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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 techno...

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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 techno...

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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 techno...

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...

Dr. Krishnan S S

Dr. S.S. Krishnan holds a Ph.D. and a Master's in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to CSTEP, he worked with the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and has worked extensively on major collaborative projects with Indian and global entities i...

Badri Shanmukeshwara Rao

Badri S. Rao is a Senior Research Engineer working on the techno-economic and policy assessment of Concentrated Solar Power Technologies in India at CSTEP. He holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical...

Shweta Srinivasan

Shweta Srinivasan is a Senior Research Analyst and holds a Master's degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication. At CSTEP, she works on policy research in low carbon energy ...

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya works as a Senior Research Scientist and holds a Master's degree in Urban and Rural Planning. She has over 8 years of professional experience in the areas of Urban Planning and Policy Advisory for Regional plans, and urban governance. She also has experience...

Roopa N.

Roopa N., Admin Officer, is in-charge of all secretarial duties to the Chairman and assists the HR Department with Recruitment Process, and the Communication and Policy Engagement team with outreach activities at CSTEP. She holds a Science degree and has done certificate courses in Computation and T...

Sandhya Sundararagavan

Sandhya Sundararagavan holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune. Her areas of expertise include Renewable energy, Demand side management, Distribution sec...

Dr. Sujatha Byravan

Dr. Sujatha Byravan's broad areas of interest are science, technology and policy.  Over the past several years she has been working on specific aspects of global climate change policy and also climate change policy in India. In CSTEP she works on national climate change policy, adaptation a...

Murali Ramakrishnan

Murali Ramakrishnan, Senior Research Analyst, holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Anna University, Tamil Nadu. He has previously worked with CSTEP as a research ...

Anantha Lakshmi P

Anantha Lakshmi P is a Senior Research Engineer working in the Infrastructure domain  at CSTEP. She holds a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.  She is interested in transportation planning, policy analysis and public transport an...

Yeshika Malik

Yeshika Malik, Research Economist, holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. and a Bachelor’s degree from Banasthali University, Rajasthan. Prior to joining CSTEP, she has worked as a Consultant with the National Institution for Transforming India (NI...

Arushi Sen

Arushi Sen completed her Master's degree in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig, Germany and University of Wroclaw, Poland. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Lady Sriram College, Delhi. Prior to joining CSTEP, she was associated with IORA Ecological Solutions, D...

Anuradha Venkatesh

Anuradha Venkatesh holds a Master’s degree in Energy Management from the University of Stirling, UK. Prior to joining CSTEP, she worked in research consultancy projects dealing with energy storage and waste management. Her research interests lie in energy economics and climate change studies, ...

Dr. Pratima Singh

Dr. Pratima Singh holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Resources (Energy and Environment) from TERI University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research was on “Energy use and GHG emission analysis of urban wastewater infrastructure and scoping for use of renewable energy resources”. Her work focu...

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Dr.Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute (Reno, USA). His main research interest is analysis of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales and finding ways to bridge the gap betw...

Ananya Chatterjee

Ananya Chatterjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Ananya worked at Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd. & Marsons Ltd. for 5 years. Her research interests lie in the areas of power, energy and in...

Abhijeet Kar

Abhijeet Kar holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from The Times School Of Journalism, New Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree in Media Science (Hons) from West Bengal University of Technology. Prior to joining CSTEP, Abhijeet has worked with ANM NEWS Kolkata, Zee Entertainment Network, Netsc...

Ashray Udaya Shankar

Ashray Udaya Shankar holds a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering from FAU Erlangen, Germany. He completed his B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University. His research interests lie in the areas of solar energy and policy analysis. ...

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...

Workshop on Training Needs Assessment on Climate Change Regional Dialogue

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP participated as subject experts for Urban Planning and Transport at the Training Needs Assessment Workshop on Climate Change, organised by the Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (E...

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....

India Policy Forum 2014

Debapriya Das and Deepthi Swamy, Senior Researchers at CSTEP attended the India Policy Forum (IPF) 2014, organised by the National Council of Applied and Economic Research (NCAER), in partnership with Brookings Institution, at New Delhi....

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....

