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16 February 2019
People. Policy. Perspectives.

Second edition of the Politics of Development (POD) at Hyderabad

Politics of Development
(POD)Ever wondered why India remains poor, with the top 1% bagging more than 70% of the country's wealth? Why our political system not only falls short of the textbook ideal, but prioritizes communal politics, corruption, and cronyism?

POD is a two-day immersive residential course curated for Policy Enthusiasts looking for the answers to these and many other gruelling questions and striving to find solutions for the same. Further discussions about the nuances of good governance and a deeper look into the crux of political corruption in India that are part of the program will be brought up as well.

PoD follows our philosophy for integrated learning and interactive discussions by including lectures by domain specialists, policymakers and policy enthusiasts, and supplementing them with games, movies and presentations to promote healthy group discussions.

Early Bird Deadline:  15 February 2019
Final Deadline:  3 March 2019
Fee:  Rs 2999


For any other query reach out to Sourya at


Lex Policy

Indian Liberals, an initiative of Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, is a digital library of all Indian liberal works. Indian Liberals was established with the vision of preserving India’s history with liberalism; to ensure that every Indian, today and tomorrow, are familiar with our own national champions of liberty; that their ideas are more widely known and accepted so that India can avoid repeating her mistakes and forge a more successful path going forward.

CCS is looking to hire a project consultant to manage

To know more contact us at

Ipolicy for young leaders : Understanding the nuances of public policy


We are bringing our flagship 3-day course in public policy, 'ipolicy for Young Leaders', to Pune and Chennai. This certificate course aims to enable participants to explore the public policy landscape in India, as well as equip them with the necessary tools to examine the effectiveness of government policies and regulations.

The candidates will be provided with a certificate at the end of the program and also be granted access our vast alumni/academic network. The course is open to all college students and young professionals.

The application process for the course is highly selective and only the 40 best applications would be chosen for each program.

ìpolicy Dates Cities Application Deadline  
23-24 February 2019 Pune 17 February 2019
23-24 March 2019 Chennai 10 March 2019

If you have any further queries, please email


CCS Thought Leaders

Discover the scope and spectrum of Public Policy and see the impact it makes when done thoughtfully. Centre for Civil Society (CCS), brings to you the opportunity to represent your college by becoming a campus ambassador. A thought-leader will:

  • Read about Public Policy initiatives.
  • Be informed about updated theories and practices.

Application deadline: 15 February 2019


Inviting Applications for our first
Online Course on Education Policy!


To address the lack of comprehensive and accessible training on issues in the domain of education, Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has developed a four-week online course on Education Policy. This MOOC on Education Policy aims to train students in research methods and the philosophical, economic, and political aspects of education policy. With eminent faculty such as Amit Kaushik, CEO at the Australian Council for Educational Research (India); Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive of Centre for Policy Research; Parth Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society and Gurcharan Das, author and Board Member, Centre for Civil Society among others.

To know more about MOOC in Education Policy, visit:

Deadline: 24 February 2019


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23-24 February 2019
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