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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...

Sandeep Khasnavis

Sandeep Khasnavis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Building Construction Technology) from SVIT, Gujarat. His interests lie in the areas of architecture and designing ....

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...

Smita Kumari Dolly

Smita Kumari Dolly holds a Master's degree in Information Technology from IIITB and a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bhagalpur College of Engineer, Bhagalpur. Her interests lie in the areas of information technology and software development. At CSTEP, she works on the d...

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...

Suresh N.S.

Suresh N.S., Senior Research Engineer, holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University. His research interests lie in renewable energy, conventional energy and emerging techno...

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...

Tanmay Sarkar

Tanmay Sarkar is a Senior Research Engineer working with the materials group on the theoretical study of cathode materials in batteries using DFT simulations at CSTEP. He holds a Master's degree in Metallurgical and Material Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Bachel...

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...

Subhrajit Debnath

Subhrajit Debnath, Senior Research Engineer, works on the Decision Theatre at CSTEP. He holds a Master's degree in Information Technology from IIIT, Bangalore and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology. He has worked with Tata Consultancy Services L...

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor is a Principal Research Scientist involved in the domain of Security Studies at CSTEP. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Florida. Professionally, he has over 3 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry and 2 years of experience in teach...

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...

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....

Paresh Butolia

Paresh Butolia holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (IIT).His areas of interest include Environment and Sustainable Development, Alternate Fuels and Energy Resources, Catalysis. Prior to joining CSTEP, Paresh worked  at Hindustan ...

Prof. Ramaswamy M A

Prof. M.A. Ramaswamy holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to CSTEP he worked at Aerodynamics Division of National Aerospace Laboratories for more than 25 years and was head of the division for more than 20 years. He played a major role in the design and setting up of 1.2m...

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...

Riya Rachel

Riya Rachel Mohan has completed her Master's degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu and holds a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from University of Kerala. She has about 4 years experience in carbon financed renew...

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...

Prof. L V Krishnan

Professor L.V. Krishnan graduated in Physics with an Honors Degree from Presidency College, Chennai and joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1958. He attended the Training School of the then Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay, graduated in 1959 and joined the Health Physics Division of Bhabha...

Epica Mandal Sarkar

Epica Mandal Sarkar has completed an M.E in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University Kolkata, West Bengal and her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology. Prior to joining CSTEP, Epica worked as Project Assistant at Jadavpur University. Her areas of interes...

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...

Srayashi Konar

Srayashi has completed M.S.in Power and Energy from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.  Her areas of interest include power distribution system, smart grid, electric vehicles, grid integration of renewable energy, power flow regulation and control....

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....

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...

Pratima Bisen

Pratima Bisen holds a Bachelor’s degree in English (Honours) from Sri Venkateswara College of Delhi University, PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) from IIPM, New Delhi and Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Renewable Energy from TERI. She has worked with KanORS-EMR (Energy Modelling &am...

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...

Nikhilesh Dharmala

Nikhilesh Dharmala holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and a Bachelor of technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Prior to joining CSTEP, Nikhilesh work...

Akshaya Kumar Rath

Akshaya Kumar Rath completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Energy Management from University of Hyderabad and Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Institution of Engineers. Prior to joining CSTEP, Akshaya Kumar worked in the power sector for more than a decade and has been involved in various pr...

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....

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...

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...

Talk titled From CART to CAPART

Dr. Anil Date, Professor, IIT Bombay delivered a talk at CSTEP titled ‘From CART to CAPART’, detailing two technology interventions in a tribal society in semi-urban Maharashtra....

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...

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 ...

Reinvent the Toilet Fair

Jai Asundi (Principal Research Scientist), Sujaya Rathi (Principal Investigator), Aarti Daryanani (Sanitation Consultant), Chaitanya V. (Research Engineer) and Arushi Sen (Media Coordinator) from CSTEP participated as an exhibitor at “Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India” which was co-hosted ...

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...

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)....

SolarCon India 2013

Thirumalai NC, Saptak Ghosh, Venkatesh Vunnam, Ritesh Jain and Bhupesh Verma, researchers from CSTEP attended the 5th SOLARCON India titled “Balancing Energy Supply & Demand in the region – the need for a complete PV eco-system from materials to power generation “ held at KTPO ...

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. ...

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...