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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 ...

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...

Yuvaraja S K

Yuvaraja S K has completed his Masters in Digital Electronics from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka. He worked as an intern at BSNL - Dept. of FTTH, Bengaluru. His areas of interest include solar vehicles....

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...

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....

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....

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...

Project Initiation Workshop by BORDA and CDD Society

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP was invited to the Project Initiation Workshop organised by BORDA and CDD Society for establishing Operation and Maintenance Services for Decentralised Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka....

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 ...

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...

Round Table on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda

A Round Table on Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda, was organised by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and HSBC along with the Environment and Good Governance Trust, the London School of Economics (LSE), and Institute for Social and Economi...

Talk on Findings from fieldwork on Electricity Markets in Karnataka, Orissa and Delhi

Sharad Karmacharya, Ph.D. student at Delft University Of Technology, The Netherlands delivered a talk titled Findings from fieldwork on Electricity Markets in Karnataka, Orissa and Delhi at CSTEP....

Talk on Electric Utilities Business Transformation

Mr. Vivek Pathak, Partner - Energy, Utilities and Services & India Infosys Consulting and his colleagues visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on Electric Utilities Business Transformation. Mr. Pathak started the session with an Overview of RAPDRP. Mr. Makarand Kale presented the implementer's per...

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 Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act and its Implementation

Shri S. B. Honnur, Additional Director, Town Planning and Member and Secretary, Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Area Planning Authority visited CSTEP and delivered a talk on Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act and its Implementation....

Launch of the Karnataka Green Growth Strategy

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, launched the ‘Karnataka Green Growth Strategy’ report at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, India on December 6, 2014. The event was presided over by the chairman of the Bangalore Climate Change Initiative—Karnataka (BCCI-K...

Launch of the Karnataka Green Growth Strategy

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, launched the ‘Karnataka Green Growth Strategy’ report at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, India on 6 December, 2014. CSTEP is one of the contributing organisations of this report....

Talk by Anjali K Mohan

Dr. Anjali K. Mohan, Research Consultant at CITAPP and Institutional Expert, HDC delivered a talk on E-governance in Karnataka at CSTEP on January 9, 2015...

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...

Talk by Sreenivasa Murthy

Mr. Sreenivasa Murthy, ex-chairman of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) visited CSTEP on April 23, 2015 to deliver a talk on the “Role of Regulatory Bodies in addressing several challenges faced in the power sector”. ...

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...

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on “Gross Metering and RE Hybrid Framework for the State of Karnataka”

Saptak Ghosh, Senior Research Engineer and Riya Rachel Mohan, Consultant from CSTEP attended a stakeholder consultation workshop on “Gross Metering and RE Hybrid Framework for the State of Karnataka”, September 11, 2015....

Training Workshop on ‘Implementation of Karnataka’s SAPCC: A Green Growth Approach’

Training Workshop on ‘Implementation of Karnataka’s SAPCC: A Green Growth Approach’, Bangalore, November 3, 2015....

Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Generation in Karnataka

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Karnataka Renewable Development Limited (KREDL), Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), and Bangalore Climate Change Initiative – Karnataka (BCCI-K) organised a Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Gener...

Korea – Karnataka Solar Partnership & Development; Solar Energy Forum

Bhupesh Verma, Research Analyst, and Ganeshprasad Pavaskar, Research Engineer from CSTEP participated in a Solar Energy Forum on Korea- Karnataka Solar Partnership & development organised by the consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Indust...

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...

Talk by Smt. Uma Mahadevan

Smt. Uma Mahadevan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development delivered a talk on “Issues in Women, Child Development and Human Welfare in Karnataka” on October 26 2016 at CSTEP. ...

Introduction to the FSM Toolbox

The training workshop titled “Introduction to the FSM Toolbox” was co-organised by Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), EMPRI, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and CEPT University at the office of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) at Church Str...

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....

Workshop on Strategies for implementation of UDAY Scheme in Karnataka

CSTEP with support of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) conducted a study for developing a strategic roadmap for effective implementation of UDAY Scheme for Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) and Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (CESC) in Karnataka. ...

Resource Variations and Resultant Tariffs for On-shore Wind potential in Karnataka

Resource Variations and Resultant Tariffs for On-shore Wind potential in Karnataka, Eighth annual international conference on public policy and management infrastructure: hard and soft, August 12, 2013...

Wind Power in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh: Potential Assessment, Costs, and Grid Implications

The on-shore wind power potential in India was officially estimated to be 49 GW, of which 17 GW forms part of the country’s mainstream energy mix. A few studies have estimated wind potential in India to be over 2000 GW, whereas others have underestimated it. The official wind resource potentia...

Greenhouse gas emissions inventory and mitigation study for Karnataka

Anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), weighted by global warming potential, constitute by far the largest part of the emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Of these CO2 emissions, those that are produced from fuel combustion make up the great majority. The report assesses Karnataka’s...

Karnataka- Greenhouse gas inventory

This report consists of a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Karnataka. It also discusses in length about the climate variability and climate change projections for the mid-term period from 2021 to 2050. The impact of climate change on forests; the agricultural sector; the water resources of Karnataka, as...

Sustainable Urbanization Using High Speed Rail

Sustainable urbanization using high speed rail (HSR) in Karnataka, India, Research in Transportation Economics...

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...

Techno-Economic Review of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems: Case Studies of Industrial, Residential and Off-grid Rooftops in Bangalore, Karnataka

Techno-economic review of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems: Case Studies of Industrial, Residential and Off-grid Rooftops in Bangalore, Karnataka...

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities (Kannada Version)

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities...

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities

Karnataka has about 30,000 MW of estimated Renewable Energy (RE) potential, making it one of the top five RE-rich states in the country. Despite having a comprehensive state RE policy, the state has lagged behind in terms of RE capacity addition over the past few years. It is imperative to address t...

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities...

Achieving Regional Inclusiveness Through Smart Cities: Case of Karnataka

Achieving Regional Inclusiveness Through Samrt Cities: Case of Karnataka...

Transitioning Towards a Green Economy in Karnataka

Karnataka envisions job-oriented, inclusive economic growth through sustainable industrialisation and accelerated urbanisation. These transitions are likely to increase the demand for resources and energy significantly. The achievement of this vision may be threatened by limits on resources and an a...

Manufactured Sand Potential and Status in Karnataka

Sand is an essential element in concrete and hence plays an important role in the construction and infrastructure industry in a modern economy. It is typically sourced from riverbeds which are located in ecologically sensitive areas. Hence, excessive mining leads to the degradation of riverbeds, whi...

Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Generation in Karnataka Policy Note

Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Generation in Karnataka Policy Note...

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...

Implementation of SAPCC: A Green Growth Approach

There are continuing concerns over economic and environmental developments in many countries - some of these have intensified due to prolonged global energy, food and financial crises. In this context, “green economy” was proposed as a means for catalysing renewed national policy develop...

Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Irrigation Pumping in Karnataka - Challenges and Prospects

Low Carbon and Climate-Resilient Irrigation Pumping in Karnataka: Challenges and Prospects...

24x7 Power for All - Strategies for Karnataka

24x7 Power for All - Strategies for Karnataka...

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...

DARPAN

In the past, decisions were made based on experience, wise counsels and by default. Today computers with a prodigious memory and speed for processing enable us to examine nearly all options for decision making in real time. The computing speed also allows us to visualise the possible consequences. B...