Hyderabad, 5th July 2023: Kautilya School of Public Policy (KSPP) achieves a historic feat by churning out interns with a monthly stipend of Rs. 1 lakh monthly, the industry’s highest. Additionally, the school’s placement opportunities have helped the students land annual remuneration ranging from Rs. 6,00,000 to Rs. 15,00,000 per annum for graduates from KSPP. It is a milestone for the first time passing out graduates from a college to land this kind of salary slab. The student’s success can be attributed to the college’s high-quality curriculum, teaching cum learning standards and the Career Fulfillment Cell. The cell follows a structured process that matches students’ interests with relevant organizations and facilitates internship opportunities after a rigorous selection process.
Speaking about the placement success rate and competitive pay scale of their students, the Dean of Kautilya School of Public Policy – Mr. Syed Akbaruddin expressed, “Our aim is to produce career-ready students who are willing to face the challenges at the industry level and bring their training from Kautilya School of Public Policy to the table in the most cohesive ways. It is not merely about leaning on the job. Our training empowers the students to tackle challenges of the work front right from Day 1. And that is why they landed not only lucrative employment offers, but also internship offers.”
Ms. Neelam Mehra – Deputy Director-Career Fulfillment at Kautilya School of Public Policy said, “It is all about all-round training of our students, in alignment with the demands of the current times. When it is time to face the industry, we want them to bring their knowledge to be put into practice rather than keeping it all theoretical. Internships help, but we ensure that they add some value to board.”
Internship opportunities vary depending on students’ sector preferences, prioritizing exposure and learning for better placement prospects. Government, multilateral organizations, and social sectors typically do not offer paid internships, with approximately 20%-30% of internship providers hiring students. While the internships at leading companies sometimes offer unpaid positions, the college has witnessed stipends ranging from 10-12 thousand per for internships.
Notable employers who have recruited students for full-time roles include I-PAC, Global Trade Observer, TTC (Think Through Consulting), RBIHub, GITAM, Nehru Fellowship, RBIHub Fellowship, Quality Council of India, Infrastructure Professionals Enterprise Global, Bharat Biotech International Ltd., Paytm, Aadarsh Foundation, KSPP (GITAM), EY, Ather Energy, Punjab Good Governance Fellowship, Indicc, Just Jobs Network, Yale (Yale School of Public Health), Indian School of Leadership, Mythos Labs, IORA Ecological Solutions and Insight Development Consulting Group (P) Ltd.
among others. Graduates have secured positions such as Campaign Manager, Lead-Policy and Strategy, Associates Program Manager, Consultant-Business Support Services, Senior Policy Analyst, with salaries ranging from Rs. 6 lakhs to Rs. 15,00,000 per annum.
Kautilya School of Public Policy is dedicated to equipping students with the skills needed for the industry, resulting in an impressive success rate of nearly 90% among the batch. Renowned diplomats, thinkers, and scholars contribute valuable insights to the students, who also benefit world-class curriculum, faculty and infrastructure.
The school offers a meticulously curated two-year, full-time residential Master’s Program in Public Policy, constantly adapting to meet the demands of evidence-based policy making, implementation and leadership in contemporary India.