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Karthik Ganesan

Karthik Ganesan

Fellow and Director - Research Coordination

An engineer by training, Karthik is a Fellow and Director, Research Coordination, at The Council. As Director, he has a bird's eye view of CEEW's ongoing and planned research and ensures cross-team coherence for CEEW's research direction and imperatives. He also dons the hat of an internal adviser across research teams, creates institutional platforms that spur innovation and, in partnership with other senior researchers, continues to strengthen CEEW's foundation for world-class research.

He has played a pivotal role in conceptualising and executing some of CEEW's biggest successes and collaborative efforts such as the ACCESS and IRES surveys and the associated studies, the GHG Platform Initiative and the first full fledged office programme office based out of Lucknow. He continues to be an active researcher with the power sector and air pollution work programmes.

Karthik holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and an M.Tech in Infrastructure Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

  • 3000games of scrabble in 2017
  • 2000kilos of waste composted
  • 1000grams in one kg
  • What I believe in


    For sustainable growth to be a reality, it must first become an obsession. Only a dogged pursuit on a daily basis can get us there. It's not for the poor, it's not for the rich. Sustainability must begin at home.


    What Others say


    Every office should have a Karthik, but luckily, he's ours to keep. As a CEEW fossil, he often serves as the gold standard for research rigour, persistence, and quantitative skills. He's funny, exceptionally smart, and my favourite person to disagree with.


    Kanika Chawla

    Former Director, CEEW-CEF