FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. No approval has been sought from any government agency. This unique course aims to primarily
- Impart and hone the skills of potential future leaders, and
- Enable the building of functional relationships with established leaders while providing an immersive understanding of economic, political and social reform in India.
We will place every candidate in a sector of their choice to enable them to forge relationships that they can activate. Additionally, we will also ensure key organisations will provide opportunities to the best performing candidates. Some of these organisations include think tanks, civil society organisations, private corporations, political parties etc.
INR 350,000 (including 18% GST) for the course (to be paid after admission has been granted). The registration fee is INR 1000. Once paid, the course and registration fees are non refundable. However, in select cases, a candidate can defer admission to the
course to the subsequent year without incurring any additional cost.
Applicants from economically weak backgrounds, from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes are eligible for financial support. There will be ten scholarships to enable deserving candidates to take the course. Candidates shortlisted for admission and financial support will be asked to provide further information and supporting documents.
Those with at least a graduate degree in any discipline can apply for this course. Candidates with 1-3 years or more of work experience (especially in the government, media, civil society organisations, politics/public-policy and business) will be considered favourably.
No. Students need not be based in India. However, those outside India must be factor in time differences to ensure they attend classes.
Yes. Students must have basic familiarity with computers and have a good internet connection (preferably a broadband connection of 256kbps or higher) since the classes will be held virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yes. Students will have to email scanned copies of their documents to support their educational qualifications and employment history.
No. This is a full-time course, which includes coursework, internships etc. over eleven months.
If the pandemic subsides, the venues for the monthly lectures are usually in New Delhi.
Classes and lectures will be held online as interactive webinars on weekdays, typically thrice a week. It is recommended that students keep 1.5-2.0 hours free for each class. The attendance for the webinars will be recorded. The students must have at least 70% attendance in the webinars. There will be a half grade penalty to the overall grade if the attendance is less than 70%.
There could be occasional webinars that are scheduled on weekends, depending on the
availability of guest speakers and faculty. Such webinars will be kept to a minimum.
Yes. Students will be allocated readings and coursework by the faculty for each course. It is recommended that a student set aside around 7-10 hours per week to complete these.