As a field of study, Public Policy focuses on the decisions made by the government on behalf of the people within its capacity in the best possible way. A wide variety of issues and topics form part of discussion in the field of Public Policy. Important among them are mobilising funds for running the government and public welfare programmes, organising the public administration to run the government, tools available for bureaucracy to implement government policies effectively, reaching out to public on critical issues facing the country, programme evaluation, transparency of government decision-making, managing the various interest-groups, economic development, environmental sustainability, education and health.

Modern governments face considerable challenges due to fast changing socio, political and geo-political environment. This requires high level of knowledge, know-how and innovativeness among those working for the government and working closely with the government in various capacities such as consultancy firms, non-government organisation (NGO) executives, corporate social responsibility planners, independent consultants and development practitioners. Public policy professionals must be able to critically examine the policy goals, means of achieving the goals and outcome of the policies implemented in the constantly evolving socio-political, economic, sectoral and international challenges. Therefore, a programme which brings participants into contact with academics and management practitioners with the purpose of providing the participants with the opportunity, time and space to extend their knowledge and capabilities is required.

Programme Objectives


  • To provide training for a strong foundation in public policy theory, programme management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • To improve the participant's professional skills, analytical capability and competency needed to shape policy development process.
  • To develop interdisciplinary competencies that is critical to make programme participants effective in their role.
  • To enable the participants to apply the knowledge and skills that they have learnt in the programme in real world contexts.



Participants of the EPGCPPM, on successful completion of the one year programme, will be awarded the title 'Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Management' by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.

Program Fee:

Programme Fee:  Rs. 3,00,000 + Taxes as applicable.

The duration of the EPGCPPM is one academic year split into four quarters. An academic year normally begins in December/January. Spread over one year, it covers fundamental, competency related and integrative courses, structured to be delivered in about 225 hours. Around 189 hours of learning is through Interactive Learning (IL) platform and around 36 hours of classroom learning through In-campus Module.

In-Campus Component

The in-campus module is held at the very beginning of the Programme & is mandatory to attend. The six day module provides participants an orientation towards case based learning, foundation to analytical thinking and orients them to the learning culture of IIMK apart from discussions on contemporary issues in management practice and trends in the industry and business. Participants have to make own arrangements for their travel and stay.

Interactive Learning (IL) Component

The IL component forms the core of specialization programmes. Instructors from IIMK, facilitate learning through two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication mode from the Studio based at IIMK Campus. Classes are scheduled on two days a week for three hours each in the year. However IIMK retains the right to change/modify or introduce a different schedule if any arising exigencies so require.

This Programme is currently offered through the technology platform of Times Professional Learning. The technology allows the Instructor to use power point presentations, video, audio, white boards and telastrators to effectively communicate ideas and interact with the participants.Participants can attend the classes from designated class room centers available in major cities in India.


The 15 courses offered are meant to impart management knowledge and skills to the participants covering the latest concepts and techniques in the specific functional area of Public Policy Management. Faculty from IIMK and distinguished visiting faculty from reputed academic institutions and industry handle these courses.

Quarter Course Title Course Code Credits Hours
I Introduction to Public Policy and Analysis PP-01 2 20
Economics for Public Policy Making I PP-02 1.5 15
Quantitative Techniques  PP-03 1 10
Communicating Public policy PP-04 1 10
II Economics for Public Policy Making II PP-05 2 20
Public Finance  PP-06 1 10
Project Finance PP-07 1 10
Project Management PP-08 1 10
Policy evaluation PP-09 2 20
III Law and Public Policy PP-10 1.5 15
Health Policy PP-11 2 20
Urban Development Policy  PP-12 1.5 15
IV Public Policy issues in a Globalised World  PP-13 2 20
Leadership and Ethics for Public Policy Makers PP-14 1.5 15
Environmental Governance and Sustainability PP-15 1.5 15
  Total   22.5 225



  1. A Bachelor's Degree* or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate mark or equivalent CGPA.

  2. 3 Years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience^ after successful completion of graduation as on the deadline of submitting the application online.


The participants of these programmes form an interesting mix of working professionals ranging from Professionals, managers, policy analysts, advisors, and strategic planners working for government, corporations (as independent consultants and in corporate social initiative groups), aid institutions (as independent consultants and development practitioners), NGOs, consultancy firms, media professionals and any other professionals with an interest in public affairs.

^Work experience before completion of graduation will not be considered for calculating total experience. *Bachelor’s degree awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 (http://www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/alluniversity.pdf ) or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor's degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor's degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.


Admission to the programme is based on the Profile Evaluation & Personal Interview through video conference mode.

Admission Notification -2019 


The classes would be generally held on the following days and time:

Wednesday : 07:00 PM - 09:45 PM

Saturday : 03:30 PM - 06:15 PM

*Class schedule mentioned is subject to change. EPGP office reserves the rights to change the schedule.

List of Centers


To speak to our academic counsellors (Times Professional Learning), please call on 1800 270 5400 (Mon-Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM) or write to tswadmission@timesgroup.com

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If you would like to contact us about participating in the Executive Post Graduate Programmes (EPGP), please submit your contact detail in the below form. Your details will be forwarded to EPGP office, and you will receive a prompt response.


Executive Post Graduate Programmes
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