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.

Perminder Jit Kaur

Perminder Jit Kaur

Perminder Jit Kaur

Senior Policy Fellow



PerminderJit Kaur is a Chemical Engineer working as a Senior Policy Fellow, jointly hosted at the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi and DST-CPR@IISc, Bangalore. After completing graduation and post-graduation in chemical engineering from Panjab University, Chandigarh, she did her PhD from IIT Delhi and received the “Professor Meera Madan Best PhD Thesis Award”. In her last assignment, she served as an Assistant Professor in the University School of Chemical Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. The Mentor of Change program of Niti Aayog has given her a platform to inculcate scientific temper among school children.

As a Project Scientist in the Government of India’s Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, she worked on the village development plans. During DST’s women scientist scheme, she scientifically validated traditional bamboo treatment techniques, prepared a technology manual and transferred the technology to bamboo artisans. She works on policy research, managing biomass resources, valorisation of waste materials to achieve sustainable energy and the environment. With one book published on Sustainable Extraction of Metals from Waste Streams (Wiley publisher), 37 research papers and 12 book chapters, she is the Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for many International Journals.

Research Interests:

Perminder’s research interest is to develop a sustainable environment by valorising waste materials, particularly plastic and agricultural waste. She is working on using science, technology, and policy-based interventions to manage waste and generate valuable materials that can serve as a sustainable source of energy


Book: 1
“Sustainable metal extraction from waste stream” by Wiley publishers. VCH, ISBN: 978-3- 527- 34755-1, G. Chauhan, Perminder Jit Kaur, K. K. Pant, K.D.P. Nigam.

