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Dr. Jai Asundi

Dr. Jai Asundi is the Research Coordinator at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bangalore, India. He is involved in projects related to Energy, Climate Policy, Sanitation and Security. His research interests lie in the areas of information technology for development. He is work...

Kavitha

Kavitha holds a PGDBA in HR/IR from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Journalism and English Literature from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She has previously worked as Manager-Human Resources for Digi International (a wi-fi product development company)...

Venkatesh Vunnam

V. Venkatesh, Senior Research Engineer, works on determining energy demand and supply and efficiency for manufacturing industries at CSTEP. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His interests are in industrial energy efficiency, low...

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj holds a Post Doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Bangalore University. Prior to CSTEP, she worked with the United States Steel Corporation and General Motors Corporation (R&D). Her areas o...

Rakesh Rajpurohit

Rakesh Rajpurohit has completed his M.Tech in Computer Science from IIIT Bangalore and B.Tech in Computer Science from Rajasthan University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Rakesh worked at Azul Systems and Siemens, for 2.5 years....

Bharath R

Bharath R. is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Bangalore Institute of Technology. He has completed his Bachelors in Computer Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University. He has joined CSTEP as an Intern. His interests lie in data mining concepts, techn...

Saptak Ghosh

Saptak Ghosh is a Senior Research Engineer working with the Energy team at CSTEP. He has been working on projects concerning solar photovoltaics and integrated waste management frameworks for India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RV College of Enginee...

Shivaprasad N.S.

Shiva Prasad N., Manager-Finance, works in the Finance and Accounts team and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bangalore University. He has several years of experience in Finance, Accounts and Audit. He works in the area of Payments, Accounting and Tax Compliance....

Deepu Ramachar

Deepu Ramachar holds a Master’s degree in Computer Application from KNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore and a BSc. from Bangalore University. She has previously worked as an Intern at Unisys Global Services as a software engineer. She has got seven months of experience as an Asp.net Softwar...

Prof. Rajgopal S

Prof. Rajgopal is a graduate of the College of Engineering, Guindy and Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management from Jamnalal Institute of Management, Mumbai. He has worked with the Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Department of Atomic Energy and served as Secretary, Atomic Energy Commission and Cont...

S V Narasimhan

S.V. Narasimhan is a Retired Scientist ‘G’ from DRDO (under the Ministry of Defence). He has worked at the Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore from May 1972 until retirement and has held various designations in the organisation. He retired as Project Director (Kaveri) fr...

Harshid Sridhar

Harshid Sridhar is a Senior Research Engineer working in the areas of power systems and distributed energy systems. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering (Power and Energy Systems) from Arizona State University, USA, and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Anna University. Pr...

Sonali Anusree

Sonali has completed her Bachelor's in Architecture from College of Engineering, Bhubaneshwar and completed her Master's in Planning with specialisation in Environmental Planning from CEPT, Ahemdabad. She has gained architectural experience during her B.Arch training from Anindiya Basu &...

Milind Ravindranath

Milind  has completed MSc. (Engg) in Computational Science from IISc Bangalore and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NITK, Surathkal. He has worked as a Visiting Scholar at Carleton University, Ottawa on circuit simulation under the Canadian Commonwe...

Ravi Lepakshi

Mr. Ravi Lepakshi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Visvesvaraya College Of Engineering, Bangalore. He has over 35 years of professional experience and has worked with KPTCL and BESCOM. His expertise lie in the areas of Distribution Automation System, Cables and Smar...

Prof. Umesh Waghmare

Professor Umesh Waghmare is currently Professor in the Theoretical Sciences Unit of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore. He obtained his doctorate degree in applied physics in 1996 from Yale University, and did postdoctoral research in Harvard University (199...

Mahesh Kumar

Mahesh Kumar is currently pursuing CA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bangalore. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Bangalore University. He has previously worked as an Accounts Manager at Online Instruments India Pvt. Ltd and has 8 years of experience in the are...

Abhijit Chakraborty

Abhijit Chakraborty holds a Master’s degree in Microbiology from AMC College (Bangalore University, Karnataka, India). He is an Editor. His areas of interest include pro bono activities. ...

Suhas Bannur

Suhas Bannur completed his M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His areas of interest include Solar Thermal, Fluid Mechanical Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and New Product Development....

Arijit Chanda

Arijit completed his M.Tech, Climate Science, from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His areas of interest include meteorological flow modelling and pollution dispersion modelling....

Merlin Francis

Merlin Francis holds a Master’s degree in Communication from Christ University, Bangalore. Prior to joining CSTEP, she worked with The New Indian Express and Times of India for 5 years. She is interested in the reading and writing about transport and urban sustainability, governance, education...

Aswathy KP

Aswathy has completed M Tech in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Traffic and Transportation Planning from National Institute of Technology, Calicut. She previously worked as a Project Assistant at Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP, IISc Bangalor...

Ananth Hegde

Ananth Hegde holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology from IIIT-Bangalore and has over 4 years of work experience. Prior to joining CSTEP, he worked with Cognizant and Tyfone Inc. His interests lie in software engineering, application architectures and databases....

Harikrishna K V

Harikrishna K.V. holds a Master’s degree in Power and Energy Systems from Bangalore University. With over 6 years of work experience, he has worked with Power Research & Development Consultants, Central Power Research Institute  and Energy Economy & Environmental Consultants, prio...

Marisa Yesudas

Noelene Marisa Yesudas completed her Post Graduation in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from M.S Ramiah School of Architecture, Bangalore. Prior to joining CSTEP, Marisa worked at the Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport (CoE...

