IIT Bombay cordially invites you to attend the launch of the Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies.
The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) was set up in 2016 at IIT Bombay to create capacity for policy studies in India, by positioning itself as a leader in the study of public policy. The Centre’s work comprises interdisciplinary research, providing evidence-based, collaborative, and critical research in various policy fields, with special focus on policy formulation and evaluation in India. The CPS has now been further supported by generous funding from IIT Bombay’s Distinguished Alumnus Mr. Ashank Desai. To honour Mr. Desai’s contribution to the Centre, IIT Bombay has named this centre as ‘The Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies.’ Mr. Ashank Desai is the Principal Founder and former Chairman of Mastek Limited and one of the founder members and past Chairman of NASSCOM. He served as Vice-Chairman, Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) at his alma mater IIT Bombay from where he completed his MTech degree. Mr. Ashank Desai has been felicitated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his contribution to NASSCOM and the IT Industry for the last 25 years.
Speakers: Prof. Kaushik Basu and Dr. Naushad Forbes
Discussant: Ms. Yamini Aiyar