Hiran H. Lathabai

Hiran H. Lathabai

Hiran H. Lathabai




Hiran is currently working as a post-doctoral policy fellow at the Department of Science & Technology Centre for Policy Research (DST CPR), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. Before that he has worked as a Research Associate (post-doctoral) in a DST-sponsored extramural research project related to Scientometric research headed by Prof. Vivek Kumar Singh at Department of Computer Science, Banaras Hindu University during September 2020 to September 2021. He is also serving as a member of the editorial board of Journal of Scientometric Research (JSCIRES) and had reviewed articles for many esteemed journals.

Hiran has got a diverse academic background that equips him with experience and skills to handle endeavors that require interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary explorations. He holds a B.Tech. in Electronics and communication Engineering, awarded by Cochin University of Science and Technology. He also obtained M. Tech in Technology Management from University of Kerala. After that, he pursued doctoral research in Futures Studies and carried out Scientometric research as specialization and was awarded Ph. D from University of Kerala in 2020.

After doctoral thesis submission, he served as a guest faculty at Department of Futures Studies, University of Kerala for a brief period in 2019-2020 and handled subjects like Systems Engineering and Data visualization techniques for M. Tech (Technology Management) students and M. Sc (Data Science) students respectively. He also conducted non-funded research at the ‘Scientometric Lab’ (Order No. Pl. A1/Annual plan 16-17/Imp.plan/16 dtd. 29/11/2016), Department of Futures Studies, University of Kerala during that period.

Research Interests:

Scientometrics for S&T policymaking

Scientometrics for S&T mapping

Network Scientometrics

Complex network analysis

Technological forecasting

Technology Management

Futures Studies

Systems Engineering & Management

Recommendation systems

Related Professional Links:





Lathabai, H. H., Nandy, A., & Singh., V. K. “x-index: Identifying core competency and thematic research strengths of institutions using an NLP and network based ranking framework.” Scientometrics (IF: 3.24) (2021): 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-021-04188-3

Lathabai, H. H., Prabhakaran, T., George, S., & Changat, M. “Mining interdisciplinary trajectories using multiple path analysis”. COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management, 14(2) (2021): 285-300. https://doi.org/10.1080/09737766.2021.1920066

George, S., Lathabai, H. H., Prabhakaran, T., & Changat, M. “A framework for inventor collaboration recommendation system based on network approach”. Expert Systems with Applications (IF: 6.94), 176 (2021): 114833. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2021.114833

Lathabai, H. H., “ψ-index: A new overall productivity index for actors of science and technology” Informetrics (IF: 5.1), 14.4 (2020): 101096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2020.101096

George, S., Lathabai, H. H., Prabhakaran, T., & Changat, M. “A framework towards bias-free contextual productivity assessment” Scientometrics (IF: 3.24),122.1 (2020): 127-157. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03286-7

Prabhakaran, T., Lathabai, H. H., George, S. “Competing, complementary and co-existing paradigms in techno-scientific literature: A case study of Nano technology for engineering”. Scientometrics (IF: 3.24), 118.3 (2019): 941-977. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03013-2

Prabhakaran, T., Lathabai, H. H., George, S., & Changat, M. “Towards prediction of paradigm shifts from scientific literature”. Scientometrics (IF: 3.24), 117.3 (2018): 1611–1644. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-018-2931-3

Lathabai, H. H., George, S., Prabhakaran, T., & Changat, M. “An integrated approach to path analysis for weighted citation networks”. Scientometrics (IF: 3.24),117.3 (2018): 1871–1904. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-018-2917-1

Book chapters

George S., Lathabai H.H., Prabhakaran T., Changat M. (2021) Network Approach for InventorCollaboration Recommendation System. In: Palesi M., Trajkovic L., Jayakumari J., Jose J. (eds)Second International Conference on Networks and Advances in Computational Technologies.Transactions on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence(ISBN: 978-3-030-49499-5, Series ISSN: 2569-7072) Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49500-8_8

