OUR MISSION: TO ENRICH POLICY-MAKING WITH INNOVATIVE APPROACHES USING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE, SECURE AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETY

Search Result

About

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...

VISITOR COMMENTS

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...

Contact

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...

Raghavendra Rau

Raghavendra Rau holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Government of Andhra Pradesh and a Graduateship of Aeronautical Society of India. He has worked with the DRDO for more than three decades in technical staff functions, materials management and administration. At CSTEP, he is in-charge of...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Workshop on Developing an Energy Planning Tool for India

Dr S. S. Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist and Nihit Goyal, Senior Research Engineer, CSTEP attended a workshop organised by the Planning Commission, Government of India, for creating an Energy Planning Tool for India at New Delhi. ...

Visit by Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India, visited CSTEP. Researchers from CSTEP presented their work on Energy Efficiency, New Battery Materials, Urban Infrastructure and a demonstration of the Disaster Management and Energy Game developed by CSTEP....

Talk by Dr. Ajay Mathur

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, visited CSTEP on November 21, 2014. He addressed CSTEP researchers during his visit on the immediate policy research needs of the Central Government on Energy Policy....

Urban Mobility India Conference 2014

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP was invited to present at the Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo organised by the Institute of Urban Transport (India) under the aegis of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, held in New Delhi between November 25...

Workshop on ‘Climate Change on Urban-risk Vulnerability and Adaptation Measure’

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher, Urban Development from CSTEP were invited as Key Resource Persons for a training programme on ‘Climate Change on Urban- Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation Measures’ organised by the Environmental Ma...

Bangalore Think Tank Symposium

Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander (Head-Communication and Policy Engagement) and Arushi Sen (Media Coordinator) from CSTEP attended the Bangalore Think Tank Symposium, organised by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), University of Pennsylvania, in association with the Ministry of Law and P...

Energy, Climate Change and Environment

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Senior Research Scientist was invited to a conference organised by the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka (GoK) at the Central University of Karnataka at Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) on the focal theme "Energy, Cli...

Implementation of Smart Grid Pilot Project at Chandapura: Project kick-off meeting

A kick-off meeting for the smart grid pilot project to be implemented at Chandapura was held on May 26 at BESCOM. The project is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, under its Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI). The project will be jointly carried out b...

Talk on ‘The Finances of Karnataka State Government’

Shri S.V. Ranganath (IAS Retd.), Board Member – CSTEP, delivered a talk at CSTEP on 'The Finances of Karnataka State Government', as the second part of a series of lectures, April 7, 2016....

A Study of Energy Efficiency in Indian Cement Industry

Under National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) is one of the flagship programmes launched by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power and Government of India to enhance the cost effectiveness of the improvements in Energy Efficiency (EE...

Engineering Economic Policy Assessment of Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Technologies for India

The Government of India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in January 2010 which targeted 20,000 MW of grid-connected solar power by 2022. There was considerable familiarity with solar Photovoltaic (PV) technologies but limited experience with solar thermal technologies wit...

Rare Earth Elements and Energy Critical Elements: A Roadmap and Strategy for India

An initiative was taken by Ministry of Mines to review the status of the availability of rare earths and energy-critical elements with regard to their status in exploration, extraction and processing technologies along with CSTEP. This report reviews India’s production, consumption and reserve...

Karnataka’s Power Sector Roadmap for 2021-22

The objective of this report is to evaluate Karnataka’s current and future power position till the year 2021–22. This report will provide a diagnostic analysis of the issues in the state’s power sector and discuss options to address them. Specifically, the study seeks to estimate t...

Reconceptualising Smart Cities: A Reference Framework for India

The Government of India initiated the ‘100 Smart Cities Mission’ in 2014. This report is a step towards synthesising various aspects related to smart cities that have led to the formation of a proposed Reference Framework by CSTEP, for the Smart Cities Mission in India. The report is exp...

Addressing the Challenges of RE Manufacturing in India: Horizon 2032

The Government of India, through its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS), National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) and Make in India, has announced several measures and incentives favouring renewable manufacturers. The National Wind Mission a...

24x7 Power for All: Strategies for Karnataka

The aim of the Power for All initiative launched by the Government o India is to provide 24x7 power to the entire country by 2019. This study, assigned by Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), focuses on identifying key implementable strategies for the state to achieve the objectives s...