Publications/Conferences: 37
1. Chitosan and graphene oxide-based nanocomposites for water purification and medical applications: A review, Khandegar V., Kaur P.J.,Channan P., 16 (4), BioResources 2021
2. Management of waste tyres: properties, life cycle assessment and energy generation. Environmental Sustainability (2021). Kaur, P.J.,Kaushik, G., Hussain, C.M. et al.
3. Efficient Catalytic Mineralisationof Bisphenol-A by Peroxymonosulfate Activated Spinel Nano-ferrites, Mandal, U., Kaur P.J.,Tanwar, R., Kumar, P. (2021) International Online Conference on Nano Materials (ICN 2021) Organised by Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland & Gdansk University of Technology Poland &Wuhan University, China, Kerala (9-11 April2021)
4. Ofloxacin exclusion using novel HRP immobilised chitosan cross-link with graphene-oxide nanocomposite, Suri A., Khandegar, V., Kaur, P.J. (2021), Groundwater for Sustainable Development, Volume 12, February 2021,100515
5. Leveraging microbial wealth from rural resources for environmentally safe food production. Dashora, K., Kaur, P.J, Mishra, M. Fasake, V. (2018) International conference on agriculture and horticulture, Zurich,Switzerland
6. Bamboo availability and utilisation potential as a building material, Kaur, P.J., Forestry research and Engineering Journal, 2018, 2(5),240-242
7. Low cost Technology development for Mass scale Production of Podophylumhexandrum Royale, Kaur, P.J, M. Ojha, K. Dashora, Udiapur Conference Feb2018
8. Waste plastic to bio-diesel, The 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management, 8-10 March 2017, NewDelhi
9. Eco-friendly preservation of bamboo: traditional to modern techniques”, Kaur, P.J.,S.Satya, KK. Pant, S.N.Naik, Bioresources (2016), 11 (4), DOI:10.15376/biores.11.4.Kaur
10. Field investigations of selectively treated bamboo species, Kaur, P.J.,KK.Pant, S. Satya, S.N.Naik, Springer, European Journal of wood and Wood Products, DOI 10.1007/s00107-016- 1055-9, online available, April,2016
11. Bamboo: The Material of Future, Kaur, P.J., S.Satya, K.K.Pant, S.N.Naik, International Journal Series in Multidisciplinary (IJSMR), 2016, 2(2), 27-34
12. Chemical characterisation and decay resistance analysis of Smoke treated bamboo species, Kaur, P.J., K. K. Pant, S. N. Naik, S. Satya, V. Kardam, available online, Springer, European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, DOI: 10.1007/s00107-016-1029-y, March2016
13. Characterisation of commercially important Asian bamboo species, Kaur, P.J., V. Kardam,
K. K. Pant, S. N. Naik, S. Satya, Springer, European Journal of wood and Wood Products, – Springer Publication, January 2016, 74(1), 137-139
14. Eco-Friendly Preservative Treated Bamboo Culm: Compressive Strength Analysis Kaur, P.J., S. Satya, K. K. Pant, S. N. Naik, International Journal of Chemical, Nuclear, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 2015, 9 (1), 43-46, Presented in London,U.K.
15. Comparison of Decay Resistance of Bamboo Treated with Plant Extracts and Oil Cakes, Kaur, P.J.,K. K. Pant, S. Satya, S. N. Naik, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 1, January2014
16. Scientific Investigation of Traditional Water Leaching Method for Bamboo Preservation, Kaur, P.J., V. Kardam, K.K. Pant, S. Satya, S.N. Naik, Bamboo science and Culture, The Journal of the American Bamboo Society, 2013, 23(1),27-32
17. Evaluation of decay resistance and fixation ability of catechu and boric acid based preservative for D. strictus bamboo species”, Kaur, P.J., KK. Pant, S. Satya, S.N.Naik,American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual conference held in San Francisco, CA , USA, November 3-8,2013
18. Studies on Effectiveness of Bamboo Traditional Treatment Method “Vikaskardam, KK.Pant, Santosh Satya, Kaur, P.J.,P. Sudhakar published in the proceedings of 13th
19. International conference on “Non-conventional Materials and Technology”, September 22-24,2011, Hunan University, Changsha,China
20. Plant Extracts Based Eco-Friendly Treatment of Bamboo Species For Rural Housing, Kaur, P.J.,KK.Pant, Santosh Satya, S. N. Naik, published in 6th International Engineering and Construction Conference (IECC’6), by American Society for Civil Engineers held on June 28- 30, 2010 in Cairo,Egypt.
21. Study on Effectiveness of Traditional Bamboo Treatment Methods for Rural Housing, Kardam, K.K.Pant, Kaur, P.J, P. Sudhakar, published in 6th International Engineering and Construction, Conference (IECC’6), by American Society for Civil Engineers held on June 28- 30, 2010 in Cairo,Egypt.
22. Physico-chemical characterisation of cattle dung fibre under hydrothermal processes, V.Fasake, Kaur, P.J., Dashora, K., Reserach Square Preprint
23. Removal of Contaminants from Air and Water using Bamboo-based Green Adsorbents, M. Gupta, Kaur, P.J., S. Acharya, A. Jain, Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Opportunities, NIT Jalandhar, Sept 8-9,2021
24. Utilisation of bamboo charcoal for Biomedical Engineering, P. Yadav, Kaur, PJ..,V. Khandegar, A. Jain, Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Opportunities, NIT Jalandhar, Sept 8-9,2021
25. Bamboo for Rural Livelihood: Global to Local Perspectives, on August 31, 2021, Organised by National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, North Eastern Regional Office, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
26. Solid waste management in cities, Kaur, P.J.,Organised by IITD Alumni Association & Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, held on October 112020
27. Adsorptive Removal of Cadmium using Agro-residue, C. Tomar, V. Khandegar, Kaur, P.J., ICSISCET 2019, Gwalior, 02-03 November2019
28. Electrochemical treatment for removal of antibiotics from Pharmaceutical effluent,A.Suri,S. Acharya, Kaur, P.J., V. Khandegar, ICSISCET 2019, Gwalior, 02-03 November, 2019
29. Biosorption of Precious Metals from E-waste: Prospects and Challenges, Kaur, P.J.,Garima Chauhan, Geetanjali Kaushik, National conference on Environmental challenges for new India, Organised by Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA), Delhi
30. Fluidised Bed based Pyrolysis process for the production of fuel and value added chemicals from waste car tires, Kaur, P.J.,Geetanjali Kaushik, Environmental Challenges of India (Special Discussion on: Air Pollution & Smog in Delhi – NCR) organised by Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA)and CSIR, December 28,2017,
31. Integration of eco-friendly preservative and traditional knowledge for enhancing the service life of bamboo (a modern engineering material) in Young Scientists Conference as part of India International Science Festival, 4-8 Dec,2015
32. Eco-friendly preservation of bamboo species using tannin of Acacia catechu and Myrobalanterminalia, Perminder jit Kaur, K.K. Pant, S. Satya, S.N. Naik, Full paper accepted for 65th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON, 27-30 Dec 2012 at NITJalandhar
33. पर्यावरणहितैषीपरिरक्षकभौतिकरासायनिकपरप्रभाव”International Conference- Hindi organised by DRDO and IIT Delhi, published in Jigaysa Journal IIT Delhi, Vol 27-28, 2013, 204-207
34. “भवननिर्माणसामग्रीएवममौसमवैज्ञानिक”, S. Satya, PerminderJitkaur, K.,K. Pant, S.N.Naik, Jigaysa Journal IIT Delhi, Vol-126, 2012.
35. “बांससंरक्षणप्रणालीऔरवैज्ञानिक”,Vikaskardam, K.K.Pant, Santosh Satya, PerminderJit Kaur, Jigyasa, Hindi Journal , IIT Delhi, Vol 25( 2011), 87-91
36. Eco-friendly treatment of bamboo species”in National Conference of Bamboo, organised by AFRI, Jodhpur, March 17, 2010
37. Review of preservation strategies wood, Young scientist conference, organised by MP Council of Science and Technology, Bhopal, Nov 2007.