George S., Lathabai H.H., Prabhakaran T., Changat M. (2021) Towards Stock

Recommendation and Portfolio Management Systems Using Network Analysis. In: Palesi M., Trajkovic L., Jayakumari J., Jose J. (eds) Second International Conference on Networks and Advances in Computational Technologies. Transactions on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence. (ISBN: 978-3-030-49499-5, Series ISSN: 2569-7072) Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49500-8_18

Conference presentations (latest 5)

Sumit Kumar Banshal, Aparna Basu, Vivek Kumar Singh, Hiran H. Lathabai, Solanki Gupta and Pranab K. Muhuri. An empirical analysis of existence of Power Laws in social media mentions to scholarly articles. In proceedings of 18th International Conference of Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI 2021 Virtual Event KU Leuven, Belgium), 12-15 July, 2021, 81-92.

Hiran H. Lathabai, and Abhirup Nandy and Vivek Kumar Singh. Expertise-based institutional collaboration recommendation in different thematic areas. In proceedings of BIR 2021 Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval 2021, 45-52.

Susan George, Hiran H. Lathabai., Thara Prabhakaran, M. Changat, Network approach for inventor collaboration recommendation system, International Conference on Networks & Advances in Computational Technologies (NetACT 2019), at MBCET, Thiruvananthapuram, on July 23-25, 2019.

Susan George, Hiran H. Lathabai., Thara Prabhakaran, M. Changat, Towards stock recommendation and portfolio management systems using network analysis, International Conference on Networks & Advances in Computational Technologies (NetACT 2019), at MBCET, Thiruvananthapuram, on July 23-25, 2019.

Hiran H. Lathabai., Thara Prabhakaran, M. Changat, Smart Grid Evolution Trajectories And Emerging Trends In Techno-Scientific Literature, International Conference on Energy, Environment, Materials, and SafetyICEEMS’14, at CUSAT, on Dec 10-12, 2014.

Gautam Sharma

Gautam Sharma

Gautam Sharma

PosT-Doctoral Policy Fellow



Gautam is currently working as a DST Postdoctoral Policy Fellow with the DST- Centre for Policy Research at the Indian Institute of Science. 

He has completed an integrated MPhil-PhD from the Centre for Studies in Science Technology and Innovation Policy, Central University of Gujarat in 2020. His PhD and MPhil research has focused on the areas of ‘grassroots’ innovations in the Indian context. In his PhD study, he explored the designing of grassroots innovations in three stages of idea generation, experimentation, and implementation. Similarly, his MPhil project focused on the role of intellectual property rights in protecting informal sector grassroots innovations in India.

Research interests:

Gautam has academic training in the field of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy studies and has used qualitative research methods to engage with various issues related to STI in India.

His research interest lies in the areas of informal innovations specifically those which are developed by people or groups working outside the rigid structures of formal science and technology institutions. He is keen on studying the networking and collaboration by innovators working in informal settings in India and their knowledge sharing practices within and outside their community.



Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bgeNqgQAAAAJ&hl=en

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gautam-Sharma-22

Debanjana Dey

Debanjana Dey

Debanjana Dey




Debanjana is a Post-doctoral policy fellow at the DST- Centre for Policy Research at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She was awarded her PhD degree by the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) at CSIR- National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies (CSIR-NISTADS), New Delhi. She holds a master’s degree in Biotechnology.

Prior to joining DST-CPR, IISc she worked with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a policy research think tank at New Delhi on the Science Diplomacy Project. She has also worked with CSIR NISTADS and has been part of two projects funded by Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and Department of Science and Technology. She was also associated with Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR and has been part of projects funded by Foundation for Ecological Security, Gujarat and ICSSR- Major Research Programme. She has published research articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and digital platforms.

Research Interests:

Debanjana’s research interests lies in Science Technology and Society (STS) Studies. Her current research focuses on Science and Policy relationships in formal systems as well as informal local knowledge systems; Ecosystem and Biodiversity studies; Agricultural science and technology; Innovation system for inclusive development; and Science Diplomacy.


Articles in Refereed Journals:

Raina, R.S and Dey, D (2020) “How we know biodiversity: institutions and knowledge-policy relationships”. Sustainability Science, 5: 975-984

Dey, D (2017) “Are Small-sized firms really innovative? Understanding the Indian scenario”. Current Science, 112: 6, 1121-1126.

