Public Policy and Governance Society, IIT Kharagpur

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Public Policy and Governance Society, IIT Kharagpur is an organization run by students, dedicated to fostering a radical attitude toward policy development and encouraging active participation in the Indian government system among the student community. Through various events and initiatives, PPGS aims to cultivate a sense of responsibility and engagement in shaping the future of our nation.

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PPGS, IIT Kharagpur
Activities UPSC Talks, Mentorship Programme,Diplomatic Discourse Series, Governance Awareness Program, Sansad, Policy Research, Public Policy Internship, Learning Beyond the classroom, Insight Ignite, Policy Podcast, Summer Project
Founded 17th Mar 2023 (2013)
FoundersChirag, Hariom
Number of members 120 -150
Contact[email protected]
Rule Book:


  • Nurture the student community to develop a radical attitude towards public policy leading to an affirmative impact in the society.
  • Foster the culture of public service to shape a more informed, effective, and equitable governance landscape in India and beyond.
  • Revitalize IIT Kharagpur’s legacy of producing next generation Civil Servants.


To create a dynamic learning environment that prepares students for leadership in public policy by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and experience to analyse public policy issues, develop alternative policy solutions, and communicate effectively about public policy.  


UPSC Talks:

Year 2023: Mr. Pourush Sood (AIR: 29 UPSC CSE 2022 ) Ms. Anju Joon (AIR : 701 UPSC CSE 2022) Mr. Abhinav J Jain (AIR : 14 UPSC CSE 2021 ) Mr. Kumar Abhinav (Deputy Secretary) Mr. Abhinandan Kumar (IRS & Ex ISRO Scientist) Mr. Manoj K. Jha (Founder: GS SCORE), Mr. Gorantla Sai Charan (AIR: 01 UPSC ESE 2023).

Year 2024: Mr.Shivam Kumar (AIR:19, 2023), Mr.Abhay Rajendra Daga (AIR: 185, 2023), Mr.Sanjay Yadav (AIR:811, 2023)

Mentorship Program:

Mentors who are our Alumni in Civil Services will directly provide one-on-one mentorship to the students, guide them to solve their queries, and also engage in periodic interactions with the civil aspirants. Currently, more than 35 students have been provided mentorship.

Diplomatic Discourse Series (DDS)

Diplomatic Discourse Series is an innovative initiative aimed at promoting mutual understanding and knowledge exchange between young individuals and the diplomatic community. Going beyond traditional lectures, the series involves dynamic interactions with ambassadors, consulate generals, diplomats, and foreign policy experts. This engagement provides student envoys with invaluable insights into the complex workings of the international arena, leading to a transformative experience that broadens their perspectives.

Year 2023: Thailand Consulate Mr. Pichaya Lapasthamrong, Bhutan Consulate Ms.Kezang Dema, Former Ambassador Special Advisor of PM Mr. Deepak Vohra

Governance Awareness Program (GAP)

Governance Awareness Program is a nationwide initiative designed to raise awareness among youth of different colleges and schools about good governance. Its goals include fostering a sense of civil responsibility, encouraging active participation in community development, and empowering young individuals to voice their opinions, understand their rights, and contribute to societal change through activities like voting, advocacy, and community initiatives. Additionally, the program aims to cultivate critical thinking skills in participants, enabling them to analyze political events and policies critically.

Insight Ignite:

Insight Ignite dedicated to nurturing the holistic growth of our Society members, through engaging intra-society events. Furthermore, we actively support our members in their journey towards excellence in the field of public policy, facilitating research on pivotal governance topics. We aim to ignite the flames of ambition, knowledge, and personal growth, ensuring that our members are well-prepared and well-rounded individuals poised for success in their endeavors.

Learning Beyond the Classroom:

Learning Beyond the Classroom where we engage with school students to inspire and empower them on various fronts. Through interactive sessions, we provide guidance and insights into academic and career choices. Moreover, we focus on holistic development, emphasizing the importance of mental well-being, happiness, and the dynamics of governance. Our mission is to kindle a spark in the young minds of these students, helping them envision a brighter future and discover their potential.

Policy Research:

Policy Research initiative is a testament to our commitment to intellectual exploration. Through rigorous research, we craft insightful blogs on governance issues, connecting the dots across various domains. Additionally, we engage in lively discussions with students on government bills, providing a platform for critical insights and informed opinions. Additionally, we keep students informed with articles on current affairs and highlight significant days. We aim to bridge the gap between academia and real-world governance among students.

Public Policy Internship Programme:

Internship Programme is designed to empower students by bridging the gap between academia and real-world public policy internships & projects. We offer comprehensive guidance on various public policy internships, including eligibility criteria and CV enhancement strategies. Our guidance extends to helping students understand the significance of contributing to the field, ensuring that their journey into public policy is both fulfilling and impactful.


The team of PPGS, IIT Kharagpur consists of the following hierarchy:

  1. Advisors (Fourth & Fifth Years)
  2. Governors & Executive Heads (Third Years UG & Second Year: PG)
  3. Executive Members (Second Years: UG & First Year: PG)
  4. Associate Members (First Years: Spring Sem)
  5. Junior Associates (First Years: Autumn Sem)

Governing Body

Founders: Chirag, Hariom

Governors Executive Head:


Executive Head: Sponsorship Executive Head: Policy Research Executive Head: Design & Videography Executive Head: Students' Welfare Executive Head: Tech & Media Executive Head: PG team
2023-24 Prajay Mudavath, Tejas Kamble, Saswat Dash, Rashmita Sahoo --- --- Agrim Chaudhury, Thiruvignesh, Giri Prasad Abhishek Tiwari Mayank Wasnik ---- Sabiya mulla, Ojaswi Thapliyal
2024-25 Neeharika Gunupuru, Omkar Desai, Shivam Kumar Tejashwi Jha, Anup Chimkar, Hariprasad Chaitanya Sharif Hossain Sarkar, Pratik Shere Saksham singh, Prathvi Raj Nabil Rizwan Abhiraj Singh Yash Priyadarshy

Important Links


Email: [email protected]



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