Welcome to yet another issue of Communique! We at Bharti Institute of Public Policy had a productive third quarter in 2023. We are excited to present the key achievements from this period, as well as the most recent updates on our educational and training programmes, ongoing research endeavours, and fresh partnerships.


Inauguration of the Co’2024 Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy

The eighth batch of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy’s flagship programme— the Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy (AMPPP), was inaugurated by Shri KT Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for IT & Industries, Government of Telangana, at the Mohali campus of the Indian School of Business. The hon’ble minister was accompanied by Shri G Ranjith Reddy, Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha).

Knowledge Partnership with the Government of Goa

Bharti Institute of Public Policy signed an MoU with the state government of Goa to commence a knowledge partnership focusing on evidence-based Policy formulation and impact in the state. Bharti Institute will facilitate furthering the state government’s objectives to improve the social and economic prosperity indicators through public policy interventions, capacity-building workshops, and citizen-centric governance-based initiatives as part of this agreement.

Launch of Book Series on Public Policy

Bharti Institute of Public Policy launched a book series, titled “ Innovations, Practice and Future of Public Policy in India” , in partnership with Routledge Publishers. The first book in this series, “ The Last Mile: Turning Public Policy Upside Down”, by Amarjeet Singh, was launched at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The book series aims to bring together diverse perspectives of academics and practitioners in the field of public policy in the country and records innovative ideas and best practices to facilitate knowledge sharing. Eminent speakers shared their insights and spoke about the importance of creating the last mile connect under the vast expanse of human development with focus on specific themes.


Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy (AMPPP)

The first residency of the Cohort 2023-24, Batch 8, was held from 11th August- 21st August 2023 at ISB’s Mohali Campus.

The residency included four guest expert sessions:

  • Amarjeet Sinha, former adviser to the Prime Minister, on his book, “The Last Mile: Turning Public Policy Upside Down”.
  • Dr Pushpinder Puniha, Financial Advisor to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on ‘Collaborative Governance and its Role in Policy Formulation.’
  • Dr Shailendra Joshi, former Chief Secretary and former Advisor to the Government of Telangana on the book ‘Reflections on India’s Public Policy’
  • Dr Mukesh Jain, Special DGP (Training), Police Headquarters, Bhopal on the ‘Science of Happiness’.

A Gala Dinner was also organised by the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, to welcome the participants of the new batch. The dinner provided an excellent opportunity for the AMPPP Co’ 2023-2024 to get to know each other and engage in interesting conversations at the onset of the programme.

Launch of Courses on iGOT under the Mission Karmayogi Initiative

Bharti Institute of Public Policy, in collaboration with the Capacity Building Commission, launched two online course modules on the iGoT platform. Two courses by Prof. Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, namely, Insights from Data for Policy and Evidence in Public Policy, are now live on the iGOT platform. Two more courses: one each on Climate Change and Motivational Leadership for School Education are in the final stages of discussion and will be hosted on the iGOT platform soon.



New Collaborations

Outreach Activities

Tech Policy Boot Camp: Bharti Institute of Public Policy organised a week-long Tech Policy Bootcamp at the Mohali campus of the Indian School of Business in collaboration with the Department of Digital Technologies and Governance, Government of Himachal Pradesh. The tech boot camp enabled the participants to familiarise themselves with the concept of how technology can improve e-governance services in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Eight participants from prestigious institutes such as IIM A, IIT Roorkee, IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Punjab Technical University, Punjab Engineering College, etc., were selected through a rigorous selection process. Participants evaluated public service delivery in Himachal Pradesh as part of the boot camp.


Documentary and Report on Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project: Bharti Institute, in association with ISB Studios, commissioned a 42-minute film, which was conceived as an immersive pedagogical tool to enrich the teaching and learning experience by bringing the world’s largest irrigation project- Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project, into the classroom.