Rajat Verma

Rajat Verma is presently pursuing a Ph. D. in Economics from the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, affiliated with University of Mysore. He holds a Post Graduate degree in Economics from TERI University, Delhi. Prior to joining CSTEP, Rajat worked as a faculty at various colleges ...

Aswathy Shivaji

Aswathy Shivaji holds a Bachelor’s in Design from the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. Her interests lie in the areas of Product and Graphic Designing....

Nilalohita Panigrahi

Nilalohita Panigrahi completed his M.Tech in Information Technology from IIIT, Bangalore and comes with 9 years of experience in the IT sector. Prior to joining CSTEP, Nilalohita worked at HCL Technologies, SAP Labs India, Glomantra e-Services and redBus.in. His interests lie in the areas of coding,...

Kartik Akhoon

Kartik Akhoon has completed his integrated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (in Materials Science) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interests lie in the areas of renewable energy, climate change and sustainability.         ...

Pratah Jain

Pratah Jain has completed her Bachelor of Science from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and MCA from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. She also holds an Executive MBA from the Indian Institute of Business Management. With over 17 years of experience, Pratah has worked with Infosys...

Poornima Kumar

Poornima Kumar holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar, and she has completed Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University. She is also curre...

Shreoshi Dutta

Shreoshi Dutta is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She has completed her graduation in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology. Prior to joining CSTEP, Shreoshi worke...

Sattvika Ashok

Sattvika Ashok is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Mathematics & Statistics from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Her research interests lie in the areas of urban in...

Dwijaraj Bhattacharya

Dwijaraj Bhattacharya is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (hons) in Chemistry from Delhi University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Dwijaraj worked at the Yuva Parivartan, Mastech Inc. and Zomat...

Climate Parliament Legislators Meeting on Karnataka Renewable Energy Scenario

Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Dr. Jai Asundi , Nihit Goyal and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi presented work on a CSTEP report commissioned by the Climate Parliament Initiative- an international network of legislators working to promote renewable energy to combat climate change- at a stakeholder session in a closed ...

Workshop on Smart Initiatives in Energy Systems

Mohd Saquib, Senior Research Engineer and Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a two-day workshop on “Smart Initiatives in Energy Systems”, organised by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Bangalore Chapter at GE – John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore....

Conference on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

CSTEP organised a two day Conference on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Bangalore, which drew participation from Indian, Nepali and Pakistani experts in the Climate Change Adaptation domain....

Workshop on Energy Secure Outlook for India IESS 2047

CSTEP, in collaboration with the Planning Commission, organised a workshop on ‘Energy Secure Outlook for India: IESS 2047’ at the Capitol Hotel, Bangalore. The workshop was aimed at presenting the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool to policy makers, university students...

Workshop on Urban Policy Dialogues 2014

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP attended a workshop on Urban Policy Dialogues, 2014, at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore....

Roundtable Discussion on the Draft Handbook of Climate Finance in India

Nihit Goyal, Senior Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a roundtable discussion on the draft “Hand-book of Climate Finance in India” organised by the Vasudha Foundation in Bangalore....

Workshop on Addressing the Challenges to Scale up Solar Energy Manufacturing Industry in India Horizon 2032

The results of CSTEPs study on scaling up current manufacturing capabilities of the Indian solar industry, both Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and the challenges involved in it were presented to various industry stakeholders in a workshop organised by CSTEP in Bangalore....

Project Advisory Committee Meeting A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning Proof of Concept Tool

Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) organised a Project Advisory Committee Meeting for “A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning – Proof-of-Concept Tool”. The meeting was attended by representatives from CSTEP, CEPT University, Arghyam, CDD Soc...

Workshop on Policy Advocacy

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP attended a workshop, organised at Public Affairs Centre (PAC) Bangalore on Policy Advocacy. The workshop was conducted by Aditi Kapoor from Alternative Futures....

Talk on U S Climate Policy and its Implications for India

Dr. Noah Sachs, Director of Center for Environmental Studies at Richmond Law School, and a visiting Fullbright Scholar at the National Law School Bangalore, delivered a talk on ‘U.S. Climate Change Policy and its Implications for India’ at CSTEP....

Workshop on Technology Options for Decentralized Wastewater Management Towards Sustainable Environment

Shramana Dey, Intern and Sujaya Rathi, Principal Investigator from CSTEP attended a workshop on ‘Technology Options for Decentralized Wastewater Management – Towards Sustainable Environment’, organised by the Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, BORDA and Rajiv Gandhi...

Training on Media Skills

Arushi Sen, Media Coordinator at CSTEP attended a workshop titled ‘Training on Media Skills’, organised by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bangalore under the Policy Engagement and Communication (PEC) programme of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI)....

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Technical Assistance for Development and Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies in Karnataka

Deepthi Swamy, Senior Research Analyst from CSTEP, attended a stakeholder consultation workshop on ‘Technical Assistance for Development and Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies in Karnataka' in Bangalore....

Workshop on Extending Tally ERP 9 Using TDL

Shivaprasad N., Finance Manager at CSTEP attended a workshop on Extending Tally.ERP 9 using TDL (Tally Definition Language), organised by B.E. Solutions Private Limited in Bangalore....

International Seminar on Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Vinay Kandagal, Research Engineer from CSTEP gave a talk at the International Seminar on Electric/Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EV/HEV) organised by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Rajarajeshwari College of Engineering, Bangalore....

Workshop on Karnataka Power Sector Roadmap

Meera Sudhakar, Research Scientist and Deepthi Swami, Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a seminar organised by the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) on February 7, 2014....