Book Chapters Technology manual: 12

1. Biomass to liquid fuels: recent trends and techniques in catalytic conversions, Kaur P.J, Praveen Kumar, Shivani Chaturvedi, Biorefinery: A Sustainable Approach for the production of Biomaterials, Biochemicals and Biofuels (accepted for publication)
2. Utilisation of activated carbon obtained from biomass in waste-water treatment, Kaur P.J, Vinita Khandegar, Biorefinery: A Sustainable Approach for the production of Biomaterials, Biochemicals and Biofuels (accepted for publication)
3. Biomedical Applications of Algal Extract -Biosynthesied Silver Nanoparticles, Vinita Khandegar, Kaur P.J., Green and Sustainable Nanotechnology (accepted for publication)
4. Thermal Degradation of Plastic Polymers: Recent Developments, Kaur PJ, Mandal UK, Shah V., in book, Solid Waste Management: Chemical Approaches (accepted for publication) 2021
5. Biomedical applications of some green synthesised metal nanomaterials, in book Green Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications. Kaur P.J, Kaushik G., 2021, eBook ISBN: 9780128236222
6. Adsorptive Removal of Cadmium Using Agro-Residue, Tomar, C., Vinita, K.,Kaur, P.J. In book: Intelligent Computing Applications for Sustainable Real-World Systems, April 2020, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-44758-8_31
7. Properties and Importance of Various Bamboo Species for Multi-Utility Applications”.
Kaur P.J, Pant K.K., Kaushik G In: Sustainable Agriculture, Forest and Environmental Management. Springer, Singapore, June 2019. DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-6830-1_8
8. Ozonze: Applications in the Food Industry”, Singhal P, Kaur PJ, Chaturvedi S., Mechanism and Action, of Phyto-constituents, RPMP Vol. 31, page 169-176
9. Background material on Utility Products and Processes based on Panchgavya, Perminder Jit Kaur, Anushree Malik, January 2017
10. Technology manual of Bamboo Preservation, published by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) (both Hindi, English), March 2015
11. Green remediation of soil, using composting technique, Royal Society of Chemistry, The Handbook of Environmental Remediation, DOI:10.1039/9781788016261-00254, In book: The Handbook of Environmental Remediation: Classic and Modern Techniques. Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
12. Land farming: a green remediation technique, Royal Society of Chemistry, The Handbook of Environmental Remediation, DOI: 10.1039/9781788016261-00357. In book: The Handbook of Environmental Remediation: Classic and Modern Techniques. Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

Nidhi Singh

Nidhi Singh

Nidhi Singh

Senior Policy Fellow



Nidhi’s specialisation is on Biomedical Innovation System of the country with a special focus on Emerging Technological Innovation System. Prior to joining, DST-CPR-IISc, she worked as Scientist C, at Department of Health Research- (DHR) and Indian Council of Medical Research- (ICMR), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, during (July 2017- September 2021). Here, she was the member of COVID response team constituted at ICMR during the pandemic and also involved in the scientific evaluation and monitoring of institute’s funded research projects. She also worked as Research Associate at the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), ICSSR, New Delhi, during (2013-2016), and as Research Assistant at the National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), CSIR, New Delhi, during (2009-2012). During her tenure at both ISID and NISTADS, she got the opportunities to assist research projects funded by World Health Organization (WHO, India), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC). She has obtained her PhD degree from the Centre for studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. All these experiences enabled her to study and learn different aspects of science policy.

