Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is an Indian not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tanks in South Asia, its vision is to enrich the nation with technology-enabled policy options for equitable growth. CSTEP has grown to become a multi-disciplinary policy research organisation in the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, Security Studies, Materials, Climate Studies and Governance.

CSTEP's mission: Impact policy at governmental and corporate levels by assessing and designing science and technology options with informed and systematic analysis for (equitable and inclusive) human development and economic growth.

CSTEP is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Center is supported by grants from domestic and international foundations, industry trusts and governments. Grants and donations made to CSTEP are eligible for exemptions u/s 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. CSTEP is also registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.

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CSTEPs Diary

  • Latest Publication

    Melting Antarctic ice and rising sea levels, Sujatha Byravan, The Hindu, August 11, 2015 read more

  • Forthcoming Engagement

    Programme to Promote Model ESCO Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) to Scale up ESCO & Energy Efficiency Business in India organised by AEEE, suppo read more

  • TT Map - A Worldwide Observatory of Climate Think Tanks

    CSTEP is now featured on TT Map - A Worldwide Observatory on Climate Think Tanks, powered by the International Center for Climate Governance. read more

  • Workshop on Transforming Urban India: Developing Smart and Sustainable Cities

    NITI Aayog is organising a workshop titled “Transforming Urban India: Developing Smart and Sustainable Cities” in New Delhi on September 2 read more

  • Quality of Life for All: Policy Report Released

    A new study by CSTEP emphasises quality of life for all in India’s national climate policy and demonstrates that India could improve sustainable read more