CPPR Academy offers training and professional development opportunities by means of internships, short-term courses and workshops for students and mid-career professionals seeking to traverse the public policy space. Our immersive programmes are curated to stimulate bright minds in political discourse who can engender significant social impact. All CPPR Academy programmes impart training in theory and praxis, with evidence-based research supported by debates and case studies.


Objectives


  • To provide high quality and affordable training, research and knowledge resources
  • To curate unique and specific courses designed to explore contemporary issues and meet industrial demand
  • To develop a rich and dynamic network of mentors, students and partner organisations
  • To create an engaging learning environment characterised by a holistic approach towards understanding niche areas in research and policy, strategic studies, political economy, law and social issues
  • To equip public policy enthusiasts with skills to effectively perform in complex policy environments
  • To adopt an interdisciplinary approach to enable participants to coherently address current political, economic and social challenges.


Policy matters now more than ever. CPPR Academy is dedicated to provide individuals with exposure to the real-world policy making process, empowering them to use their passion to become agents of change.The Academy offers the following programmes:
Other Academy Activities
Start-up Entrepreneurship 101
Explore your entrepreneurial psyche with CPPR’s virtual bootcamp on Start-up Culture & Entrepreneurship. The six hour online training programme offered a concentrated learning experience on the ideation and creation of a for-profit or social endeavor. Through this virtual bootcamp, participants learnt the strategic approach required to establish a business in the real-time regulatory ecosystem of Kerala and foresee the policy-related dimensions. Participants learnt how to assess the business and market allure for their venture idea, understand the critical road maps and procedures, focus on client acquiring techniques for early foothold and learnt to create full budget summaries from the best resource people in the subject area. The virtual bootcamp was concluded with an Elevator Pitch Competition; all participants of the bootcamp were challenged to give their best Elevator Pitch; from the entire cohort 8 were shortlisted to compete in the final round.
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Semester at Sea (SAS) programme
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

    Semester at Sea-2016 || Semester at Sea-2015 || Semester at Sea-2014
    Semester at Sea-2013 || Semester at Sea-2012 || Semester at Sea-2010
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.
More from CPPR Academy
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 […]
March 19, 2016

Semester at Sea – 2016

For the sixth time in a row, the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) successfully hosted the students of the Semester at Sea programme. The theme for this year’s introductory lecture presented by CPPR was on Globalisation of trade from India’s perspective, and the sessions were on […]
February 29, 2016

Public Policy Research Method School 2016

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) invite applications for its prestigious Public Policy Research Method School 2016. The Policy School offers aspiring researchers a two-week intensive training in methods of Public Policy Research, in Kochi, […]
February 29, 2016

Semester at Sea is back!!

Semester at Sea the prestigious and unique course designed for students from various streams and nationalities with sessions inside a ship is coming to Kochi and CPPR is hosting them again. Semester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad […]
January 30, 2016

Public Policy Challenge – Announcement of Winner

The CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge 2015 held in the month of August presented a golden opportunity to young dynamic minds in India to create a policy brief and hit the jackpot: a chance to win a sum of Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 […]
December 8, 2015

CPPR Research Training Workshop in Kyrgyzstan

  Rahul V. Kumar, Research Consultant and Madhu Sivaraman, Director (Projects) of CPPR undertook and intensive research training workshop at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 26th to 29th November, 2015.The Research workshop was organised by Central Asian Free Market Institute; one of […]
November 25, 2015

CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge Workshop

CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge workshop successfully concluded on 14th November 2015. The 4 day Policy Challenge workshop was conducted for 10 candidates selected from across the country. The participants were selected on the basis of the policy briefs submitted by […]

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