Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and technology for a sustainable, secure and inclusive society. CSTEP has grown to become a multi-disciplinary policy research organisation in the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, Materials, Climate Adaptation and Security Studies.
CSTEP is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Center is supported by the grants from domestic and international foundations, industry trusts and governments. Grants and donations made to CSTEP are eligible for exemptions u/s 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. CSTEP is also registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. CSTEP has on its Board people from various back grounds and with relevant and rich experience. The board members represent reputed organisations to include, government, corporate, academics, philanthropists and from administrative services.
In addition to this, CSTEP has built a multi-disciplinary research capacity to include economists, policy specialists and social scientists, IT experts, etc to ensure that the research conducted have a long-term impact and have meaningful outcomes by incorporating social and economic perspectives to a scientific solution. CSTEP constantly aims at science and technology enabled policy options for an inclusive and equitable economic growth.