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Public Policy Scholars

  • 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.

  • Applications for the third round of Public Policy Scholars are now closed

    Your Say

    • I teach Geopolitics and International Relations at Manipal University. I advice my students to read and analyse The Hindu everyday. The importance and space given by The Hindu to international affairs is extraordinary. I wish The Hindu Centre all success.

      - Dr. Nanda Kishor
    • This centre must have been established decades ago. The sad memory of 1991 would not have arisen in the first place, if such centres existed then. IIMs have failed completely in the area of public policy. My request to The Hindu is not to involve the US but collaborate with Europe and Russia.

      - Shyam
    • Also, could you please write another article about the requirements of an individual to be a part of this institute. How does it work and what are the necessary qualifications. Is it open for young students or only for professionals like journalist, IAS, IPS etc?
      The Hindu must educate citizens about how people can make their contribution.
      Thanks

      - John