The Hindu Centre will host on a rotational basis short-term scholars to work on projects for a period of 12 to 16 weeks that will examine issues of more immediacy on the national agenda. Public policy practitioners and bureaucrats would be strong candidates for such scholarships.
Upon completion of the projects, the Public Policy Scholars are expected to produce Papers/Reports containing conclusions or findings based on original explorations of current political or policy issues. The Centre places a premium on studies that will offer fresh perspectives on long-standing challenges or explore new and hitherto unexplored issues on the public agenda, reflecting the changing contours of the wider Indian public discourse.
The conclusions of such explorations should add up to original policy approaches to the issues under study. The Scholars will be paid remuneration for the duration of their studies and will be provided with work stations at the Centre's office in Chennai.
A very good initiative from The Hindu. I hope this will attract the attention of the current generation students as well.- Baranidaran
The creation of this Centre is very timely. Secularism should not mean "no reference to the culture and religious values" that have sustained India as a unique country through 5,000 years of our history. India after all is a unique country that has impacted cultures in East Asia and Central Asia without resorting to conquering armies. It is worth reminding ourselves of this heritage and building on it.- Om Gandhi
Excellent concept although delayed
We need more credible institutions like this.