Workshop on Energy Secure Outlook

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Investigator, Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head – Communications and Policy Engagement and Shweta L. Srinivasan, Senior Research Analyst at CSTEP participated in a workshop on ‘Energy Secure Outlook for India: IESS 2047’ along with Shri. Anil K. Jain, Ad...

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....

Talk on Importance of Communication for Researchers

Aditi Chadha Kapoor, Director – Policy Advocacy and Partnerships with Alternative Futures, a development research and communication organisation, visited CSTEP to present a talk on the ‘Importance of Communication for Researchers’....

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)....

Workshop on Deconstructing South-South Cooperation A Southern Perspective

Nihit Goyal and Shweta Srinivasan, researchers from CSTEP, attended a workshop on ‘Deconstructing South-South Cooperation: A Southern Perspective’ organised by Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals in collaboration with the National Council of Applied Economic Resear...

Workshop on Scientific Mining Policy and Critical Minerals in Kerala

Dr N. Balasubramanian, Advisor at CSTEP, was a panellist in a workshop titled ‘Scientific Mining Policy and Critical Minerals in Kerala’, organised by the State Planning Board, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment and Science and Technology Department, Government ...

The Launch Workshop for the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047

Dr. Anshu, Bharadwaj, Executive Director, and Deepthi Swamy, Sahil Ali and Shweta Srinivasan, researchers from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended the launch workshop for the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS), organised by the Planning Commission and Conf...

Talk on Low Carbon Growth

Dr S S Krishnan, Principal Investigator at the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) gave a talk on “National Initiatives and Low Carbon Growth Policy Options for India” at the 3rd Triennial International Workshop on Sustainable Energy for All: Transforming Commitment...

Training on Folklore Payroll application

Manjunatha E, Associate Finance from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended an orientation training session on Folklore Payroll application organised by Greytip Software Pvt. Ltd....

Workshop on Developing a Strategic Approach to Policy Engagement and Communication

Dr Annapoorna Ravichander, Head of Communication and Policy Engagement, Arushi Sen, Media Coordinator and Bhawna Welturkar, Graphic Designer from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended a workshop organised by the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) and Institute of Developmen...

Workshop on Performance Assessment System

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Investigator, Smita Kumari Dolly, Research Engineer and Bhavna Sharma, Research Analyst from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended a workshop conducted by the Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad....

Speech on Nuclear Power at EnerTech World Expo and Conference

Dr L.V. Krishnan, Advisor to the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) was invited to speak at the Nuclear Energy Session, EnerTech World Expo and Conference, 2014....

Workshop on Growth in a Carbon Constrained World

A workshop on Growth in a Carbon Constrained World was jointly organised by Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy and Public Affairs Centre (PAC) at Regency1, ITC Windsor.  The workshop was attended by Dr. Jean Lebel, President International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Cana...

Workshop on Universal Urban Sanitation

Sujaya Rathi attended the National Workshop on Towards Universal Urban Sanitation -Smaller Cities a Priority Area for Policy Focus in New Delhi....

Inception Meeting for South Asia Policy Engagement and Communication

Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Executive Director, CSTEP and Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head CPE, CSTEP, attended Inception Meeting for South Asia Policy Engagement and Communication (PEC) program. ...

Colloquium on Climate Smart Cities

Colloquium on Smart Cities jointly held by Centre for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP) and the Public Affairs Centre (PAC)....

Symposium on High Speed Rail

Anantha Lakshmi P, Senior Research Engineer, Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, made a presentation on, “Demonstration of Proof of Concept for looking at Alternatives for Transport Infrastructure”, at the High Speed Rail (HSR) Symposium held at Sri Jayachamarajendra Coll...

Roadmap for Accelerated Wind Power Development in India

CSTEP in association with Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited and support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation organised a Workshop on Roadmap for Accelerated Wind Power Development in India: Estimating wind power potential, Addressing challenges in grid integration, Enabling po...

Talk on Think Tank Initiative

Talk on Think Tank Initiative: Strengthening Policy Research by Dr Samar Verma, Senior Program Officer for TTI, IDRC Regional office for South Asia, New Delhi....

Round Table on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda

A Round Table on Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda, was organised by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and HSBC along with the Environment and Good Governance Trust, the London School of Economics (LSE), and Institute for Social and Economi...