Saikat Batabyal

Saikat Batabyal

Saikat Batabyal

Young Policy Professional

Cohort-2021

Background:

Saikat is a Policy Fellow working for Centre-State and Inter-ministerial coordination for the purpose of strengthening the Centre-state and Inter-ministerial partnerships and collaboration in STI related areas to the Government of India in association with the Department of Science and Technology, GoI, New Delhi and DST Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. As a part of the STIP Secretariat GoI, he is actively part of intra-departmental coordination mechanism in place to effectively coordinate and create synergy in the division of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) of DST and connect them with various line ministries and States for STI policy related work.

Saikat has completed his B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Mathematics from Visva Bharati Central University, West Bengal, India. He was posted as visiting researcher at the Department of Mathematics, Jacobs University of Bremen, Germany. He was appointed as senior scientist at the Department of Mathematics, Alpen Adria University, Klagenfurt, Austria. He submitted his Ph.D. thesis at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India.

Research Interests:

Research Interest: STI Policy, Technology Studies, Mathematical Modelling, Ecological Modelling, Epidemiology, Spatio-temporal Dynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics

Publication:

1. Saikat Batabyal, COVID-19: Perturbation dynamics resulting chaos to stable with seasonality transmission. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, (SCI, Scopus, Online ISSN: 0960-0779, IF: 5.944), 110772, (2021).

2. Saikat Batabyal, Batabyal, A.: Mathematical computations on epidemiology: A case study of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Theory in Biosciences, (SCI, SCIE, Scopus, Online ISSN: 1611-7530, IF: 1.303), 140(2), 123-138, (2021).

3. Saikat Batabyal, Batabyal, A.: Public Healthcare System Capacity During COVID-19: A Computational Case Study of SARS-CoV-2. Health Science Reports, (PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Online ISSN: 2398-8835), Article DOI: 10.1002/hsr2.305, (2021).

4. Saikat Batabyal, Jana, D., Upadhyay R. K.: Diffusion driven finite time blow-up and
pattern formation in a mutualistic preys-sexually reproductive predator system: A comparative study. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, (SCI, Scopus, Online ISSN: 0960-0779, IF: 5.944), 147C, 110929, (2021).

5. Saikat Batabyal, Jana, D., Parshad, R. D., Basheer, A., Upadhyay R. K.: Pattern Formation
in an Explosive Food Chain Model: The case of “Apparent” Mutualism. Eur. Phys. J. Plus (SCI, SCIE, Scopus, Online ISSN: 2190-5444, IF: 3.911), 136, 448 (2021).

6. Saikat Batabyal, Jana, D., Lyu, J., Parshad, R.D.: Explosive predator and mutualistic preys: A comparative study. Physica A (SCI, Scopus, Online ISSN: 0378-4371, IF: 3.263), (2019).

7. Jana, D., Saikat Batabyal, Lakshmanan, M.: Self-diffusion-driven pattern formation in prey–predator system with complex habitat under fear effect. Eur. Phys. J. Plus (SCI, SCIE, Scopus, Online ISSN: 2190-5444, IF: 3.911), 135, (2020).

8. Banerjee, D., Saikat Batabyal: Hyper relative order (p, q) of entire functions. Annals of West University of Timisoara – Mathematics and Computer Science (Online ISSN: 1841-3307), 2, (2017), 65- 84.

Rohan Malhotra

Rohan Malhotra

Rohan Malhotra

Young Policy Professional

cohort-2021

Background:

Rohan Malhotra is working as a Young Policy Professional with DST-CPR IISc Bangalore. Presently, he is hosted at DST Government of India, New Delhi.

He has done his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Chandigarh Engineering College and further pursued Masters in International Studies from Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune. Post that he has worked with Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) in the Strategic Technologies Centre as a Research Intern, studying the various aspects of Military Technologies.

Rohan also holds an experience of working in the International Security scenario as a Geopolitical Risk Analyst with MitKat Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai. Post that, he also had a stint with setting up an organization named ISERDIndia and went on to create an impact in the Indian Startup ecosystem with getting it a DPIIT recognition and also started a research and analyses wing named iRaw (The ISERDIndia Research and Analyses Wing).