Infrastructure

CSTEP has endeavoured to address the complexity of problems that form the spectrum of social infrastructures - physical and public services through knowledge from many perspectives and disciplines. With recent dramatic improvements in technology and computing power, we now have an unprecedented chan...

NEW MATERIALS

CSTEP is involved in integrating quantum mechanical simulations with data mining and the experimental validation of new materials. The overall aim is to develop substitutes that are more efficient and affordable for clean energy applications such as batteries and hence it focusses on: • &n...

Solar Studies

CSTEP is engaged in exploring the opportunities and challenges that lie in the development of solar technologies towards providing energy security in the country. Since solar is relatively a new entrant to the energy sector in India, the challenges and opportunities with these technologies are yet t...

Energy Policy

CSTEP's work in Energy Policy has been focused on making energy planning and energy policies more sustainable, whether within the frame of energy security, low carbon development, green growth, or sustainable access. These issues are rigorously analysed from engineering, economic and social pers...

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 ...

CSTEP participated in 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 ...

Mr Alok Srivastava

Mr Alok Srivastava, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, visited CSTEP on April 10, 2013...

Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Shri.Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Government of India visits CSTEP on July 30, 2010...

Mr. Vineet Joshi

Mr. Vineet Joshi, Secretary (Power and Finance), Government of Manipur visited CSTEP on May 20, 2016....

Shri. P. Ravikumar

Shri. P. Ravikumar I.A.S., Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Energy Department visited CSTEP on May 20, 2016...

Government’s Commitment for Offshore Wind Encouraging, say Wind Industry

Government’s Commitment for Offshore Wind Encouraging, say Wind Industry...

What will it take to make our cities really smart?

What will it take to make our cities really smart? Sujaya Rathi, Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher (Urban Development) at CSTEP talk about the Smart Cities Initiative by the government and considerations associated with it. URL for this article: http://indiatogether.or...

Talk by Dr. Ajay Mathur

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, visited CSTEP and addressed CSTEP researchers on the immediate policy research needs of the Central Government on Energy Policy....

Talk by Dr. Ajay Mathur

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, visited CSTEP on November 21, 2014 and addressed CSTEP researchers on the immediate policy research needs of the Central Government on Energy Policy....

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop with MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) requested CSTEP to organise a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on July 21-22, 2015 to discuss the interim results of MNRE's Reassessment of India's Wind Potential Estimation study and how to increase the penetration of wind energy to meet the ...

CSTEP Member of Expert Committee on Strategy for Rare Earths

CSTEP has been chosen as the only non-government organisation in an Expert Committee to evolve a strategy for self-reliance in critical strategic resource of Rare Earths, constituted by NITI Aayog....

DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award for V.S. Arunachalam

Dr. V.S. Arunachalam, former Scientific Advisor to the Raksha Mantri and founder Chairman of Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is being conferred with DRDO’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India for his outstanding contributio...

Consolidated Solutions Needed for Over-arching Renewable Challenges

NITI Aayog and CSTEP jointly organised a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Renewable Energy to solicit inputs from stakeholders for a policy framework that will help the government formulate a National Energy Policy....

Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on Renewables and Nuclear Power

NITI Aayog and CSTEP are jointly organising a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on October 13 & 14, 2015 at Windsor Manor, Bengaluru to solicit inputs from stakeholders for a policy framework that will help the government formulate a National Energy Policy and achieve the ambitious targets of re...

Workshop on Implications of Government of India Schemes on Urban Planning and Services

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Research Scientist and Sonali Anusree Patro, Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a one day workshop organised by the State Institute of Urban Development (SIUD) at Training Hall SIUD, Mysore on August 19, 2016. Click to view write-up Workshop on Implication...

Energy, Climate Change and Environment

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Senior Research Scientist was invited to a conference organised by the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka (GoK) at the Central University of Karnataka at Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) on the focal theme "Energy, Cli...

Bangalore Think Tank Symposium

Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander (Head-Communication and Policy Engagement) and Arushi Sen (Media Coordinator) from CSTEP attended the Bangalore Think Tank Symposium, organised by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), University of Pennsylvania, in association with the Ministry of Law and P...