Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management

About The Programme

The PGPPM was introduced in 2002 by the Centre for Public Policy (CPP), which was established by IIMB with initial support from the Department of Personnel and Training, GOI and UNDP. It integrates public policy and general management skills into a single programme.

PGPPM was extended to the non-government, ‘open’ candidates in 2008 and enables cross learning between participants from the private and public sectors.

The PGPPM programme has helped position IIMB's CPP as an important policy think tank. Its Alumni have been instrumental in initiating new policies and steering policy changes in their roles. They have also made significant academic contributions through papers and books.

PGPPM Alumni occupy senior positions in different ministries of the Government, the Railway Board, regulatory authorities like SEBI, TRAI and FMC, Planning Commission, UN bodies and many other important senior decision making positions in government and beyond. They also hold leadership positions in central and state PSUs like GAIL, BSNL, BMTC and MAHDA, JN Port Trust in Mumbai and with NGOs and as consultants and analysts in the private sector.

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The Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM) is one of the key long-duration programmes offered by IIM Bangalore, since 2002. Senior government officers and professionals from social, infrastructure and private sectors as well as future leaders will find the programme useful in strengthening public policy and managerial skills in the current scenario where the boundary between the public and private sector is growing increasingly indistinct. This unique programme promotes cross learning between professionals from the Government and Non-Government sectors.


  • A one-year post graduate diploma programme offered by IIM Bangalore in Public Policy and Management.
  • PGPPM 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.
  • This unique programme helps professionals engaged in public policy and management to tackle new challenges in the context of liberalization, globalization and rapid technology change; and continuing burden of poverty, social exclusion and crisis.
  • Candidates from government and the non-government sectors interact, exchange and learn in one class room
  • Deepening conceptual, technical and analytical skills for public policy making through interactive sessions with eminent people in the Indian policy domain through the "Policy Speaks" series.
  • Developing leadership skills.
  • Understanding forces that shape the domestic and international environment for public policy.
  • Specializing in a chosen public policy field by working through the program on a Policy Memo, which focuses on specific policy issues of a particular department or programme..
  • Asia-oriented 2 week international module, involving comparative study of other Asian economies.


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