The ISPP Policy Review (IPR) is a scholar run policy journal of the Indian School of Public Policy.
The discourse around public policy issues has for long been the prerogative of the elite. IPR aims to tackle this bias by enhancing access to these conversations through an approach of rigorous analysis and research.
The Mission of IPR is to serve as a bridge between academia and praxis and establish its platform as a valuable resource for policy and development practitioners, academics, industry leaders as well as students and other members of civil society.
Manas graduated from St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai in Political Science and did his post graduation in Politics from University of Mumbai. He has worked extensively with research groups, political parties, and non-profit for academic studies, election management and public policy interventions. His Master’s dissertations were on ‘Higher Education Policy in India and reservations’ and ‘Equity and Justice: Evolutionary feminist literature and intersectionality. At Xavier’s, he was awarded the Ashok Kamte Award, a singular award for all-round excellence in academics, extracurricular and sports. As the Editor-in-Chief, he envisions ISPP Policy Review to be a regarded journal that is accessible to students, researchers and policymakers alike. He loves sports, classical music and mountaineering.
Paavi graduated from the University of Delhi with a Bachelors (Hons.) in Journalism. She has a PG Diploma in International Environmental Law from the Indian Academy of Law & Diplomacy. She has worked as an Associate Editor for a Delhi-based foreign policy journal. Her unfading academic interests, however, nudged her towards the public policy space. More recently, she interned with the Centre for Social and Economic Progress and the Centre for Civil Society. As a policy scholar, her research interest lies in the urbanisation domain. She also has a keen interest in data and public policy journalism. As the Commissioning Editor for IPR, she aims at bringing credible, comprehensive, and impactful work to the readers.
Priyanka is a Political Science major from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai. As an undergraduate, she has conducted research in the fields of international relations, political economy, and political philosophy. She has worked as a Research Assistant on a Research Project “Comparing Governance and Policy During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Study of Twenty-Two Countries” conducted by the Civics and Politics department of Mumbai University. Priyanka wants to devote her time in evaluating the impact of policies and wishes to use her voice to strengthen the virtue of liberty. As a member of the IPR, she wants to make public policy accessible to everyone.
Samir Pius George
Samir completed his undergraduate degree in 2020 as an Economics major from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He has worked as a research intern for ARGA Investment Management Pvt. Ltd. He has also worked as a research intern with Grassroots Research And Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) to improve the effectiveness of skill development programmes such as DDU-GKY. His primary interests in policy are in the domains of Education and Urbanization. Much like the rest of the team, his aim is to make IPR an accessible journal.
Public Relations Editor
Sagarika graduated from Government Law College, Mumbai with a degree in law. She has worked as a Gandhi fellow in government schools in Gujarat for a period of two years which led her to work in the advocacy space with Kahaani Wale, a media technology company based out of New Delhi for a year. As a policy scholar, she is keen to understand, and hopefully contribute, to the educational landscape in India. As a Public Relations Editor, she hopes to use the power of social media to mainstream policy discourse in India and make it more accessible to common folk. When not in front of her computer, she can be found in front of her phone, browsing Instagram.