Centre for Regulatory Studies, Governence and Public Policy

About Our Centre

The Centre for Regulatory Studies, Governance and Public Policy (CRSGPP) is a research centre that strives to promote in-depth and critical research on areas that are at the intersection of law and public policy. Located at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata, the Centre conducts studies, both normative and empirical, to gauge the effectiveness of certain laws and policies, especially those that have a direct bearing on governance and administration. The Centre and its research initiatives are supported by the Government of West Bengal. The Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, oversees the progress of the Centre from time to time.


Since its inception in July 2015, CRSGPP has undertaken a few research projects. The two main research projects that CRSGPP has pivoted abd concluded recently are on (1) Changing Roles of Executive Magistrates in the Maintenance of Law and Order (2) Trend Analysis of RTI Applications in the Gram Panchayats and Panchayat Samitis of West Bengal. The respective reports of the research endeavours will be available shortly. Apart from conducting research work, the Centre also organises a few events that include Seminars, Workshops, Training Programmes, etc., to engage people in discussions and debates on critical issues involving law and public policy.


CRSGPP has a dedicated team of research scholars that includes research fellows, research associates and research assistants. The progress of the Centre is monitored by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, WBNUJS. Also, the Director General, Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Kolkata, who is also the Additional Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal, advises the Centre on research areas and on the research design and methodology.


The CRSGPP team comprises:
(A) Two Research Fellows (One post vacant)
(B) One Advisor (the Additional Chief Secretary and DG, ATI is the present advisor)
(C) Two Research Associates (One from law and one from non-law)
(D) Six Research Assistants (Four from law and two from non-law) (four posts vacant)