Regional Branch




Three years after the establishment of the IIPA, New Delhi in 1954, the Mysore Local Branch of the IIPA was formed in Bangalore in April 1957. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of the then State of Mysore, Sri. S. Nijalingappa.  It was converted into a Regional Branch in July 1957. The first Chairman of the Branch was the then Chief Secretary of Mysore State, Sri. P.V.R. Rao, ICS. Till 1990, the Chief Secretaries of the Government of Karnataka were Chairpersons of the Branch in an ex-officio capacity. Particular mention may be made of the services rendered by late Sri. T. R. Satish Chandran, IAS (Retd.), who served as Chairman of the Branch from 1984 to 1987. In June 2007, the then Chief Secretary of the State Sri. P. B. Mahishi, sanctioned  rent-free accommodation measuring nearly 1,000 sq. ft. in M. S. Building, Bangalore. Since then, the Branch has been able to extend its activities and function more effectively. To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of our Branch in 2007 a publication titled ‘History of Karnataka Regional Branch 1957-2011’ was released by Shri. T. N. Chaturvedi, Former Governor of Karnataka and Chairman, IIPA, New Delhi; Governor of Karnataka Shri. H. R. Bharadwaj and Justice Shri. N. Santosh Hegde, Former Karnataka Lokayukta in the function held on 17th December 2011. The Branch regularly organizes seminars, webinars, conferences, training programmes and workshops in the areas of administration, governance and public policy. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ramaiah Public Policy Centre, Bengaluru, to organize collaborative programmes. More such initiatives are underway. The Branch is bringing out monthly virtual newsletters called, ‘Vastava Suddipatra’ regularly since August 2020. The Branch has 27 publications to its credit. The current Executive Committee consists of Mr. S. Ramanathan, IAS (Retd.) as the Chairman; Mr. S.V. Ranganath, IAS (Retd.) as the Vice-Chairman; Dr. D. Jeevan Kumar as the Secretary; and Mr. Madhwaraj as the Treasurer. Executive Committee members include distinguished serving and retired administrators, as well as academicians. It may be mentioned that Mr. S. Ramanathan has been Chairman of the Karnataka Regional Branch continuously for a record period of more than 25 years, during which period, the Branch has been growing from strength to strength.

Year Of Establishment-1957

Number of Members-293




  1. Webinar on “Citizen-Friendly Administration: Emerging Issues” (July 24, 2020)
  2. Webinar on “Environment and Development” (Sept.23, 2020)
  3. Prelude Conference on “Management of Pandemics” (Oct. 29, 2020)
  4. Webinar on “Implementation of the 74th Constitutional Amendment in Karnataka, based on the Performance Audit Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India (CAG): Government of Karnataka: Report No. 2 of the year 2020”. (Dec.5, 2020)
  5. Webinar on “Rethinking Police Reforms in India” (Jan.30, 2021)
  6. Webinar on “Agricultural Markets: Problems and Prospects” (March 18, 2021)


  1. Symposium on ‘Governing Bangalore Metropolis’ at Administrative Research Institute, IAS Officers’ Association Bangalore (May 18, 2019)
  2. Prelude Conference on ‘Good Governance and the UN Sustainable Development Goals’ was organized in association with Mount Carmel College, Bangalore at Mount Carmel College premises (Sept 14, 2019)
  3. Debate & Student Seminar on ‘State of the Republic’ Organized in collaboration with the Post-Graduate Department of Political Science, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bengaluru at the College premises (Dec 16, 2019)


  1. One day National Level Symposium on “Gendering Public Policy” (Aug. 31, 2018)
  2. Prelude Conference on ‘Role of Digital Technologies in Governance’. (Oct. 15, 2018)
  3.   A meeting of representatives of Voluntary Consumer Organisations on “Strategies for Strengthening Consumer Protection in Karnataka” (Nov. 24, 2018)
  4. A function to felicitate Shri S. Ramanatan, IAS (Retd.), former Secretary, Govt. of India and Chairman, IIPA KRB on occasion of his 91st year celebration. (Jan. 25, 2019)


  1. Round Table Consultation on Developing a Resource Team for Promoting Consumer      Awareness.( April 27, 2017)
  2. Seminar on ‘Empowering & Enabling differently able People’. (July 29, 2017)
  3. Prelude Conference on ‘Demonetization and its Impact’. (Sept. 27, 2017)
  4. Seminar on “Decentralization and Alternative Development: Exploring Ideas from Gandhi and Kumarappa.” (Sept.29-30, 2017)
  5. Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Public Policy and Implications. (Jan.23, 2018)
  6.    Panel Discussion on ‘Challenges to Urban Governance. (Sept. 16, 2017)




Lecture Meetings/Discussion

  1. Web Talk on “China’s Silk Road Initiative and its Implications for India (Aug.2, 2020)
  2. Virtual Panel Discussion on the “Public Affairs Index – 2020: Governance in the States of India (Nov.21, 2020).
  3. Web Talk on the theme “Indian Management and Good Governance (Feb.11, 2021)


The Branch launched a monthly Virtual Newsletter (titled ‘Vastava Suddipatra’ in Kannada), from August 2020


Shri S.Ramanathan
Phone: 080-22372897

Dr. D. Jeevan Kumar
Phone: 080-22372897 

Address for Communication
IIPA Karnataka Regional Branch
Room No.4, Ground Floor
5th Stage, M.S. Building,
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Veedhi,

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