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Alumni Initiatives

Centre for Policy Studies

The Centre was set up in 2016 to provide a fillip to the study of Public Policy. Policy Studies is a relatively nascent discipline in India. Given the increasing complexities of the economy, international relations, technology, and governance, it is imperative that this discipline takes firm roots in our polity and society. The academic community has an important role to play in this regard. In setting up this Centre, we hope to make useful contributions to the field of Policy Studies.

During the Alumni Day celebrations (virtual) on December 27, 2020, Ashank Desai, Founder, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Mastek-Majesco and a Distinguished Alumnus of the 1974 batch, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), pledging a financial contribution of ₹15 Crore towards the ‘Centre for Policy Studies’ in IIT-B. Mr. Desai said the aim was to make the ‘Centre for Policy Studies’ a premier policy institution.


“This center will contribute to India’s need for talent research and advisory to achieve a holistic approach to policy-making, particularly with an emphasis on technology,” said Mr. Desai.


IIT Bombay appreciates and is grateful to the support and contributions of its Alumni for the growth of the Institute.