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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...

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...

Safinaz Saif

Safinaz Saif holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from VTU. Her research interests lie in the areas of environment, quality management and material science....

Dr. C P Anil Kumar

C.P. Anil Kumar holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Chennai), Master of Science in Mathematics from The Ohio State University (USA) and an Integrated MSc. (5 year course) in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Prior to joining...

Dr. Bellarmine

Dr. K.C. Bellarmine, Chief Financial Officer of CSTEP, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Fisheries from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He has worked in the financial services sector for over two decades and has expertise in investment and corporate banking, structured financing and distresse...

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...

Bhupesh Verma

Bhupesh Verma is a Senior Research Analyst working in the wind energy domain at CSTEP. He holds an MBA in Biotechnology and Marketing from Shoolini University of Management Sciences, Himachal Pradesh and a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh University. His research interest...

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 ...

Ragasudha

Ragasudha, Associate HR, holds  an MBA in HR from the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh. She has previously worked at Centum Electronics Pvt Ltd and has eight years of experience in the field of HR. Her...

Kaveri Ashok

Kaveri Ashok holds a Master’s in Nuclear Science and Technology from Delhi University and a Post Graduate degree in Physics from Delhi University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Kaveri worked at NIAS for 2.3 years. Her research interests lie in the areas of nuclear safety and security....

Dr. Parveen Kumar

Dr Parveen Kumar, Senior Research Scientist, uses a computer simulation approach to explore the efficiency of cathode materials and electrolytes for energy storage devices at CSTEP. He worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science and has received a Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Isla...

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...

Rekha N.

Rekha N., Admin Officer, works as a member of the Admin. team and is responsible for assisting the Executive Director and coordinate administrative activities at CSTEP. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and has over 16 years of work experience....

Ranganathan P.

P. Ranganathan, Principal Member-Technical Staff , holds a degrees in Commerce and Computer Science and has worked for over 15 years in the IT Industry with vast experience in handling diversified projects on web and client-server. Prior to CSTEP, he was associated with Xsysys Technologies Pvt. Ltd....

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P.

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P. is Engineer-Technical Staff and handles the IT Infrastructure at CSTEP. He holds a Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Vishveshwaraiah Institute of Science and Technology, Madanapalle....

Bhavna Sharma

Bhavna Sharma, Communication Officer, holds Master's in Business Administration from Shoolini University of Management Sciences, Solan (Himachal Pradesh) and a Bachelor's in Computer Application from Panjab University, Chandigarh. ...

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...

Vivek Vaidyanathan

Vivek Vaidyanathan is a Research Scientist working on urban infrastructure related projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D from TU Delft, Netherlands. He has close to 10 years of work experience i...

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 ...

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...

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...

Roshna N

Roshna N holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Her areas of interest include the study of non-Newtonian fluids-granular materials, purification of waste water containing heavy metals using sugarcane bagasse, experimental studies of flow ...

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...

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....

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...

Anirban Banerjee

Anirban Banerjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Prior to joining CSTEP, Anirban worked at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, IISc.  for 5 years. His research interests lie in the areas of monsoon prediction...

Arjun Shanker

Arjun Shaker holds a Master of Science degree (B.Sc & M.Sc Dual Degree) in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology and Master of Science in Agribusiness from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Arjun worked at an International Fund for Agricultural Development aided proj...

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.         ...

Talk on Conflicting Biotechnology Regulatory Policies Comparative Analysis of the US and the Indian System

Prof. Shanthu Shantharam from the Seed Science Center, Biosafety Institute for the Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP), Iowa State University, visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on “Conflicting Biotechnology Regulatory Policies: Comparative Analysis of the US and the Indian System...

TISS Climate conference

Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Advisor, Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist and Debapriya Das, Senior Research Economist at CSTEP attended the TISS Climate Conference 2014, which was held in Mumbai at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) campus....

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 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 ...

International Conference on Status and Role of Social Science Research in Asia

Dr. Jai Asundi, Senior Research Scientist with CSTEP attended an International Conference on Status and Role of Social Science Science Research in Asian Countries hosted by the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in New Delhi....

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...

Workshop on Solar Thermal Testing and Simulator Facility

G Srilakshmi, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a one day workshop on “Solar Thermal Testing and Simulator Facility” organised by the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) in their campus in Mumbai....

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...

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)....

Nano Technology in Conventional and Alternate Energy Systems

The University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) in association with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), New York, USA hosted - First International Seminar on Nano Technology in Conventional and Alternate Energy Systems, Global Status and Pathways at Dehradun. ...