Dr. M R Madhavan is the President and co-founder of PRS Legislative Research, a public policy research institution that aims to bring more transparency, information and participation in India’s law-making process. His organization provides analytical support to MPs and State Legislative Assemblies to help make informed decisions, and has been invited by Parliament Standing Committees to testify on important bills such as the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill and the Lokpal Bill. In addition, it has started the Legislative Assistance to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship, a prestigious programme that selects and trains young people to be Research Assistants to MPs.
Dr. Madhavan is a fellow from IIM Calcutta, an MBA from IIM Calcutta and holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Madras. Before moving to the public sector, he made his mark in the corporate world as Principal and Senior Strategist for the Asia region at Bank of America, Singapore. He was a Gurukul Chevening Scholar at the London School of Economics, and has been conferred with NDTV Indian of the year 2013 for Public Service.
Dr. M R Madhavan receiving his award