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.
Having a good understanding of the current political scenario, inculcating a value driven political system is a necessity and this is a good step forward in the direction. Hoping to see a regular discussion and direction on the democratic values and public issues that bring awareness to the citizens of India. Hoping to see the thought process and vision of our leaders who wrote the constitution to improve the democratic values and in total, life of the citizens of India. Hoping this will be the platform to bring back that vision and enlighten us to form a better society and a thoughtful and caring society.- Ramakrishna
This is a great initiative which we can expect only from The Hindu. But these fellowships and public policy research scholarships advertised remain limited to policy practitioners and bureaucrats. One request is that The Hindu Centre should bring out an avenue for those people who are interested in policy research, but are not from the same background. The current situation in our country sometimes incites some people to work in these areas leaving their current profession, but there is no avenue.- Kumar
A much needed initiative- Nishu