C. V. Madhukar

CV Madhukar ( * 1968 in Andhra Pradesh, India) is an Indian civil society activist and director of PRS Legislative Research (Parliamentary Research Services - Legislation Research), a non-profit research initiative, the "Legislative Briefs " ( short annotated summaries) of bills in the House, Lok Sabha, and the upper house, the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Parliament publishes and also published articles on the work of the Indian Parliament. They are thus intended to strengthen the debates on legislation in which they are better informed, more transparent and participatory. Madhukar started PRS in September 2005. Initiative is being hosted by the Centre for Policy Research, Centre for Policy Research.

Last Madhukar had worked at the World Bank in Washington DC with a group that is focused world with parliamentary capacity of countries.

Madhukar started his professional career in 1993 as an investment banker with ICICI Securities in Mumbai, where he worked on the privatization of large state enterprises. Still officially an employee of ICICI, he worked mostly as a volunteer at Pratham in their first crucial years. Pratham is a non-profit organization that aims to promote basic education in urban India ". CV Madhukar what part of the original Executive Group of Pratham in Mumbai" ICICI Bank was the biggest financier of Pratham at this time, including personal commitment of ICICI management and exemption from Madhukar for the four years of his work there.

Founded at the invitation of the government of the Indian state of Karnataka in the spring of 2000 and managete Madhukar together with others the Akshara Foundation, an initiative for elementary education, which focuses on Bangalore's children. Recently founded Madhukar the Azim Premji Foundation, an initiative of Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro and one of the wealthiest corporate CEOs throughout India. The initiative supports the use of modern technology in rural schools in India.

Madhukar is an Edward S. Mason Fellow at Harvard University, where he also earned a Masters in Public Administration Science of the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also received an MBA (Finance) from the University of Houston and awarded a Bachelor of Engineering ( Civil) from the University of Bangalore. 2005 Madhukar was awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship.


  • Anybody in the House? The Indian Express, August 11, 2007
  • No debate please, we're MPs The Indian Express May 21, 2007
  • PM within the purview of Lokayukta? The Economic Times, February 16, 2007
  • House this for debate The Indian Express, January 3, 2007
  • Fundamental Right to Learning in: Pratham Resource Centre, 2007: Learning to read, ASER Discussion Series - Volume 2, page 30 (PDF file, 2.83 MB)