CENTRE FOR POLICY STUDIES was launched on October 2, 1995, the 126th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, with the object of providing a forum for the intellectual, the academic and the expert to interact, focusing on issues and policies of contemporary relevance. The Centre regularly organises meetings and seminars on policies and issues relating to areas of politics, society and development and brings out a bimonthly bulletin carrying articles on different themes and subjects.
It was a part of Sankar Foundation from its inception to March 22, 2002 when it was merged with Gayatri Vidya Parishad under the chairmanship of Prof. B.Sarveswara Rao, eminent professor of Economics and former Vice Chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University. On September 28, 2016 it was registered as a Society with the objective of expanding its research activities focusing in particular on public policy formulation at macro and micro levels and its impact on the people. A new Governing Body has accordingly been constituted to be guided by an Advisory Board of eminent persons.
The activities of the Centre for Policy Studies include publication of a bimonthly Bulletin, holding meetings and seminars and organizing lectures by renowned persons.