THE Central government has invited applications for some additional slots in short term and customized programmes in prestigious University of California Berkeley under the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) for the year 2016-17. Earlier in the month of April, the government had announced that it added in the list of 2016-17 DFFT the names of more…foreign universities and courses including short-term programmes at Harvard and ANZSOG, earmarked for officers up to the rank of secretaries of government of India. As BoI had reported early, if any officer has a confirmed admission in the London School Economics (LSE) and LKY School of Public Policy where the admission was already over, the officer can be provided full funding.
For the additional slots in the University of California Berkeley, the last date for submission of applications by the applicants is September 25, 2016 and the last date for finalization of applications by nodal officers is September 30, 2016. “All the officers eligible and interested for the programmes are therefore requested to apply for the programmes online within the stipulated date”, said a notice dated September 20, issued by the training division of the DoPT.
The University of California was set up way back in 1868, and according to its own website, the University was born out of a vision in the state constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations.”
“The Free Speech Movement, wetsuits, a treatment for malaria and earthquake science. You might be surprised to learn what Berkeley has contributed to the world”, its official website adds.
In fact, the full list of long-term and short-term courses for 2016-17 under DFFT for which the process already got over is as follows:
Long term programme 2016-17
1. University College London (MPA in public administration and management)
2. Australian National University (Master in Public Policy; MA in South Asia and global security)
3. King's College, London, UK (M.Sc in public services policy and management)
4. University of California, Berkeley, USA (EMPA)
5. University of Michigan (master of public administration)
6. Columbia University Global (EMPA)
Short term programmes 2016-17
1. Harvard University, USA (leaders in development: managing political and economic change; infrastructure in a market economy: public-private partnerships in a changing; leading successful social programs: using evidence to assess effectiveness; leadership for 21st century: chaos, conflict and courage; rethinking financial inclusion 2016; creating collaborative solutions; leadership decision making; emerging leaders; apply
ng behavioural insights to the design of public policy)
2. ANZSOG, Australia (Advanced Leadership Programme)
3. London School of Economics (finance; managerial accounting and financial control; bargaining and negotiation: interests, information, strategy and power; the political economy public policy; international organisation: the institutions global governance)
4. LKYS· Singapore (Essentials of policy development; smart policies for sustainable cities)
5. University of California Berkeley (Certificate programame in public policy)