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THINK TANKS IN INDIA: PUBLIC POLICY AND CHALLENGES

Source: IPF      Date: 10 Feb 2014 16:54:00

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The research panel discussion, ‘Think Tanks in India: Public Policy and Challenges’ jointly organised by Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Indore on February 7, 2014; India Policy Foundation (IPF) and India Centre for Public Policy (ICPP) , Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), The main thrust of panel discussion was how to build up networks of different policy makers and policies in the country. The panel discussion was jointly addressed by Prof. A A Abbassi and Prof Kapil Kapoor, scholars of great repute. 


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The members of the panel recognise that policy making mechanism is complicated and does not involve the villages and rural regions of the country while most of India’s population is living in the rural region. The dichotomy is never addressed in past and there must be some effort to create a mechanism for evidence based policy making.

The session was chaired by Prof P N Mishra, Director and Professor of IMS. Dr Rahul Singh presented the broad research framework of Think Tanks in India. Prof. Mishra stressed the need of Indian contribution in imparting and disseminating knowledge through informal ways rather than blindly following formal structured western methods.

Chairman of IPF Prof. Kapil Kapoor shared his views on Thinktanks in which He stated that Thinktanks India have vital role to play in coming years. The challenges thrown by society, politics and economy put onerous responsibility on academia and both inside and outside university campuses. It should also be saved from elements who are trying to dilute the nature of challenges and their solutions.


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Prof A D N Bajpai, Vice Chancellor H P University, raised some important issues concerning national context, quality of research and man power in evolving the formation of Thinktanks.

Prof Abbassi mentioned few small initiatives which brought change in the society and argued on how they can create an impact in the overall policy framework.  

 

Participants in the Session:

 

SN

Name

Desingation

Organisation

1

Prof. Kapil Kapoor

Former Pro VC JNU and Chairman

IPF

2

Prof. A A Abbassi

Former VC

Devi Ahilya University, Indore

3

Prof. P N Mishra

Director and Professor

IMS, Devi Ahilya University, Indore

4

Prof. A D N Bajpai

VC and General Secretary

H P University and AIU

5

Dr Anupam Jain

Director

Kund Kund Vidyapeeth

6

Dr Tapan Chaure

Professor and Head

SOE, Ujjain University

7

Dr P K Singh

Professor

IIM Indore

8

Dr Mona Tawar

Director

Pioneer Institute of Management

9

Ms Janak Palta

Member, Regional Social Development Board

Malwa region

10

Parmendra Singh Thakur

Scientist and Initiative Head

MY Hospital

11

Dr Rakesh Jain

NGO Association Head and Industrialist

Association

12

Sh V N Pachauri

I G of police

MP Police

13

Dr A K Singh

Director

EMRC, DAVV

14

Dr Rajiv Gupta

Professor

IMS, Devi Ahilya University, Indore

15

Dr Kapil Sharma

Reader 

IMS, Devi Ahilya University, Indore

16

Dr Vishnu N Mishra

Associate Professor

GSIMR, Indore

17

Dr. Rahul Singh

Associate Professor

ICPP, BIMTECH