A. Prasanna Kumar

Centre for Policy Studies

Former Regional Director
NMF - Visakhapatnam Chapter

Former President
Visakha Music Academy

Former Rector & Retd. Professor
Andhra University

Centre for Policy Studies

CENTRE FOR POLICY STUDIES was launched on October 2, 1995, the 126th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, with the object of providing a forum for the intellectual, the academic and the expert to interact, focusing on issues and policies of contemporary relevance. The Centre regularly organises meetings and seminars on policies and issues relating to areas of politics, society and development and brings out a bimonthly bulletin carrying articles on different themes and subjects.

Publications of CPS :

A Study on Street Children in Visakhapatnam, brought out by the Centre was released by Dr. Abid Hussain, former Ambassador, in December 1996. Emancipation Before Empowerment -- A Study of Women's Problems in Visakhapatnam, another publication of the Centre, was released by Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister, in August, 1999. A booklet on Values in Higher Education by former Vice Chancellor Dr. B. Sarveswara Rao and Education and Technology -- Challenges of a Paradigm by Dr. RVR Chandrasekhara Rao also a former Vice Chancellor was released by APSCHE Chairman Prof. K.C. Reddy in November, 2004. A Book on the Impact of Electronic Media on Women, Visakhapatnam : A Case Study, was released on May 10, 2005 by Shri C.S.Rao, IAS., Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India. At the request of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation CPS has also submitted a report on Feedback on Subhram and Jana Chaitanya authored by Dr. Mrs. P.V.L.Ramana and Dr. Mrs. S.Rajani.

On October 2, 2005 when CPS completed ten years, the following volumes were released:

Decennial Volume, a collection of CPS Bulletin articles, Footprints of Divinity, A Gandhi Reader, Reflections on Religion and Philosophy by Shri Challa Sivasankaram. The Profligate Civilisation - Essays on Energy and Environment by Prof. M.N. Sastri was released in 2007. Education, Development and Culture - Essays in honour of Sri Vavilala Seetaramaiah was released on June 26, 2009.

At the fifteenth anniversary function of CPS on October 6, 2010, the following books were released:

Dialogue and Democracy - Reflections on Ideas, Issues and Policies (CPS Bulletin Editorials), Footprints of Divinity, A Gandhi Reader (2nd Edition), Heritage and Culture of India, by Shri Challa Sivasankaram

World Demographic Trends - by Prof. M.N. Sastri was released on August 4, 2011.

Dr M.M.Pallam Raju, Union Minister released on June 29,2012 Dialogue and Democracy- Reflections on Ideas, Issues and Policies (2nd in the series), an anthology of twenty two articles.

Over 225 meetings and seminars have been organised by CPS since its inception. Among the eminent persons who addressed CPS are : Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister, Dr. Abid Hussain former Ambassador to USA, Shri Soli J. Sorabjee, former Attorney General of India, Shri T.R. Prasad, IAS, former Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Amrik Singh renowned educationist, Shri Khushwant Singh, author and journalist, Shri K. Jayachandra Reddy, former Chairman, Press Council of India, Shri Vavilala Gopalakrishnayya, Shri N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu, Cmde C. Uday Bhaskar, former Director NMF and IDSA Sri B. Satyanarayana Reddy, Ex-Governor, Shri Surendra Mohan, Ex-M.P., Dr. E.A.S. Sarma Shri T.S. Krishna Murthy, , former Chief Election Commissioner Shri K.P.Fabian former Ambassador and Vice Admirals Raman Puri, R.P. Suthan and Anup Singh and Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, Union Minister for HRD.

The hundredth issue of the bimonthly Bulletin of Centre for Policy Studies, launched on Gandhi Jayanti 1996, was released on April 16, 2013 by Cmde C.Uday Bhaskar, former Director NMF and IDSA, Delhi.

All Publications of Centre for Policy Studies are distributed free of cost.

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