Collaborations 2020-05-04T11:02:29+00:00

Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)


he Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) entered a Memorandum of understanding with Ramaiah Public Policy Center.
TAPF is a not-for-profit organization, implementing the mid-day meal (MDM) scheme in government and government aided schools in India. Akshaya Patra, with its objective to positively influence two vital elements of the social sector (health and education), has collaborated with the RPPC to obtain insights into managing the contradictions between policy and practice in the health and education domains. The focus areas of the understanding include, vision evaluation of the foundation, evidence based policy advocacy, stakeholder engagements, evidence based policy research on health cards and public health, and impact evaluation.


ndian centre for social transformation (Indian CST) is a registered Public Charitable Trust, whose mission is to work toward realization

of a national vision set out in Article 51A(j) of the Indian Constitution- which prescribes the Fundamental Duty for Idian Citizens and exhorts them “to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of edeavour and achievement.” the goal of IndianCST is to promote through its innovativene stop GMPS Transportal (, a number of portfolios/programs and projects that will deliver cost effective computing, best practices, knowledge management systems and critical appllications at affordable costs to improve governance across India and empower the citizens. Indian CST truly believes in ‘IT for Social Change’.

  1. Colorado State University -CSU

Eco-Epidemiological Study of Air Pollution and Health: Evidence for Public Health Policy Making


  1. Indian Center for Social Transformation
  • River water sharing
  • Integrated farming management
  • Healthcare
  • Smart cities


  1. Mount Carmel College (Autonomous) Bengaluru, India

Conduct Courses on Ontological Approach in Applied Public Policy for students pursuing MA (Public Policy) and to pursue joint research activities aligned with the course


  1. Narayana Hrudayalaya Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Analysis of the data from each state at the district-level provided by the NHL to understand the levels of and variations in Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) risk factors, in comparison with national and international benchmarks; b) Comparison between states/districts on the levels of and variations in Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) risk factors; c) Contextualization of the above analysis by overlaying collected data about the geographical locations of the subjects from other sources. The other sources shall be the National Sample Survey, Census-2011, NITI Ayog, Arogya Karnataka, etc; and d) Discovering potential antecedents and associations of the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) risk factors in the select districts, and the similarities and differences between them.


  1. National Law School of India University

Preparation of a Policy Paper on Examining the Efficacy of RERA Act in the state of Karnataka


  1. Ramaiah College of Law, Bengaluru, India
  • Inter-state river water sharing
  • Environmental Issues
  • Public Health & Nutrition
  • Research Methodology
  • Urban Development and Planning
  • E-governance
  • Human Rights
  • Any other areas, mutually agreed upon


  1. Ramaiah Institute of Management
  • Inter-state river water sharing
  • Environmental Issues
  • Public Health & Nutrition
  • Research Methodology
  • Urban Development and Planning
  • E-governance
  • Human Rights
  • Education and Empowerment of Women
  • CSR Initiatives
  • Industry 4.0 and Smart Industry
  • Any other areas after mutually agreed upon


  1. The Akshaya Patra Foundation – Bengaluru
    • Obtaining Government financial Support and policy clarity regarding raising own funds; and
    • Understanding the present policy framework of the country and uncovering possibilities of policy research and legislation


  1. Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Government of Karnataka

Karnataka is one of many states in India seeking to transform itself into a knowledge society – a society which recognizes the economic, political, and cultural value of knowledge (Bindé, 2005). To do so it has to connect its diverse, traditional knowledge assets “and the new forms of development, acquisition and spread of knowledge valued by the knowledge economy model.” (Bindé, 2005, p.17) It has to transform its knowledge ecology. The rapid growth of the information technology industry in the state has been a major impetus for the transformation. The state government has constituted the Karnataka Knowledge Commission (Karnataka Jnana Aayoga; Ramaprasad & Sridhar, 2010) on the lines of the National Knowledge Commission [of India] (National Knowledge Commission, 2006a, 2006b) to facilitate the same. We propose the concept of a world-class university system for Karnataka as a critical, symbiotic element of the state’s transformation – a system which will nurture its knowledge ecology and be nurtured by it.