NLU Jodhpur’s Certificate Course on Economic Analysis of Public Policy [Sept 18 – Oct 31, Jodhpur]: Apply by July 31


National Law University (NLUJ) is one of the leading law schools situated at the vibrant and colourful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Since its establishment in 1999, NLUJ has endeavoured to produce exceptional lawyers and legal scholar aimed at pushing and challenging the existing boundaries of knowledge.

NLUJ offers unique five year integrated undergraduate programs ie. B.A., LL.B. (Hons.); B.B.A., LL.B (Hons.) to generate especially skilled global legal professionals.  The university has organised several conferences, workshops, symposiums and certificate courses to impart advanced knowledge of legal education from a multi-disciplinary perspective.


The certificate course is designed for academicians, civil servants, non-government organisations, legal professionals, social workers and other related stakeholders who aspire to conduct research and publish in public policy.


Public policy reflects the intentions of government and government plays an important role in making and shaping of the economic policies. Hence Government occupies a prominent place in political debates and academic circles.

The recent examples of which are -demonetization of Indian currency and Goods and Service Tax. Public policy as a social science is based on the principles of economics, law and sociology but the present course aims to discuss the economic analysis of the government activities.

There is dearth of certificate courses on economic analysis of public policy in India. To bridge this gap National Law University, Jodhpur is offering a certificate course on economic reasoning behind public policy.

Free market fails to deliver efficient outcome in presence of externalities, asymmetric information, and imperfections in market structures and in provisioning of public goods. So there arises an economic justification of government in economic arena.

The course explores the rationale for public policy interventions in the economy and discusses the role of economics in the political process. It enables the students to examine the underlying economic arguments behind public policy choices.

It covers the debates regarding market efficacy, causes of market failure and hence state intervention in the economy.

The present course is broadly focused on evaluating the rationale for government intervention in the economy and the efficiency, incentive, and distributional effects of government policies.

It discusses the nexus of government and business through different economic policy like competition policy, labour market, and financial market and environment regulations.

The present course also enables to evaluate different public policies targeted to education, food security, and sustainable development.

It enables the students to evaluate the public policies and the causes behind the government failure and hence the scope of public private partnership is a welcome approach in the present context.

At the end of this course, the learners would be able to Understand the meaning and goals of public policy. Explain the economic functions of government and to build the strong rationale behind the economic intervention.

Apply the tools and principles of economics in the political process. Provide a conceptual framework to examine the efficacy of economic policy and to conduct the evaluation of different public policies targeted towards poverty and income support policies, food security, education and sustainable development.

Understand the causes behind the failure of government in achieving the desired goals. Discuss the growing importance of public private partnership.


Face to face interaction with resource persons during the course.Opportunity to explore new career avenues in the changing public policy arena. Access to the course material with power point presentations.

Access to NLUJ library throughout the course.Access to the NLUJ faculty throughout the course to broaden the horizons from multi-disciplinary perspective.

Access to Wi-Fi connectivityContinuous assessment in form of assignment and project. Accommodation facility on the university campus


Module I: Introduction to Public policy analysis, politics and ethics

Module II: Economic Reasoning of Public Policy

Module III: Nuts and Bolts for Analyzing Public policy

Module IV: Cases I: Nexus of Business and Government through different economic policies.

Module V:  Cases –II: Policies targeted towards poverty and income support, food security, education and sustainable development.




Registration opens from: 15th July, 2017

Last Date for registration: 31st July, 2017

Release of list of participants selected for the course: 8th August, 2017

Commencement of Classes: 18th September, 2017

End of Classes: 31st October, 2017


Learners would get an opportunity to learn, understand, assess and polish their own skills and knowledge.

In this way the present course is designed to provide holistic learning through the scheduled lectures by resource persons of national and international repute for each of the five modules.

At the end of the course, learners would be evaluated on the following parameters and would receive certificate from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Law University, Jodhpur.

For more details, click HERE.


Thirty participants selected on First cum First Serve basis will have to pay a course fee of Rupees Ten Thousand only.

This fee will cover participation in the course, course material, and accommodation.

Once registered the fee shall not be refundable under any circumstances.

All participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.

MODE OF PAYMENT Participants can register themselves for the course by sending the Demand Draft in favour of ‘Registrar, National Law University, Jodhpur’ payable at Jodhpur or participants can make the payment using online fee deposit facility provided on university website:


Interested applicants may register themselves by the following process:1. Download the registration form from National Law University, Jodhpur website.

2. The filled out form should be faxed or posted to Dr. Chitra Saruparia, Faculty of Social Science, National Law University, NH 65, Near Mandore, Nagour Road, Jodhpur, (Rajasthan), Fax No – 0291-2577540 and send the soft copy of  the filled out form to  or on or before July 31, 2017.

3. Make the payment of course fee through Demand Draft or using online fee deposit facility available on the University website.

For Registration and Course Related Queries, kindly contact:


Dr. Chitra Saruparia-Assistant Professor, Phone: 09352777295, Email:

Dr. Kranti Kapoor- Assistant Profesor, Phone: 09461192090, Email:

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