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Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Management (EPGCPPM)

The Executive Post Graduate Certification in Public Policy Management (EPGCPPM) offers a unique integration of management concepts, tools and techniques with stress on public policy formulation, analysis and implementation, including the design and execution of delivery systems.

The programme aims to brings participants into contact with academics and management practitioners with the purpose of providing them with the opportunity, time and space to extend their knowledge and capabilities in public policy management.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the programme should have completed 3 years work experience after graduation while applying for the programme. i.e. as on the date of submitting the application online. The eligibility criteria remain same for all the certificate programmes.

The date of completion of degree is considered based on the provisional/original degree certificate issued by the University.

Program Objectives

The objective, generally, is to develop a professionally sound public policy and public service delivery which meets the needs of inclusive development by strengthening the learning and capacity building needs of officials/executives/professionals working in the field of public affairs and public service delivery.

Specifically, the key objectives are as follows:

(a) To provide training for a strong foundation in public policy theory, programme management, monitoring and evaluation.

(b) To improve the participants professional skills, analytical capability and competency needed to shape policy development process.

(c) To develop interdisciplinary competencies that are critical to make programme participants effective in their role.

(d) To enable the participants to apply the knowledge and skills that they have learnt in the programme in real world contexts.

Learning Outcomes

Public policy professionals must be able to critically examine policy goals, means of achieving the goals and outcome of the policies implemented in the face of constantly evolving socio-political, economic, sectoral and international challenges.

On successful completion of the EPGCPPM programme, participants will be able to

a) Understand policy cycles and the gaps that need to be addressed in policy development

b) Acquire the analytical capabilities needed to shape policy development

c) Adopt a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to analysing, developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and communicating public policies

d) Acquire and sharpen their technical skills at every stage of the policy development process

e) Become more effective in their role, having been exposed to various analytical, decision-making, evaluation and communication tools

f) Map out, manage and communicate most effectively with stakeholders, organisations and the general public

Programme Structure

The duration of the EPGCPPM is one academic year split into four quarters. An academic year normally begins in December/January. Spread over one year, it covers fundamental, competency related and integrative courses.

In-Campus Component

The in-campus module is held at the very beginning of the Programme & is mandatory to attend. The six day module provides participants an orientation towards case based learning, foundation to analytical thinking and orients them to the learning culture of IIMK apart from discussions on contemporary issues in management practice and trends in the industry and business. Participants have to make own arrangements for their travel and stay.

Interactive Learning (IL) Component

The Interactive Learning component forms the core of specialization programmes. Instructors from IIMK, facilitate learning through two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication mode from the Studio based at IIMK Campus. Classes are scheduled on two days a week for three hours each in the year. However IIMK retains the right to change/modify or introduce a different schedule if any arising exigencies so require.

This Programme is currently offered through the technology platform of Times Professional Learning. The technology allows the Instructor to use power point presentations, video, audio, white boards and translators to effectively communicate ideas and interact with the participants. Participants can attend the classes from designated class room centers available in major cities in India.

Programme Content

The one-year course is distributed over 4 Quarters.

Introduction to Public Policy and Analysis
Economics for Public Policy Making I
Quantitative Techniques & Big Data Management

Economics for Public Policy Making II
Public Finance
Project Finance
Project Management

Law and Public Policy
Health Policy
Urban Development Policy
Communication Skills

Public Policy Issues in a Globalised World
Leadership and Ethics for Public Policy Makers
Environmental Governance and Sustainability

Programme Target Group

Modern governments face considerable challenges due to fast changing socio, political and geo-political environment. This requires high level of knowledge, know-how and innovativeness among those working for the government and working closely with the government in various capacities.

The intended participants are civil servants and public officials from central and state governments as well as participants from the development/policy sector.

They include executives, managers, policy analysts, advisors, and strategic planners working for government, corporations (as independent consultants and in corporate social responsibility planners), aid institutions (as independent consultants and development practitioners), NGOs, consultancy firms, media professionals and any other professionals with an interest in public affairs.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday: 06:45 pm – 09:45 pm*
  • Wednesday: 06:45 pm – 09:45 pm*

*Classes may held on a different schedule according to the programme requirement with due prior intimation

Important Dates

Particular Round 1
Online Application Start Date 4th November 2019
Last Date to Apply Online 3rd December 2019
Last Date to Submit Application Hard Copy 10th December 2019
Date of Interview December’2019
In-Campus Module 27th Jan – 1st Feb 2020

Programme Fee Structure

Application Fee 2000 + Applicable taxes^
Course Fee 2,50,000 + Applicable taxes^
Alumni Fee 10,000 + Applicable taxes^

^GST 18% & Kerala Flood Cess 1% applicableable

Payment Schedule

8th Jan, 2020 March, 2020 July, 2020 Nov, 2020
INR 62,500/- INR 72,500/-* INR 62,500/- INR 62,500/-

* INR 10,000 alumni membership fee included in II installment

Application Fee

2,000 + Taxes

Alumni Fee

Rs. 10,000 + Taxes

Total Programme Fees

Rs. 2,50,000 + Tax

IIM Kozhikode Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Management

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