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Liberty Connect : Alumni Picnic in Cubbon Park, Bangalore!

Event Date: 30 Apr 2017; Time: 4 - 6:30 pm
Venue: Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India

Enjoy a fun Sunday evening connecting with the CCS alumni network at a picnic in Cubbon Park!

Whether it's through Liberty and Society Seminars, ISPP, ipolicy or internships, what we value most about our journey over the past two decades is the continued support of our alumni. We'd love to hear what you've been up to, your favourite memory from a CCS program, and what you'd like to see more of from us at CCS.

We're excited to invite you to a Sunday Picnic at Cubbon Park, for CCS ALUMNI on 30 April at 4pm. What better way to spend an evening than catching up on old times, meeting friends, walking down the memory lane, discussing ideas and munching on some great food! Please spread the word among your fellow batchmates who were a part of your group at CCS Academy programs and mark your calendars. Feel free to bring a friend along.


Invite fellow CCS alumni on the Facebook event page

Launch of 'Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future at Dehradun Literature Festival 2016

Event Date: 22 Apr 2017; Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Venue: Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Launch of
Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future

and Panel Discussion: Crisis of Liberalism in India
with Jerry Rao, Gurcharan Das, R Jagannathan and Hindol Sengupta

Law and Public Policy Credit Course

Event Date: 13 Apr To 29 Apr 2017; Time: -
Venue: NLSIU, Bangalore
Law and Public Policy, our flagship seminar course on the intersection of legal practice, economic principles and policy making, is a unique 40-hours learning module designed specifically for students pursuing legal studies. Highlighting discourses on public policy within the core disciplines of law and economics, the module equips students with theoretical and practical tools to identify and resolve pertinent social issues. Public Policy—an emerging field of critical engagement in India—is deeply interlinked to legal thought and practice. Our interdisciplinary course provides a unique vantage point from which issues that directly affect the lives of millions of citizens can be examined in context of accompanying legal frameworks. Law and Public Policy allows students to utilize their core knowledge in legal studies and apply them in varied fields of governance. Inculcating a problem-solving approach, this elective course equips students with the analytical tools to innovate effective and sustainable policy solutions to some of the greatest issues plaguing our society. Public policy spans a range of issues, from identifying solutions to challenges of distribution, to designing just institutional mechanisms. Multiple institutional mechanisms exist for resolving any policy issues. Regulatory policy, for instance, can exercise degrees of control, from procedures as simple as registration to complex systems of certification, and further, licensing. Identifying and creating legal frameworks that emulate best practices and models of development is a key challenge of policy-making, and this course designed to bridge the skills developed under legal studies with their successful application in resolving policy concerns.

Launch of Street Vendors Act Compliance (SVAC) Index 2017

Event Date: 12 Apr 2017; Time: 3 pm - 5 pm
Venue: Constitution Club of India, New Delhi

Street vendors act  compliance index 2017Due to a lack of clarity in the judicial decisions, in 2009, the Street Vendors Policy 2004 was revised as the ‘National Policy on Urban Street Vendors 2009’. The revised policy was not legally binding and made little progress on the matter of street vendors. In 2010, the Supreme Court directed the government to enact a law regulating street vending and thus, the Street Vendors Bill 2012 was drafted. The Bill was passed in both houses by February 2014 and became the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. This Act was drafted with the legislative intent of protecting the livelihood rights of street vendors as well as regulating street vending through demarcation of vending zones, conditions for and restrictions on street vending. The Act now governs over all matters in regards to the rights and duties of the street vendors in India. It also provides for confiscation of goods that are being sold by street vendors to be cataloged properly.

It is in this context that Centre for Civil Society – a Delhi-based think tank decided to take up a study of the implementation of 2014 Act across India and come up with a matrix and an index to rank states. We filed applications under the Right to Information Act, 2005 across India, made more than 250 phone calls to expedite the RTI reply process, compiled court judgments and referred to other secondary sources such as news stories.




For more information, contact Nitesh at +91-88003 44700 |

ipolicy for Young Leaders, 17-19 March, 2017

Event Date: 17 Mar To 19 Mar 2017; Time: TBD
Venue: Nirma University

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is exclusive to Nirma University students. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis.