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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...

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...

Ganeshprasad Pavaskar

Ganesh Pavaskar, Research Engineer, is working on studies in security systems, battery materials simulation and modeling, and energy modeling. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. His professional experience includes being a Project Assistant in the Department of Chemical Engi...

Merlin Francis

Merlin Francis holds a Master’s degree in Communication from Christ University, Bangalore. Prior to joining CSTEP, she worked with The New Indian Express and Times of India for 5 years. She is interested in the reading and writing about transport and urban sustainability, governance, education...

Workshop on Energy Secure Outlook for India IESS 2047

CSTEP, in collaboration with the Planning Commission, organised a workshop on ‘Energy Secure Outlook for India: IESS 2047’ at the Capitol Hotel, Bangalore. The workshop was aimed at presenting the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool to policy makers, university students...

Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047

Dr. S.S. Krishnan (Principal Research Scientist), Deepthi Swamy (Senior Research Engineer), and Nihit Goyal (Senior Research Engineer) from CSTEP attended a consultation workshop on the next version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool, organised by the Planning Commission at...

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 Roadmap to Energy Security India - One Possible Solution

Dr. Ajit C. Kapadia, Vice Chairman, Centre for Guel Studies and Research, Vadodara, Gujarat delivered a talk on "Roadmap to Energy Security India - one possible solution" at CSTEP....

Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist and Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist at CSTEP attended a consultation workshop on the next version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047), organised by the Planning Commission, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Prayas Ener...

Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047

Mohd. Sahil Ali, Senior Research Economist at CSTEP attended a consultation workshop on Version 2 of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool, organised by NITI Aayog, Delhi...

The Global Energy Landscape and Energy Security

The Global Energy Landscape and Energy Security...

Grid Security Management-Book Review

Grid security management-Book Review...

Scoping technology options for India’s oil security: Part I – ethanol for petrol

Scoping technology options for India’s oil security: Part I – ethanol for petrol...

Scoping technology options for India’s oil security: Part II – Coal to liquids and bio-diesel

Scoping technology options for India’s oil security: Part II – Coal to liquids and bio-diesel...

India's Quest for Energy Security

India's Quest for Energy Security...

Quality of Life for All:Report for Policy Makers

India and other countries are expected to submit their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for the Conference of Parties (COP-21) in December 2015. Keeping in mind the expectation that India will experience severe impacts from global warming and the fact that a large proportion of t...

Quality of Life for All: A Sustainable Development Framework for India’s Climate Policy Technical Report

Keeping in mind the expectation that India will experience severe impacts of global warming and the fact that a large proportion of people still require basic needs and energy services, CSTEP conducted a study examining two scenarios for India’s development by 2030: policy or Business as Usual...

Nuclear Power in India: The Road Ahead

Nuclear Power has the potential for playing a major role in India’s quest for more power and is an important source of long-term energy security. The current nuclear capacity contributes 3% of the electricity. Future nuclear growth projections suggest the need for a dramatic growth in the comi...

NUCLEAR POWER

CSTEP focuses on technical, economic, regulatory and strategic aspects of nuclear power and its potential to meet India’s aspirations for energy security. The viability of India’s fast breeder program and the desirability of nuclear power in India’s future energy mix have been exam...

SECURITY STUDIES

CSTEP is actively involved in the development of models and simulation tools to analyse issues affecting national security including disaster management and cyber-security. Using emerging technology such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Agent Based Models (ABMs) and Gaming Engines with power...

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...

Energy Secure Outlook to India IESS 2047

CSTEP, in collaboration with the Planning Commission, organised a one-day workshop on the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool in Bangalore on August 4, 2014....

Lecture on Science and Technology Our Final Hour or Our Finest Hour

Lecture on “Science and Technology: Our Final Hour or Our Finest Hour” by Dr. Ronald F. Lehman, Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on June 22, 2012 ...

India to reduce energy import dependence to 21% in 2047 at optimal levels projects India Energy Security

India to reduce energy import dependence to 21% in 2047 at optimal levels projects India Energy Security Scenarios (IESS) 2047, India Environment Portal, February 28, 2014...

Economic Reasoning in Energy Security

N. Balasubramanian, Economic Reasoning in Energy Security: Book review, The Hindu, July 15, 2013...

Planning Commission Discusses Indias Long-term Energy Security Issues with Industry

Planning Commission Discusses India’s Long-term Energy Security Issues with Industry, Chennai June 2014...

Lithium batteries can push India's energy security

Lithium batteries can push India's energy security, Tanmay Sarkar, Business Standard, January 30, 2016....

Security concerns in the new “less-cash”economy

Security concerns in the new “less-cash” economy, Pronab Mohanty, IPS and Dr. Jai Asundi, CSTEP, The Hindu, January 30, 2017....

Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047

Mohd. Sahil Ali, Senior Research Economist at CSTEP attended a consultation workshop on Version 2 of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool, organised by NITI Aayog, Delhi Click to view write-up Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047...

Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist and Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist at CSTEP attended a consultation workshop on the next version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047), organised by the Planning Commission, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Prayas Ener...

Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047

Dr. S.S. Krishnan (Principal Research Scientist), Deepthi Swamy (Senior Research Engineer), and Nihit Goyal (Senior Research Engineer) from CSTEP attended a consultation workshop on the next version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool, organised by the Planning Commission at...

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...

Workshop on Assessing Stakeholder Perception on Water Security in Peri-Urban Areas

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Research Scientist from CSTEP attended the Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on ‘Assessing Stakeholder Perception on Water Security in Peri-Urban Areas: Developing Citizen-Centered Models’ organised by Public Affairs Centre in association with EMPRI on Octo...