Partnership with Jindal Global University to Promote Policy-Research Studies
DDC Delhi has partnered with O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU) to strengthen evidence-based policy research on critical challenges facing Delhi. Through the strategic partnership, DDC Delhi aims to mentor and support budding public policy scholars and practitioners in conducting robust research that generates new ideas, bridges the gap between ideas and policy design, and leads to strong, inclusive and thorough policy implementation.
DDC Delhi, Delhi Government’s policy think tank founded in 2015, works towards promoting a culture of research and innovation to address the most critical development challenges facing Delhi. DDC Delhi has been nurturing a policy ecosystem based on direct evidence-based inputs and advisory support from a host of collaborations – from universities, think tanks and NGOs to grassroots organizations and government bodies. The recent restructuring of DDC Delhi further strengthened its capacity to stimulate and facilitate internal and external learning by functioning as a dynamic knowledge hub on policy innovations and impact.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC Delhi) and Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonipat today in the presence of DDC Delhi Vice Chairperson Shri Jasmine Shah.
The partnership is aimed at promoting mutual understanding, academic exchange and collaboration on policy research studies.
DDC Delhi will support the university in carrying out time-bound policy research studies by promoting exchanges of students, faculty, and staff members.
The 3-year long partnership enables JGU final year students to conduct their capstone project under the guidance of DDC Delhi on the Delhi Government’s initiatives for a duration of 4-5 months, between January to May, every year.
DDC Delhi will also enable the university’s students to gain direct practical experience by sharing details about other fellowships, internships and capstone opportunities.
JGU faculty will also be invited to share their subject matter expertise during the orientation of Delhi Government’s Chief Minister’s Urban Leaders Fellowship (CMULF) programme hosted by DDC Delhi.