M.A. in Public Policy

O.P. Jindal Global University

Build a foundation in public policymaking!

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Career Readiness Support

The career readiness program is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today's competitive job market. You will receive exclusive access to networking opportunities, sessions with industry experts, curated workplace success courses from industry veterans.You will be equipped with the skills, connections, and knowledge needed to accelerate your career.

Career workshops and industry speaker sessions with experts:

Gain invaluable knowledge and insights directly from professionals who have excelled in their respective fields. Get inspired by their success stories, learn about industry trends, and stay ahead of the curve in your chosen career path.

Exclusive LinkedIn group for networking and opportunities:

You will have access to an exclusive LinkedIn group where you can connect and collaborate with like-minded peers and experienced faculty members. Expand your professional network, exchange valuable insights, and discover new avenues for career advancement.

Curated ‘Workplace Skills’ courses to fast-track your career:

Gain a competitive edge with carefully curated courses that are specifically designed to accelerate your career growth. Learn how to plan your career effectively, prepare for interviews with confidence, and improve your storytelling and influencing abilities to captivate potential employers. Develop a leader's mindset that sets you apart and master design thinking skills that aid in problem-solving.

Career outcomes

The M.A Public Policy (M.A.PP) programme at O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University) opens doors to the exciting world of public life. Students are equipped to serve development and policy sectors, and work in international organisations, civil service, social and development initiatives of corporations, and in think-tanks. They also acquire knowledge and skills needed for working as policy analysts and independent consultants for government and nongovernmental organisations, to enable the media to become more analytical and evidence-based, or even to establish their own organisations.

Our students have embarked on successful careers at:

  • UNDP
  • World Health Organisation
  • NITI Aayog
  • Centre for Policy Research,
  • Teach for India
  • Centre for Budget and Government Accountability
  • Centre for Budget and Policy Studies
  • Public Affairs Centre (Bangalore)

Alumni Network Benefits

As a JGU alumus, you will have access to a growing community of young professionals based in India and around the world. In addition to the possibilities within the alumni network, JGU regularly runs programmes to enhance alumni professional prospects and encourage lifelong learning. JGU's Office of Alumni Relations is committed to bringing together alumni and current students in ways that extend mentorship opportunities, simplify job searches, and bring visibility to the accomplishments of our outstanding graduates.

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Not ready to commit? These courses may provide you with a preview of the topics, materials and instructors in a related degree program which can help you decide if the topic or university is right for you.

Important Dates (Fall 2024)

  • Applications Open: 22nd March '24
  • Deadline to submit applications: 31st July '24

Documents Required

  1. Academic History - Degree Certificate or Consolidated Transcript
  2. Valid ID Card -
  • Indian learners: Aadhar Card / Passport / PAN Card / Voter ID Card
  • International learners: Passport / Govt. Issued ID Card

Programme Schedule

The programme is offered in 2 cohorts: Spring (March) and Fall (September). Applications for Fall '24 are now live!

Want to learn more about the programme?

Have questions? please contact online@jgu.edu.in.

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