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.
Hope to see this effort taking shape in the coming days.- njanaaramon
Please accept my hearty congratulations on the setting up of The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy studies. There is a felt need for such an initiative and space.- Shastri Ramachandaran
This is a great initiative! What could take this a step further is if the Centre could also provide a platform that brings together public policy scholars and researchers and policy makers and those who implement public policies to bridge the gap between the two. There is an apprehension that work by scholars and researchers doesn't have very much effect for being limited to the abstract. The Centre could work towards addressing that apprehension in this limited way.- Avni