Delhi University: St Stephen’s College Offers Short-term Courses on Public Policy, International Relations

Delhi University: St Stephen's College Offers Short-term Courses on Public Policy, International Relations

New Delhi January 13: If you are a workaholic and don’t have time to pursue regular and long-term course, here are some options that will amaze you. Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College on Saturday has launched a special centre for such kind of people who can pursue a series of certificate and advanced-level courses across a range of disciplines, starting with a short-term certificate course on Public Policy and International Relations (PPIR).

The initiative has been taken by the St Stephen’s Centre for Advanced Learning (SCAL). The college will start with offering a certificate course on Public Policy and International Relations. The course at present will be held over six weekends at the college.

The college has also made other discipline-specific courses and the announcements regarding those plans will be made soon on the college website.

Gaining better understanding of public policy

The PPIR course of the St Stephen’s Centre for Advanced Learning is designed to help young graduates gain a better understanding of the field. They will get to know how the public policy is framed, theorised, formulated and implemented.

When the first batch will start, it will include participants from entry-to-mid-senior level professionals from the fields of banking, development, consultancy, NGOs, politics and healthcare.

The short-term course will cover a range of topics in policy formation, development and implementation, policy economics, international relations, international security and diplomacy among others.

Resources persons from different fields

Intellectual resources across government ministries, departments and corporate boardrooms will deliver lectures on the topics, who have vast experience in this field.

Most of the resources person will be the alumni of the St Stephen College. And they include several current and former ambassadors, bureaucrats and leaders from a host of fields.

As per the announcement from the college, the list of resource persons for the course includes, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, diplomat and MP Mani Shanker Aiyer, and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant among others.