Research Interests:

Nidhi’s research interest revolves around the discipline of Science Technology and Innovation Studies to understand the social dynamics of technologies specifically the healthcare and biomedical technologies. The major focus of her research is to develop a better understanding of interface between science, technology and society in order to drive the Technological Innovations towards the needs through effective mobilization of the resources as well as optimal utilization of innovation system building activities.

Her present work “Emerging Biomedical Innovation System and its Issues and challenges” facilitates the contribution towards the development of Socially Responsible Innovation System Framework. This helps in analyzing the development and diffusion of biomedical innovations and their effective use in clinical practices for addressing the country’s specific needs.


Nidhi Singh and Kirti Tyagi (2020), “Development of ‘TrueNat’ Innovation System in India for detection of Tuberculosis and COVID-19: A System Based Perspective. Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) – Discussion Paper Series- 257, 1-28.

Pramod Kumar Prajapati and Nidhi Singh (2019), “Malaria Innovation System in India: A System Based Analysis”; International Journal of Applied and Universal Research, Volume VI, Issue VI, Dec, 2019

Dinesh Abrol, AmitavaGuha, Rollins John, Nidhi Singh (2019), “India’s Domestic Pharmaceutical Firms and Their Contribution to National Innovation System- building”, Economic & Political Weekly, Vo11IV no 34, August 31, 2019, 34-43.

Singh Nidhi, & Abrol, D. (2017), ‘In-vitro diagnostics (IVDs) innovations for resource-poor settings: The Indian experience’. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 9(5), 617-636.

Dinesh Abrol and Nidhi Singh (2016), “Post-TRIPS Contribution of Domestic Firms to Pharmaceutical Innovation in India: An Assessment”; International Journal of South Asian Studies: A Biannual Journal of South Asian Studies; Vol.9, No.2,2016, 155-204.

Dinesh Abrol, Sivakami Dhulap, Malini Aisola, Nidhi Singh, (2016), “Pharmaceuticals, Product Patent & TRIPS implementation”. Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) Working Paper Series –191, 1-42.

Dinesh Abrol and Nidhi Singh (2016), “PostTRIPS Contribution of Domestic Firms to Pharmaceutical Innovation in India: An Assessment”. Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) Working Paper Series –189, 1-50.

Nidhi Singh and Dinesh Abrol (2014),”Challenge of in-vitro diagnostics for resource poor settings: An Assessment” Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) Working Paper Series –166, 1-31.

Abrol Dinesh, Prajapati Pramod, and Singh Nidhi (2013), Innovation patterns, limits to learning and the pathway of neoliberal Globalisation: Evidence from Indian pharmaceutical multinationals. International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development 2, 6(1-2), 102-135.

Dinesh Abrol, Pramod Prajapati and Nidhi Singh (2011), “Globalization of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Implication for Innovation”. International Journal of Institutions & Economics; Vol.3, No.2,327-365.

Dinesh Abrol, Pramod Prajapati and Nidhi Singh (2011), “Economic Reforms and Pharmaceutical Production and Innovation in India”; Rising Powers and Global Standards Network;

Book Chapters

Nidhi Singh and Dinesh Abrol (2020), “In-Vitro diagnostics innovation for resource poor settings: The Indian Experiences” Swapan Kumar Patra and Mammo Muchie (Eds) Science Technology and Innovation in BRICS Countries”, Routledge.

Dinesh Abrol and Nidhi Singh (2018), “Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Policy and Institutional Challenges of Moving from Manufacturing Generics to Drug Discovery”, in Nathan, D., Tewari, M., & Sarkar, S. (Eds.) (2018). Development with global value chains: Upgrading and innovation in Asia. Cambridge University Press.

Dinesh Abrol, Pramod Prajapati and Nidhi Singh (2014), “Recent Trends in India’s Pharmaceutical Innovation” in Sakthivel Selvaraj, Dinesh Abrol and K.M. Gopakumar (Eds) “Access to Medicines in India”, Academic Foundation.

Paper Presented in Research Conferences (National/International)

Paper Presented in Research Conferences (National/International)
“Pathways towards the development of Molecular Diagnostics Innovation System in India: Issues and Challenges” in World Conference on Access to Medical Products Achieving the SDGs 2030, 19-21 November 2019, New Delhi.

