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Centre for Civil Society (CCS) PRISM Policy Championship

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) PRISM Policy Championship

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) PRISM Policy Championship

About Centre for Civil Society (CCS) PRISM Policy Championship

 

About the Organiser:

 

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is India’s leading think tank, aimed at advancing social change through public policy. Our Science & Technology (S&T) policy vertical is dedicated to advancing policy solutions that foster scientific enquiry and research.

 

About the PRISM Policy Championship:

 

CCS is conducting the ‘PRISM Policy Championship’: a three-stage national-level competition on science & technology policy for students in undergraduate and graduate degree courses. The title ‘PRISM’ depicts the power of collective intelligence by bringing together views from diverse stakeholder groups. The competition consists of preliminary (stage 1), regional (stage 2) and national-level (stage 3) rounds where students participate in teams of 2 or 3.

 

Preliminary Round [Virtual at Application Stage, deadline: 30th July]

 

Participant teams are requested to respond to the prompt (provided below) as part of their application at the time of registration (refer to point 6 below).

 

Regional-level Rounds [Virtually, between 10th and 13th August 2023]:

 

This round will be conducted virtually across four regions in India and will consist of a mock policy roundtable competition. In a mock policy roundtable, participants will take the role of a group of stakeholders affected by a given policy area and present their views & recommendations. The stakeholder groups to be represented may include policymakers, international organisations, scientists/academicians, industry leaders, civil society, the end beneficiary etc.

 

National-level Round [in New Delhi on 4th September 2023]:

 

This round will have an in-person policy simulation competition where participant teams will represent an entity/group/country and present their ideas to a panel of judges comprising industry experts, policymakers and academicians and an audience of domestic as well as international public policy professionals.

 

 

Themes for the Regional & National Rounds of the Competition:

 

● Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM
● Science & Technology in School Education
● Leveraging Emerging Technologies for the Future of Work

 

Eligibility: This competition is open to all students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution in India.

 

Location: Preliminary and Regional Rounds will be conducted virtually. The National-level Rounds will be held in New Delhi.

 

 

Registration/submission procedure:

 

1. To register for this competition, please fill up your details in this form: https://form.typeform.com/c/bsM5vDdm

 

2. All participants must be students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution in India.

 

3. Participants cannot register individually. Only teams of 2-3 can register for this competition.

 

4. For the purpose of registration, the following states and union territories fall under these zones:

 

North: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

 

North-East or East: Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh

 

West or Central: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

 

South: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep

 

 

5. If you heard about the championship through a campus outreach ambassador, please mention their referral code at the time of registration. If not, please type NA in the form.

 

6. Your application will be based on your proposed policy solution/framework, submitted as a digital poster (of A4 size, landscape or portrait) and a video (up to 2 minutes) explaining/presenting the poster.

 

 

 

Fee details: None

 

Rewards/Prizes:

 

– Prizes worth ₹60,000; [Winner (₹30,000) , 1st Runner-up (₹20,000), 2nd Runner-up (₹10,000)]

– Finalists (winners of the regional rounds) get sponsored to attend a 3-day ePolicy workshop worth ₹2,499/-,

– Goodies

– Certificates

 

Deadline to apply: 30th July 2023

 

Contact Information: For queries, write to prism(at)ccs.in

 

Link to Registration Form: https://form.typeform.com/c/bsM5vDdm

 

For more details refer the Information Document PRISM_Policy Championship_Guidelines

 

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