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Inauguration of K. M. Mani Centre for Budget Studies (KMMCBS)

        The Centre was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri. M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India and Hon’ble Shri. Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala was presided over the meeting. Shri. K.M. Mani, Honorable Minister for Finance & Law, Government of Kerala was present in the function. Shri. V. S. Achuthanandan, Leader of Opposition, Government of Kerala, Dr. M. Govinda Rao, Member, 14th Finance Commission, Government of India, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Union Minister of State for HRD, were also presented in the function held on 17th February, 2013, 10.00 am at the Old Assembly Hall, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram.

Panel Discussion on Union Budget 2013-14

        Dr. Ramachandran Thekkedath, Vice-Chancellor, CUSAT has inaugurated the function under the presidential address of Professor (Dr.) K. K. George, Chairman, Centre for Socio-Economic and Environmental Studies & former Director, SMS,CUSAT on March 8th 2013 at 9.30 am at the Renai Cochin, Palarivattom, Ernakulam.

Kerala Budget 2014-15 - Pre-Budget Consultations at Ernakulam

        The function was jointly organized by Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Finance Department, Govt. of Kerala, Commercial Taxes Department, Government of Kerala and K.M. Mani Centre for Budget Studies (KMMCBS), Cochin University of Science and Technology, CUSAT under the Presidential Address of Shri. K.M. Mani, Honorable Minister for Finance, Law and Housing, Government of Kerala on Saturday, 7th December 2013, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm at the Government Guest House, Ernakulam.

Panel Discussion on the State Budget 2014-15

        Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Former Judge, High Court of Kerala, Chairman, Kerala Dam Safety Authority and 10th Pay Revision Commission, Government of Kerala has inaugurated the function organized by the Centre under the presidential address of Professor M.A. Oommen on January 25, 2014 at 9.30 am at the Government Guest House, Ernakulam

Round Table Discussion on State Public Finance

        Professor (Dr.) K. Paulose Jacob, Pro-Vice Chancellor in-Charge of Vice Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology has inaugurated the function under the presidential address of Professor (Dr.) B. Alvin Prakash, Chairman, Kerala Public Expenditure Review Committee.The programme which was jointly organized by Kerala Public Expenditure Review Committee, Government of Kerala and K.M. Mani Centre for Budget Studies (KMMCBS), Cochin University of Science and Technology(CUSAT) on 15th March 2014 at 10.00 am at the Electronics Department Auditorium, CUSAT.

A Discussion on Union Budget 2014-15

        Professor (Dr.) K. Paulose Jacob, Vice Chancellor in-charge, CUSAT has inaugurated the function under the presidential address of Professor M. A. Oommen on 15th July 2014 at 10.00 am at the Electronics Department Auditorium, CUSAT.

Kerala Budget 2015-16 Pre-Budget Consultations at Ernakulam.

        Shri.K.M.Mani, Honorable Minister for Finance,Law and Housing,Govt. of Kerala has inaugurated the function under the presidential address of Dr.J Latha,Vice-Chancellor,CUSAT on 22nd December 2014 at 09:45 am at School of Marine Science Auditorium,Fine Arts Avenue,Lakeside Campus,CUSAT.

A Discussion on Union Budget 2015-16

        The K.M.Mani Centre for Budget Studies (KMMCBS),Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT),Kochi organised a discussion on 'Union Budget 2015-16' on 5th March 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Ship Technology Department Auditorium,CUSAT.Prof.(Dr.) Paulose Jacob,Prof-Vice-Chancellor,CUSAT presided over the function.

National Seminar on “GST Reforms: Implications for States”

        Dr. J. Letha, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, CUSAT inaugurated the Programme on 7th September, 2015 at the Polymer Science & Rubber Technology Auditorium, CUSAT. Prof. (Dr.) M.A. Oommen, Honorary Director, KMMCBS, CUSAT delivered the Presidential Speech. Prof. (Dr.) Pinaki Chakraborty, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi was the Key speaker of the Seminar. Dr. Jose Sebastian, Associate Professor, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT) and Prof. N. Ramalingam, Associate Professor, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT) were exchanged their views on GST Bill.

Workshop on Accrual Based Budgeting in Local Governments for the Newly Elected Members of the Panchayat and Municipalities in Kerala

        The K.M. Mani Centre for Budget studies was organised a workshop on 'Accrual Based Budgeting in Local Governments for the Newly Elected Members of the Panchayati Raj Institutions in Kerala' on 16th December, 2015 at the International School of Photonics Auditorium, CUSAT. Dr. J. Letha, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, CUSAT inaugurated the Programme. Prof. (Dr.) K. Poulose Jacob, Pro- Vice Chancellor, CUSAT delivered the Presidential Address. Shri. Udaya Bhanu Kandeth, Retired Senior Audit Officer, AG’s Office,Thiruvananthapuram and Shri. Sivadas, Jr. Superintendent, Panchayat Raj Institution were the main speakers of the programme.

Workshop on Accrual Based Budgeting in Local Governments for the Newly Elected Members of the Panchayat and Municipalities in Kerala

        Prof. (Dr.) K. Poulose Jacob, Pro- Vice Chancellor, CUSAT was inaugurated the workshop on 16th January, 2016 at the Polymer Science & Rubber Technology Auditorium, CUSAT. Prof. (Dr.) M.A. Oommen, Honorary Director, KMMCBS, CUSAT delivered the Presidential Address. Shri. Udaya Bhanu Kandeth, Retired Senior Audit Officer, AG’s Office,Thiruvananthapuram and Shri. Sivadas, Jr. Superintendent, Panchayat Raj Institution were the main speakers of the programme.

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of KMMCBS

        Shri. V.K. Ebrahim Kunju, Hon’ble Minister for Public Works, Government of Kerala was laid the Foundation Stone. Dr. J. Letha, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, CUSAT was presided over the function held on 16th January, 2016 at the Polymer Science & Rubber Technology Auditorium, CUSAT.

Short Term Post Graduate Diploma Course

        The Centre proposes to start a Post Graduate Diploma Course on Budget Making and Budget Management (PGDBM&BM)- under process.

Discussion on Economic Survey, Union Budget 2016-17 & Future Plans for India

        The K.M. Mani Centre for Budget Studies was organised a 'Discussion on Economic Survey, Union Budget 2016-17 & Future Plans for India' on 08th March, 2016 at the Polymer Science & Rubber Technology Auditorium, CUSAT. Dr. J. Letha, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, CUSAT inaugurated the function. Prof. (Dr.) D. Rajasenan, Executive Director, KMMCBS delivered the Welcome speech and Prof. (Dr.) M.A. Oommen, Honorary Director, KMMCBS delivered the Presidential Address. Prof. (Dr.) Pinaki Chakraborty, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi was the Key speaker. Dr. R. Mohan, Indian Revenue Service, Ernakulam, Mr. P. Kishore, Assistant Editor, Malayala Manorama and Mr. Rajesh Abraham, Assistant Editor, The New Indian Express were the other speakers of the discussion.