of peers and build your network.

  • Gain cross-industry and cross-functional knowledge.

ISB-DMA-Flexible Learning

Flexible Learning

  • Learn at your own pace with high-quality, pre-recorded faculty videos.

  • Advance your career without disrupting your busy schedule.


The real time examples were very helpful to understand the subject better and served best to achieve the objective of the programme. Prof. Chhatre is very passionate in his explanations on each and ev...
Mitali Ghosh
Mitali Ghosh
General Manager, Marketing Communication-Jakson Group | AGM, Government Relations and Marketing Communication-ReNew Power
The case studies as they gave an insight to a non policy student like me into the realities of the ground.The programme has helped me understand the nuances of Public Policy Formations, the act, rules...
Ritwik Kumar
Ritwik Kumar
Regional Head- Sales (Chief Manager- l)-ICICI Bank | Chief Manager-IDFC FIRST Bank
Successfully completed ISB Executive Education Programme "Understanding Public Policy". The programme is an excellent value addition for professionals engaged in the field of Public Policy, Regulatory...
Sandeep Nerkar
Sandeep Nerkar
Deputy General Manager - Corporate Affairs at
Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd.
This transformative journey has expanded my knowledge and deepened my understanding of the intricate world of public policy. First and foremost, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Prof...
Kaustubh Varat
Kaustubh Varat
Consultant to Chief Administrator- Haryana Urban Development Authority (huda)
I am happy to share that I have obtained a certification in Understanding Public Policy from Indian School of Business. Thanks to my mentors, Professor Ashwini Chhatre & Kanika Dhupar. This Programme ...
Praveen Dwivedi
Praveen Dwivedi
Co-Founder-Bharat Bhagya Vidhata Forum | Head-Public Policy and Key Enterprises (Independent Consultant)
The content of the programme is very relevant and has good case studies to correlate.
Sunil Kumar
Sunil Kumar
Director- Synergy Technofin Private Limited

Past Participant Profile

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Key Takeaways

  • Leverage insights from industry leaders to work towards creating solutions for India's enduring policy and governing challenges

  • Learn how data and technology can change policymaking and impact the future of public policy in India

  • Understand how economical and financial reforms have affected major policy drivers and envision the future of India's public policy

  • Interpret the impact of policy changes through close monitoring by understanding the current challenges faced across different sectors

Why Choose This Programme?

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Gain an overview of India's constitution, public policy laws, regulations, and ordinances

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Learn at one of the most reputed business schools in India

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Learn from Prof. Ashwini Chhatre - one of the most distinguished professors of public policy in India

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Envision the future of policymaking in India with guidance from prominent administrators, politicians, and academicians in the field

Who Is This Programme For?

ISB Executive Education's Understanding Public Policy in India Programme is specifically designed for mid-level and senior professionals who have a keen interest in shaping policies that will benefit the country and its people.

Ideal candidates include:

  • Mid-level professionals and/ or consultants in general management, strategy, planning, government and policy advisory roles.

  • Professionals and/ or consultants who want to understand the challenges faced in the Indian political, economical, and social spheres, and want to learn new trends dominating digital and public-private partnerships.

  • Senior-level professionals in government roles, non-profits, think tanks, CSRs, consulting, etc. who lead or guide their organisation's public policy decisions or liaise with the government externally,and are interested in public policy trends.

Programme Certificate

Programme Certificate

On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a certificate in Public Policy from ISB Executive Education.

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of ISB Executive Education.

Programme Faculty

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Ashwini Chhatre

Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy | Executive Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB

Prof. Ashwini Chhatre was the first Giorgio Ruffolo Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science at Harvard University from 2006 to 2007 and has spent 11 years working in di...

Programme Modules

Note: Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the total programme hours.

ISB Executive Network

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be a part of the ISB Executive Network. Benefits include:

  • ISB Newsletters with the latest updates

  • Networking opportunities via ISB Executive Education Network Group on LinkedIn

  • Exclusive invitations to Online and Offline events like Webinars, Conferences, Master Classes, etc

  • Preferential pricing with 10% discount on course fee on ISB Executive Education

  • Open programmes Upgrade to ISB Executive Alumni Group with 100+ learning hours

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you can enjoy a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal, giving you unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news, to technology and life and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.

The Learning Experience

What is it like to learn with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programme said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the programme delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the programme in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated programme support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.


Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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