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To focus on new and emerging areas of research and education, Centres of Excellence have been established within the Institute. These ‘virtual' centres draw on resources from its stakeholders, and interact with them to enhance core competencies



Faculty members at IIMB generate knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management that would benefit public and private sector companies, and government and society in general.


IIMB Management Review

Journal of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

IIM Bangalore offers Degree-Granting Programmes, a Diploma Programme, Certificate Programmes and Executive Education Programmes and specialised courses in areas such as entrepreneurship and public policy.


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The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) believes in building leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education


Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management

The Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), launched in 2002 by IIMB, is a ‘one-of-its kind’ programme aimed at improving efficiency and leadership skills among policymakers and administrators while exposing them to topical issues in management. PGPPM is a hybrid Diploma program with online and on-campus components where students engage with the IIMB learning ecosystem in multiple ways. 

The re-designed PGPPM is a 48-week modular and hybrid PG Diploma programme offered by IIMB, aims to enhance skills to frame policy, taken on leadership roles and raise efficiency through exposure to management principle for policymakers and public administrators. The programme also requires participants to submit a capstone project – the Comprehensive Policy Paper (CPP). The emphasises learning during the program by applying concepts and principles from the classroom to a policy sensitive issue. Participants spend time on campus in Module 2 (12 weeks) and Module 4 (2 weeks), while in Modules 1 and 3 uses IIMB’s robust MOOCs platforms provide the mechanism for engagement. Further details of the program are available under the Program Structure tab. 

The 2024 cohort focusses on “DoPT Sponsored” candidates. In its revised format, PGPPM ensures that the program’s graduates are well-rounded professionals, both from the perspective of public policy and general management – a unique combination. 

PGPPM alumni occupy senior positions focussed on applying public policy and managerial principles in different roles in Government Ministries and organizations, in the private consulting and corporate space, UN bodies, and the broader social sector. Some of these are: Central Bureau of Investigations. Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Namma Metro, Antara Foundation, SELCO Foundation, Access Health, Invest India, World Bank.  

Admission info: pgppmadm[at]iimb[dot]ac[dot]in  


“The Public Policy and Management Programme at IIMB is unique in terms of the wide range of electives it offers. The International and Rural Immersion modules provide participants unique perspectives.”

- Sarika Mohan, from the Indian Civil Services and PGPPM 2019-20

Amit Verma

“The programme is relevant to development, industry and society at large. It helps participants develop a holistic approach in devising area-specific policies.”

- Amit Verma, IFS officer and PGPPM 2019-20

Dr. A. K. Verma

“Ours was the first batch of the PGPPM at IIMB. From being pampered officers, we went on to become committed students. We became part of rigorous academic activities and stimulating intellectual discussions. We learnt about new economic and managerial ecosystems, social and technological innovations, organizational behavior, regulatory regimes, and market mechanisms required for growth and development of a new India. There was plenty of emphasis on personal development through yoga, meditation and introspection. New ways of pedagogy, such as snap examinations, quizzes, case studies, group assignments and a dissertation, proved enriching. For public servants like us nothing could be more satisfying than the PGPPM at a mid-career level. My colleagues pursuing management programs in various international universities found the PGPPM at IIMB ahead of similar contemporary courses. The PGPPM has helped me design better policies and implement programs in a more nuanced manner. It has inculcated in me rationality and accommodation. It has helped me in making evidence-based decisions.”

- Dr. A. K. Verma, Joint Secretary,
Ministry of Power,
Govt. of India, and PGPPM Class of 2004


“Enrolling for the PGPPM at IIMB was an extremely useful decision for my career. I learnt the frameworks of policy making and developed the ability to validate my decisions using analytical skills developed during the program. The diverse and interesting cohort proved to be an excellent peer learning platform. I learnt to analyze, evaluate, unlearn and refocus my role in public service applying contemporary concepts and practices of public policy management in India and abroad. I strongly recommend the program for people who want to learn the art and science of Policy making.”

- Ms. Jyotsna Sitling, Joint Secretary,
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MoSDE),
Govt. of India, and PGPPM Class of 2011

Dr. Hasmukh Adhia

“The program and the faculty at IIMB gave me a new paradigm of learning. I came to study Public Policy and Management at IIMB after 20 years in the Indian Administrative Services (IAS). It was quite a humbling experience. Like most IAS officers, I thought only experience counts in the making of public policy. But I was completely wrong. My biggest learning from the program at IIMB was that one should not make any policy or program without proper analysis of relevant data. When I chose to come to IIMB, I had many options before me, including the option of studying at a foreign university. But it was my conviction that the study of public policy is more relevant if it is done in the Indian context with the help of Indian case studies. I therefore chose IIMB. I believe all prestigious management institutions in India should offer an exclusive public policy program and the government should create a policy environment that encourages civil servants to join such programs.”

- Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, Former Revenue Secretary,
Govt. of India,
Present Non Executive Chairman of Bank of Baroda, and PGPPM Class of 2004

Sharmistha Mukherjee

“The PGPPM at IIMB broadened my horizons and honed my leadership skills. It put me in the right direction in terms of my career roadmap. The well-designed courses, the faculty who encourage out-of-the-box thinking, the diverse cohort and the fabulous campus made my time at IIMB memorable. The brand itself provides the extra edge, which can catapult you to great heights, professionally.”

- Sharmistha Mukherjee, AVP, Barclays, and PGPPM Class of 2014

Aroopjyoti Tripathy

“Twenty years in the future, when I think back on my professional journey, I know IIMB will be a key contributor to my growth. Hailing from a technical background and having worked in the consulting sector, I decided to pursue the PGPPM at IIMB for its data-driven approach and interdisciplinary design on policy making, with an India-centric focus. The program empowers students with the necessary exposure and expertise to excel in public policy and allied sectors. The faculty at IIMB helped me understand possible solutions to policy challenges of today, with a larger vision for tomorrow. With students from diverse backgrounds, I was provided with the unique opportunity of learning from the experience of my colleagues.”

- Aroopjyoti Tripathy, Government Reforms & Infrastructure Development,
PwC India, and PGPPM Class of 2015

Shri Hari

“The public policy and management programme at IIM Bangalore has the right blend of concepts. The programme is designed in an innovative manner and delivered in a way that strengthens the public policy maker with enhanced managerial skills. The programme benefits professionals from government as well as non-government sectors as it offers innovative tools and techniques on public policies which is the need of the hour. The curriculum and the vibrant learning environment at IIMB helped me sharpen my administrative skills and offered me new perspectives. I recommend the programme to all those working in the government sector and the corporate world.”

- Shri Hari Ranjan Rao, IAS, PGPPM Class of 2005
Secretary to the Chief Minister, & Secretary,
Departments of Information Technology & Public Service
Management, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
Managing Director, M.P. State Electronics Development Corporation,
CEO, Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of
Information Technology