Workshop on Liberal Cooperative Law
December 8, 2007
Right to Information( RTI) Campaign
March 2, 2008

About Centre for Public Policy Research

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is a think tank dedicated to extensive and in-depth research on current economic, social, and political issues. We study public policies with a dedicated, objective, and an unbiased approach. We strive to initiate policy changes by publishing our research and by framing policy debates and discussions on various subjects.

Our research areas include Governance, Education, Health, Law, Livelihood, Strategy & Security and Urban Reforms. We have carried out research projects and worked on policy papers for government bodies, private institutions, and academia; many of which have had a profound impact at the governance level. CPPR has an excellent research team comprising of professionals from different fields of expertise and resource persons from across the world. Research internship is another key activity of CPPR.

Vision and Mission


The centre from its humble beginnings towards its larger efforts aims at supporting the creation of an equitable, socially just and environmentally sound society enriched by the principles of democracy and secularism


Our mission as an organisation is the spread of knowledge and awareness among fellow human beings through the promotion of research, training and dialogue among key stakeholders in Society.


CPPR is committed to the following goals:

  • Promote research entrepreneurship and establish the centre as a knowledge based resource storehouse.
  • Work as a policy think tank that develops and promotes alternative solutions to issues concerned with the society.
  • Focus on information dissemination, capacity building and technology exposure by organizing seminars, workshops and dialogues.
  • Strengthen democratic institutions to enable coherent, reasoned and consistent policy formulation leading to better quality of life of every citizen.
  • Popularize liberal values, promote civil liberties and protect human rights.
  • Empower women and youth through sustainable community development programs.
  • Provide platform for every citizen to engage in political dialogue and democratic process.
  • Conduit the emergence of young leaders.
  • Work towards achieving global peace, harmony and cooperation through collaborating with like minded individuals, groups and organizations at the national and international levels.



Madhu.S, Director (Projects)

BA.LLB (Hons.) from National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala

Rahul V. Kumar, Research Consultant

M.Phil in International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Masters in Economics from the Central University of Hyderabad and PhD scholar in Applied Economics at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum, Kerala

Dr Gopinath Panangad, Project Consultant

MSW and Phd and Former Executive Director, Kerala State Literacy Mission and Special Private Secretary to Minister for Tourism, Fisheries and Excise, Government of Kerala

Lakshmi Ramamurthy, Market Analyst

MA- Econometrics from University of Madras, Chennai and Research Analyst in Frost & Sullivan (Formerly)

Raju T. Mathews, Accountant

MBA-Finance from Centre for Management Studies, Berhampur, Odisha

Saritha Varma, Manager- HR

MBA-Human Resources Management from Christ University, Bangalore, Karnataka

Raj Cherubal, Urban Consultant

Founding Director of Chennai City Connect Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Harishanker K.S, Scholar

LLM- International Trade Law, Shipping and Maritime Law and Faculty at National Law University, Jodhpur. Currently pursuing PhD at National University of Singapore

Jithin Paul Varghese, Legal Consultant

BA.LLB (Hons.) from National University of Advances Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala

Mark Selvaraj, Traffic and Transport Consultant

M.S, Civil (Transportation) from University of Florida; B.Arch, Bharat Institute for Technology

Manali Shah, Organisation Learning Consultant

BA.Commerce from University of Delhi

Board of Trustees

Mr. D. Dhanuraj

PhD in Science & Humanities from Anna University, Chennai; M.Sc Physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam; MA Political Science from Madras Christian College, Chennai; Post Graduate Executive Diploma in International Business from LIBA, Chennai.

Mr. Antony Dawson D’silva

M Phil in European Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Ms. Rosemary Abraham

MPhil in Economics from Hyderabad Central University; Deputy Director (Secondary Markets), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Advisory Board

Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan

Vice-Chairman and Executive Head of the Kerala State Higher Education Council. A former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Vienna and ambassador of India.

P. K. Hormis Tharakan

Former Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and former Director General of Police (DGP) of Kerala. He belongs to 1968 batch of Indian Police Service.

Mr. Devi Prasad IES

 1982 batch Indian Economics Service (IES) officer and former Advisor to Government of India.   Presently Research Fellow at the Civil Service Officers Training Center at Mussourie (LBSNAA), Uttarakhand.  He served as the Chief Executive Officer / Director of three organizations during his tenure in GOI and also functioned as Advisor to the Executive Director, IMF

Prof. Shanta Sinha

Former Chairperson of National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights. Winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award 2003. Founder of MV Foundation

Prof. K.N. Paniker

Former Vice – Chancellor of Sri Sankara University, Kalady, Kerala. Noted historian and a well known writer

Prof. (Dr.) G Gopakumar

Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kerala, Kasargode and Former Head of Political Science Department of Kerala University. UGC-Emeritus Fellow (for two-year term)

Susan Zielinski

Managing Director of SMART of Michigan University, USA. Proponent of smart mobility for urban poor and leading innovator.

Prof. K.C. Abraham

Professor of Political Science (Retd.), Department of Economics, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi, Kerala

Dr. Parth J. Shah

President, Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi. An active policy propagator in India.

Alex Thomas

Successful business man and Entrepreneur. Ceo of Tierra Foods in Kinfra food park unit at Adoor, Kerala.