Faculty & Research

JSW School of Public Policy

Message from the Chairperson

Namrata Chindarkar
Chairperson, JSW-SPP


The JSW School of Public Policy (JSW-SPP) at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is a Centre of Excellence in the making. Established with support from the JSW Group, it seeks to make a distinctive contribution to the field of public policy by engaging in leading-edge research and training the next generation of policy practitioners. 

IIMA has an enviable legacy of making exceptional contributions to India's policymaking space that have actively shaped the policy-scape of the country. JSW-SPP now seeks to build on this legacy by becoming an influential, research-oriented think-tank and policy training institute in the region

Vision & Mission

The vision of JSW-SPP is to become an influential research-oriented think-tank and policy training institute in the region.

The mission of the school is to contribute to the field of public policy through:

- High-quality and impactful research
- Cutting-edge training programs that bring together important stakeholders including practitioners from the public, private and non-profit sectors, academics, and young minds interested in policy issues
- Consulting and advisory services to policymakers



Undertake impactful research that would lead to policy solutions and innovations


Disseminate research through a variety of channels, including top-tier publications, policy briefs, media outreach, and participation in conferences and panel discussions


Deliver short-duration programs on cutting-edge policy themes targeted at stakeholders from across different sectors and students

Case study development

Develop teaching case studies highlighting lessons for policy design, implementation, and evaluation, particularly for the Indian context


Engage with stakeholders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to identify research gaps and training needs


Deepen engagement with leading public policy institutions and national and global public policy networks to promote cross-fertilization of ideas on research, teaching, and institution building


Build foundation pillars that would eventually enable a seamless transition to create a best-in-class hybrid model of a long-duration program in public policy through a brand that has acquired wider public recognition

Governing Board

Chairperson of Board (Director, IIMA)  
Prof. Bharat Bhasker Chairperson of Board (Director, IIMA)  
Members from JSW Group  
Mr. Ashwin Bajaj Group Head Investor Relations, JSW Group.  
Members from IIMA  
Prof. Ajay Pandey Finance and Accounting  
Prof. Namrata Chindarkar Chairperson JSW School of Public Policy  
External Experts  
Prof Devesh Kapur Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.  

Public Policy ASIG

The Public Policy Alumni Special Interest Group (PP ASIG) is a group of alumni and faculty of the institute with expertise and interest in the fields of public policy and India's development. Backed by the institute, the PP ASIG fosters collaboration among the IIMA community (faculty, students and alumni) and the wider world of public policy practitioners to contribute to India's inclusive development agenda

Faculty Recruitment

The JSW School of Public Policy (JSW-SPP) at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) invites applications for Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor levels.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate high level of competence in research and teaching. Applicants with a PhD in public policy, public administration, and international affairs will be considered. Candidates with a PhD in social sciences such as economics, political science, sociology, demography, and law, with an explicit focus on public policy are also encouraged to apply. Candidates with an inter-disciplinary orientation and focus primarily on India and/or Asia will be given preference. Policy domains of interest include but are not limited to agriculture, energy and environment, infrastructure, foreign relations, governance and regulation, political economy, social policy, and urban planning.

IIM Ahmedabad is an equal opportunity employer. Women, non-Indian nationals, and those belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:
Application deadline: Rolling basis
Application Instructions: Please refer to the IIM Ahmedabad’s Faculty Recruitment webpage for contents to the included in the application package: https://iima.ac.in/the-institute/administration/working-with-us. The complete application package should be sent electronically to: director@iima.ac.in and dean-fac@iima.ac.in

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