  • Dr Aarushi Jain, Policy Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB spoke on 'Women in Governance & Policymaking' at a panel discussion organised by the CII Indian Women Network (IWN) during the CII IWN #Telangana 'Leadership Conclave 2023' in Hyderabad.
  • Dr Aarushi Jain participated at a session on “Public Policy Schools: Research, Education, and Collaboration” during the “XVIII International Conference on Public Policy and Management” held at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Dr Aarushi Jain participated in the 2nd Meta-Workshop-Brainstorming Session on developing a “Long Term Transformational Vision for Rural India”, organised by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, in New Delhi.
  • Dr Aarushi Jain participated in the Roundtable Discussion on Building Collaborations to Support Data Driven Research and Policy, organised by J-PAL South Asia, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Dr Aarushi Jain participated in a panel discussion on “Tracking India’s Transformation Journey” at the ETGovernment DigiTech Conclave 2023.
  • Prof. Anjal Prakash delivered a lecture on Climate Change's Impact on Water Resources at the annual partners’ event of Tata Trusts, which brings together diverse stakeholders committed to sustainable development and social progress, in Mumbai.
  • Prof Anjal Prakash held a session on "Gender and Development: How are gender identities, roles, and stereotypes produced" and "Leadership in a changing world", at the Global Woman Foundation's "Women in Leadership" event at Telangana Police Academy, Hyderabad.
  • Prof. Anjal Prakash attended a workshop organised by the UK Government that explored ideas about the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Seventh Assessment Report.
  • Prof. Anjal Prakash moderated a discussion on "Circular Economy- Realities of Implementation,” at Synergize, a conclave on environmental sustainability organised by United Way Hyderabad.
  • Prof. Anjal Prakash delivered a keynote address at the Climate Change alumni affinity group organised by the US Consulate General, Hyderabad.
  • Prof. Anjal Prakash delivered a lecture on Understanding Climate Change and Individual Action at 'The Edmund Rice Social Justice Meet 2023’, in Chandigarh.

Research Publication & Blogs


Team in News

Prof. Ashwini Chhatre

Ashwini Chhatre was part of a study titled- ‘Climate resilience of dry season cereals in India’. The study has revealed that there is an alternative to Wheat— the traditionally grown Sorghum or Jowar. Read the news in The Times of IndiaThe Hindu Business Line | The New Indian Express | Deccan Chronicle | DT Next | Dainik Bhaskar | The Hindu | Down to Earth | UNI | NewstapBabushahi | Daijiworld |

Prof. Anjal Prakash

Professor Anjal Prakash shared his thoughts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interview to Moneycontrol on climate change and clean energy deployment. Read his opinion here.

Anjal Prakash shared his thoughts in a story that talked about how India can meet its G20 climate goals. Read his views in ABP.

Anjal Prakash in an opinion piece in The Quint illustrated how Himachal Pradesh was battered due to climate change’s wrath.

Anjal Prakash was quoted in a story on the devastation caused by the recent landslides and flash floods in Himachal Pradesh. Read the full story in The Sunday Tribune.

Anjal Prakash was quoted in a story that talked about- ‘Why Public Policy is becoming increasingly relevant in Management education’. Read his views in The Times of India - Education Times.

Anjal Prakash in an opinion piece explored the sensitivity of wheat and sorghum yields to historical temperature changes, their water and climate needs. Read his opinion piece in BQ Prime.

Call for Working Papers & Research Blogs

It is for the relentless dedication of our amazing team that Bharti Institute keeps on scaling new heights and flourishing even when times get pandemically tough. We thank our researchers, associates, managers, writers, and coordinators for their contribution and noteworthy effort to Bharti Institute’s innovative programmes, change-oriented collaborations, and dynamic pursuits. Miles to go, together!


Bharti Institute of Public Policy’s team participated at the Independence Day celebrations held at Mohali campus of the Indian School of Business

About Bharti Institute of Public Policy

The Bharti Institute of Public Policy is an integral part of the Indian School of Business. Functioning as an independent think-tank, the institute engages with policy makers by providing them with critical, evidence-based analysis of public policy rooted in data. The institute works on policy challenges across diverse domains, the main ones being Agriculture and Food, Environment, Education, Financial Policy, Governance and Digital identity.

Compiled by: Smriti Sharma