The ISB collaborates with Meghalaya Government. Legislative Research Fellowship launched

Shillong, Sept 14: The Government of Meghalaya collaborated with the Indian School of Business (ISB) to advance its efforts for research-driven policy formulation and implementation in the State of Meghalaya.

A unique programme- Meghalaya Legislative Research Fellowship (MLRF), has been introduced by the State Government, in synergy with Bharti Institute of Public Policy of ISB to facilitate support for research and data analysis for State Legislators and empowering the Legislative Assembly.

The first-of-its-kind initiative in India envisaged by a State Government, in partnership with the country’s premier business school, not only paves way for data-driven governance but also provides attractive career opportunities for the State’s youth to contribute to policy making and practice.

The initiation of the fellowship programme comes at a time when governments all across the world are facing complex and evolving issues in public policy owing to the pandemic.

In India, the Government of Meghalaya has joined hands with experts from the Bharti Institute of Public Policy for equipping Legislative Assembly members with evidence-based policy insights on issues of importance and urgency.

For this, the Meghalaya Institute of Governance (MIG), the nodal agency for MLRF, is recruiting 12 Legislative Fellows and 2 Data Fellows from Meghalaya, for a period of minimum one-year. The fellows will be selected, trained, and mentored through a structured two-year programme by the Bharti Institute Public Policy.

Under the Meghalaya Legislative Research Fellowship (MLRF), the fellows will work in close coordination with selected legislators of the Meghalaya State Legislative Assembly and agencies of the Government of Meghalaya, providing research inputs in legislative, procedural or other anticipated issues of interests in the Assembly.

Academicians, student researchers or policy enthusiasts from Meghalaya are welcome to apply before September 20, 2021. Please use the following link to apply:

This distinctive collaboration will also result in the formation of a Meghalaya Data Portal (MDP), a data repository for policy and governance needs, housing datasets specific to the State’s programmes, schemes, socio-economic demographics, Central funds, departmental data, among others.

The Indian School of Business will support the efforts to build and launch the MDP, on lines of India Data Portal, ISB’s unique open-access data repository for nation-wide and state-specific datasets on agriculture, financial inclusion and rural development.

The MDP is a welcoming step for ensuring data-backed transparency in governance systems and promoting one-stop easy access to public information. For further details, please contact: Dr Aarushi Jain at /

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