Research Interests:

Rohan’s research interests includes studying of strategic technologies from the perspective of geopolitical scenarios. He is more aligned to find the intersection of emerging technologies into the areas that hold strategic importance for India, the technologies of future that will help India reorient its strategic posture. Further, the interests includes focusing on how India’s diplomatic conduct will be reshaped using Science as a tool with a solution oriented practice in key sectors. 

He has been also involved in researching about military technologies and how Nanotechnology coupled with AI, Biotech can help integrate mechanisms to provide a strategic defense to Indian Armed Forces in the hybrid warfare context. Furthermore, his other areas of interests include Waste Management, Cyber/ Digital Diplomacy, Satellite Diplomacy and working on strategic materials in the areas of IoT and smart manufacturing practices. 

In the future, he wanted to work on the strategic importance of Rare Earth Metals and how the modern day diplomacy is centered around these strategic mineral resources, with India’s approach to AatmaNirbharta vis-à-vis increasing potential for rare earth’s mining and production. 

Publication:

Nano Tech: An emerging field in Indian Army’s Strategic Defence
https://www.sspconline.org/index.php/monograph/nano-technology-indian-army-strategic-defence-july-2019

HSLV: Redefining the Future for Satellite Technology https://www.sspconline.org/index.php/opinion-analysis/hslv-redefining-future-satellite-technology-tue-08072018-1200

Rahul Patil

Rahul Patil

Rahul Patil

Young Policy Professional

Cohort- 2021

Background:

Rahul is currently a Science Technology Innovation Policy Fellow at the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, New Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He pursued masters in medicinal chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune, a post-graduate diploma in patinformatics from CSIR/Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, Pune and a post-graduate diploma in patent law from the Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad.

He facilitates Center-State and inter-Ministerial coordination for science and technology in India and National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications. His recent contributions include the projects – Intellectual Property Models for Accelerating Sustainability Transitions (IPACST) funded by NORFACE and Belmont Forum; data economics and policy (DataKaveri) funded by IUDX, MoHUA and Omidyar Network India. He also practised a fellowship at the CSIR Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP), Pune. He contributed to the projects – Intellectual Property Evaluation and Commercialisation (IPEC) and Informatics for Drug-repurposing and Rescue Discover (IDrRD) at URDIP.

Research Interests:

Rahul is interested in intellectual property (IP) management and data governance. He explores IP informatics in pharmaceuticals, IP models accelerating sustainability transitions, and non-personal data policy frameworks.

 

Arthita Batabyal

Arthita Batabyal

Arthita Batabyal

YOUNG POLICY PROFESSIONAL

Cohort-2021

Background:

Arthita is a Policy Fellow working for Centre-State and Inter-ministerial coordination for the purpose of strengthening the Centre-state and Inter-ministerial partnerships and collaboration in STI related areas to the Government of India in association with the Department of Science and Technology, GoI, New Delhi and DST Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. As a part of the STIP Secretariat GoI, she is actively part of intra-departmental coordination mechanism in place to effectively coordinate and create synergy in WISE-KIRAN division of DST and connect them with various line ministries and States for STI policy related work.

Arthita has completed her B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Mathematics from Visva Bharati Central University, West Bengal, India. She earned her degree of Bachelor of Education from Visva Bharati Central University. She was awarded INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research Programme) fellowship by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

Research Interests:

STI Policy, Technology Studies, Mathematical Modelling, Ecological Modelling, Epidemiology.

Publication:

1. Arthita Batabyal, Jana, D.: Significance of additional food to mutually interfering predator
under herd behavior of prey on the stability of a spatio-temporal system. Communications in
Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (SCI, Scopus, Online ISSN: 1007-5704,
IF: 4.26), 93 (2020).

2. Batabyal, S., Arthita Batabyal: Mathematical computations on epidemiology: A case study of  the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Theory in Biosciences, (SCI, SCIE, Scopus, Online
ISSN: 1611-7530, IF: 1.303), 140(2), 123-138, (2021).

3. Batabyal, S., Arthita, Batabyal: Public Healthcare System Capacity During COVID-19: A
Computational Case Study of SARS-CoV-2. Health Science Reports, (PubMed, PubMed  Central, Scopus, Online ISSN: 2398-8835), Article DOI: 10.1002/hsr2.305, (2021).

