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March 31, 2016

Green Rules Need to be Simplified: Kerala Industries Principal Secretary

Green Rules Need to be Simplified: Kerala Industries Principal Secretary By Express News Service Published: 13th March 2016 04:36 AM Last Updated: 13th March 2016 04:36 AM KOCHI:  The rules pertaining to environmental clearance for facilitating industrial projects have been […]
March 31, 2016

Human Resources reform for India’s Industry and Business

With the world’s fourth largest economy and with the strongest potential to be the third largest over the next decades, India is poised to take a leadership role in international business. In fact, with an impressive 7.4 per cent[1] economic […]
March 23, 2016

Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A Way Forward

  Date: 22/03/2016, Tuesday Venue: BTH,Kochi   “I feel private universities must be allowed in Kerala,” says TP Sreenivasan, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Higher Education Council. He was speaking at a panel discussion session titled Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A […]
March 19, 2016

Seminar on Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: Way Forward

Centre for Public Policy Research and Centre for Economy, Development and Law will be conducting a Seminar on Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: Way Forward. This event is organised as a part of the Centre’s initiative known as […]
March 19, 2016

Semester at Sea – 2016

For the sixth time in a row, the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) successfully hosted the students of the Semester at Sea programme. The theme for this year’s introductory lecture presented by CPPR was on Globalisation of trade from India’s perspective, and the sessions were on […]
March 19, 2016

Breaking Business Barriers: South India Conclave day 2

Date: March 12 Organizers: Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR); British High Commission (BHC); and the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) Venue: Radisson Blu, Kochi Kochi: “Kerala’s LSG’s are the most powerful in the country,” claimed PH Kurian, Principal […]
March 13, 2016

Breaking Business Barriers: South India Conclave

Date: March 11 Organisers: Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR); British High Commission (BHC); and the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC). Venue: Radisson Blu, Kochi Kochi: Regulatory terrorism is the prime reason for restricting businesses from flourishing in India, claimed K Saraswathi, Secretary […]
March 7, 2016

Breaking Business Barriers: South India Conclave

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, under the aegis of the British High Commission, New Delhi, and in partnership with the Kerala State  Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) is hosting a two-day conclave titled: Breaking Business Barriers: South India […]
March 2, 2016

Cleaning the Air and Enabling Commuter Movement

CPPR researchers, Jayati Narain & Pradipti Jayaram, analyse the Delhi odd-even scheme and the lack of room for public transport in the city’s design framework in an article published in the Economic and Political Weekly. Click here to read the […]
February 29, 2016

Semester at Sea is back!!

Semester at Sea the prestigious and unique course designed for students from various streams and nationalities with sessions inside a ship is coming to Kochi and CPPR is hosting them again. Semester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad […]
February 23, 2016

Lecture on ‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary: Geographies in the making (Kochi)’

Dr. Mathew A. Varghese, professor department of Political Science, Maharajas College, Ernakulam, will deliver a lecture on ‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary : Geographies in the making (Kochi)’, on  27th February 2016 at 11:30 am. The talk is organised by CPPR-CUS. Date: 27th February Time: […]
February 23, 2016

Roundtables on Ease of Doing Business in India: an initiative of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPRR), Kochi

  The ability to conduct business seamlessly is a subject that is assuming greater importance and dominating the economic, financial and business discourse in India at a time when it is looking to position itself as an attractive investment destination. […]
February 20, 2016

The burgeoning number of NPAs: A cause of worry for the Indian banking system

Bankers agree that Non-performing (NPAs) [1] and restructured assets are the bane of their existence. And in the current context of NPAs ballooning and outpacing credit growth the situation looks rather grim going forward. The latest Reserve bank of India […]
February 12, 2016

Call for Paid Internships

CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE STUDIES (CCS) The Centre for Comparative Studies is launching an academic study into electoral politics of India. The study will be conducted at the local, the state and at the national levels. The objective of the study is […]
February 11, 2016

CPPR gleans insights from Amit Lahiri’s talk on what India can learn from Canada’s experience of CSR

    The Companies Act of 2013, enacted by the Government of India, mandates every company, private or public enterprise, which has a net profit of Rs. 5 crore, to route at least 2 per cent of these funds to […]