The Centre for Sustainable Development is a policy research and public advocacy centre at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. The Centre intends to engage in cutting edge research in the field of sustainable development and policy advocacy
CSD will provide a scholarly environment for doctoral and post-doctoral research. The Centre will also undertake applied research with government and industry.
The Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, established in 1930, has been one of the pioneering research institutions in India known for its contribution to empirical research methods, policy advocacy, and seminal contributions to policymaking for nearly a century.
The CSD is constituted as an academic centre of excellence and research within the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics.
Dr. Ajit Ranade
Vice Chancellor, Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics
Dr. Gurudas Nulkar
Director, Centre For Sustainable Development
Senior Research Associate
Aditi has a master’s degree in Industrial Mathematics with Computer Applications, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and PG diploma in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources & Nature Conservation.
She has worked in IT sector for a few years.
In the year 2014, she co-founded an organization, Jeevitnadi – Living River Foundation with the objective of river revival through people participation.
In 2016, She created a forum with the goal – ‘Not a single dry leaf should be burnt in India’. Thanks to it, each year about lacs of gunny bags of dry leaves go back to the soil. She has written books for children, with a focus on history, geography and environment. “
Komal has completed her Masters in Economics and her areas of interest include Development Economics,Environmental Economics and Circular Economy in the Indian Fashion Industry
Komal has a diverse professional background, starting in Amazon’s operational unit for retail and market research in North America. Then she obtained a Junior Research Fellowship in Economics and worked as a Research Fellow at SIBM, Pune.
Previously, she has taught undergraduate students Economics in junior colleges. She is passionate about sustainability and has actively volunteered with NGOs and social clubs like the Rotaract Club of Pune Shaniwarwada, advocating for positive change.
Soomrit is a Young professional in the environment sector currently working on water and wastewater treatment and water resource management-related projects. He has a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and MSc in Water Policy and Governance from TISS Mumbai.
Joy holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences from Fergusson College, Pune. He also holds a Master of Technology in Remote Sensing from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. His area of Interest is in Digital Image Processing, Geospatial Analysis, Geostatistics, Vegetation Dynamics, Climate Change, Google Earth Engine in use of Remote Sensing and GIS, Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Oceanography, Green Technologies. In his career, he has worked under various projects in different CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) labs.
We work on socio-ecological issues, study sustainable pathways, and experiment with solutions that contribute to the UN-SDGs.
Interested in working with us, or engaging in action? Do contact us