Centre for Urban Studies

January 28, 2015

Intermediate Para-Transit (IPT) systems: A case of private players in a sector of government monopoly

Abstract Transport sector in India has immense growth opportunities and is posed to grow enormously in the future. However, public transport sector has been waning thanks to government monopoly. Private sector involvement has been very limited. Bucking this trend has […]
January 27, 2015

Understanding the Status of Higher Education in India

By, D. Dhanuraj and Rahul V. Kumar ABSTRACT The paper examines the higher education scenario in India and attempts to point out why very few serious investors invest in higher educational sector. Several factors are responsible for this. Primary among these […]
January 8, 2015

Applications Open for CPPR-ATLAS Policy School

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy invites applications for its prestigious global event, the CPPR-Atlas Policy School 2015. The Policy School offers aspiring researchers a two-week intensive training in methods of Public Policy Research, at Cochin, […]
December 24, 2014

India Trade Report

By Fernando Posadas Pas* India is one of the largest economies in the World; however, much smaller economies such as South Korea, Singapore, Netherlands or Hong Kong have larger trade flows by value. The reason is that India still has […]
December 17, 2014

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber, The NewYork Post, 14th December

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber By Nicole Gelinas December 14, 2014 | 10:17pm Last year, British supermarkets had to limit parents’ baby-formula purchases — because Chinese visitors were buying up all the Western product to take home. The Chinese tourists trusted global […]
December 17, 2014

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal, The New Indian Express, 10th Dec

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal By Krishnachand K, Nidheesh M K and Anilkumar T Published: 10th December 2014 KOCHI: There is one barrier which is stopping Kochi from introducing share auto system and that is an amendment of […]
December 12, 2014

Seminar on Communalisation of politics with Reference to Voting behaviour in India

CPPR is partnering Panampilly Memorial Government College to host Seminar on Communalisation of politics with Reference to Voting behaviour in India @ Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy from December 15th- 16th, 2014. The Conference will be inaugurated by Shri M.A Baby, […]
October 25, 2014

Entry of foreign players will encourage best practices in liquor sector: CPPR Study, The Hindu BusinessLine

Entry of foreign players will encourage best practices in liquor sector: Study V SAJEEV KUMAR Think tank urges States to give up predatory pricing policies KOCHI, OCTOBER 19: Research by a Kochi-based think tank has suggested liberalisation of India’s liquor […]
October 14, 2014

CPPR Lecture and Conference on Agriculture Markets- Setting New Development Agenda

  Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organized a conference on Agriculture Market – Setting New Development Agenda on 10 October 2014 in Kochi. NABARD was the main […]
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 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 […]