“Development and Diffusion of Molecular Diagnostics for Health care in India: Role of Industrial Based Actors” in XIV annual international conference of Knowledge Forum 2019, held at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras (11-13 October 2019).

“Development of Tuberculosis Diagnostics in India: An Innovation System Perspective” in YSI Asia Convening 2019 (Aug 12-14, 2019), Hanoi, Vietnam.

“Role of Industrial Base Actors in the Development of Molecular Diagnostics Innovation System in India: An Empirical Study” in 16th International GLOBELICS conference held at Accra 2018 (24-26 October 2018) on the theme ‘Innovation, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Strengthening Institutions for Greater Relevance, Effectiveness and Inclusivity’.

“Economic Liberalisation and the Development of Molecular Diagnostics Industry in India: An Innovation System Perspective” in National Seminar organized by Sikkim University, Gangtok, Sikkim, India (5-6 October 2018) on the theme ‘India after a Quarter Century of Economic Reforms – The Benefits and Costs’.

“Emerging Biomedical Technology and Healthcare System in Developing Economies” 4S SYDNEY Transnational STS: Society for Social Studies of Science annual conference Sydney International Convention Centre (29th August- 1stSeptember 2018).

“Development of Molecular Diagnostics Innovation System in India: Analysis of innovation System Functions” in The Fourth IndiaLICS International Conference (2nd – 4thNovember 2017), Organized by Centre for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP) JNU, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), National Institute for Science Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi on the theme ‘Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia’.

“Challenges in development of Molecular Diagnostics Innovation Systems in India” in The Third IndiaLICS International Conference (16th – 18th March 2016), Organized by Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and RIS, New Delhi on the theme ‘Innovation for Sustainable Development’.

“In-vitro diagnostics innovation for resource poor settings: Indian Experience” in 13th International GLOBELICS conference held at Havana Cuba (23rd-25thSeptember 2015) on the theme ‘Innovation to reduce poverty and inequalities for inclusive and sustainable development’.

“TB and Molecular Diagnostics-Case Study in Personalized Medicine” at the King College-JNU Workshop on Biomedical Innovation and the Public, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, March 13–14, 2014.

“Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights and Pharmaceutical Industry: Lessons from India, in National Consultation on “Improving Access; Promoting Innovation” In the context of Universal Health Coverage, WHO and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, IIT Research Park Auditorium, Chennai 7-9 August 2014

Avinash Kumar

Avinash Kumar

Avinash Kumar



Avinash’s research interests lie in Science, Technology and Society, Information and Communication Technologies, R&D Collaborations, and Social Network Analysis. He has been critically engaged in analyzing the structure, pattern, properties, and functions of networks- particularly scientific, social, and policy networks – studied using a combination of theoretical and empirical methods broadly situated within the scope and ambit of Science and Technology Studies.

Research Interests:

Avinash obtained an MA in Development Studies and a Ph.D. with a specialization in Science, Technology, and Society from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the dynamics of R&D collaboration in agricultural biotechnology. He was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz, Austria (October 2016 to June 2017). He was the recipient of the ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellowship hosted by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (January 2019 to January 2021). Avinash engaged as a Post-doctoral researcher in a transnational project called ‘COMPON,’ where he focused on comparative climate policy networks involving Australia, Brazil, India, and Japan. He also worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in a project funded by Princeton University at the Climate and Energy Research Lab (CEPRL), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (January 2021 to September 2021).


Kumar, A. and Mallick, S. (2020). Interests, Norms, Meanings: A Study of Rice Biotechnology in India, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 40 (3-4): 31-39.

Kumar, A. and Mallick, S. and Swarnakar, P. (2020). Mapping Scientific Collaboration: A Bibliometric Study of Rice Research in India, Journal of Scientometric Research,9 (1): 29-39.

Kumar, A. and Mallick, S. (2019). Confirmations and Contentions over GM Technology: Socio-Political Construal of Innovations in Rice Biotechnology Research in India, Asian Journal of Social Science, 607-630.

Kumar, A. and Mallick, S. (2019). Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS) in Rice Biotechnology Research in India, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 18 (3): 293-314.

Kumar, A. and Mallick, S. (2015). Plant biotechnology representation and resistance: a study of plant breeding community in Bihar, India, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 14 (5): 544-66.

