Prestigious Recognition for the MACS Programme

IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) has once again been included by the Indian Government on a select list along with programmes offered by just five of the world’s leading universities.

The Indian Government recognizes and supports the two-year MACS – together with long-term training programmes at Harvard, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, Duke, and Cambridge universities – under the Government’s Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme.

This means that Indian public officials studying in the MACS programme are eligible to have their programme fee, travel, and accommodation paid by the Indian Government.

The first four MACS classes have consisted of working professionals from about 40 countries and jurisdictions in all regions of the world, including prize-winning students from India.

In the 2014–2016 class, which graduated last December, Mr. Navin Kumar Singh was honoured for having written the best master’s thesis with his work on “Noble Cause Corruption in India: Causes and Possible Solutions”.

And in the inaugural class of 2012-2014, Mr. Amit Kumar won the award for the most innovative thesis with “Impact Assessment of CBI Investigation in NRHM Scam in State of Uttar Pradesh, India: A Case Study of Two Districts”.

IACA is currently welcoming applications for the 2017–2019 MACS class, which starts in October this year. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Since its inception IACA has been recognized by numerous international bodies and other fora for its work in the area of anti-corruption and compliance education and capacity-building. In 2015 alone the Academy received explicit tribute in two United Nations resolutions.

IACA is recognized by the Republic of Austria as an institution of post-secondary education in accordance with the European Bologna process.

For more details about recognition of IACA, please click here.

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