Projects 2020-05-04T12:08:47+00:00


Interstate river water distribution in India – research paper for a conference and prospective proposal foran evidence based study
Interstate river water distribution in India – The research studies and maps the policy and practice followed in India when it comes to the matters of river water distribution. The research also considers the international best practices, principles and the global learning from the problems faced on water sharing. The framework developed by extensive study of literature can be the cornerstone for further academic research as well as, for developing innovative solutions by the policymakers for the new age water sharing problems. The contribution in terms of developing of framework and the literature gathering will serve as one stop destination for the analyzing the current state of water management when it comes to water sharing.

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Childhood wellness, health,
and education
Childhood Wellness, health, and education – The study revolves around the childhood education, health and care for children. The research studies the problem of children health and education from various lenses of public policy engagement research in policy development and possible policy recommendations, program evaluation and program improvement. The outcome of this research will be the foundation for policy briefs and working papers which can be used for advocating positive changes in the state/central policy implementation. The study will also help NGO’s/civil societies engage in deliberations with stakeholders involved in child health and education in terms of policy advocacy.
National Health Policy and its implementation by the states

National Health Policy and its implementation by the states – This research studies the National health policy of India.

Assessment of India’s 2017National Health Policy

Assessment of India’s National Health Policy of 2017 – The assessment of National Health Policy of 2017 is based on the healthcare delivery front of the policy. The framework is developed by extensive literature review on assessment of National Health policies of China, Chile and Australia. The framework comprehensively covers all the aspects of healthcare delivery for various groups of population and different types of care for them. The research can help to strengthen the areas which are least taken care at the time of policy making.

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Consultation to the Committee to Draft the National Educational Policy, 2017 – constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

National Education Policy 2017 – The country is taking stock of the overall education system after a gap of 25 years by constituting a committee to draft the National Education Policy-2017. The RPPC has been identified as one of the knowledge partners in assisting the committee to draft the NEP-2017. The situation analysis of the education system in the country is the most critical outcome of the project. The RPPC provides an ontological framework for analyzing the ‘light spots’, ‘blind spots’ and ‘bright spots’ across various themes/issues and levels of education. Unlike erstwhile national policies on education, the NEP-2017 with the assistance of the RPPC proposes to construct an evidence-based policy framework.

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Cultural Informatics – Leapfrogging India’s antiquated
Heritage & Antiquity laws

Cultural Informatics – This research studies all the legislation’s in India pertaining to antiquity and preserving the antiquities in a systematic manner with the help of an ontological framework. The research finds that a digital strategy will help in the conservation of vast cultural wealth possessed by India in antiquities. The ‘light spots’ and ‘blind spots’ are brought into fore to help researchers/policy makers focus on the areas which needs urgent attention.

Assessing the concept of ‘Smart City’ and its realization

Assessing the concept of smart city and its realization – The research studies the aspirational vision to develop smart cities in India from public policy perspective.

Information systems to manage local climate change effects
Information systems to assess climate change –

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Incidence of Fiscal Policy – Case study of Karnataka
(in collaboration with ISEC, Bengaluru)

Incidence of Fiscal Policy – Fiscal Incidence study is an important assessment study in public finance. The study helps to find the areas where government needs to focus its expenditure. The research broadly studies the effects of government expenditure in backward and forward districts in Karnataka. The study aims to find the impact of government expenditure on various socio-economic categories/groups in rural as well as urban areas of both forward and backward districts.


  • Arkalgud, R., Reddy, S., Singai, C. B., Thant, S., & Wasdani, P. (2018). Bonded Labour: Owner’s Perspective. (Submitted to International Justice Mission)

  • Arkalgud, R., Reddy, S., Singai, C. B., & Wasdani, P. (2018.). Human Rights and Business. (Submitted to National Human Rights Commission)

  • Arkalgud, R., Singai, C. B., Vasudevan, S., Acharya, V., & Rajashree. (2018.). RERA: Ontological Analysis.

  • Arkalgud, R. (2018.). Infonomics and Climate Change. (proposal sent SANDEE NEPAL)- Feb 2018.

  • Ajmul, M., Arkalgud, R., Sastry, N. K. B., Reddy, S., & Singai, C. B. (2017). Structured Health card for School Children. (submitted to The Akshaya Patra Foundation)

  • Arkalgud, R., & Singai, C. B. (n.d.). Integrated Farmers management –  development of Kaiwara.