Conference Papers

Swarnakar, P. and Kumar, A., ‘Structure, Institutions and Organizations: Intricacies of Climate Change Policy Network in India’, IV ISA Forum of Sociology, Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 24, 2021 (shifted to online due to COVID 19 crisis).

Satoha, K., Swarnakar, P., Kumar, A. and Trencher, G., Climate Change Policy Network and Policy Cleavage Structure: India and Japan Comparison, 115 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 8-11, 2020 (shifted to online due to COVID 19 crisis).

Kumar, A., ‘Climate policy network of India and Brazil’, Indo-Japan Workshop on Climate change and Energy policy of India and Japan, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, December 20-21, 2019.

Shukla, R. and Kumar, A., ‘Tracing Discursive Practices through Media Framing of Renewable Energy’, International Workshop on Socio-ecological relations of energy transition in Australia, Germany, and India, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, November 12-13, 2019

Kumar, A. andMallick, S., ‘GMOs and Questions of Sustainability: A Case Study of Rice Biotechnology in India’, International Conference on Agriculture and Human Development in India: Indigenous Practices, Scientific Views and Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, September 8-9, 2017.

Kumar, A., ‘Rice Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture in India’, 16th Annual Conference on Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies – Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz, Austria, May 8-9, 2017.

Kumar, A. and Mallick, S., ‘Scientific Collaboration in Rice Biotechnology: Response of the Scientific Community in Bihar’, Indraprastha International Conference on Biotechnology (IICB 2013), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India, October 22-25, 2013.

Kumar, A. and Mallick, S., ‘Debates and Discourses: Innovations in Rice Biotechnology in India’, National Conference on Science, Technology and Society, National Institute of Science Education and Research Bhubaneswar, India, July 22-23, 2017.

Kumar, A. and Mallick, S., ‘Interests, Norms and Meanings: Socio-Political Construal of Rice Biotechnology Research in India’, Silver Jubilee National Seminar on Contemporary Debates on Science, Technology and Nationalism in India, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, October 31 – November 2, 2018.

Moumita Koley

Moumita Koley

Moumita Koley


DST-CPR, Indian Institute of Science

Research interests:

Moumita’s research interest is focused on making science available to everyone. She is passionate about finding the ways to make open science a reality in India. Her research is focused on comparing the open access and open data policies across the globe to find out the suitable open science guidelines for Indian research ecosystem. Her pursuit for open science does not just end at designing policies. She is also interested in finding the ways to disseminate the knowledge effectively among researchers and general publicMoumita is also interested in open source drug discovery and want to expand her research on open science in the field of open source discovery of medicines. She is also interested in science diplomacy and use it as a tool to bring the emerging economies to cooperate and make open science a global reality.  


Moumita has completed her Ph.D from the Technical University of Vienna (TU, Vienna), Austria, in 2010. Her area of expertise is in the domain of synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. She was the recipient of the best Ph.D thesis award from the TU Vienna (Hannspeter Winter Preis-2011) She was also awarded Uni:Invent Award from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. She continued as a post-doctoral researcher in TU Vienna and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and investigated problems in the research field of metal and enzyme catalysisMoumita then decided to explore teaching and joined the IISc as UG Instructor in chemistryWhile teaching in the UG programme at IISc, she became interested in the science policy research areas, such as Open Science, Open Source Drug Design, Citizen Science, Research Assessment etc. She joined the DST- Centre for Policy Research, IISc Bangalore as a post-doctoral researcher (2020-23) and pioneered to develop an ‘Open Science’ research vertical within the centre. Currently. she is working as a consultant with International Science Council (ISC) for ‘The Future of Scientific Publishing’ project  and a visiting scholar of DST-CPR, IISc Bangalore.


Book Chapters & reports:

Suchiradipta, B. and Koley, M. (2023) Exploring the Current Practices in Research Assessment within Indian Academia. 

Suchiradipta, B. and Koley, M. (2022). Research assessment in India: What should stay, what could be better? DST-CPR, IISc. 

Power Resources of STI Diplomacy in the Global South. Jenice Goveas & Moumita Koley. Science, Technology and Innovation: the International Dimension. Accepted. 

