The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) on Saturday organised a panel discussion on public policy careers in the corporate sector in New Delhi. During the event, experts held discussions on the growing need of public policy professionals to handle its complex governance challenges and the emergence of public policy as career choice, especially in the corporate sector.
The event was attended by experts such as Arun Bhagat (President - Corporate Affairs & Advocacy, GMR Group), Mandar Kagade (Head, Public Policy & Outreach, RupeePower), Vineeta Hariharan (Senior Leadership - Public Policies and Programmes - GoI and Multilaterals), Ashish Aggarwal (Senior Director and Head - Public Policy, NASSCOM) and Chetan Krishnaswamy (Director, Public Policy, India and South Asia, Google) to discuss the topic - Public Policy Careers in the Corporate Sector.
Expressing his views on public policy as a career, Chetan Krishnaswamy, Director, Public Policy, India and South Asia, Google said: “Unlike many other professions, public policy often welcomes individuals from incredibly diverse educational backgrounds and work experiences.”
Ashish Aggarwal, Senior Director and Head - Public Policy, NASSCOM, spoke about public policy still being an emerging space India. “Select domain expertise and experiential learning would be crucial,” Aggarwal said.
Vineeta Hariharan, Senior Leadership - Public Policies and Programmes (GoI and Multilaterals) said that today is the right time for people to choose their career in public policy as both private and public sectors need trained professionals in the domain.
“Today is the right time for individuals to embark on a career in public policy. Private and public sectors need trained professionals in this domain. A course in public policy is vital to speed track one’s career in the public sphere, and for the youth to be educated and trained to contribute towards nation building,” Hariharan added.
Over the past few years, career opportunities in the public policy domain have grown manifold over in India, both across the public and private sectors. The Government as well as corporate bodies are increasingly becoming open to attracting such talent in their policy-making exercises.