An intensive online policy learning program offered by Bṛhat and Chinmaya International Foundation.

Public Policy is deeply rooted in Political Philosophy (राजनैतिक दर्शन), drawing from key thinkers and texts of Eastern and Western heritages. The program offers a comprehensive global perspective on Political Philosophy, tracing the development and evolution of these traditions in their historical context, and examining their role in contemporary times. It also delves into the suitable Policy-response necessitated by the demands of a swiftly transforming global landscape

The program challenges its participants to take the risk of thinking not just differently, but more holistically. The course delves into topics like Dharma in Governance, Ancient Indian Sciences, Āyurveda, Yoga, and Ethical Frameworks, supplemented by three focused Field Orientation Modules. It facilitates an immersive learning experience through interactive online sessions, collaborative discourse, self-directed study, and hands-on exercises, all aimed at offering a grounding in Indian Knowledge Systems to address contemporary global challenges.

who is the program for


1. Curious and Concerned Citizens

to empower their civic and social responsibilities with the timeless wisdom of Indian Knowledge Systems.


2. Students and Policy Enthusiasts

who seek a more coherent worldview, beyond ideological headlines.


3. Managers and Leaders

wishing to acquire a richer lens to locate their work and expand their area of influence.


4. Practising and Aspiring Political Leaders

who want to distinguish themselves and rise above a purely electoral understanding of politics.


5. Influencers and Content Creators

looking to bring the power of their content towards societal outcomes.


In designing a pedagogical philosophy rooted in Dharma, Drishti, and Disha, we at Brhat, draw upon the profound wisdom of ancient Indian traditions, where knowledge is not merely an intellectual pursuit but a holistic journey encompassing all dimensions; intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and practical. This philosophy is deeply aligned with our cultural heritage.

Dharma - Moral and Ethical Foundation

Dharma is at the core of our pedagogical philosophy. We believe that participants must be not just introduced to the "what" of governance but the "why" in a manner that upholds the principles of interconnectedness, interdependence, creation of surplus and universal well-being.

Dṛṣṭi - Vision and Perspective

The development of a discerning gaze which is anchored in a dhārmika vision of the self and world. In debates and discussions, participants will learn to analyze issues from multiple viewpoints, encouraging them to develop a broad and inclusive perspective.

Diśā - Direction and Purpose

A sense of purpose and direction instilled through study, reflective projects, case study applications and long-term engagements.


Rooted in the principles of Dharma, Dṛṣṭi, and Diśā, learners will be taken through a carefully curated journey entailing a deeper understanding of oneself and one's role in the world of public policy.

Pre-workshop Components

1. Know Yourself better through a simple Ayurvedic analysis of your svabhava (your inherent nature) and svadharma (policy roles that suit you the most).
2. An orientation to the Content, Pedagogy and Structure of the Indian Knowledge Systems and their role in policy and governance.

Post-workshop Components

1. Solve Policy Grand Challenges in a stimulated environment
2. Monthly Webinars with Mentors
3. Engaged community for robust debates and discussions
4. Sign Up for a set of Brhat courses on an exclusive offer

the 4s framework


Develop yourself through a set of reflective activities


Discover deeper engagement through immersive in-course policy challenges; continuous synthesis of learnings.


Group-based projects; dialogoes and discussions; QnAs with subject experts/mentors.


Networking; integral/alternative frameworks for policy thinking; long-term engagements for competency creation.


This learning camp requires 100% time commitment for the duration of the 8-week program, including participating in activities, games and collaboration with study groups outside of class. This policy learning camp does not offer participants academic credit or grades. Use the same email for both application and payment.

The following is mandatory for course completion and certification:
1. Attend all sessions.
2. Complete assignments and projects.
3. Collaborate with fellow participants in class discussions.


Contextualize Learning

Learners will begin to translate the principles and insights of Indian Knowledge Systems to their professional and social spheres, infusing daily life with this profound wisdom. It will sharpen their acuity to identify and address the critical gaps left by the neglect of these traditional epistemes in contemporary paradigms.

Discover Civilizational Thought Models

Learners will be exposed to timeless thought models emerging from Ancient Indian Sciences, Āyurveda, Yoga, and Itihasa-Purana. Learners integrate ethical frameworks to sharpen their critical comparative analysis between Western and Indian public policy outlooks, skillfully dissecting existing policy gaps to forge innovative solution pathways.

Strengthen Policy Thinking

Learners develop a concrete understanding of the roles of the State, bureaucracy, etc in the working of policy. They study successful culture-compatible policy implementations and identify/ideate for more in relevant areas.

Develop Critical Reasoning

Learners refine their critical thinking, drawing on Dhārmic perspectives to address the layered socio-cultural dynamics within public policy.

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