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Centre for Policy Studies

Centre for Policy Studies

Centre for Policy Studies at JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU) is an independent think-tank established with the vision of providing thought leadership and excellence to inform policymaking in India. The Centre aims to promote dialogue, conduct research, develop, and publish actionable ideas on critical policy issues.

It hosts scholars, researchers and thought leaders round the year in addition to organising roundtables and events.

The Centre is led by Mr. Ajay Shankar, former Secretary to Government of India, who serves as Chairman and Distinguished Fellow. He is joined by Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Saha, Associate Fellow and Ms. Chitranjali Tiwari, Associate Fellow of the Centre.

The Advisory Board of the Centre consists of Prof. Alasdair Roberts, Director, School of Public Policy, UMass Amherst; Prof. Ray La Raja, Associate Dean, College of Behavioral Sciences, UMass Amherst; & Prof Asheesh Gupta, Pro Vice Chancellor, JK Lakshmipat University.

For information, contact policycentre@jklu.edu.in



Promote Dialogue

Conduct Research

Conduct Research


Publish Actionable Ideas

We aim to host scholars, researchers and thought-leaders round the year in addition to organising roundtables and events on critical issues to inform policymaking in India.

Team & Advisory Board

Mr. Ajay Shankar


Former Secretary, Govt. of India

Mr. Asheesh Gupta

Advisory Board

Pro-Vice Chancellor, JKLU

Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Saha

Associate Fellow

Chief Economist, JK Group

Dr. Ray La Raja

Advisory Board

Associate Dean, UMass Amherst

Dr. Alasdair Roberts

Advisory Board

Director, School of Public Policy
UMass Amherst

OUR collaboration

  • Centre for Innovation and Trade Economy on – “ Gender Dimensions in R&D and Patenting in India” and “Evaluating innovation in the Indian IT sector using patents and family size”
  • Study of Pratham Digital’s Hybrid Learning Model for Community Learning and Bridging Educational Disparities
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