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About PBC Program

What is Policy Bootcamp?

Policy Bootcamp is a 15 – days residential summer school focused on Public Policy and Governance, Leadership and Nation-Building

Who all are eligible to apply for the Bootcamp?

Those who are pursuing graduation or above and interested in having a feel of the public policy space.

Can people from outside India apply?

Yes. The Bootcamp is open for everyone, irrespective of the place they come from.

Can I participate in the Bootcamp while continuing to work for any organisation?

No. The Policy Boot Camp is an intense residential program that will require commitment of at least 15 hours a day.

Will I get certificate after the completion of the program?

Yes, you will get a certificate after completing this program successfully. If you opt for credit based evaluation, you will also receive a grade card in addition to it.

What are the dates of Policy BootCamp?

June 15, 2024 – June 30, 2024

What is the program fees?

The program fees is INR 25000 (excluding GST)

Opportunites After PBC

Are there any placement opportunities at the end of the Policy Bootcamp?

We do not offer direct placement from the Policy BootCamp. However, Rishihood University provides you the following opportunities which can help you build a successful career in the field of public policy:


  • A session on ‘Careers in Public Policy’ where we explain the various ways of building your career in the field of public policy. It is followed by informal discussions about career building during the course of the program.


  • Direct contact with policy experts during meetups and webinars.


  • Opportunity to interact and work together with a diverse, dynamic and dedicated Bootcamp cohort.


  • Access to pan-India and zonal alumni network offered by Rishihood.


  • Certificate of Completion


  • Grade Card mentioning your performance across various components of the program.


  • Letter of Recommendation (LOR) from in-house Rishihood faculty. This is subjected to your excellent performance in the program coursework as well as on discretion of the undersigning faculty.


  • Internship opportunities subject to availability


What is the admission process?

Candidates should submit an online application by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button.

  • The Admissions Team will review the application within 1 week of submission and communicate the application status to the candidate. An online interview may be conducted if required.


  • Selected candidates should pay the program fee within 5 days of receiving the selection mail to confirm the admission.


  • Admissions will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis, or until the maximum intake (as determined by Rishihood) for the cohort is met, whichever happens earlier.

Is there a group discount available?

Yes. There can be an attractive discount for group enrollment in the BootCamp. Please get in touch with the admissions team beforehand regarding it.

What is the Refund Policy?

In case you are not able to join the PBC program due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified of the same in writing. The organization shall refund all the costs except the utility charges as per below-mentioned guidelines

(a)   75% refund: if you cancel 30 days before commencement of the BootCamp.

(b)   50% refund: If you cancel 20 days before commencement of the BootCamp.

(c)   25% refund: If you cancel 10 days before commencement of the BootCamp.

(d)   No refund: If you cancel after commencement of the BootCamp.

Also, as per our deferral policy, an applicant cancelling the program before the BootCamp commences has the option to defer the candidature for subsequent PBC edition with the condition that the difference in fees for both years is to be settled by the candidate in the year of participation.

Is there financial aid available for this program?

Financial aid to selected candidates will be offered on a merit-cum-means basis. Usually, early bird applications maximize the chances of availing the aid.


What pedagogy is followed during the program?

The program consists of live sessions delivered by speakers, activity based learnings and field trip to understand policymaking in practice

How much credit will I earn from my participation in the BootCamp ?

In compliance with the latest NEP rules, you can earn up to 4 credits as per Indian system. That is as many as earned in a semester at an undergraduate course!

I do not want to take the credits but interested in joining the BootCamp. Can I apply?

Yes, BootCamp is also open for those who do not want to earn credits. You will get a certificate of participation providing that you have at least 75% attendance.

I want to earn 4 credits but unsure about the approval of credits in my course or university. Whom should I approach?

To receive credits for attending this course, reach out to your academic advisor or the university professor supervising academic credit at your institution. The BootCamp office will be happy to assist persons in charge of credit evaluation.

I am not from a public program background, am I still eligible to apply for credits?

Yes. Irrespective of whether you are studying technology, science, social science or humanities, if there is provision for an open elective in your course, or if your university is allowing external academic credits, you can apply for credit-based certification at the BootCamp.

Venue Related Questions

What is the venue for the Policy BootCamp?

The BootCamp will be held in the Rishihood University Campus located in Sonipat, Haryana

Are fooding and lodging provided?

Yes, It is included in your course fees. Rishohood will provide nutritious food and safer living quarters during the program.

Are travel facilities provided?

Rishihood will provide shuttle to and from Delhi to the campus at the starting and ending of the Bootcamp. There will also be separate travel facilities for the field trip, which will be taken care by Rishihood University.

What are the precautions taken in case of health emergencies?

Policy BootCamp venue will have easy access to nearby medical facilities on a 24/7 basis. Further, extensive safety protocols have been made in light of COVID-19. 

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