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.
What is the procedure for applying as an intern? Your preferred choice for Public Policy Scholars and Fellows does not seem to include students. As a lot of us might be interested, please let us know what the procedure for applying might be, and under what head/designation.- Aditya
Please accept my hearty congratulations on the setting up of The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy studies. There is a felt need for such an initiative and space.- Shastri Ramachandaran
Yes, there is a wide gap between approach, thinking, planning and implementation on any issue in public welfare. Especially with our contemporary politicians, no one is an exception in their mouth-full of promises and inactivity. In this context, I welcome the great initiative of 'The Hindu'. I hope this initiative will bring much clarity on public policy issues and fruitful action will result.- Selvaraj