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.
India is facing lot of problems at the moment. Though it has come a long way, the main issues are not being addressed yet, which is equality among the people. We say we are the future superpower, but how can we achieve this without lifting the standard of the common man in India?- Manivelan
The establishment of The Hindu Centre is a great opportunity for those who want to positively influence our public institutions, which in turn will contribute to the ushering in of a healthy democracy in our country.- J. U. B. Sastry
It is high time that we Indians started taking pride in the sacrifices of our forefathers in getting our Independence.THE HINDU that has played a significant part in the process has again shown its leadership qualities to bring out our populace from the present political and moral morass. Wish The Hindu and their team all success in their bold venture.- Raghavan