Admissions
and Aid

Applications for the batch of 2021-2023 are now being accepted from working professionals with undergraduate degrees in any discipline and final year undergraduate students.
How To Apply?

To complete your application, you will need to fill out and submit our Online Applications Form. Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Educational Qualifications
  • Employment History (if applicable)
  • Any awards or recognitions
  • Details of two recommenders (with at least one professional recommendation, if applicable)

Your application will be reviewed once you complete and submit the form.

An application fee of ₹950 is due, prior to your submission.

DOCUMENT SUBMISSIONS:
No documents need to be submitted at this stage. All submissions will be reviewed by the admissions committee and applicants who qualify will be invited for an interview. All required documents will need to be submitted prior to the scheduled interview date.

For Application related questions: admissions@kautilya.org.in

Those interested in scholarships or financial aid, will also need to submit the completed Scholarship Form and submit relevant financial documents.

Selection Process

The goal of our assessment process is to select best-performing and well-rounded applicants who are passionate about leading and inspiring change in India’s governance. Our internal assessment process considers the following aspects of your application:

  • Overall academic credentials
  • Your passion for pursuing a career in Public Policy and bringing about change in your area of interest
  • Your personal attributes such as your leadership potential, initiative and awareness of prevailing issues in the Public Policy domain

We shortlist candidates based on their overall performance on the aforesaid parameters. Your essays and your personal interview will largely impact your chances of selection. Hence, it is imperative to focus on well-articulated essays.

Kautilya’s selection process is designed to give each applicant a fair chance of admission.

Program Fee

Tuition Fee for MPP Cohort 2021-23

Admission Fee* ₹ 1,00,000
Duration: 2 years 1st Year ₹ 6,68,000
2nd Year ₹ 6,68,000

Other estimated expenses over two years may include

Books ₹ 40,000
Laptop ₹ 50,000
Meal Plans ₹ 1,23,000

Note:
*Admission Fee (non-refundable) payable at the time of acceptance of offer, will be adjusted against the tuition fee.
Any insurance premium towards hospitalization insurance policy and/or Covid-19 insurance policy will be charged on actuals.
While no security deposit is being charged, any damage to Kautilya’s property will be charged on actuals.

Hostel expenses for MPP Cohort 2021-23

Duration: 2 years 1st Year ₹ 80,000
2nd Year ₹ 84,000
Financial Aid

Kautilya also offers need-based scholarships for candidates. In our first year, we will award scholarships to the extent of 30% of cohort revenues to encourage a diverse group of high-potential candidates.

At Kautilya, we believe that no deserving student should be left out. We are looking for changemakers who’re passionate about shaping India for the better. We see students as partners in our journey and try to help as many students as possible.

Students seeking scholarships are encouraged to choose the scholarship option in the application form.

Please ensure you complete the scholarship form and provide all necessary documents to be eligible. If you indicate a need for financial aid on the application form, you will be required to submit additional documentation for verification in addition to documents validating your educational and professional qualifications.

Your acceptance to the program will not be influenced by your scholarship application.

Students’ participation in the process will be in trying to explore all possible sources of outside funding and working with us to ensure we can make this possible. Kautilya’s partnerships with recognized government and private banks will help with student funding, as needed.