Regional Branch




The Kerala Regional Branch was started in1956 on the initiative of V K N Menon, a great educationist and former Vice Chancellor of Patna University. He was then Director of IIPA, NewDelhi. Kerala Regional Branch was then known as Kerala Institute of Public Administration [KIPA], and was functioning in Barton Hill Bunglow, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr S.N.Sadasivan, a long time falculty member, I A S academy, Mussourie put in charge of KIPA. When the newly formed Institute for Management in Government [IMG] was started functioning in Barton Hill Bunglow, KIPA was also allowed to function there enjoying certain facilities like library and office room. Shri G.Bhaskaran Nair ,a former chief secretary became the first chairman of IIPA-KRB. He was succeeded by Prof.V.K Sukumaran Nayar, former Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala. Dr. P.J.Alexander former DGP became the Chairman after V.K Sukumaran Nayar. After that Prof. (Dr) K Raman Pillai became the Chairman. Following him Prof Joseph Alexander was elected as the Chairman. In the year 2004 the Director of IMG issued an order asking to end the functioning of all other institutes functioning within the building of the IMG. In spite of our repeated requests to the government IMG authorities haven’t allowed the IIPA KRB to have its office room and library with in their premises. At present IIPA KRB is not in possession of its office room and library which was functioning in the IMG building till 2005.

Year Of Establishment-1957

Number of Members-212




  1. Coastal Area Clean up Drive, All Saint’s College, Thiruvananthapuram (Sept.15, 2022)
  2. Coastal Area Clean up Drive, Chavara Govt. College (Sept.22, 2022)
  3. Coastal Area Clean up Drive, MSM  College, Kayamkulam (Sept.22, 2022)
  4. Constitutional perspectives on good governance, Govt. College Attapaadi (Jan.09, 2023)

Lectures Meetings/Discussions

  1. Philosophy of Indian Constitution: Pramble Dr.P.G.Alexander IPS (Retd.) (Nov.25, 2022)
  2. Philosophy of Indian Constitution, Dr.Dimpi Divakaran (March 10, 2023)

Training Programmes

  1. Certificate course in Indian Constitution and Governance,University College, Thiruvananthapuram (Nov.25, 2022)
  2. Certificate course in Indian Constitution and Governance, All Saint’s College, Thiruvananthapuram (Jan.16, 2023)
  3. Certificate course in Public Policies and Governance, 2nd batch, St. John’s College, Anchal (Jan.09, 2023)



  1. National Webinar on New Age Governance in the time of Covid Pandmic: The Relevance of UMANG (May 26, 2021)
  2. Has the Election Commission Succeeded in fulfilling it’s Role (June 30, 2021)
  3. Prelude Confernece 2021on Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Theory, Actions and Way Ahead (October 23, 2021)

Lectures Meetings/Discussions

  1. Various workshops on Covid Awarness (Sept. 24, 28, 30; Oct. 6 & 8, 2021)

Training Programmes Conducted

  1. Certificate Course in Recent Trends in Public Policy and Governance



  1. Prelude Conferen­ce (Oct.28, 2020)
  2. Setting an Agenda to New Local Bodies (Jan.20, 2021)
  3. Kerala Assembly Elections: Issues before the Electorate (Feb.05, 2021)
  4. Farm Laws and the Turmoil in the Agrarian Sector (Feb.15, 2021)

Lecture Meetings/Discussion

  1. Money Mafia and Paid Media in Polls (Feb.24, 2021)


  1. Prelude Conferen­ce (Oct.01, 2019)
  2. Seminar on “Efficient Allocation and Utilisation of Resources” (Nov.12, 2019)
  3. National Seminar on “Cooperative and Competitive Federalism” (Dec.9, 2019)
  4. Seminar on CAA-NPR-NCR: Myth or Reality (Jan.20, 2020)
  5. E-Governance in India: Emerging Trajectories and Changing Policy Options (Feb.20, 2020)


  1. Conference on “Hung Assembly and the Governor”  (June 25, 2018)
  2. Fiscal Federalism: An Overview  (July 21, 2018)
  3. “Digital Governance in Disaster Management: Kerala Experience 2018”  (Sept. 09, 2018)
  4. Prelude Conference on “Role of Digital Technology in Governance”  (Oct. 16, 2018)
  5. Judicial Intervention and Social Change (Feb. 02, 2019)
  6. Challenges to Secularism in India (Mar. 11, 2019).
  7. Project on “EPIC Flood in Kerala: A Study of Chengannoor Municipality
  8. Essay writing competition 2018


  1. Conference on “Demonetization: Myth or Reality”  (July 27, 2017)
  2. Demonetization and Black Money.  (Aug. 18, 2017)
  3. Role of RBI in the Post-Demonetized period.  (Oct.3, 2017)
  4. Prelude Conference on “Demonetization and its Impact”  (Oct. 6, 2017)
  5. Custodial Deaths, Police and Judiciary. (Jan. 31, 2018)
  6. Union Budget 2018-2019: A Political Document of 2019.  (Feb. 8, 2018)
  7. Essay writing competition for College Students


  1. A Minor Project on Acquisition of Additional Skill Among Students under University of Kerala during Covid 19.


  1. Acquisition of Additional Skill among Students under the University of Kerala During COVID-19Lockdown Period
  2. Newsletter
  3. New Letter – IIPA-K News published by Dr. P. Sukumaran Nair as editor.


Dr. R.K. Suresh Kumar
Mobile: 9387803414

Dr. G. Radhakrishna Kurup

Address for Communication
IIPA Kerala Regional Branch
Sree Panayathu, Santhi Nagar
Sreekaryam P.O.


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