Founding Team

M. Sri Bharat

President of GITAM

Prateek Kanwal

Co-Founder, Kautilya School of Public Policy


Syed Akbaruddin

Former Permanent Rep. of India to the UN

Advisory Board

Rathin Roy

Managing Director, Research and Policy, ODI

Steve Jarding

Former Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Dilip Cherian

Political Campaign Advisor Communications Consultant

Ram Mohan Naidu

Member of Parliament, 17th Lok Sabha

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

Anil Swarup

Author, Retired IAS Officer

M. V. Rajeev Gowda

Former Member of Parliament; Chairman, Congress Research Department


Moshik Temkin

Fellow at The Belfer Center for Science and Intl. Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School


Dr. Menaka Guruswamy

Senior Advocate,
Supreme Court of India

Our Team

Ajesh Panicker

Operations Manager

Arun Kumar M

Marketing Manager

Aryaman Chatterjee

Academic Associate

Hitesh Kakkar

Director – Admissions & New Initiatives

Kankana Talukdar

Program Associate

Monish Choudhary

Graphic Designer

Neha Rathore

Administrative Assistant

Poonam Kushwaha

Academic Associate

Pritish Anand

Academic Associate

Ranjeeta Sinha

Admission Advisor


Academic Associate

Shivangi Pandey

Academic Associate

Shivangi Sharma

Program Manager

Shubham Arya

Academic Associate

Sreshtha Majumdar

Academic Associate

Vishnu Menon

Admission Advisor

Technical Support

Aluri Chakradhar Sarma

Sr. Videographer

Jitendra Biswal

AV Engineer

Ravuri Srinivas

AV Technical Associate

Vemali. V. Seshagiri Rao

Asst. Manager PCR

Support Staff

P. Lalitha

N. Venkata Raman

Build a career
in public policy

Our program’s combination of academic rigour and on-ground experiences will give you the confidence to assume leadership in any career of your choice. Some of the popular avenues you can choose after your Master’s Program in Public Policy (MPP) include:

Private Sector

This includes business consultants, policy consultants of large corporations, policy analysts, and private policy implementation organizations. Courses on financial reporting, management, cyber security, etc. focus on these streams.

Public Service

This includes policy making and implementation, government roles, and political candidates, who can leverage subjects like politics, public policy design and analysis, ethics, constitution and law, political campaign management, etc.

Global Affairs

This spans a variety of domains ranging from positions within the Government of India and international organizations like the World Bank and United Nations to positions within international NGOs like ICLEI, ITF, and WWF. Students will need to grasp the value and potential of diplomacy within the framework of foreign policy toward creating collaborative and cooperative ties focused on common goals and objectives.

Non-profit or Social Enterprise

The Master’s Program in Public Policy (MPP) helps build capacity in entrepreneurship with a focus on different sectors within social development. Subjects such as gender, strategy, organization behavior, energy and climate change, negotiation, corruption, etc. help build all-round skills to drive greater impact in this sector.

Media & Communications

Aspiring media, journalism and communications professionals who focus on public sector topics can leverage subjects like communication for leaders, macroeconomics, global trade and policy, data visualization, business government, and society.

Research & Academia

This includes Think Tanks & individuals who want to teach, pursue research, and push policy thinking in India and globally and can leverage courses on research methodologies, quantitative analysis, and macroeconomics.

Kautilya’s Master’s Program in Public Policy (MPP) is designed for those looking to rebalance the role of Society, Government and business towards an equitable world.