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.
I started reading The Hindu in 1980 when I was class IX. I have learnt about politics and political happenings through this newspaper and the BBC's Tamilosai. I used to get the newspaper at 2.00 p.m. in my village, sometimes the next day. Those were the days the Open page was a separate supplement and Sunday last page has political personalities. Reading those pages gave me a critical understanding of politics. The Hindu Centre will definitely do meaningful and brave service to intellectual thinking.- RAMANUJAM MEGANATHAN
This is commendable because it will end up raising our level of understanding and so raising our consciousness. Our universities should start thinking about following the trendsetters like The Hindu.- P.N.Shreeniwas
A very good initiative from The Hindu. I hope this will attract the attention of the current generation students as well.- Baranidaran