Delhi University’s (DU’s) St. Stephen’s is set to provide short-term courses on Public Policy and International Relations, and other disciplines.

On 12th January, Saturday, St. Stephen’s  College of the Delhi University launched a special centre, namely St. Stephen’s Centre for Advanced Learning (SCAL), for conducting certificate and advanced level courses across a variety of new disciplines. This includes a short-term certificate course on Public Policy and International Relations (PPIR).

An official statement said provided that the SCAL’s PPIR course is to be held over a period of six weekends at the College. It is designed so as to allow young graduates to gain a better understanding of the field, vis-a-vis, “how it is framed, theorized, formulated and implemented”.

The first batch of students for the same is highly diverse and comprises of entry-to-mid-senior level professionals from the fields of banking, development, consultancy, NGOs, politics, and healthcare. The course deals with a variety of topics including policy formation, development, and implementation, policy economics, international relations, international security and diplomacy, and more.

The official statement also suggested that SCAL will involve its intellectual alumni with vast experience and expertise in the said field, across Government Ministries, Departments, and Corporate boardrooms. This includes current and former ambassadors, bureaucrats, and leaders from various fields.

Shashi Tharoor, Congress Minister of Parliament (MP), Mani Shanker Aiyer, diplomat and MP,  and Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, are some of the listed resource persons for this course. An inaugural programme was hosted in the College for the same on Saturday during which an inaugural lecture was delivered by Tharoor.

Other discipline-specific courses have also been planned and announcements regarding this will be made soon on the College website, provided the official statement.

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Aditi Gutgutia

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