CPPR Academy

CPPR, through its Academy, offers training and development opportunities in the form of internships, short-term courses and workshops to undergraduate, graduate students and mid-career professionals looking to engage with the public policy space.



CPPR Internship in Public Policy Research

A highly rigorous and competitive programme which spans 45–180 days. During this period, interns get an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and training by working on live projects under CPPR.
To know more or apply for internship click here: Internships

MA in Public Policy and Governance (MA-PPG)

The Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth introduces MA in Public Policy and Governance in collaboration with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) at its Kochi campus. This is a two-year full time master’s degree programme and shall be the first of its kind in Kerala. An effective training in theory complemented by learning experiences from real-world policy challenges will help the participants address contemporary political, economic and social challenges in a meaningful and sustainable way.

Certificate Course Programmes

Launching soon

The Certificate Course Programmes offer beginner to advanced level courses on Public Policy and related areas including Urban Studies, Comparative Policies in education, health, livelihood, market, trade, finance and economics, and Changing Dynamics in the Global Political Economy. The courses are curated as self-paced, pre-recorded modules enabling you to learn at your convenience. Learning materials and references will be made available to you through the Learning Management System. We will assess your learning levels continuously and after completing all the sessions, you will be awarded a course completion certificate.

GPS-Online

GPS Online will give an opportunity for aspiring global leaders to attend the most sought-after CPPR- Global Policy School remotely. Through an activity-oriented experiential learning capsule in the online space, CPPR will train a select batch of 30 young thought leaders. GPS consists of a comprehensive module of 50 hours, comprising discussions on policies, politics and freedom, advanced level data analytics, research techniques and tools, etc. You are expected to devote 5 Hours per week for 10 weeks to engage with a rigorous inter-disciplinary pedagogy consisting of webinars, workshops, interactive sessions and team exercises. Sessions will be engaged by senior bureaucrats, eminent policy makers and expert researchers.
    Upon successful completion, you will be awarded,
  • A course completion certificate
  • One-year access to reading materials
  • One-year access to CPPR library
  • Mentorship from senior members of CPPR for a mutually decided period

E-Policyshala

E-Policyshala is a one-day online workshop that offers a general understanding of Public Policy research and its relevance in decision-making to students and young professionals. It is offered to educational institutions to raise awareness and educate the young citizens of our country on the policy making process. E-Policyshala will have few custom-tailored courses depending on the cohort’s field of interest. This programme is offered to engineering graduates, management students, journalists and social science students. Institutions can apply online and suggest their area of interest for the workshop. If not part of any group, participants can also register individually when applications are invited. Workshop will have 4 sessions of 45 minutes.
Each session will be in the format of live webinars.
    1. Introduction to Public Policy Framework
    2. Policy writing and communication
    3. Policy Analysis and Evaluation
    4. Politics behind Policies

Upon completion of the programme,
  • Participation certificates will be issued to the students and institutions
  • Students will develop expertise in one or more substantive policy fields of their choice that will equip them for attaining their professional goals and making an impact.
  • Students will learn how to employ adaptive problem-solving.

CPPR Public Policy Research Methods School

A two-week capsule workshop that imparts research skills: qualitative and quantitative to undergraduate, graduate students and mid-career professionals. Conducted in partnership with Atlas Leadership Academy, the programme has so far hosted 49 participants from 35 countries.

To know more, click the link to read the report of the previous policy school: CPPR-ALA Public Policy Research Methods School 2016.
Also, watch the videos of the previous edition of the Public Policy Research Method School.

Semester at Sea (SAS) programme

Every year, for the past six years, CPPR hosts students of SAS, a unique, multiple country study-abroad programme which is conducted aboard a ship that docks at several locations during the course period. During their time in Kochi, CPPR co-hosts a module with SAS. The University of Virginia is the programme’s academic sponsor.
To read more about the previous Semester at Sea hosted by CPPR, click the links below

CPPR’s Finishing School for Law

The programme aims to instil in freshly graduated law students the confidence and courage they need to start a new career. In its third installment, the Finishing School aims to polish students up on the finer points of social life which is just as important as the academic rigour they are put through in law school—from mastering the right handshake to speaking confidently in public.

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Interaction with Students on: “Effective Public Policies for Effective Governance”

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research had an interactive session with Post Graduate students of Economics Department of St Albert’s College, Ernakulam, on “Effective Public Policy for Effective Governance”. The session was on 28 October, 2016 […]
October 26, 2016

“Obama’s Foreign Policy”: A talk by Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies

As the 2016 US Presidential Election campaign heads into its final weeks, CPPR took this opportunity to engage the student community in Kochi. Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies delivered a lecture on Obama’s foreign policy […]
October 25, 2016

CPPR-Global Policy School 2017

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) invites applications for its prestigious Global Policy School 2017. It offers a five-day intensive training programme in methods of public policy research to aspiring policy researchers. What the Course Offers Introduction to Public Policy Public Policy Research […]
June 21, 2016

Brief note on Presentation by United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), Chennai

CPPR was privileged to host Ms Lalitha Nageswari , Program Manager – USIEF and Ms Suranjana Das , Public Relations Officer- USIEF at CPPR office on June 16, 2016. The interactive session was attended by students and academicians from city […]
June 17, 2016

CPPR imparts training for Councillors on Effective Decentralised Governance through Participatory Engagement

A Workshop for Councillors of Cochin Corporation was organised by Centre for Public Policy Research on “Effective Decentralised governance through participatory approach” on 14th June 2016, Tuesday at Town Hall. The aim of the workshop was to orient the councillors […]
June 16, 2016

Applications are Invited for Internship Opportunity at CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research offering internship opportunity based in Kochi under following categories   1. Academic Assistant (intern) Min Qualification Required: Bachelors in Economics or finance Job Description: Assist in data collection and analysis. Read and interpret data from […]
June 8, 2016

Presentation by United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), Chennai

USIEF member will be presenting on the various Fulbright grant categories, eligibility criterion, requirements of the grants and the application process. The fellowships for 2017-18 will be offered in the following disciplines: Agricultural Sciences (including fisheries and veterinary sciences); Bioengineering; […]
May 28, 2016

CPPR- ALA Public Policy Research Methods School 2016

CPPR in collaboration with Atlas Leadership Academy has successfully conducted four editions of Policy School that have won the acclaim of participants from 32 countries. The programme has been instrumental in shaping the research skills of think tank professionals, and […]
April 29, 2016

CPPR-ALA Policy School is back!!!

Public Policy Research Methods School 2016 organized by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) is set to commence on April 30th, 2016. This year 11 participants from 10 countries selected through a vigorous process will […]
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