Rosa J Samuel

Rosa J Samuel

Rosa J Samuel


Rosa J Samuel has completed her PhD in Environmental Biotechnology from the Bharathidasan University, Trichy. Prior to joining as Consultant at DST-CPR, she worked as a Project Manager, Venomics Lab, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISC. Her responsibilities were to coordinate and manage projects, ensuring adherence to timelines and quality standards. Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among cross-functional teams. She has worked at the Central animal facility, IISc and has an expertise in handling small animals. She is a member of Laboratory Animal Scientist Association. She has been nominated by CCSEA, GOI as a socially aware nominee to supervise the experimentation of animals at various research institutes. Received Young Investigator award at AFLAS Congress, Taipei, Taiwan.

Anurag Anand

Anurag Anand

Anurag Anand


DST-CPR, Indian Institute of Science

Research interests:

Anurag Anand is currently working with DST- Centre for Policy Research as a technical consultant for the Project Management Unit (PMU) under the National Initiative on Science, Technology and Innovation Statistics. Anurag has previously worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER) Pune, an independent think tank that works around the area of economics of innovation. His research interest includes the Economics of Innovation, Technology and Innovation Policy, Industrial Economics and Microeconomics. He has published research papers on the Technology and Export performance of India’s Pharmaceutical, Motor Vehicles and IT services industry.



PhD in Economics (2014-2020)

Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Title of the Thesis: Growth of Multinational Corporations in India: An Analysis of Government Policies and Performance

M. Phil. in Economics (2011-2013)

Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar – Gujarat

Title of the Dissertation: Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Service Sector in India Since Liberalization: Special Reference to Retail Sector

M. A. in Economics (2009-2011)

Department of Economics, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow


Awards and Fellowships:

2021: “Young Researcher Award 2021” by Institute of Scholars for the paper ‘Role of Foreign MNCs in Technological Activities of India’s IT Services Industry: An Analysis from Patent Granted Data’

2018: Visiting Research Scholar at Department of Business Administration, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Tainan -Taiwan, under Ministry of Education, Government of Taiwan for the period of four months (3 rd March to 30 th June 2018)

2017: Visiting PhD Scholar at Department of International Economics & Management- Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen – Denmark (From 20th January to 15th April 2017)

2014: ICSSR Institutional Doctoral Fellowship 2014-18 by CDS – Trivandrum



  • Sahoo, S. R.; Krishnapriya, V. S. and Anand A. (2023).‘Tricks of the Trade’: How Technology Intensive Manufacturing Firms in India Export (Under Review Process in Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Submission ID: 233712105

Anand, A. (2023). “Technology and Export Performance of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Comparative Study of Foreign MNCs and Domestic Companies” (Under Review Process in The Indian Economic Journal)

Anand, A. (2022). “MNC’s Affiliation and Their Exports Performance A Case of India Motor Vehicles Industry”, book chapter in ‘Innovation Systems, Economic Development and Public Policy:’ Routledge India eBook ISBN 9781003353904

Anand, A. (2021).“Role of Foreign MNCs in Technological Activities of India’s Services Industry: An Analysis from Patent Granted Data,” in Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Vol 30 (3) Pages 387-408, Taylor & Francis Group

Anand, A. and Bharti, P. (2021). “COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Scientific Collaborations,” THE EDITION

Anand, A. (2020). “Economic Policy Reforms, Foreign Direct Investment and Patterns of MNC Presence in India: Overall and Sectoral Shares”, CDS Working Paper No. 493

Anand, A. (2019). “Technology and Export Performance of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Comparative Study of Foreign MNCs and Domestic Companies”, Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing Supported by TATA TRUSTS.

