[Closed] Harness Technology for Social Good with a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP)

In the digital era, technology stands at the forefront of transforming how societies operate, interact, and progress. Recognizing this pivotal role, the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP) program is tailored to equip professionals with the necessary skills to steer technology towards societal benefits, ensuring it acts as a catalyst for peace and prosperity.

The Mission of GCPP

The GCPP is more than just an educational program; it’s a call to action for technologists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and anyone involved in the tech ecosystem to embrace a holistic understanding of technology’s impact. By focusing on the following key areas, the program aims to cultivate leaders capable of making informed, ethically grounded decisions that prioritize the public interest:

  • Economics of Technology Platforms: Understanding the complex dynamics that drive digital markets and their implications for competition and innovation.
  • Political Economy Management: Navigating the interplay between technology, governmental policies, and societal norms to advocate for sustainable and equitable tech solutions.
  • Ethical Orientation: Developing a moral compass to guide the development and deployment of technology in ways that respect human dignity and diversity.
  • Public Engagement: Encouraging active participation in public discourse on tech policy to shape a more inclusive digital future.

Programme Structure and Accessibility

Designed with full-time professionals in mind, the GCPP offers a flexible, comprehensive online learning experience that doesn’t compromise on engagement or quality. Here’s what participants can expect:

  • Duration and Schedule: The program spans 12 weeks, featuring weekly webinars typically held on Saturdays, making it accessible to busy professionals.
  • Interactive Learning: Two interactive virtual workshops are included, designed to foster a deeper understanding through practical exercises and real-world case studies.
  • Global Accessibility: All you need is a stable internet connection to join a diverse community of learners from around the globe, ensuring rich cultural and professional exchange.

Fee Structure and Financial Aid

The program is committed to accessibility and diversity, offering a transparent fee structure and financial support options:

  • Programme Fee: ₹33,000 (plus GST), with a clear policy that fees, once paid, are non-refundable. However, there’s flexibility with the option to defer admission to the next batch.
  • Financial Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available for talented individuals facing financial constraints or in exceptional circumstances, promoting inclusivity.
  • Admission Process: Admissions are on a rolling basis, benefiting early applicants with a better chance to secure scholarships, emphasising the program’s commitment to fostering early engagement and preparation.

Important Dates

Application Deadline
21st April 2024

Takshashila Conference Dates
1st & 2nd June 2024

Workshop Dates
6th, 7th, 13th, & 14th July 2024

For professionals seeking to align their tech expertise with societal needs, the GCPP provides a path to not just excel in their careers but to do so with a conscience. It’s an invitation to join a movement towards a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous digital future for all. Apply here.

Scholarship for May - July 2024 cohort is open now, for details follow the link below.

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