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.
At least now 'The Hindu' should have avoided repeating "The Hindu" in the name of this research centre ! What is wrong with a simple name like "Centre for Politics and Public Policy" ?!- Pasta
Great Initiative. Hope this will help to change the face of politics in India and subsequently strengthen the "Idea of India", where we can see the nation as a true Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic. Wish you all the best.- Binoy
A very timely and much needed initiative from an extraordinarily responsible institution. The speed and scale of lumpenisation of Indian politics and all the institutions that constitute and were created by democracy,is terrifying.
Interest groups and family businesses which are presenting themselves as political parties are hijacking the political process and holding society to ransom.
It is high time intellectuals participate in the political process more directly, raise their voice and set a proper agenda for this great country. I sincerely hope The Hindu Centre for Public Policy and Politics will fulfill this dire need.
My whole hearted support for your initiative.