Centre for Comparative Studies

January 9, 2016

Seminar on ‘Ease of Doing Business In Uttar Pradesh’

  The Ease of Doing Business is a very current and recurring theme these days. The latest report by the World Bank positions India at 130th Rank. The current government wants to support the activities of the state governments in […]
January 6, 2016

11th Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Jacob Thomas IPS

CPPR’s 11th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Governance and Accountability’ will be delivered by Dr. Jacob Thomas IPS, Chairman and Managing Director, Kerala Police Housing Construction and Corp Ltd.The CPPR Quarterly Lecture has become a platform for thought leaders from different areas who […]
January 4, 2016

Series on ‘Ease of Doing Business In India’

The Ease of Doing Business is a very current and recurring theme these days. The latest report by the World Bank positions India at 130thRank. The current government has been aggressively pushing initiatives in easing doing business by providing a […]
December 22, 2015

‘Goods and Services Tax – Concept and its Concerns’ – A talk by Mr. Aneish Rajan IRS

  The Centre for Comparative Studies, one among the three specialised study centres of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted a talk by Mr. Aneish P Rajan IRS on Goods and Services Tax; its concept and its concerns. […]
December 21, 2015

18 months of Modi Regime – Have things really changed?

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government has completed 18 months at the center. India registered an impressive 7.4% yoy GDP growth for the July-Sep’15 time period. Whilst the government can take pride in the top line growth, the […]
December 16, 2015

The Bankruptcy Code for India – A step to ease ‘Doing Business’?

  By Archana Mavanur* India is ranked 130 of the 189 countries by the World Bank on ease of doing business scale. The regulatory requirement in place to start and operate a business in India includes a list of approvals […]
December 9, 2015

Kerala Book Publishing Society (KBPS): Another spoiled brat of the State Government?

By D. Dhanuraj[1] & Deepthi Mary Mathew[2]* Even in this glorified era of ‘Digital India’ and Kerala being announced as the ‘First Digital State’in the country,the ‘young India’, our children, have to be too much dependent on textbooks, as the […]
December 7, 2015

Study on achievement level of 6th standard students in Kerala

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is a Government of India’s flagship programme launched in 2001 for the achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner. SSA is being implemented in partnership with State Governments to cover the […]
November 24, 2015

Fiasco of engineering colleges in Kerala

By D Dhanuraj[1] & Deepthi Mary Mathew[2] It seems the golden era of the engineering colleges in the Kerala is getting over. Kerala Technological University has taken action against 23 colleges where not a single student was admitted to 23 batches […]
November 23, 2015

Ambitious Government, Aiming for Realising Idle Gold

With the motto of realizing the idle gold reserves for productive purposes the Government of India recently adopted three gold schemes. It is estimated that there is 20000 tons of gold (to some experts, 22000 tons worth USD$ 800 billion […]
November 12, 2015

Foreign Debt of India Inc and Currency Risk

The latest RBI data shows that external commercial borrowings from March 2014 to March 2015 increased by 32 per cent to $ 181.9 billion. It has jumped by 21 per cent over 2013-14. This is 38 per cent of India’s […]
November 11, 2015

Why Government Awards??

  Yet another award returnee!! Rahul V. Kumar, Research Consultant to CPPR question the concept of the state giving away awards in his latest piece “Why Government Awards?” Read more about this in our blog at http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/11/why-government-awards.html   Views are personal and […]
November 3, 2015

Shadow Banking: Lessons from International Experience

Shadow banking has grown even more rapidly than the official banking sector in the international world Since the 1980s. It grew in size dramatically after the year 2000 and plays an increasingly critical role in lending businesses through credit intermediation. […]
October 10, 2015

Will the Indian real estate market bubble burst?

  The real estate prices in Indian Metros have soared in several cities in India; some cities have witnessed a ten-fold increase in property prices over the past decade. The period of great moderation in the western world combined with […]
October 10, 2015

Private universities: A healing agent to the forever sickest kid of the Government, ‘the Higher Education Sector’

By Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* Even with its claim of 100% of literacy, the quality of higher education in the state is always under scrutiny. The Universities in the state are often characterised by their out modelled courses, outdated syllabus […]