Anand, A. (2013). “Deforestation and Its Impact on Gujarat’s Economy”, in Contemporary Issues of Indian Economy, Segment Book, ISBN: 9789381513033, 9381513031

Anand, A. (2012). “Foreign Direct Investment in Retail Sector: Myths and Realities”, Global Journal of Finance and Management, ISSN- 0975-6477 Volume- 4(3)

 Paper Presented in Research Conferences (National/International):

‘MNC Affiliation and Their Export Performance: A Case of Indian Motor Vehicle Industry’ at the 17th Globelics International Conference: Innovation systems and sustainable development. New strategies for growth, social welfare and environmental sustainability, organized by International Center of Economic Policies for Sustainable Development, CINPE, National University of Costa Rica, Heredia from 3rd to 5th November 2021(Online mode).

‘Technology Performance of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Comparative Study of Foreign MNCs and Domestic Companies’ at fourth Conversation on Research (CoRe): IGIDR PhD Colloquium. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai on November 05- 08, 2019.

‘Technology and Export Performance of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Comparative Study of Foreign MNCs and Domestic Companies’ at XIV Annual Conference of Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing (Knowledge Forum) Supported by TATATRUSTS, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, Chennai on October 11-13, 2019.

Presented an open seminar on the research topic “Technological activities of foreign ICT companies in India: Evidence from company-wise patents data” at Department of Business Administration National Cheng Kung University -Tainan, Taiwan on 13th June, 2018.

Presented a poster titled “Policy Spree or Policy Paralysis: An Analysis of Technological Activities of MNCs in Indian Manufacturing Industries” in a Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research at DST Centre for Policy Research IISc- Bangalore during 11- 13 Dec, 2017.

‘Economic Reforms and the Patterns of MNC Presence: An Analysis of Indian Manufacturing Sector Since 2000’ at Asia Research Centre, Department of International Economics & Management- Copenhagen Business School, Denmark on March 15, 2017.

‘Foreign Direct Investment in Retail Sector: Myths and Realities’ in an International Conference on Leadership in Business and Management for Sustainable Global Economy at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on 3rd November, 2012.

Panel discussion on open innovation

Panel discussion on open innovation

DST-CPR, CSP, IISc Bangalore and Open Science South Asian Network (OSSAN) invites you to

From Science to Innovation: Pandemic stories from IISc and Beyond

DST-Centre for Policy Research, CSP, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Open Science South Asian Network (OSSAN) are organizing an event (panel discussion) that focuses on open innovation that happened within the institute and among civil society organizations during COVID-19. The purpose of this event is to bring together academics in IISc and innovators from civil society organizations (Makerspaces) to discuss the open innovation strategies that have led to the development of innovative products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 18th, 2023

10:00 IST- 15:45 IST
Biological Sciences Auditorium

To attend online, Please register

The event would be held on February 18, 2023, at Biological Sciences Auditorium (& online) from 10:00 to 16:00 hours. The event is entitled “From Science to Innovation: Pandemic Stories from IISc and Beyond” and it will focus on the role of open innovation in the development of innovative products during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tentative agenda

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DST-CPR-IISc Policy Lecture Series: Biosafety and Policy: Frontiers and Challenges

DST-CPR-IISc Policy Lecture Series: Biosafety and Policy:  Frontiers and Challenges

DST-CPR, IISc Policy Lecture Series

Lecture 5

Biosafety and Policy: Frontiers and Challenges

3rd February, 2023

04:00 PM IST

Online via Zoom


The landscape of evolving challenges from emerging infectious diseases is shaped by multifactorial interactions. Factors like climate change, demographic shifts, conflict and enormous cost of the pandemic on the economic health of developing nations are some of the factors. Biosafety and biosecurity are integral and essential elements factoring in National health preparedness and capacity strengthening. The conventional approach towards public health challenges is thus being reshaped from pandemic lessons-learned. The regulatory frameworks for biosafety by countries are being integrated globally through formal and informal mechanisms. The global commitments are firmly shaping up. A collated effort in addressing issues of antimicrobial resistance, emerging zoonotic infections, surveillance, developing and strengthening national laboratory systems are need-hour factors in the challenge. The problem identification and solving are being addressed through more innovative mechanism viz. the “Action Package Concept” of the Global Health Security Agenda. The UN sustainable developmental goals being central to the objective. The talk will review the evolution of biological threats, elements of biosafety policy framework with relevant examples and look at future directions in this challenging area from a national and international context. 

