The late Dr. P.K. Gopalakrishnan was one of the founder members of the Centre. He was a scholar, policy advisor and an institution builder par excellence. He was one of the few outstanding personalities who played a pivotal role in setting up many advanced institutions of research and learning in Kerala during the 1970s and 1980s. As a Policy Advisor and Secretary to the Government during the Chief Ministership of the late Shri. C. Achutha Menon, Dr. Gopalakrishnan provided excellent support in formulating a science and technology policy for the state. To perpetuate Dr. Gopalakrishnan’s memory, his family instituted the endowment at the Centre.

P.K.Gopalakrishnan Memorial Lectures at a Glance


10. Why does the Indian state  both fail and succeed?
Professor Devesh Kapur,

Director of Asia Programs, Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,  Johns Hopkins University, USA

14 December 2020

9. India’s Banking Crisis in Perspective

Prof. T. T. Ram Mohan
Professor, Finance & Accounting, IIM Ahmedabad

20 September 2019

8. ‘The Challenge of Intolerance, the Future of Indian Democracy, and South India’s Role: Some Reflections’

Rajmohan Gandhi

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

19 December 2018