Bengaluru National Law School of India University MA Public Policy course admission 2017

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National Law School of India University, considered to be India's premier law school, is located in Bengaluru, Karnataka state, India. The Masters program in Public Policy course 2017 is a 2 year course offered by one of the best law schools in India, National Law School of India University. The importance of this course lies in the fact that students in the fifth semester will be given the chance to do internships with certain organizations like

  • Asian Development Bank
  • ActionAid
  • Brookings India
  • Center for Internet and Society
  • Centre for Innovations and Public Systems (CIPS)
  • Center for Policy Research
  • Center for Legislative Research and Advocacy
  • Center for Science and Environment (CSE)
  • Center for the Study of Science, Technology and Policy (C-STEP)
  • Center for Studies in International Relations and Development
  • Dialogue and Development Commission, Government of Delhi
  • Fiscal Policy Institute
  • International Public Policy Association
  • Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR)
  • IDFC Institute
  • Indian Institute of Public Administration
  • KPMG
  • NITI Aayog
  • PriceWaterCoopers
  • Public Health Foundation of India
  • Quality Council of India
  • Research and Information System for Developing Countries
  • The Smart Cities India Foundation
  • United Nation's Resident Coordinator's Office

Apart from this, through exchange programs, the candidates are given a chance to spend one trimester in a foreign or Indian university while writing their dissertation. The 2 funded exchange programs are:
  • UGC supports MPP participants to visit Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Norway through the Indo-Norwegian Collaboration Program
  • As NLSIU is a member of Consortium for EU-India mobility project (, the MPP students are eligible to apply for exchange program through this scheme

So far, certain organizations like Deloitte, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, B-PAC, I-PAC, Grant Thornton, Chase India, Avian Media, Janalakshmi Financial Services, UBER, Clinton Health Access, J-PAL, Swaniti, Fields of views, Trusts, International Food Policy Research Institute have recruited students to various fields.


A candidate with any graduate degree is eligible to apply for the MA Public Policy course 2017 offered by National Law School of India University Bengaluru.

How to apply

Candidates can submit the application form wither by online or by post. For applying online, visit the link OR if you prefer a paper application, you have to visit You can send the paper application in the following address
  • Admission Coordinator,
    Master of Public Policy,
    National Law School of India University,
    Bengaluru 560 072.
    Karnataka state,
    Tel. +91 80 2321 3531
    Mob. +91 9986098655

Selection process

Candidates will be selected to the MA Public Policy course 2017 based on their performance in 2 hour Policy Aptitude Test(PAT) and an interview. There will be 2 parts in the Policy Aptitude Test of which the first part will be a multiple choice questions that have negative marking while the second part will be a descriptive analytical writing that is based on policy issue. But those who have scored a minimum of 40% marks in the first part will only be evaluated for the second part. The first part multiple choice questions will be based on General Knowledge, English Language, Numerical Problem Solving, Policy Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. The second part of PAT test is mainly meant to test candidate's Policy Analysis Ability and English Comprehension. The PAT 2017 centers are mentioned below while the interview will be conducted in NLSIU Bangalore.

Exam centers for PAT test 2017

Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai are the exam centers for PAT test 2017.

Number of seats

The total number of seats will be 50 provided there will be reservation in categories like SC(15%), ST(7.5%) and Specially abled persons (SAP)(3 %).

Contact information

National Law School of India University,
Karnataka state,
India 560242
Tel: 91 80 2321 3160, 2316 0532/533/535
Fax: +91 80 23160534
Mobile: +919986098655

How to reach

National Law School of India University Bangalore is located at a distance of 14 km from Brigade Rd / M.G. Rd / Residency Rd, 10 km from Malleswaram, 4 km from Vijaynagar, 17 km from Indiranagar, 45 km from Bangalore Airport and 10 km from Majestic bus station / city railway station. Buses, taxis and autorickshaws are available from different places of Bangalore to reach NLSIU.

Important dates

  • Last date for submitting application: April 18
  • Date of entrance exam test(PAT): April 30
  • Date of announcing short listed candidates for interview: May 10
  • Date of interview: May 26, 27
  • Date of announcing selection : June 1
  • Last date to pay the fees: June 15
  • Date of commencement of course: July 1

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