Centre for Research and Public Policy (CRPP)

The Centre for Research and Public Policy (CRPP) is dedicated to conducting research that contributes to high quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the issues that impact life in India.
CRPP brings together India’s best thinkers and policy practitioners who are at the forefront of both research and engagement in the policy space, drawing from various disciplines and professional backgrounds. CRPP conducts advanced and in-depth research on a wide range of policy-relevant issues, with a focus on India’s 21st-century challenges. Through its research and policymaking engagements, CRPP works closely with policymakers in its aim to place India firmly on the path of building a twenty-first century policy ecosystem. The Centre nurtures and supports scholarly excellence.


CRPP aims to be a thought leader which is able to design and execute practical strategies that lead to changes in public policy and governance. The Centre is dedicated to the principles of liberal thought, democracy, rule of law and economic freedom with a focus on equity, efficiency and effectiveness.
CRPP’s mission is to conduct and promote high-quality evidence-based research and training; provide government bodies, private organisations and academic institutions with practical and innovative recommendations; and influence decision-making.


  1. Undertake and promote research and attract students of the highest caliber to the Law’s programs and provide opportunities for their involvement in law research projects.
  2. To provide advice and training to various Institutes on the research methodology and policy drafting, helping the institutes to develop and promote innovative curriculum, teaching methods and teaching materials in this field.
  3. To host seminars and conferences to disseminate the results of research undertaken under the auspices of the Centre or in other programs associated with the Centre.
  4. To develop and promote links with academics in universities in India and in other countries.
  5. To establish and promote links with similar bodies, internationally and nationally, and provide a focal point in India for scholars.
  6. Promote close links with peak organizations & members of the legal profession.


Dr. Ayushi Aggarwal, Faculty, IILM Law School, IILM University, Gurugram


The Centre works under the supervision of –

  • Prof. Ranbir Singh, Pro Chancellor IILM University, Gurugram
  • Prof. Sujata Shahi, Vice-Chancellor IILM University, Gurugram
  • Prof. Komal, Dean PG(Law), IILM University, Gurugram
  • Prof. Manisha Joshi, Dean SOM, IILM University, Gurugram
  • Prof. Namita Dixit, Faculty, SOM, IILM University, Gurugram
  • Prof. Nandita Khurana, Adjunct Faculty, IILM University, Gurugram

IILM University, Gurugram in collaboration with NLIU Bhopal is organizing 2nd National Seminar on Emerging Trends in International Law in offline mode on December 1 & 2, 2023. The National Seminar aims to examine and analyse the emerging issues in the international arena of today’s times. It is relevant to discuss the challenges extensively on the issues relating to international law and find pragmatic and lasting solutions to overcome those challenges.

The Organizing Committee welcomes original papers, relating to, but not limited to the following themes:

  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights in Contemporary Times.
  • Economic Development & International Legal System
  • International Law & Corporate Governance
  • International Arbitration Law
  • International Protection to Intellectual Property Rights
  • Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare
  • International Law & Grounds of Development of AI
  • Health and International Law
  • Climate Change and Environmental Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Air and Space Law
  • War Crimes and International Humanitarian Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Migration and Refugee Law
  • UN & Sustainable Development Goals

Registration link: https://forms.gle/G2iaHtnBj7u5L8zW9

IILM Law School is organizing a Constitutional Law Blog Writing Competition on the occasion of Constitution Day to commemorate a significant event in the country’s history. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect on January 26, 1950, marking the birth of the Republic of India. November 26th was chosen as Constitution Day to honour the contributions of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Indian Constitution. Participants can express their thoughts through their writings to create a meaningful and informative celebration of Constitution Day while engaging with the Constitution’s principles and ideals. The Centre for Research and Public Policy invites blog posts from legal practitioners, academics, research fellows, undergraduate and postgraduate students etc. for the blog entries for the competition on Indian Constitutional law in the following areas:

  • Digital Rights and Constitution.
  • Gender Equality under Indian Constitution
  • Judicial Governance and Judicial Activism

The entries are invited all through the third week of November until November 24, 2023, 11:59 p.m. IST. Please mail all your submissions to crpp@iilm.edu with the subject Blog Submission: “Title”, only in a Microsoft Office Word-compatible format (.doc or .docx), PDFs will not be accepted.

crpp_1The workshop was organised in collaboration with Gurugram University to learn about the various aspects of rights related to intellectual property and how it can be effectively managed and protected. Ms. Chhavi Garg, NIPAM Officer & Examiner of Patents & Designs, Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India was the Master of Ceremony. The programme started with lamp lighting by the guests and dignitaries. The Vice-Chancellors of both Universities welcomed the guest and opened the workshop for the students. Ms. Chhavi Garg covered what is intellectual property and discussed the process for patent filing. She also added that in one product there can be multiple intellectual property rights. The patent is granted for a product or process. Patent protection is granted for a limited period, generally 20 years from the filing date of the application. Patentability Criteria are– Novelty, Inventive step, Industrial applicability, and Patentable subject matter. Filing of patent applications can be two ways either manually or online. Ms. Chhavi also highlighted the point that the registration fee is less for females and certain other groups.

It was a resounding success where around 120 students from different disciplines attended the workshop and gained insights into the emerging area of IPR. The University appreciates the efforts of all participants and expresses sincere gratitude for their overwhelming response, interest, enthusiasm, and keenness to take part.

crpp_2The objective of the event is to sensitize the youth about the mental health and preventive measures and promote safe environment/ best practices on mental illness among students. It was a resounding success where around fifty-five (55) students from different disciplines demonstrated the immense creative potential that lies within them through their artistic expressions. Participants shed light on the challenges overcome by the youth in today’s times and highlighted the need for the protection and awareness of the mental health. The University appreciates the efforts of all participants and expresses sincere gratitude for their overwhelming response, interest, enthusiasm, and keenness to take part.

Following is the list of winners for the competition.
Winner – Udisha (MBA)
First Runner Up – Aradhana Ojha (BA LLB)
Second Runner Up – Tie between Aditi Maheshwari, Sourabh Nainakwal and Shivam Chaurasia, Shivani Gupta (MBA)

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