What do public policy and public administration in India consist of? What is the architecture and rationale of public authority and administrative practices? What is the nature and scope of the bureaucracy? In this course, you will learn how institutions of public policy shape society and its affairs, how they originated, and how they work. With a focus on the goals, instruments and formulation of public policy at the national and regional levels, we help you understand the multiple nodes – markets, civil society, legislative and judicial actors — and agendas that shape decision making. This course provides a clear over view of the theoretical and functional aspects of public administration with book reviews, case studies and a close-analysis of key policies from Independent India.