Public Policy and Governance Society, IIT Kharagpur

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Public Policy and Governance Society, IIT Kharagpur serves as a dynamic platform for impassioned students to rigorously examine, deliberate upon, and actively engage with current public policy and governance issues.

Encouraging critical thinking and fostering innovative ideation, we foster collaborative efforts among students. Our overarching goal is to empower students with the requisite knowledge, skills, and resources to effectuate meaningful change in the realm of public service. Through robust discourse and concerted action, we endeavor to cultivate future leaders dedicated to shaping a more informed, effective, and equitable governance landscape.

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PPGS, IIT Kharagpur
Activities UPSC Talks, Mentorship Programme,Diplomatic Discourse Series, Governance Awareness Program Sansad, Monthly Publications, Policy Research, Public Policy Internship, Learning Beyond the classroom, Insight Ignite
Founded 2023 (2013)
FoundersChirag, Hariom
Number of members 120 -140
Contact[email protected]
Mottoअभ्यासेन सिद्धिर्भवति !

Vision[edit | edit source]

  • To be a catalyst for creating a culture of critical thinking, innovative ideation, and collaborative action among students and to shape a more informed, effective, and equitable governance landscape in India and beyond.

Mission[edit | edit source]

To ignite and nurture the passion, knowledge, and skills of students who aspire to make a positive difference in the world through public policy and governance.  

Initiatives & Past Events[edit | edit source]

UPSC Talks:[edit | edit source]

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).

Mentorship Program:[edit | edit source]

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.

Diplomatic Discourse Series (DDS)[edit | edit source]

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. The goal is to nurture a generation of globally-conscious citizens who are well-equipped to contribute to shaping India's role in the world with a deeper understanding and awareness.

Governance Awareness Program (GAP)[edit | edit source]

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:[edit | edit source]

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:[edit | edit source]

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:[edit | edit source]

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:[edit | edit source]

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.

Structure[edit | edit source]

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

  1. Advisor (Fourth & Fifth Years)
  2. Governors & Heads (Third Years)
  3. Executive Members (Second Years)
  4. Associate Member (First Years: Spring Sem)
  5. Junior Associate (First Years: Autumn Sem)

Governors & Heads[edit | edit source]

2023-24 - Founding Batch[edit | edit source]

  • Advisors
    • Nova Manohar
    • Tejesh Bellam
  • Governors & Heads
    • Chirag
    • Hariom
    • Event: Prajay Mudavath
    • Event: Saswat Dash
    • Spons: Tejas Kamble
    • Spons: Rashmita Sahoo
    • Design: Abhishek Tiwari
    • Students' Welfare and Alumni Affairs: Mayank Wasnik
    • Policy Research: Giri Prasad Nenavath
    • Policy Research: R S Thiruvignesh

Important Links[edit | edit source]


Email: [email protected]