Celebrating 25 Years of Meaningful Existence


Launching Our New Logo!


This February 2023, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies completes 25 Years of Meaningful Existence. Through the years, we have made significant contributions to policy discourse in the areas of Education, Public Finance and Governance, Gender, Health & Nutrition. Join us in the celebration of this momentous milestone as we continue to embrace our vision – Create and share knowledge towards an empowered, equitable, just and democratic society. #CBPS25Years

Institutions and Public Policy: CBPS 25th Anniversary Celebrations
March 16-17, 2023, Bangalore
(Venue: National Institute of Advanced Studies – NIAS auditorium and conference hall, Bangalore)


The Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore will be completing its 25th year in February 2023. To mark this occasion we are hosting a two-day conference which will focus on the central role and relationship between institutions and public policy. There will be an opening plenary session and a closing plenary session where eminent speakers will deliberate on a host of related issues.

The objective of the conference is to explore the relationship between institutions and public policy, especially in relation to the following themes:

  1. Independent institutions and policy discourse
  2. Public space and gender violence
  3. Education as a public good
  4. Public finance and governance, including but not limited to:
    a. Public expenditure, fiscal policy, processes and structure of public finance
    b. Urban and rural governance, decentralization, and democratic processes
  5. Health and social security, including, but not limited to:
    a. Nutrition, healthcare, and public health
    b. Livelihoods, income security, poverty, and migration.


To register for the event, please write to us at registrations.cbps25@cbps.in

A call has been already sent out to a wide ranging number of institutions and organisations inviting young scholars (researchers, practitioners and policymakers below 40 years) to submit an abstract and if this is accepted by CBPS, then an invitation will be sent to them for submitting a paper and attending the conference.

The research team at CBPS are also preparing one internal paper each based on their research in each of the four themes.

The general concept note can be viewed here.

The call for papers from young scholars can be viewed here.

CBPS Research Fellowship

We are launching a one-year Research Fellowship programme where we would identify five budding researchers for mentoring. The Fellowship will help scholars to develop research skills in the areas of Education, Gender, Governance, Health & Nutrition, Public finance, Livelihoods and Social Security. In this regard, we would invite scholars who have recently completed their Bachelor’s or are in the final year of the programme to apply for the Research Fellowship programme. Scholars from various disciplines and methodological approaches are invited.
The call for applications for research fellowship can be viewed here.


We will soon be uploading various other information and calls.