Centre for Public Policy & Governance

The Centre for Public Policy and Governance at the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) is

An Interdisciplinary Platform for

  • Policy Research & Dialogue
  • Facilitating Governance Capacity Building
  • Advocacy for Policy Review & Change
  • Evolving Informed Public Opinion
  • Aiding Improved Public Service Delivery
  • Creating Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for Policy Action.
Young India Event Y20

Young India Event Y20

CPPG, and ISS in collaboration with the G20-Y20 (Youth 20) Secretariat is organizing a 2-Day National Conference “Future of work in Amrit Kaal in India: The Demographic Dividend & 21st Century Skills” on 27th-28th July 2023

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Certificate Courses
(Virtual Learning Mode)

  • Introduction to Public Policy & Governance
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • e-Administration and Digital Governance
  • Data Analytics for Policy Research

A career in Public Policy offers the opportunity to craft and enact policies that promote public well-being.



National Conference Swasthya Bharat Mahotsav

A Review of India’s National Health Policy. Click to view gallery.

The Centre for Public Policy & Governance at the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), is headed by Prof. Rumki Basu, who was Professor of Public Administration in Jamia Milia Islamia (2005-2021).

Dr. Sharmistha Aich, Lead Team Researcher, is a Research Scholar working as Research Fellow at ISS. Dr. Rama Rohini with her research and implementation experience in national and international projects in the development sector, is an Advisor to the Centre. Ms. Anshul Bhamra, Policy Manager at CDP, India is also associated with the Centre.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic old frailties and inadequacies in agriculture, industry, public health, education, transport and employment generation capacities have come out sharply in the open, reopening the debates over public policy reforms as never before. Therefore it is an imperative now to examine India’s policies on education, health, e-governance, gender and work, to study the likely impact of the pandemic on future policy making in India and other democracies.

The public in democracies needs to be a participant in the policy process and in recent years, there has been a growing demand to unpack the fuzzy domain of public policy and make it more transparent, accountable and open to citizens. The Centre for Public Policy and Governance, through research and advocacy, will engage in debate and discussion of public policy processes in India playing a catalytic role in suggesting sectoral policy changes. The Centre will strive to create knowledge-for-impact with a mission to solve developmental challenges through evidence based research. Policy Research and Advocacy for Action will play a crucial role in the way we reimagine societies, economies and politics in the post pandemic era.

Introducing the Centre


To create informed public opinion, recommend policy and contribute to the ongoing discourses on good governance...


Develop Policy Dialogues & catalyze debates that will encourage meaningful Policy Action through impactful policy studies...

Our Approach

Field surveys and grassroots impact research... Action Recommendations will be in the nature of...

The Team

Prof. Rumki Basu

Head, Centre for Public Policy and Governance

Dr. Sharmistha Aich

Lead Team Researcher

Recent Developments

Orientation Program for CPPG – Day 1

Orientation Program for Certificate Courses Center for Public Policy & Governance, Day 1, held on …


Orientation Program for CPPG – Day 2

Orientation Program for Certificate Courses Center for Public Policy & Governance, Day 2 on 13th …


Policy Talk Series

Policy Talk-1 will bring Prof. Alasdair Roberts, Director, School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, USA in Conversation with Prof. Rumki Basu, Head, Centre for Public Policy & Governance, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi on April 03, 2022 at 7.30 pm IST.