New Delhi, Sep 20th, 2018: Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), a Featured Teaching Institution of LSE, also enjoying the University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, recently hosted a 3 Day Workshop by Centre for Civil Society (CCS) titled CCS iPolicy for Young Leaders. The workshop was scheduled from 14th to 16th September, 2018 at the ISBF Campus, New Delhi. In line with bootcamps organised by LSE for ISBF students in the past, the workshop had been conceptualised to expose the students to real world consequences of formulae, concepts and theories that leverages the LSE designed curriculum they are studying.
The CCS i-Policy for Young Leaders workshop that was attended by 60 students, served as a melting point of Economics, Management & Finance – the subjects taught at ISBF. The speakers at the workshop included accomplished lawyers, policy consultants and renowned economists.
The topics of discussion spanned from the principles of sound public policy, school vouchers, feasibility of budget private schools and a dissection of the ‘Right to Education’.
The workshop was meant to equip participants with an understanding of the real world implications of academic concepts, apart from orienting the students towards public policy, and related disciplines. It involved a variety of interactive learning methods, including dynamic games, talks, dialogues and documentaries, designed to provide students with opportunities to grapple with policy-based solutions to socio-economic problems. The 3 day workshop was divided into 3 day long segments: (a) Thinking About Policy & Social Issues; (b) Understanding Rule of Law & Property Rights and their respective institutions and Environmental Challenges as a ‘Common Pool Resource’; and (c) Understanding New Public Management (NPM), Policy Making & Policy Design.
The workshop was modeled on LSE’s practice of integrating academic learning and real world applications. Policy serves as an exceedingly relevant field that brings together concepts from diverse fields, and allows students to use multiple tools to critically analyse real word changes. The course concluded in a graduation ceremony where the students were awarded their certificates.
Dr. Jitin Chadha, Founder & Director, ISBF, thanked CCS for the to-be conducted CCS iPolicy for Young Leaders workshop. He said, “It was gracious of CCS to conduct the workshop at our institute, involving our students.” While discussing the usefulness of the workshop, he said, “These workshops have been conceptualised on the model of the bootcamps organised by LSE for ISBF students in the past. All our efforts are intended to provide our students with opportunities to gain access to global and national relevance of the courses while studying here”. Addressing the aspect of students gaining advantage of UoL and LSE models, he stated “Association of education centres and faculty, who have a global footprint, puts our students in the position to become future achievers. We’re confident that this workshop will provide the students the outlook of introducing their academic inputs into practice.”
Dr. G.L. Tayal, Dean Academics, ISBF, said, “ISBF promotes academic freedom and intellectual inquiry, and hosting the CCS Workshop provided our students with the opportunity to test the utilitarian aspect of their knowledge.”
About Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF)
ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes – in the areas of Economics, Finance, Business, Accounting and Management – all receive academic direction from LSE, and students receive a University of London degree upon graduating. They are taught by an expert and highly qualified group of faculty members at ISBF, and also see deep engagement from LSE academicians, who train ISBF’s teachers as well as lecture students, apart from setting and grading the final examinations of ISBF students.
Today, ISBF is one of the select few Featured Teaching Institutions of LSE in the world, and also enjoys University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, the highest recognition accorded to teaching institutions by the university. This ensures that ISBF students receive a rigorous, application-oriented and global education, which is relevant to local needs. Many of them transfer to foreign universities in second year of undergraduate study, go on to prestigious institutions for higher study, or secure placements in India or overseas with leading multinational corporations.