# Authors, Year, Title, Agency Status
1 Ramaprasad, Arkalgud, Singai, C., & Chandra, A. (2019). Academic Architecture of Faculty of Applied Social Sciences at the Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences. Completed
2 RPPC. (2018). Mount Carmel College. Completed
3 Singai, C., & Ramaprasad, A. (2019b). A World-Class Higher Education System for Karnataka: Mapping and Analyzing the Landscape of the Karnataka’s Knowledge Ecology. Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Government of Karnataka. On Going
4 Singai, C., & Chandra, A. (2019). Evaluation of the performance of SC/ST colony Infrastructural facilities scheme under SCSA/TSA for the period of 2014-15,2015-16 and 2016-17 in Karnataka. Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Government of Karnataka. On Going
5 Kashyap, S., Chanakya, H. N., Ramaprasad, A., & Singai, C. (2019). Scientometric and Ontological Mapping of Solid Waste Management. NSTMIS, DST, Ministry of Science and Technology. On Going
6 Ramaprasad, A, & Singai, C. (2019). Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Data Analytics. Narayana Hrudayalaya Limited. On Going
7 Singai, C., Ramaprasad, A., & Ashok, H. S. (2019). Quality of Ph.D. Theses in Indian Universities: An Ontological and Bibliometric Analysis of Theses in Social Sciences. University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India. Shortlisted
8 Acharya, V., Singai, C., & Desai, P. (2018). Data Analytics and Predictive Policing: Tools for Various Levels of Policing: An Analysis of State of Practice of Informatics system in India and Way forward for Predictive Policing. Bureau for Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Government of India. Shortlisted
9 Anuradha, T., & Singai, C. (2018). A Study on Prison Industries and Future Dimensions—Employment Model. Bureau for Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Government of India. Shortlisted
10 Issac, A., Singai, C., & Cheluvraj, P. (2018). Health Status of Women Prisoners in India. Bureau for Police Research & Development (BPR&D), Government of India. Shortlisted
11 Reddy, S., Ramaprasad, A., & Harsha, S. (2018). Migrants in Assam: Legal and Illegal Modus of Changing their Legal States. Bureau for Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Government of India. Shortlisted
12 Singai, C., Ashok, H. S., & Chandra, A. (2018). Assessment of Mental Health Among Police Personnel: An Analysis of the Status of Mental Health Among the Police Personnel in the Indian Context. Bureau for Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Shortlisted
13 Ramaprasad, A., Singai, C., Sanjeev, A., Chandra, A., Neogi, D., Sreeganga, S.D., & Thodika, N.K. (2020). Smart Governance for Developing-Country Cities: A Roadmap for Research, Policy, and Practice. International Growth Centre, UK aid. Submitted
14 Indian CST, Ramaiah Public Policy Center, & Ramaiah Medical College. (2019). GPMS Transportal: Implementation of a Learning Surveillance System for Malaria Elimination. India Health Fund. Submitted
15 Kashyap, S., Ramaprasad, A., & Singai, C. (2019). Systematic Data Analytics for Sustainable Urban Solid Waste Management. Azim Premji University Research Funding Programme – 2019. Submitted
16 Ramaprasad, Arkalgud, Sastry, N. K. B., & Anilkumar, M. (2019). Medical Device Regulation in India: Changes and Reforms. NSTMIS, DST, Ministry of Science and Technology. Submitted
17 Sastry, N. K. B., Gadicherla, S., Ramaprasad, A., Singai, C., Sanjeev, A., & Neogi, D. (2019). Bridging Gaps in India’s Public Health Policies, Research, and Practice. Indian Council of Medical Research. Submitted
18 Sastry, N. K. B., Ramaprasad, A., Vijaya Kumar, B. P., Aileen, J., Mamatha, S. V., & Vasudevan, S. (2019). Mapping Technologies to Meet the Emerging Health Challenges. NSTMIS, DST, Ministry of Science and Technology. Submitted
19 Singai, C., Chandra, A., Sanjeev, A., & Maharshi, S. (2019). Barriers to and Drivers of Gender Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines in India. Indian Council for Social Science Research_Impactful Policy Research in Social Science.—1540448853472—IMPRESS-Guidelines-Project.pdf Submitted
20 Singai, C., & Ramaprasad, A. (2019a). Measuring Performance Indicators of Research and Development Institutions: An Ontological Approach. Submitted
21 Singai, C., Ramaprasad, A., & Sastry, N. K. B. (2019). Data Analytics for Development and Validation of a Structured Health Card for School Children in Karnataka. ICMR. Submitted
22 Reddy, S., Mumtaj, A., Ramaprasad, A., Singai, C., Sastry, N. K. B., Acharya, V., & Halanaik, B. (2017). Development and Validation of a Structured Health Card for School Children. The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Submitted