General Management Programme in Public Policy (GMPPP-1)

Venue/Time lines Programme Dates Programme Fees

Venue: IIMB Campus 
Last date for registration: 18  Oct, 2023

Start Date : 20 Nov, 2023
End Date : 21 Sep, 2024
Non Residential Programme Fee (excluding GST) :  Rs. 6,50,000

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Programme Overview

The General Management Programme in Public Policy (GMPPP) is a part-time certificate programme designed for officials and managers who have a strong interface with Government and policy making. This will help the participants to navigate the logic of the State and the Markets better and develop a good understanding of the symbiotic relationship between Government and Business.

The GMPPP brings together participants from diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences, thereby enabling peer learning. The GMPPP Participants will involve themselves actively in case studies and discussions, role-play, games, etc. They will benefit immensely through continuous learning and networking with peers from different backgrounds, during and after the programme. Faculty from IIMB will deliver the sessions.

Programme Framework and Contents

Understanding the role of the State from the perspective of welfare, regulation and creation of an ecosystem forbusinesses to thrive requires a broad approach and additional skillsets beyond what is traditionally taught in business programmes. The GMPPP prepares participants for this challenging transition by focusing on three areas: Ecosystem, Functional Knowledge (key areas that need inputs for effective decision making) and Big picture.


Important Dates

Last date to apply  18-Oct-23
Announcement of Shortlist 23-Oct-23
Confirmation Fee 31-Oct-23
First Instalment Fee  06-Nov-23
Announcement of waitlist 31-Oct-23
Confirmation Fee 06-Nov-23
First Instalment Fee 14-Nov-23
Programme   Commencement  20-Nov-23


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  • Introduce contemporary issues in Public Policy and Practices to the participants.
  • Develop competence in the disciplines and skills associated with Public Policy.
  • Provide guidance to think through Policy Imperatives, Business Strategies with a global perspective.

Participants' Profile

• Eligibility : minimum graduation
• Mid-career professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience and working with Government, Independent authorities, Judiciary and State owned enterprises.
• Management Professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge in public policy and working with Banks, Infrastructure Companies, Corporates.
• Professionals working with Social Enterprises, Startups, Non Governmental Organisations, Developmental Organizations etc.

Contact Us

Ms. Sowjanya
Executive Education Programmes
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru 560 076
Phone: +91 26993258 / +91 7899991576
Email: sowjanya.eep@iimb.ac.in

Award of Certificate

A part time certificate of completion will be awarded by IIMB to the participants who meet the programme requirements. In exceptional circumstances, participant(s) who meet the minimum attendance requirement and other norms may be awarded a certificate of participation.

IIMB EEP Alumni Membership

Successful completion of the programme entitles the participant to become an IIMB EEP Alumni.

Programme Directors

MS SriramM S Sriram
Professor- Public Policy

Professor M S Sriram is a faculty member of IIM Bangalore. Prior to this he was the ICICI Bank Lalita D Gupte Chair Professor of Microfinance at IIM Ahmedabad. He is a graduate from Institute of Rural Management Anand and a Fellow of IIM Bangalore. He had chaired the Expert Committee on Kerala Cooperative Bank; was on the External Advisory Committee of the RBI for licensing Small Finance Banks;and was on the Financial Inclusion Advisory Committee of the RBI and on the Expert Committee on Primary Cooperative (Urban) Banks set up by the Reserve Bank of India.

He serves on the boards of AU Small Finance Bank, NDDB Dairy Services, Indian Dairy Machinery Company, Selco Solar Light Private Limited and Centre for Budget and Policy Studies. He is also a Trustee of Pratham Books, Sanket Trust (that runs Ranga Shankara in Bengaluru) and Dastkar Andhra.

Profile : https://www.iimb.ac.in/user/146/m-s-sriram 

Soham SahooSoham Sahoo

Assistant Professor – Public Policy

Dr. Soham Sahoo is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He is currently also a Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn. Soham holds a PhD in Quantitative Economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. Before joining IIM Bangalore, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics, University of Goettingen, Germany. His research interest is broadly in development economics, with a focus on education, labour, and political economy. He research papers have been published in reputed international journals such as Journal of Development Economics, Demography, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and World Development.

