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(Professor & Dean)

  • Ph.D. (Theoretical Physics), University of Madras, Chennai, 1983.
  • MSc. (Physics), University of Madras, Chennai, 1976.
  • BSc. (Special) (Physics), Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, 1974.
  • Climate Change Related Issues including Climate Policy, Energy Issues, Global Mitigation and Carbon Budgets, and Vulnerability and Adaptation.
  • Sustainability Studies with special emphasis on equity.
  • Science and Technology Policy in advanced science and technology sectors including Nuclear Policy.
  • Innovation Policies and Issues.

Tejal Kanitkar

(Assistant professor & Chairperson)

  • PhD Candidate, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MUMBAI, India.     Thesis Title: “Economy-wide Energy Modeling for India”. Advisers: Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Prof. T. Jayaraman.
  • Master of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST Amherst, MA, Thesis Title: “Reliability Assessment of Distributed Generation Systems”, Advisers: Prof. Lawrence Ambs, Dr. Beka Kosanovic
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering. MUMBAI UNIVERSITY Mumbai, India.
  • Certified Energy Auditor : Bureau of Energy Efficiency. (Oct 07)
  • Economy wide Energy modeling for India, India's energy options under cumulative carbon constraints
  • Approaches to climate change mitigation, the carbon budgets approach
  • Renewable energy and distributed generation systems, energy policy,


Kamal Murari

(Assistant professor)

  • Ph.D in Civil Engineering (Ongoing) From: Joint batch PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Monash University, Australia (Final year). Supervisor: Dr. Subimal Ghosh and Dr. Edoardo Daly. Dissertation work on “Impact of climate change and climate variability on water resources availability for vegetation”.
  • M. Tech in Water Resources Engineering. From: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Supervisor: Prof. Sashi Mathur Dissertation work on “Effect of infiltration on contaminant movement during rainfall”.
  • B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering. From: G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. Supervisor: Prof Manoj Kulsheshtra, Specializing in Post harvest technology and food processing engineering.
  • Finer scale projections of extreme climate episodes for India and identification of their impacts.
  • Multi-model temperature projection at a regional scale in India and currently working on updating the projection by including latest climate model outputs to develop robust daily scale temperature projections, roughly at 100 km and 50 km resolution.
  • Areas of application of extreme value theory, finer scale climate model projections using statistical downscaling, uncertainty analysis, detection and attribution of climate extremes and impact assessment.,


Unmesh Patnaik

(Assistant professor)

  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India; Ph.D. Thesis: Climate Related Disasters: A Study of Vulnerability and Coping Strategies of Households in Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
  • M.A. Economics,Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Deemed University), Pune, Maharashtra. India.
  • B.A. Economics Honours, Khallikote Autonomous College, Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha, India.
  • Vulnerability and Adaptation to Natural Disasters and Climate Change.
  • Food Security.
  • Development Economics, Applied Econometrics and Environmental Economics

Ravindra Kadam

(Program Manager)

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (June '99 - May '03), Bhartiya Vidyapeeth college of engineering, Pune.
  • Certified Energy Auditor ('08) : Bureau of Energy Efficiency.
  • Energy Management Course : DEP, IIT B.
  • Energy Planing under carbon constraints.
  • Power sector regulations.
  • policy analysis and advocacy

Divya Singh

(Program Manager)

  • PhD Candidate, ( 2013) , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, PhD topic: Justice and Climate Change
  • M.Phil Political Science, (2007), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • MA Political Science (2005), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • BA [Hons] Political Science (2003), Lady Shriram College, New Delhi
  • sustainable development, environmental governance and climate policy.
  • Social Accountability.
  • The socio-political structure of Indian society.