Synthesis and Modification of Heterocycles by Metal catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions: With Contribution by: Á. Balázs, G. Dormán, J. Gerencsér, M. Koley, A. Kotschy, M.D. Mihovilovic, Z. Novák, L. Rycek, M. Schnürch, R.S.G.R. Seixas, A.M.S. Silva, V.L.M. Silva, L. Wimmer. Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry. Springer.

Popular articles and Policy Briefs:

Policy Brief:

Open Research Data for India: Exploring Infrastructure and Governance.

Journal Publications:

Chaube, P.; Koley, M. (2023). Does South Asia need a regional dialogue on Open Science?. Science Diplomacy. Vol 6(4). Perspective Article. Link:

Koley, M.; Lala, K. (2023). Limitations of the “Indian One Nation, One Subscription” Policy Proposal and a Way Forward. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.                                                  ( 

Koley, M. (2022). Open Science in Drug Discovery: Addressing the Gaps in Traditional Model of Developing New Medicines. CSIR NScPR Science Diplomacy (2022). Vol 6. Perspective Article. 

Koley, M. (2022). Analysis of Open Science Policy Recommendations Proposed in India’s 5th Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Draft. Journal of Science Policy & Governance. Vol 21, Issue 02.

Koley, M.; Lala, K. (2022). Changing dynamics of scholarly publication: a perspective towards open access publishing and the proposed one nation, one subscription policy of India. Scientometrics.

Koley, M.; Lala, K. (2022). Are Journal Archiving and Embargo Policies Impeding the Success of India’s Open Access Policies? Learned Publishing.

Koley M., Namdeo S.K., Bhattacharjee S., Affi N. A. (2022). Digital Technologies for Open and Equitable Sharing of Knowledge in India. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.

Peramunugamage, A. Kushwaha, P. K., Koley, M. et. al. (2021). Science for Diplomacy: Enabling a Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Framework for Water and Sanitation in South Asia. RIS Science Diplomacy Review, 3, 27-40. Read here.

Namdeo, S.K. & Koley, M. (2021) Citizen Science in India: Introduction, Challenges and Way Forward. DIALOGUE-Science, Scientist, and Society.

Jayaraman, D.; Joy, M.; Koley, M.* Chem. Educator, 2019, 24, 1. 

Schaaf, P.; Bayer, T.; Koley, M. Chem Commun, 2018, 54, 12978. 

Mike, A. K.; König, K.; Koley, M.; Heher, P.; Wahl, G.; Rubi, L.; Schnürch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D. ; Weitzer, G.; Hilber, K. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry 2014, 33, 205-221. 

Koley, M.; Wimmer L.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D. J. heterocyclic. Chem. 2013, 50, 1368-1373. 

Koley, M; Mike, A. K.; Heher, P.; König, K.; Schoen, M.; Schnürch, M.; Hilber, K.; Weitzer, G.; Mihovilovic, M. D. Med. Chem.Comm.2013, 4, 1189-1195. 

Koley, M.; Dastbaravardeh, N.; Mihovilovic, M. D.; Schnuerch, M. Chem. Cat.Chem. 2012, 4, 1345–1352. 

Koley, M.; Kirchnar, K.; Mereiter, K. Acta Cryst. 2011, E67, m1842–m1843 

Koley, M.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D. Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 4169-4178. 

Koley, M.; Wimmer L.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 1972-1976. 

Koley, M.; Koneig, X.; Hilber, K.; Schnuerch M., Stanetty, P.; Mihovilovic M. D. ARKIVOK. 2011, 6, 45-61. 

Koley, M.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D. Synlett. 2010, 10, 1505-1510. Koley, M., Sarkar, B.; Ghumaan, S.; Bulak, E.; Fiedler, J.; W. Kaim, W.; Lahiri, G.K. Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46


US 8,986,994 B2 – Substituted pyridines and pyrimidines. Mihovilovic, Marko; Schnuerch, Michael; Koley, Moumita; Hilber, Karlheinz; Koenig, Xaver. 


Mohua Chakraborty Choudhury

Mohua Chakraborty Choudhury

Mohua Chakraborty Choudhury

Visiting scholar

DST-Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Research Interests 

Mohua works on health policy research focusing on aspects of equitable and inclusive health that can benefit all sections of society. She has specific interest in understanding the challenges faced by the rare disease community in India and identifying the policy and public health interventions that can help to provide better quality of life to such individuals and families. To address these issues, she also takes special interest in analysis of Orphan Drug approval system and Clinical trials data. Further, as a part of the STIP 2020 Secretariat, she has gained first-hand experience of a national policy formulation process.



Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2019-2020)  

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bengaluru 

Involved in a project to quantify the reporting of clinical trials of orphan drugs in by comparing them with those that were mentioned in FDA approval documents. 


National Post-doctoral Fellow (2017-2019)  

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bengaluru 

Analyzed clinical trials associated with approval of all the orphan drugs approved by the US-FDA. Captured the present scenario of rare disease treatment and management in India through a series of interviews with key persons in the patient advocacy groups and orphan medicinal product industry. [Related publications: Ref* 1, 2, 3, Presentation 1] 

 Ph.D in Biotechnology (2011-2015) 

Assam University, Silchar 

Taxonomic and molecular identification of Indian freshwater fishes along with genomic data analysis and molecular phylogenetic analysis to identify species, developing DNA barcode libraries and resolve discrepancies in species classification. 

 M.Sc in Bioinformatics (2008-2010) 

Banasthali University, Banasthali, Rajasthan 



Choudhury MC, Saberwal G: The work, goals, challenges, achievements, and recommendations of orphan medicinal product organizations in India: an interview-based study.Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2019; 14:241 

Choudhury MC, Saberwal G: The role of patient organizations in the rare disease ecosystem in India: an interview-based study.Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2019; 14:117 

Choudhury MC, Saberwal G: Patient advocacy.Current Science 2019; 3:116 

Chakraborty M, Dhar B, Ghosh SK. Design of character‐based DNA barcode motif for species identification: A computational approach and its validation in fishes. Molecular Ecology Resources 2017;17:1359–1370. 

Chakraborty M, Ghosh SK: An assessment of the DNA barcodes of Indian freshwater fishesGene 2014, 537(1):20-28. 

Chakraborty M, Ghosh SK: Unraveling the sequence information in COI barcode to achieve higher taxon assignment based on Indian freshwater fishesMitochondrial DNA 2014, 0(0):1-3 

Dhar B, Chakraborty M, Devi NN, Malvika S, Chakraborty M, Trivedi S, Aloufi AA, Ghosh SK Molecular Identification of Reptiles from Tabuk Region of Saudi Arabia Through DNA Barcoding: A Case StudyIn: DNA Barcoding and Molecular PhylogenyEdited by Trivedi S., Rehman H., Saggu S., Panneerselvam C., Ghosh S. Springer International Publishing 2018, 397-411 

Chakraborty M, Ghosh SK, Khomdram B: Revealing the genetic diversity of Clarias batrachus using DNA barcode. Journal of Environment and Socio-biology 2013, 10(1):25-32. 

Chakraborty M, Chatterjee A, Krithika S, Vasulu TS: A Statistical Analysis of MicroRNA: Classification, Identification and Conservation Based on Structure and Function. In: Growth Curve and Structural Equation Modeling: Topics from the Indian Statistical Institute. Edited by Dasgupta R. Cham: Springer International Publishing 2015, 223-258 

Mahadani P, Devi KM, Das MM, Chakraborty M, Rahman F, Hansa J, Ghosh SK: Bioinformatics in DNA Barcoding. In: A text book on DNA Barcoding 2013, ISBN 81- 922989-4-8. 

Talukdar FR, Ghosh SK, Laskar RS, Mahadani P, Chakraborty M, Dhar B, Bhattacharjee MJ: Implication of nucleotide substitution at third codon position of the DNA barcode sequencesJournal of Environment and Socio-biology 2013, 10(1):55-63. 

Sengupta A, Vasulu TS, Varshney M, Mohapatra R, Chakraborty M: Statistical Analysis of Human miRNAProceedings of the Ninety ninth Session of the Indian Science Congress Section of Mathematical Sciences; Bhubaneshwar 2012. 

Ghosh SK, Bhattacharjee MJ, Ksh MD, Ahanthem M, Kundu S, Mahadani P, Dhar B, Khondram B, Chakraborty M, Rahman F, Mondal R, Hansa J, Laskar RS, Mazumdar TH, Sarkar P, Rajbonshi S, Chakraborty A, Das MM, Ghosh PR, Das KC and Laskar BA: DNA Barcoding: Digital Taxonomy of BioresourcesStrategic Physiological Research for Sustainable Animal Biodiversity 2011, 268-275.