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 I I P A, 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-199




  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. Prelude Conference on ‘Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in Governance.’(Oct.7, 2016)
  2. Good Governance: Role of the Political Executive. (Aug. 26, 2016)
  3. Good Governance:  Problems and Prospects. (Aug. 30, 2016)
  4. Corruption and Civil Service: Need for Transparency. (Feb. 20, 2017)


  1. Prelude Conference on Higher Education at Crossroads (01 Oct. 2015)
  2. Local Body Elections and Beyond: Possibilities for Consensus and Development. (09 Dec. 2015)
  3. Two Decades of Decentralized Planning: Searching Viable Alternatives. (21 Jan. (2015)
  4. Tribal Unrest in Kerala: Empirical Explorations and Policy Prescriptions. (09 Feb. 2015)


  1. Poll Verdict 2014 and the Future of Centre State Administrative Relations. (27 August 2014)
  2. Panel Discussion on Trends in Centre State Relations. (25 September 2014)
  3. Minimum Government and Maximum Governance. (4 December 2014)
  4. Where we are wrong in Astronomy. (12 March 2015)


  1. Prelude Conferences (11 Oct, 2013)
  2. National Conference FDI and India’s Development needs. (26 Nov, 2013)
  3. Seminar on Electora Reforms: Challenges ahead. (20 Feb, 2014)
  4. Panel Discussion on Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Issues before the Electorate. (18 Mar, 2014)
  5. Inter Parity Relations in coalition Politics in Tamilnadu: 1996-2006. (Under the guidance of the Secretary KRB, Thrituvanathapuram.
  6. India Today: Issues Before the nation (Ed)ly Dr. R.K. Suresh Kumar (Executive Council Member) Development, Politics & Society: The role of the Left politics in Kerala Dr. R.K. Suresh Kumar (Ed).
  7. Website launched for the region.


  1. Prelude conference on Administration of Urban Development and Urban Service Delivery. (4 Oct. 2012)
  2. Foreign Direct Investment and India’s Development Needs. (19 Feb. 2013)


  1. Prelude Conference on ‘Reservation and Inclusive Growth’. (15 Oct. 2010)
  2. Published two issues of IIPA-K News – Bi-annual Newsletter of the Branch




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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