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.
This is a welcome initiative. The opinions and views expressed should be dispassionately analysed and the issues most relevant to national governance should be selected. The rulers and executive should quote from this forum in the future; I have full faith that The Hindu Centre will achieve this. Congratulations.- S.Chander
A noteworthy step. The Centre is yet another initiative for deepening democracy. It will inform the youth of new developments in public policy and help create strong advocates for emerging India.- Peter M. Raj
What is the procedure for applying as an intern? Your preferred choice for Public Policy Scholars and Fellows does not seem to include students. As a lot of us might be interested, please let us know what the procedure for applying might be, and under what head/designation.- Aditya