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.
Splendid work by The Hindu. It shows how serious the organization is about making change in all areas of importance. By starting the Hindu Centre, a think tank in the public policy field, it will help in formulating a more pragmatic framework for development in India. Congrats for such a wonderful initiative.- Khurram Sajjad
This Centre has come in time. What with the explosion of electronic media and instant news, there is a greater need today for serious understanding and analysis of the world around us. More importantly, we have also reached a stage where vast sections of population with no lobbying capacity or with no interest group to support them - the poor, the vulnerable - continue to lose much more than they gain in the markets led by private capital. The Hindu Centre should also focus on addressing the issues of those sections for they are voiceless by themselves but need to be recognised, represented and heard - for the benefit of all and a better society. Hope the Centre will be able to fullfil this task ably - being an establishment of The Hindu. My very best wishes to all involved with it.- Radha Ramana
I am very much pleased to see that the publishers of "THE HINDU" is very vigilant about our country's future and I appreciate your sincerety towards the nation. You are successful in assessing the need of the hour and you acted accordingly. I appreciate your timing of your new move to start an institution for politics and public policy when our country is passing through a tough time. Updation of our ages old constitution should be mooted. I wish your new venture great success and hope it go beyond your readership.- Rajesh P R