Dey, D (2017) “Sahiwal- a policy pointer in Indian context”. Journal of Livestock Sciences, 8: 88-91.

Raina, R.S and Dey, D (2016) “The Valuation Conundrum: Biodiversity and Science-Policy Interface in India’s livestock sector”. Economic and Political Review, LI 47: 70-78.

Book Review:

Dey, D (2021) “Applied Biosecurity: Global Health, Biodefense, and Developing Technology”-Book review. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 23,2: 117-121

Dey, D (2021) “Ethical Tensions from New Technology: The Case of Agricultural Biotechnology”- Book review. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 23,1: 81-86

Dey. D (2020) “Food, Genetic Engineering and Philosophy of Technology: Magic Bullets, Technological Fixes and Responsibility to the Future”- Book Review. Asian Biotechnology and Development  Review, 22, 2&3: 89-93.

Book Chapter:

Dey, D (2017) “Innovation systems for livestock Development in India: Within and beyond sectoral systems”. In Innovation, Creativity and Development: Strategies for inclusiveness and sustainability (Ed) Lundvall, B.A., Palar, M., Rafianti, L. and Mulyana, I. Unpad Press, Bandung-Sumedang, 23-36.

Web Articles and Vlog:

Dey, D (2021) “Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES): Open to International Cooperation” Science Diplomacy Review, Vol.3,1, April, pp.79-81

Dey, D and Sinha, S (2021) Video Blog on ‘Gender, Science Diplomacy and SDG-5’ on International Women’s Day. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlz4E-WVoik&t=2s.

Dey, D (2020) “A Virus and the New Normal”. Countercurrents.org, July 5.

Dey, D and Banerjee, T (2020) “We Need to Rethink our Economies to Avoid Future Epidemics”. Vikalp, May 28.

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.

Nimita Pandey

Nimita Pandey

Nimita Pandey

Post-doctoral Policy Fellow


Office of Principal Scientific Advisor to the Govt. of India


UNESCO, New Delhi

Research interests:

Nimita’s present work is on “Gender Inclusivity in STI: An Indian Perspective”, aims to assess the status of gender access and retention in STEM education and careers and in S&T and R&D; analyse international good practice in terms of effective mainstreaming of gender in STI policies and monitoring; organize stakeholder consultations and identify opportunities/partnerships to build STI capacity through removal of gender barriers.

Apart from Gender and Science, her research interests include Equity and Inclusion and STI, Innovation Systems and Regional Development; Science Diplomacy; Globalisation of Innovation; STI for SDGs, Biotechnology clusters, to name a few.


Nimita is a Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Fellow at the Department of Science & Technology – Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. She is hosted jointly at Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA), Government of India and UNESCO New Delhi cluster office. A master’s in Business Administration, she holds a Ph.D. in Science Policy from the Center for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Prior to joining, DST-CPR-IISc, she worked with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a policy research institute at New Delhi, on various projects in the area of Science Policy, Technology Foresight, Responsible Research and Innovation, Science Diplomacy supported by national and international organizations, including DST, O/o PSA, World Bank, FAO, European Commission, Australian National University, and others. She has been the Course Co-coordinator, of ITEC – Science Diplomacy Program (2018- 2020), organized by RIS, with support from Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Some of her associations include Member, Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS); Associate Member, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and Associate Editor, Science Diplomacy Review.


Journal articles/papers (peer-reviewed*):

*Srinivas, K.R. and Pandey, N (2020), ‘Science Diplomacy, techno-nationalism and COVID 19: The Case of Cautious Optimism’(forthcoming).

Pandey, N (2019) ‘Book Review: The Collaborative Era in Science: Governing the Network’, Science Diplomacy Review, Vol. 1 (3), 31-34.

Pandey, N (2019) ‘Brain Drain and Brain Circulation: Why Collaboration Matters?’, Science Diplomacy Review, Vol. 1 (2), 23-26.

*Srinivas, K.R., Kumar, A. and Pandey, N (2018) National Case Study: India, RRI Practice.

