Master in Public Policy and Governance

Master in Public Policy and Governance

From climate change to economic disparities, from local grassroots development to technological advancements, the need for adept policymakers and governance experts has never been more critical. Our Master’s program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip future leaders with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to navigate these challenges effectively.


The curriculum provides a rigorous academic foundation in public policy analysis, governance frameworks, and leadership strategies. Drawing from diverse fields such as economics, sociology, law, and environmental studies, we foster a holistic approach to policymaking and governance. Policy Lab and Local Government Immersion Programme are the unique features of the Master’s program. From theory to practice, students engage in hands-on learning experiences, collaborative projects, and real-world simulations.


Our alumni have embarked on impactful careers in political consultancy, government agencies, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and research organizations.


Master in Public Policy and Governance 2023-25 Course Curriculum :
(A) Core Courses: The MPP Program will deliver the following core courses*, all in the First Year

Semester - I

Semester - II

Semester - III

Semester - IV

Total Credits ((Semester I): 31, Total Credits ((Semester II): 28, Total Credits ((Semester III): 21, Total Credits ((Semester IV): 21

Total Credits (All four semesters): 101 Credits

*(The scheduling of some of the Core Courses could vary due to faculty calendars. Faculty will notify changes if and when they occur)

(B)  In the second year, over the Third and Fourth Semesters, students will study electives, a partial list of which is given below. Students will also have the choice of choosing Electives from the other nine schools of XIM University, subject to approvals.

A partial list of Electives is given below. The School of Governance and Public Affairs encourages inter-disciplinary studies and students can choose from scheduled course offerings in some of the nine other Schools of the University as Elective study. Please be advised, however, that acceptance to the courses in other Schools is subject to approval of the dean of the respective school.

Electives at School of Governance and Public Affairs:

(C) Apart from the study of Electives, students will have to do Project work on the evolution and implementation of Public Policy in a thematic area, leading to a dissertation in the second year. In addition, students may opt for any two of the following learning actions during the second year:

Please Note:  While XIM University may facilitate engagement in Internships, it is expected that students will take the initiative to interact with organizations that offer internships aligned with their course objectives and finalize arrangements independently.

(D) Fee Structure:

Program Fee:

(D) Course Scope:

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*SGPA reserves the right to make any changes in its program, course curriculum and offerings made in this website or in any printed or digital form without notice anytime as per its own discretion and without assigning any reason whatsoever.