Centre for Urban Studies

April 5, 2016

‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary: Geographies in the making (Kochi)’ talk by Dr. Mathew A. Varghese

Dr. Varghese, who has a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Bergen, Norway, spoke on the logic of urbanization that governs city planning in Kerala. He started the talk by defining the key terms used in the title […]
April 4, 2016

‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary: Geographies in the making (Kochi)’ talk by Dr. Mathew A. Varghese

Dr. Mathew A. Varghese, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Maharajas College, Ernakulam;  delivered a talk on ‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary : Geographies in the making (Kochi)’, on  27th February, 2016. The talk was organised by CPPR-Centre for Urban […]
April 4, 2016

Talk on ‘Issues of Land Laws in Kerala’

Suhas.S IAS, Sub Collector, Revenue Divisional Office, Fort Kochi; will deliver a talk on ‘Issues of Land Laws in Kerala’, on  19th April 2016 at 5 pm onwards. The talk is organised by CPPR- Centre for Comparative Studies. Date: 19th April, 2016 Time: 5 pm […]
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 […]
February 29, 2016

Public Policy Research Method School 2016

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) invite applications for its prestigious Public Policy Research Method School 2016. The Policy School offers aspiring researchers a two-week intensive training in methods of Public Policy Research, in Kochi, […]
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 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

Presentation on ​”Migrant laborers and changing labor relations in Kerala”

Dr Lekshmi R Nair , Senior Researcher will be presenting on “Migrant laborers and changing  labor relations in Kerala”. This is part of UGC sponsored national seminar on: “Migrant laborers  in Kerala: Implications for Kerala Economy” Date/ Day : 11/02/2016 Time: […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
December 1, 2015

India looking at ‘just pact’ in Paris Climate talks: Ajay Mathur

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India; Designated Director General, TERI -The Energy and Resources Institute, delivered the Inaugural Address during the International Conference on ‘Climate Change Paradigms’. The Conference was organized […]
November 30, 2015

Convergence Toward a Hybrid Centralized/Decentralized Power System Model in Developed and Developing Countries

by Dr. Varun Sivaram*   In the future, both developed and developing economies may converge toward distributed electricity systems. The emergence of technologies for efficient distributed power generation and storage alongside those for intelligently operating a distributed system holds benefits […]