*Pandey, N. and Desai, PN (2017) ‘Exploring Global Innovation Networks in the Indian Bio Clusters: A Case of Genome Valley in Hyderabad, India’, Journal of Scientometric Research, 6 (1), 23-35.

*Pandey, N. and Desai, PN (2017) ‘Regions, Knowledge Communities and Innovation Dynamics: A Case of Bangalore Biocluster in India’, Asian Biotechnology Development Review, Vol. 19 (3), 25-46.

Conference Papers:

‘Mapping STI for SDGs: A Policy and Governance Perspective’ EU-SPRI early career event (virtual due to the Pandemic) on June 2, 2020.

‘Global Networks, Regions and Knowledge Communities: A case of Bioclusters in India’, Globelics Conference, Athens (Greece) [October 2017].

‘Global Innovation Networks and Clusters in Indian Biopharmaceutical Sector: A Case Study of Bangalore Helix, Karnataka’, Globelics Conference, Bandung (Indonesia) [October 2016].

‘Global Innovation Networks and Biopharma Clusters: A Case Study of Genome Valley in Hyderabad’, Globelics Conference, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) [October 2014].

‘An Empirical Investigation into the Relationship between Mission Statements and Stakeholder Management’, presented in the International Conference of Corporate Governance Norms at IIT-Kharagpur, West Bengal [September 2009].

Multimedia outputs:

Pandey, N (2020, October 1) ‘Book Review: A Lab of One’s own – One Woman’s Personal Journey through Sexism in Science’, The Wire Science.

Pandey, N (2020, August 9) ‘Indigenous Communities, Traditional Knowledge and Resilience to COVID19’ Science Policy Forum [Audio Podcast].

Pandey, N and Zill-e-Anam (2020, September 9), Gender Biases in Funding Tech Start-ups: A Report Review, Science Policy Forum.

Iyer, S., Das,S., Sarkar,U.D., Maru,N., Pandey, N. and Taye, M. (2019, October 23) ‘Politicising pathways: Illustrating relational power using the vulnerability walk’ STEP Centre Blog.

Moumita Koley

Moumita Koley

Moumita Koley

Post-doctoral Policy Fellow


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 catalysis Moumita 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, biofuels etc. Currently she is a post-doctoral researcher at the DST-CPR, IISc.  

Moumita has 1 patent, 12 journal publications, two book chapters for Springer book series in her credit. 


Book Chapters:

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. Topicsin Heterocyclic Chemistry. Springer. 



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


Schaaf, P.; Bayer, T.; Koley, Met.al. Biocompatible metal-assisted C-C cross-coupling combined with biocatalytic chiral reductions in a concurrent tandem cascade. Chem Commun201854, 12978. 

Koley, M.; Wimmer L.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D. J. heterocyclic. Chem2013, 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. 20134, 1189-1195. 

Koley, M.; Dastbaravardeh, N.; Mihovilovic, M. D.; Schnuerch, M. P Chem.Cat.Chem. 20124, 1345–1352. 

Koley, M.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D.  Tetrahedron  201167, 4169-4178. 

Koley, M.; Wimmer L.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D.  Eur. J. Org. Chem2011, 1972-1976. 

Koley, M.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D.  Synlett201010, 1505-1510. 

Koley, M., Sarkar, B.; Ghumaan, S.; Bulak, E.; Fiedler, J.; W. Kaim, W.; Lahiri, G.K.  Inorg. Chem200746, 3736-3742 


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

Post-doctoral Policy Fellow


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 clinicaltrials.gov 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.

Anurag Panda

Anurag Panda

Anurag Panda

Post-doctoral Policy Fellow


Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Research Interest:

Anurag is interested in understanding how India’s formal and informal industrial sectors are transforming in the context of climate challenge. Currently he is studying the role of public policy in helping Indian firms adapt to the international market demand for low-carbon technologies.


Anurag did his PhD at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, where he studied the physics of third-generation semiconductors, now used in improved solar cells and LEDs. He then did a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he led a research program to prototype third-generation solar technology and to deploy them to increase irrigation access for farmers in India. In the past he has been involved in many last-mile energy access efforts, both in India and Ghana. Both at UM and MIT Anurag was an active participant in numerous public policy courses and student groups.


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