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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)...

Aklavya Sharan

Aklavya Sharan has completed his MBA in Project Management from Sikkim Manipal University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Aklavya worked at the Decentralised Energy Systems India Pvt. Ltd. and NETPRO Renewable Energy, for 19 years. His research interests lie in the areas of project development work, busine...

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...

Sujaya Rathi

Sujaya Rathi is a Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP and has over 17 years of experience in the field of integrated land use transportation research and planning in India and the USA. She is currently involved in the development of decision support tools for sanitation and transport. She is also ...

Debapriya Das

Debapriya Das is a Senior Research Economist working on urban poverty and the Indian energy scenario at CSTEP. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research. She has to her credit publications on several topics....

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 ...

Manjunatha E.

Manjunatha Eshwar, Associate – Finance, handles Finance and Accounts at CSTEP. He is a graduate in Commerce from Dr. CV Raman University and received his Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Karnataka State Open University. He has more than nine years of professional experience and...

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...

Trupti P Deshpande

Trupti P Deshpande holds an M.Tech degree (Town and Country Planning) from College of Engineering, Pune. Her research areas include Master planning, Campus planning, Transport & Urban planning and leaning interest towards housing and cluster development....

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...

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 &...

Gayathri Muralidharan

Gayathri Muralidharan holds a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Prior to joining CSTEP she worked at Egis Geoplan Pvt. Ltd. Her areas of interest include study of issues in urban development and in providing sustainable & smart soluti...

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....

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...

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...

Gopal Berry

Gopal Berry graduated in Commerce from EIILM (Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management) Gurgaon. Prior to joining CSTEP, Gopal worked with IHDP Business Park, Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd, Sharda Exports and Hem Stich India for 12 years. His interests lie in the areas of vendor management a...

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...

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,...

Dr. Shradha Mathur

Shradha has completed her Doctorate and Masters in Psychology from the University of Delhi. Prior to joining CSTEP, Shradha worked at Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DRDO in Delhi), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and worked as a Freelance Researcher on sanitation. Her research interest...

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...

Talk on Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Dr. Neil Joeck, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for International Studies, University of California, Berkeley visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on “Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Implications of Pakistan’s Nuclear Developments”....

South Asia Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Sustainable Development Goals and the Means of Implementation

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) attended the SAARC/ UNDP/ UNESCAP/ ADB summit of South Asian nations on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, organised in Nagarkot, Nepal....

Interactive Workshop on Fly Ash Utilisation

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) presented a presentation on “Improving Fly Ash Utilisation in the Cement Industry: A Resource Efficiency Approach” at the ‘Fly Ash Utilisation Interactive Workshop’ organised jointly by the Mission Energy Foundation and Fly A...

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 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’....

Regional Conference on Trade in Value Added Global Value Chains and Development Strategy

Dr Jai Asundi, Principal Investigator at CSTEP presented on the Indian Software Industry at the Regional Conference on Trade in Value-Added, Global Value Chains and Development Strategy, organised by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) along with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Stu...

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 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...

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 ...

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....

Training Programme on Urban Transport

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher (CSTEP) was invited as a guest speakers in the 2nd round of training programme on Urban Transport organised by the State Institute of Urban Development (SIUD), Karnataka....

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...

Training on Urban Transport

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Investigator (CSTEP) and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher (CSTEP) were invited as guest speakers in a training programme on Urban Transport organised by the State Institute of Urban Development (SIUD), Karnataka at the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) campus i...

The Economics of Investment in High Speed Rail

The Economics of Investment in High Speed Rail organised by The Planning Commission, International Transport Forum, and the Asian Institute of Transport Development, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi....

Workshop on Cities of the Future

Workshop on “Cities of the Future: Smart & Sustainable” Launch of the Smart Cities Council India initiative, Centre for Sustainable Development & Smart Cities Council, ITC, Bangalore....

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 Urban Transport

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist, CSTEP, made a presentation on “Fitting Plans –Structure Plan & Master Plan, CTTP, CMP & Policies at a workshop on Urban Transport (Mobility Strategies for Bangalore), organised by State Institute for Urban Development (SIUD). Shrimoyee ...

ASIA LEDS Forum

ICF International, Climate Change Commission of Philippines and Asian Development Bank hosted the ASIA LEDS Forum in Manila....

Lecture on Sustainable Development and Urban Transformation

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist, CSTEP, attended a lecture on “Sustainable Development and Urban Transformation: Lessons learned and Perspective” at Indian Institute of Human Settlement, Bangalore. ...

Asia LEDS Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance

Dr S S Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP, made a presentation on ‘Update on India’s Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) program for Industrial Energy Efficiency’ at the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance held at Manil...

Third Regional Meeting of the South Asian TTI

Members from CSTEP attended the 3rd Regional Meeting of International Development Research Centre's Think Tank Initiative held at Marawila, Sri Lanka....

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 Smart Growth in India

Don Carter, David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA delivered a talk on Smart Growth in India at CSTEP. THis presentation discussed global trends in urbanisation, lessons learned from the U.S. in sustainable devel...

Talk on Transdisciplinary Research at Arizona State University

Prof. Sethuraman Panchanathan from the office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University delivered a talk at CSTEP Transdisciplinary Research at Arizona State University....

Talks by Dr. Ram K. Iyengar

Dr. Ram K. Iyengar who received his Ph. D in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science from Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh delivered two talks at CSTEP. His talk on the first day was on Energy Management in Steel Plants and on the second day on Cleaner Production for Sustainable Developm...

Talk titled ‘Dissecting Akrama-Sakrama: Understanding the Amendment to KTCP Act on Regularizing Unauthorized Construction Developments in Urban Areas of Karnataka’

Dr. H. S. Sudhira, Researcher with Gubbi Labs, Bangalore delivered a talk at CSTEP titled Dissecting Akrama-Sakrama: Understanding the Amendment to KTCP Act on Regularizing Unauthorized Construction Developments in Urban Areas of Karnataka’....

Talk on Securitisation of Development: Investigating the Indian state's two-pronged policy towards left wing extremist

Dr. Ipshita Basu from Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University delivered a talk on Securitisation of Development: Investigating the Indian state's two-pronged policy towards left wing extremist....

FOWIND Stakeholder Sensitisation Workshop

As a part of outreach and dissemination activities under the FOWIND project, CSTEP organised a Stakeholder Sensitisation Workshop in Chennai on Offshore Wind Development in India....

Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, 2015

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP attended the Bengaluru chapter regional dialogue of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, 2015, organised by TERI....