October 6, 2014

Independence of higher educational institutions in designing and offer courses

By Dr D Dhanuraj & Mr Rahul V Kumar Two events in the recent past has brought the issue of the independence of higher educational institutions to design and offer courses. The first involved a stand-off between University Grants Commission (UGC) […]
October 6, 2014

Dr Ramesh Chand, Indian Council of Agricultural Research to deliver the 8th CPPR Quarterly Lecture

Dr Ramesh Chand, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Education), Indian Council of Agricultural Research to deliver the 8th CPPR Quarterly Lecture on “Agriculture Market – Setting New Development Agenda”. The Lecture will be a part of the seminar with the partnership […]
September 15, 2014

Road transport and safety bill is what Kochi requires, Times of India, September 15

  Times of India, 15th September KOCHI: Proposals in the draft Road Transport and Safety Bill are just what the doctor ordered and Kochi urgently needs to implement, according to transport experts in the city. Over the years, public pressure […]
September 11, 2014

Higher Secondary/Higher Education: Is the government too confused?

** Allotment of new batches to the high schools to upgrade them to higher secondary schools is the latest controversy surrounding the education sector in Kerala. Since its beginning since early 90s, higher secondary sector courted controversy in regular intervals. […]
September 4, 2014

Congestion in Kochi’s roads eat up Rs 4 Million, Deshabhimani, September 4th

News writeup on Kochi Roads with  inputs from CPPR. Deshabhimani, September 4th, 2014  
August 26, 2014

“It is not your fault consumers!”- Understanding Kerala state’s historical mismanagement of the liquor market.

* Rahul V. Kumar The liquor policy of the government of Kerala announced last week, takes into account the dramatic rise in consumption in the state. However, it smacks trouble for the years to come. Although much time has passed […]
August 22, 2014

Total Alcohol Prohibition – Mixed reaction to govt move, Times of India, August 22nd

TOTAL PROHIBITION – Mixed reaction to govt move Times of India, 22nd August, 2014* The government decision to close down more bars except those functioning at five-star hotels has invoked mixed response. While women’s welfare groups and church welcome the […]
August 22, 2014

The Mysterious Private University Regulatory system in India

By Dr D. Dhanuraj & Rahul V Kumar* In the previous article we started with understanding of the inherent policy vacuums in some of the federal states in India. Our observation was that in some of these states at least […]
August 19, 2014

Perestroika: Planning Commission goes! But Planning stays with…

By Devi Prasad, IES* From the Red-fort, the present  PM, an outsider to Delhi durbar,  in a  Schumpeterian frame had announced creative  destruction of  the Planning Commission, and positioning of a new Think Tank in its place.  The risk of any power elite capturing such a Think Tank stands minimised, as […]
August 11, 2014

Constraint to long-term strategy: Understaffing in the Indian Foreign Service

By Padmini Gopal* India’s GDP of US$1.8 trillion and an expected growth rate of 6.4 per cent in the year 2015 is a testament to India’s present status as a rising world power. Moreover, India’s present nuclear competence and clout, with almost […]
August 11, 2014

Live stream Corporation Council meetings for more transparency, Dr Dhanuraj, Times of India

Call to stream council meetings live TNN | Aug 10, 2014, 02.08AM IST KOCHI: City residents appear a disappointed lot when it comes to the conduct of the corporation’s council meetings. Many of them believe that the local body often ignores debates […]
August 7, 2014

CPPR wishes good luck to its patrons in their new responsibilities

  It is a momentous occasion for CPPR; with two of its patrons taking up major responsibilities through their determination and perseverance. Roji M. John; Founder Member of CPPR has become the first elected President for the National Students Union […]
July 29, 2014

Count costs in Multiple Governance Framework

By Devi Prasad, IES* Worldwide the costs of governance are infinite. The opportunity to raise resources are finite. With the given poverty ratio and the inequalities on several counts including the digital divide, the challenge of balancing the same is […]
July 26, 2014

A Reasonably Good Budget, Says Economists , The New Indian Express

“The Budget could not create any greater impact but it could give a direction as to how the economic policies of the country are being adopted to stimulate growth in key sectors and to stimulate growth in FDI in various sectors” […]
July 25, 2014

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies – Internship Programmes

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is a Research based organization working in areas like research promotion, knowledge dissemination, capacity building, and grass roots initiatives etc. We invite people to get involved by dedicating their time, talents and creative skills […]