 

Ansel Elias Stanley

Ansel Elias Stanley

Ansel Elias Stanley

YOUNG POLICY PROFESSIONAL

cohort-2021

Background:

Ansel Elias Stanley is currently working as a Young Policy Professional (YPP) and is hosted by the Department of Science and Technology, GoI, New Delhi.


He has completedhis postgraduate degree in Politics and International Relations from School of International Relations and Politics (SIRP), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and undergraduate degree in English literature and Communication Studies from, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Research Interests:

Ansel’s research interests lie primarily in the intersection of technology and publicpolicy. He aims to study the effects ofdisruptive technologieson public policy and vice versa in the context of Frontier Technologies.

Famida Khan

Famida Khan

Famida Khan

Young Policy Professional

cohort-2020

Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

Research Interests:

Famida’s research interest area includes: To unfold the complexity of Science communication strategically and role of public engagement and policy interventions. How public perception and data gathering in science so important? Role of scientists and research organizations to encourage public for effective engagement, and data gathering to formulate evidence-based Science communication programmes.

Background:

Famida Khan is a DST-Science, Technology and Innovation Policy- Young Policy Professional at Department of Science & Technology (DST) GoI, New Delhi, since April 2020. She is a part of Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (STIP) Secretariat 2020 and involved into STIP 2020 formulation process since then.

Prior to this, she was a Research Associate-II at Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, under “India-UK Water Quality Research Programme” Involving UK’S Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). She has worked with Vigyan Prasar (An Autonomous organization of DST) as a Project Assistant and curated content for Yoga Mobile App. She has also worked with CSIR-NISCAIR. During her work at INSA, she contributed in organizing several National and International workshops and seminars. She also contributed in organizing AASSA-INSA-NISCAIR Regional Workshop on “Share Communication Science Breakthroughs: Fake News Paid News and Ethic”.

Famida holds a Master of Philosophy in Chemistry. She completed her research work on therapeutic uses of Tephrosia purpurea a medicinal plant and its chemical constituents, efficacy, potency, side effect and therapeutic spectrum along with the process of isolation, characterization, and utilization of extracted bioactive compounds by using Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC), column chromatography, UV/VIS Spectroscopy, and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) from Jamia Hamdard Laboratories, Ghaziabad. She also holds Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry. She obtained a Higher diploma in Software Engineering from NIIT, New Delhi. She did Bachelor of Education and qualified “Course on Computer Concepts (CCC)” certification, and “Central Teacher Eligibility Test (C-TET)” twice. She also holds Bachelor of Science. She has attended training programmes on “Evidence-based Science Policy Making” and “Women in Science Journalism” of British Council. She has also been a recipient of CSIR Diamond Jubilee Research Interns Award.

Publications:

Famida Khan, Kamlesh Bilgaiyan & Santosh Joshi. IDENTIFICATION AND ESTIMATION OF RUTOSIDE TRYHYDRATE (RUTIN) IN HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF TEPHROSIA PURPUREA; A SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC APPROACH, Eduved International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Vol.3-2016.

Famida Khan. Abstract Published in India International Science Festival (IISF) – Young Scientists’ Conclave (YSC), Theme: Indigenous Science and Technology Abstract ID: INDG_122, 2016.

 

Dakshata Lingayat

Dakshata Lingayat

Dakshata Lingayat

Young Policy Professional

cohort-2020

Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt of India, New Delhi

Background:

Work experience:

April 2020- Present:

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Working as a Young Policy Professional

September 2019-April 2020

IIT DELHI (SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY)
Worked as a Research Assistant

Internships:

May-June 2018: JHARKHAND STATE FOOD COMMISSION (2 Months)

Involved in the process evaluation of Mid-day Meal Scheme in Jharkhand with the special focus on evaluating operation, monitoring and grievance redressal mechanism of the scheme.
 

November-December 2018: SELCO FOUNDATION (1 Month)

Involved in the ecosystem development, mapping and rating the potential partners for education ecosystem.
 
Education:

2017-2019: M.A. Public Policy and Governance

AZIM PREMJI UNIVERSITY, Bangalore

 

2014-2017: B.A. Economics

FERGUSSON COLLEGE, SAVITRIBAI PHULE PUNE UNIVERSITY

Publication:
Understanding Citizens’ Movements, Aqdas, Mirza and Singh, Raj and Singh, Sonali and Lingayat, Dakshata, Understanding Citizens’ Movements (April 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3663252