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.
Commendable work by The Hindu Centre.- Anuj Saini
A good initiative by The Hindu.- Karthi
This is a good initiative. If systems are strong, even corrupt politicians and bureaucrats cannot do any harm. I suggest that The Centre encourages research in development of a foolproof political system and bureaucracy. In addition to individual research, I suggest you look into alternatives, where educated people can come together on an issue, debate and brainstorm. Two such issues that need to be debated are: 1. Which political system is suitable for India? A multi-party system or a limited (two or three) party system? 2. What are the main reasons for wastage of Parliament time? How do we stop this? I wish you the very best in your endeavours.- Kiran