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 18, 2014

The Mysterious Indian Higher Education System

Introduction India’s education system has undergone several reforms since independence. Literacy rates which roughly reflect these changes have increased from below 20 per cent in 1951 to approximately 74 per cent in 2011. However, the implementation of these reforms have […]
July 9, 2014

CPPR – Through Ten Years

It was struggle and composure, simultaneously evading each and every moment and during all these years ,that took CPPR to what it is now. As an organization, as a platform for engaging the youth, as a promoter of critically significant […]
June 12, 2014

Kerala’s public policy crisis in fighting Cancer

Thinking about the cancer care policy has been part of India’s modern medical history since the inception of the National Cancer Control Programme in 1975-76. This programme conceived the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) of Kerala in 1981. So far the […]
June 5, 2014

Planting saplings: Does our Environment Day start and end there???

Today, as I entered the main road, a rally of school children welcomed me. They were all having umbrellas decorated with leaves of various trees.  This was how; they celebrated the World Environment Day (WED). Yesterday onwards, there are advertisements […]
June 4, 2014

Catalyst of social transformation, Deccan Chronicle

” India is a heterogeneous society of unfulfilled dreams. Only a citizen based approach would solve the issues” Says Dr. D Dhanuraj in a feature published by Deccan Chronicle , one of the leading news paper. The philosophy of CPPR, […]
April 10, 2014

Masking a Major Issue – The State and its Dilemma on Liquor Policy in Kerala

Context The state government in Kerala delayed in announcing its liquor policy for the year 2014-15. What followed this delay was a closure of bar hotels across the state. On the eve of elections, there were two groups in the […]
March 18, 2014

CPPR 6th Quarterly Lecture by Dr Sandeep Shasthri

Centre for Public Policy Research 6th Quarterly Lecture March 29 2014   “Emerging Electoral Landscape- Analysis of Indian Democracy”  By, Dr Sandeep Shastri Pro Vice Chancellor, Jain University, Political Scientist    “The new centre of Indian politics is not the […]
March 17, 2014

Semester at Sea comes to Kochi

 Centre for Public Policy Research hosted “Semester At Sea” students for the fourth time. Four different sessions of lectures for three batches were held on 9th and 14th of March 2014. Almost 80 students guided by Prof. Henchman, Prof. Chandrasekhar […]
March 6, 2014

Bad State of the State

By Rahul V. Kumar *   As I understood from a recent experience our system requires that we remain closer (in time) with the state and yet we should remain far (physically) from its reach. Now the question is “How […]
February 21, 2014

Now, who’s interested in corporation budget! Times of India

Now, who’s interested in corporation budget! Times of India Times of India, 21/02/2014 KOCHI: After the initial hue and cry, even the opposition seems to have lost interest in the Kochi corporation budget. And the ruling front, which passed the 2014-15 […]
October 18, 2013

Policy Brief on National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP)

 Policy Brief on National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) prepared by CPPR for the Mayor of Cochin, Kerala, India Forming city specific Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with stakeholders. Guidelines and structure to be clearly laid out for the State Government and […]
September 9, 2013

CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies in India launched

Dr Chandra Ranade, Adjunct Faculty of Virginia International University launched the CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies in India (CIS) in Kochi on September 6th. On the occasion of the formal launch of CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies in India, the keynote […]
September 9, 2013

States that do well should be supported: Chandra Ranade, Times of India

States that do well should be supported: Chandra Ranade, Times of India, September 7th 2013 KOCHI: Kerala has been topping all the other states in meeting the millennium development indicators by doing well in education, health, sanitation yet it has […]
September 5, 2013

Industry taken aback by 30-m plan, The Hindu

  Industry taken aback by 30-m plan, The Hindu, Sept 2nd 2013   Widening the National Highway stretches through Kerala to just 30 metres, instead of the 45 metres planned earlier, is feared to badly affect the development of the […]
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