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Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management


The Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM) is one of the key long-duration programs offered by the IIM Bangalore. This programme aims at strengthening the public policy and managerial skills of future leaders and senior managers from the civil services; and  professionals from social, infrastructure and private sectors. Today, increasingly the boundaries  between the public and private are getting blurred as sectors like infrastructure, utilities and services are opening up. This programme aims at equipping professionals in the Government, Private and Non-Government sector to meet this challenge. It's a unique programme where professionals from Government and from the Non-Government sector learn together in a classroom setting.

For Whom?

The programme targets candidates from:

Government-sponsored participants: All the officers from All India Services, Central Services, and State Civil Services, PSU's in their mid-career.

Non-Government participants: These candidates will be from 'other than government' sectors and it targets Professionals from sectors like NGO'S, International Agencies, Infrastructural, CSR, Consulting and other Service Sectors.


Government-sponsored participants: 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) / PSUs with a minimum of 5 years work experience.  

Non- Government participants: Graduate with ideally 5 years of work experience.  Selection is on the basis of CAT/GRE/GMAT for Non-Government-sponsored participants.

Selection Process

Selection of Non-Government / Overseas participants is based on the following criteria:

- Academic background

- CAT 2014/ GMAT or GRE scores between December 01, 2011 and January 31, 2015

- Work experience

- Interest in public systems and/or NGO activities

The selected candidates will be interviewed in Delhi/ Bangalore/ Kolkata. They will be required to  do a case analysis on the day of the interview.

Interviews for overseas candidates will be on Skype/ video conference at a mutually convenient date and time.

Government-sponsored participants have to apply through the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India (GoI), or through their respective employers. An advance copy of the application should be sent to The Administrative Officer (PGPPM), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. They will be required to  do a case analysis at the time of interview.

About The Programme

The PGPPM was flagged off in 2001 from the Centre for Public Policy (CPP), which was established by IIMB with initial support from Department of Personnel and Training, GOI, and UNDP. PGPPM was started to fill an educational niche in India that brings together public policy and general management skills within a single programme.

It was extended to open candidates in the year 2008. Considerable synergies exist among private and public sectors, and we expect the class room experience to enable cross learning. PGPPM proposes to attract overseas participants from current year, and has added another dimension to the learning experience.

The PGPPM programme has contributed in positioning IIMB's CPP as an important policy think tank. PGPPM students have also initiated new policies and steered policy changes in their roles and have made academic contributions through papers and books based on their dissertation work.

Our Alumni are in senior positions in various public policy roles in different Ministries of the Government, the Railway Board, Regulatory Authorities like SEBI, TRAI and FMC, Planning Commission, UN Bodies, and in many other important senior decision making positions in the government and beyond. They are also in leadership positions in central and state PSUs like GAIL, BSNL, BMTC and MAHDA; including JN Port Trust in Mumbai and with NGO's and as consultants or analysts in the private sector.  

For further details and procedure for admissions, please email:
Admission info: pgppmadm@iimb.ernet.in