About the speaker

Professor Atanu Basu

Prof. Atanu Basu is scientist G with the ICMR- National Institute of Virology (NIV, Pune) and heads the Department of Electron Microscopy & Pathology. His group is focused on research projects related to virus pathogenesis, electron microscopy of viruses and pathophysiology of viral hemorrhagic fevers. Dr. Basu is an alumnus of the Presidency college Kolkata, the University of Florida Gainesville USA, the University of Pune and a Fogarty Fellow of the National Institutes of Health USA.
He is a member of the World Health Organization biosafety Technical Advisory Group (TAG-B) and has been a part of the Indian delegation to the UN Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). He serves in National and international advisory capacities in areas of biosecurity and has a strong research focus on emerging infectious diseases and global health security. He is a passionate academician and former adjunct professor of IIT-Mandi. 

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Virtual book launch : Towards a Global Core Value System in Doctoral Education

Virtual book launch : Towards a Global Core Value System in Doctoral Education

Invitation: Virtual book launch event at DST-CPR, IISc Bangalore

January 30th, 2023

16:00 IST- 17:30 IST
19:30 JST- 21:00 JST

Register to participate

You may register for the online book launch by clicking here until January 28th. We will send a zoom link by January 29th. Please indicate your disciplinary background and where you are coming from.
This is an open-access publication. To download a free digital copy, please click here

This event is sponsored by:



OSSAN IDEATHON 2022, Open Science South Asian Network

Registrations are open now. Submission deadline: 15th January ,2023


IOpen Science practices are yet to get momentum in the South Asian region. Considerable digital, technological and knowledge divides exist between and within South Asian countries. The adoption of open science practices holds a significant promise of progress for the STI ecosystem of this region. But with the promise of a better ecosystem come immense challenges as well. Developing policies for open science, investing in open science infrastructure, transforming scientific culture and incentivisation and investing in capacity building are some of the essential and primary requirements.

To address the challenges of fostering an open scientific framework and culture within this region’s STI ecosystem, we are organising OSSAN IDEATHON 2022, a first-of-its-kind event that aims to invite tangible solutions to facilitate open science in the region of South Asia. Students, academics, developers, Open Science enthusiasts, practitioners, researchers, and academics from diverse academic and professional backgrounds from South Asia are invited to share their unique, creative ideas on a set of challenges to facilitate Open Science in South Asia and build a foundation for collaboration among South Asian countries through innovative projects, applications and infrastructures.

We are inviting ideas and solutions on the following themes:













The OSSAN IDEATHON 2022 invites submissions from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers in all disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, arts, humanities, and social sciences.


  1. OSSAN ideathon is an individual/team-based event with not more than 5 people in a group. Teams can comprise participants from single/multiple organizations/institutions.
  2. All individuals/teams will be allowed to submit a maximum of one idea on any theme/s mentioned.
  3. Choosen problems should be relevant to solving Open Science challenges in South Asian country/s or they should promote Open Science collaboration in the South Asia region.
  4. Submissions of innovative ideas can be sent in the format of pdf with a content limitation of 1000 words (doc/docx/pdf) with optional supplementary material like videos of maximum 300 seconds and/or presentations of maximum 10 slides. For more information, please refer to this document submission guideline.
  5. The submitted ideas will be licensed with Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0/NC/SA) and all submissions will be published/uploaded as knowledge products on the OSSAN website. For more information on Creative Commons license, please click here.
  6. The only way to submit your ideas is through this google form. Submissions through any other means will not be admitted.
  7. The registration and submission will begin at 8:00 AM, 1st December and the deadline will be at 10:00 PM, 30th December Deadline extended to 15th January, 2023. We suggest participants submit their ideas before 10th January to avoid delayed submission due to technical problems.
  8. Please read the Code of Conduct before submitting your ideas.
  9. Plagiarism in any form will attract desk rejection of proposals/ideas

This is an online event and registration is free. All entries would be reviewed by a jury and top three entries would be given prizes. All participants would be given e-certificates for participation. 

