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Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management

The Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), offered by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, aims at strengthening the public policy and managerial skills of future leaders and senior managers from the civil services; and  professionals from the social, infrastructural and private sectors.

Liberalization has blurred the boundaries between the public and the private sectors as areas such as infrastructure, utilities and services have opened up. PPP (Private -Public- Partnership) is the new name of the game. In such a context, the PGPPM offered by IIMB is a unique programme, where professionals from the Government and the Non-Government sector come together in a classroom and engage in a manner that is mutually beneficial.

For whom?

Open Candidates: Candidates from 'other than government' sectors such as NGOs, international agencies, PSUs, and infrastructural, social, CSR, consulting and service sectors.

Government Candidates: All India Services and Civil Services candidates.
The last date for submitting application form has been extended to February 17, 2014 for DoPT Sponsored Candidates.


Open Candidates: Graduates with a minimum of 5 years' work experience. Selection is on the basis of CAT/GRE/GMAT.

Government Candidates: Group 'A' officers from All India Services, Central Services - organized & non-organized, technical & non-technical, faculty members of State Administrative Training Institutes and also officers of the State Civil Services (SCS) / Non-State Civil Services (Non-SCS) with a minimum of 5 years work experience.

About the Programme:

The Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management was flagged off in 2001 by the Centre for Public Policy (CPP), which was established by IIMB with initial support from the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The PGPPM was started to fulfil the need for a quality education programme in public policy. It was extended to Open Candidates in 2008. It proposes to attract overseas participants from the current year, so that another dimension can be added to the learning experience.

The PGPPM has contributed in positioning IIMB's Centre for Public Policy as an important policy think tank. PGPPM students have initiated new policies and steered policy changes in their roles and have made academic contributions through   papers and books based on their dissertation wok. A few have gone on to pursue doctoral programmes, including some who have returned to IIMB as FPM students. PGPPM Alumni are recognized, world over, for their work.

Programme Structure

The one-year programme provides conceptual, technical and analytical skills in public policy making. It helps the participants appreciate the forces that shape the domestic and international environment for public policy. It also enhances skills in leadership, decision making and communication.

For Admission information, please email: pgppmadm@iimb.ernet.in