Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), a Kochi-based public policy think tank on April 1, 2019 to introduce MA in Public Policy and Governance from 2019 academic year. The association between CVV and CPPR will integrate the best of academics and practice and is the first of its kind in Kerala. It will prepare the students to critically analyse ideas, practices and outcomes through practical exposure to public policy formulation and implementation, with extensive coverage of Indian experience in public policy as well as the integration of Indian and Western perspectives of public policy. Dr. Soumya. S, Registrar in charge of CVV, and Dr. D. Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, signed the MoU.
CPPR is dedicated to in-depth research and scientific analysis with the objective of delivering actionable ideas that could transform society. The key focus areas are urban reform, livelihood, education, health, governance, law, international relations and national security. With 15 years of experience in public policy research and advocacy, CPPR has worked with governments, corporates and development organisations to make profound impact on public governance.