For further details, visit

Alignment and misalignment between research agendas and societal needs: why do diversity and inclusion matter? Policy lecture with Ismael Rafols

Alignment and misalignment between research agendas and societal needs: why do diversity and inclusion matter? Policy lecture with Ismael Rafols
DST-CPR-IISc Policy Lecture Series

Alignment and misalignment between research agendas and societal needs: why do diversity and inclusion matter?

Date: Thursday, 24 Nov 2022, 3:30-4:30 PM Indian Standard Time 
Meeting link:


Science, Technology, and Innovation are assumed to contribute to the well-being and Sustainable Development Goals. However, there are debates on the extent of this contribution. In this presentation, he explores the degree of alignment of research priorities with societal needs in topics such as disease types, mental health, and rice research. Bibliometric evidence suggests that research is relatively concentrated on topics relevant to the Global North, aligned with economic interests and academic prestige. In the face of these findings, he argues that more epistemic diversity is needed to address global challenges and that the participation of stakeholders in priority settings may help in pluralizing research agendas.

The speaker

Ismael Rafols, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University

UNESCO Chair on Diversity and Inclusion in Global Science


Ismael Rafols works on developing novel approaches to S&T analysis, using mixed methods for informing evaluation, foresight, and research strategies. His current focus is on thematic diversity and inclusion in research and policy priorities for social issues such as rice research, bird flu or obesity, or Sustainable Development Goals.

Ismael has been involved in initiatives on ‘responsible metrics, such as the Leiden Manifesto, the EC Expert Group on Open Science Indicators, or discussions on inequalities in research across topics and regions. Previously, he had developed indicators and mapping methods for the evaluation of interdisciplinary research. He received an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU (Sussex), a PhD in biophysics from Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan), and a postdoc in nanobiotechnology at Cornell University. Before CWTS, he worked at SPRU (Sussex) (2005-12) and Ingenio (CSIC-UPV) (2012-19).


Yegros-Yegros, A., Van de Klippe, W., Abad-Garcia, M. F., & Rafols, I. (2020). Exploring why global health needs are unmet by research efforts: the potential influences of geography, industry and publication incentives. Health research policy and systems, 18(1), 1-14.

Ciarli, T., & Ràfols, I. (2019). The relation between research priorities and societal demands: The case of rice. Research Policy, 48(4), 949-967.

Ciarli et al. (2022). Changing Directions: Steering science, technology, and innovation toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Report for UNDP.

Workshop on ‘Introduction to Scientometrics’ : NASTEC Sri Lanka, OSSAN, DST-CPR IISc Banaglore, 15th November 2022

Workshop on ‘Introduction to Scientometrics’ : NASTEC Sri Lanka, OSSAN, DST-CPR IISc Banaglore, 15th November 2022

 Workshop on ‘Introduction to Scientometrics’

This event is jointly organized by NASTEC Sri Lanka, Open Science South Asian Network (OSSAN) and DST-CPR, IISc Bangalore
Speaker: Prof. Vivek Kumar Singh, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Date: 15th November 2022, 2:15 pm


Scientometrics is the study of science, science policy, and communications in science using quantitative methods. It primarily looks into the quantitative features and characteristics of science and scientific research by studying scholarly literature, mainly journal articles, citation, impact factor etc. Databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, and Dimensions are the primary data sources. This lecture will provide the participants a basic understanding of the field and a brief overview of the mentioned databases. It will help them navigate these databases and use certain features to understand the impact of their own research.