Visiting Scholars Programme: 

Under this programme, the Centre hosts researchers from various institutions (both in India and from abroad) on short term visits to pursue policy-oriented research projects (preferably, but not necessarily, involving scientometrics). Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam, an expert in scientometrics, has been a Visiting Professor at the Centre since October 2015; along with Mr. Madhan Muthu (a visiting scholar), he has led the organization of Centre’s research on scientometric analysis of Indian institutions.  In addition, Prof. Maresi Nerad (College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle, USA) visited the Centre during 2015-16 and 2018-19; she conducted a Workshop on “Dissertation Expectations and Quality Criteria: Is it Enough to have a Good Dissertation”? on 12 January 2016.  The Centre is also considering several other experts under this program.  In addition, it will also consider applications from interested candidates.  A mechanism is being put in place for vetting these applications and identifying candidates who offer a good fit with the Centre’s research goals and initiatives. 


Policy Internship Programme 

During the summer of 2017, the Centre launched a policy internship program to train young scholars in the field of science, technology and innovation policy. Interns are selected from the various academic background from institutions across the country, through a competitive selection process. Candidates for Internship are Masters-level students in social sciences, management, statistics, data sciences, S&T studies, and international relations or students with at least two years in a bachelor’s program in the above-mentioned fields. 

The internship program is usually for the period of 2 months (extendable by another one month) during May-July. The interns get to work on a policy-oriented project in an area of mutual interest relating to the Centre’s work and contribute to the day-to-day activities of the policy research team. This internship program gained interest among the students of policy studies and early-career researchers who are interested in public policy career paths. The third year of Internship program during the summer of 2019 had 05 interns with their significant contributions at DST-CPR, IISc.


Interns Batch – 2019 
Name  Education  Topic 
Anjana C.P.  B.A. (Psychology, Economics and Sociology) 

MES Degree College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Bangalore 

Science Diplomacy  
Durga Prasad Meena  Four-Year Bachelor of Science 

Indian Institute of Science, Blr. 

Impact Evaluation 
Abhinandan Dalal  Bachelor of Statistics (Honours) 

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 

Impact Evaluation 
Richeek Awasthi  B.Tech (Electrical Engg) 

IIT Kanpur 

Impact Evaluation 
Yash Wadhwa  B.Sc 

Christ (Deemed to be University) 


Impact Evaluation 


Interns Batch – 2018 

Name  Education  Topic 
Deepak Arya   B.Sc. (Research),  

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 

STI indicators 
Gaurav Solra  B.Sc. (Research), 

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 

Science Diplomacy 
Sree Ganga S D  M.A. (Public Policy),  

Mount Carmel College, Bangalore 

Science Advice 
R.Varun Rajah  M.A. (Public Policy), Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, Sonipet  Industrial R&D 
Aparajita Chowdhury   Integrated M.A. (Sociology), University of Hyderabad  Science education in India 
Guptnath Trivedi  Ph.D. (Library & Information Science), Banaras Hindu University  Scientometrics 


Interns Batch – 2017 

Name  Education  Topic 
Ms. Shubha Tiwari  M.A. (Development Studies), Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati  Science Diplomacy 
Ms. Sumedha Shukla  M.Sc. (Economics),  

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University 

R&D Statistics 
Manoj L. Reddy  M.Mgmt. (Business Analytics), Indian Institute of Science  R&D Statistics 
Aviman Satpathy  B.Sc. (Research), Indian Institute of Science  Science Diplomacy 
Bibhusita Mahanta  B.E. (Computer Science and Engineering), Jorhat Engineering College, Assam  Scientometrics 
Rani M.T.  B.E. (Computer Science and Engineering), Jain Institute of Technology, Davangere  Scientometrics