CPPR Academy

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 […]
February 11, 2016

Education Sector in GATS: How to address our concerns?

  By Dhanuraj[1] & Pooja Sundaresh[2] The recently concluded tenth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nairobi saw the conversation surrounding the introduction of the WTO-GATS (General Agreement on Trade and Services) in the education sector regaining the attention […]
February 2, 2016

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

CPPR – Centre for Comparative Studies had organised a talk on ‘Goods and Services Tax – Concept and Concerns’ by Mr Aneish P Rajan, Indian Revenue Service Officer. He is currently the Deputy Director heading the Kerala Directorate General of […]
February 1, 2016

Kerala should discard its redundant laws, says CS, The Times of India, January 23,2016

Kerala should discard its redundant laws, says CS KOCHI: Kerala should discard redundant laws to become a business-friendly state while people should change their negative mindset on making profits, said said Kerala Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson. He was speaking at […]
February 1, 2016

IMANI Alert:  How Realistic is the Action Plan for Achieving India-Africa Forum Objectives?

     By Roshni Rajiv & Keshia Osei-kufuor*  The third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) held in October 2015 in New Delhi, India captured attention briefly as it was the largest Indo-African Summit to date. The Summit Framework soon released after its […]
January 30, 2016

Public Policy Challenge – Announcement of Winner

The CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge 2015 held in the month of August presented a golden opportunity to young dynamic minds in India to create a policy brief and hit the jackpot: a chance to win a sum of Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 […]
January 25, 2016

CPPR scholars share research-backed insights in DIC, KSIDC conference on Ease of Doing Business

Even as the Kerala Government goes out of its way to court investors and attract businesses, according to the recent World Bank report on doing business, the State assumed the 18th spot in ease of doing business among Indian states. Despite […]
January 22, 2016

Conference on “Ease of doing Business in Kerala”

The Directorate of Industries and Commerce is organising a Conference on Ease of doing Business – Measures to Improve Kerala’s Ranking in association with Centre for Public Policy Research. The event is organized in partnership with Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) and […]
January 20, 2016

‘Governance and Accountability’ – 11th CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr Jacob Thomas IPS

    We need less public servants and less policies, but more entrepreneurs says Dr Jacob Thomas IPS, at the 11th CPPR Quarterly Lecture The 11th Quarterly Lecture organized by Centre for Public Policy Research explored the issues of Governance […]
January 12, 2016

How does number matter to the schools?

Of late, the educational sector in Kerala is becoming infamous for wrong reasons. From controversies in the SSLC results to the textbook crisis, the 100 percent literate state is slowly losing its glory. Recently, the Kerala high court has struck […]