Profile : https://www.iimb.ac.in/user/134/soham-sahoo


Public Policy , Chairperson, Internal Committee

Prof. Hema Swaminathan’s broad interests are in the areas of poverty and inequality using a gender perspective. Her recent and ongoing research focuses on inequality in income and wealth distributions between men and women, female labour participation in India, and survey methodology to collect improved data on several domains (individual-level data asset ownership and wealth, decision making by women, and women’s engagement with the labour market). She has fieldwork experience both in India and several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. She was co-PI on the Gender Asset Gap project, a unique project that collected individual- level asset and wealth data across three research sites – Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka (India). She is currently co-PI on the India Working Survey that examines labour market experiences (participation, roles, earnings and discrimination) of individuals with marginalized identity using a range of innovative methods.

She has published in many peer-reviewed journals including The Lancet, Development Policy Review, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, American Journal of Public Health, World Development, Feminist Economics, and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Prior to IIMB, Prof. Swaminathan worked at the International Center for Research on Women, Washington DC. She has consulted for the Asian Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank, and several UN bodies.

She is currently member of the Gender Methods Experts Panel of the CGIAR GENDER Platform Methods Module and of the Technical Advisory Group for the Engendering Informality Project, International Labour Organization (ILO). She served on the Standing Committee on Economic Statistics (SCES), Government of India (2019-2022). She is a co-author on the Climate Change and Food Security Report of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition, FAO.


PhD (Agricultural Economics), The Pennsylvania State University, USA

MSc (Economics), University of Bristol, UK

Profile: https://www.iimb.ac.in/user/149/hema-swaminathan

Programme Schedule

Module Days Start Date End Date # Programme Days
(full days)
# Sessions
Module-1 Mon – Fri 20-Nov-23 24-Nov-23 5 25
Sat 25-Nov-23 25-Nov-23 Outbound 5
Fri-Sat 15-Dec-23 16-Dec-23 2 10
Fri – Sat 05-Jan-24 06-Jan-24 2 10
Fri – Sat 19-Jan-24 20-Jan-24 2 10
Module-2 Mon- Sat 04-Mar-24 09-Mar-24 6 30
Fri-Sat 22-Mar-24 23-Mar-24 2 10
Fri-Sat 19-Apr-24 20-Apr-24 2 10
Module-3 Mon- Sat 20-May-24 25-May-24 6 30
Fri-Sat 06-Jun-24 07-Jun-24 2 10
Fri-Sat 20-Jun-24 21-Jun-24 2 10
Module-4 Mon- Sat 19-Aug-24 23-Aug-24 6 30
Fri-Sat 13-Sep-24 14-Sep-24 2 10
Sat 21-Sep-24 21-Sep-24 1 5

Note: The programme will be conducted at the IIMB Campus. In Person (Fullday 5 Sessions: 0900 – 17:00)

NB: The GMPPP is a part-time certificate programme and the course is proposed to be delivered through in-person contact classes held at IIM Bangalore. However, due to circumstances outside the control of IIMB such as acts of God, war, terrorist attacks, riots, civil disturbance, earthquake, explosion, floods, Government order/intervention, epidemic/pandemic or any other circumstances, IIMB may change the in-person mode of delivery to online or hybrid modes of delivery. Hybrid delivery implies that a part of the cohort is physically present in the classroom while the remaining particpants participate in the course virtually. Considering the circumstances that may prevail from time to time, IIMB reserves the right to modify the in-person mode of delivery to online or hybrid mode of delivery as the need arises.

Programme Charges & Payment Schedule

The Non Residential programme fee is INR 6,50,000 + GST (applicable rates) per participant, payable in four instalments as per the following schedule:

Details Amount Due Date
Confirmation Fee INR 1,00,000 + GST On Confirmation
I Instalment Fee INR 1,50,000 + GST On Admission
II Instalment Fee INR 2,00,000 + GST On or before 19 Jan 2024
III Instalment Fee INR 2,00,000 + GST On or before 19 Apr 2024

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