Technology. Policy. Society.
The Pranava Institute works at the intersection of Emerging Technology, Public Policy, and Society from an India-first perspective. We help organisations stay ahead of the curve on all things tech policy through research, strategic insight, and capacity-building. We believe in developing emic approaches to technology and creating sustainable digital futures.
What We Do
Our research focuses on 5G, Fintech, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, and Technology Ethics. We produce publications, academic papers, and reports. Our research team works with global organisations, research groups and universities worldwide.
Learning and Professional Development
We train young professionals on technology, policymaking and science, and technology studies. We create novel kinds of curricula that help structure learning for cutting-edge domains. As technology policy is novel and multi-disciplinary, we create interdisciplinary, multimedia learning opportunities.
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Our Research Partners
Co-Founder and CEO
Shyam Krishnakumar is a technology policy consultant with a focus on emerging technology. He consults with think tanks and corporations on India’s technology policy. Prior to this, he co-founded EduSeva Technologies, an ed-tech venture aimed at leveraging technology to provide world-class education at the grassroots. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science and a Masters in Political Science and International Relations.
Co-Founder and Lead Researcher
Titiksha is a researcher working on technology, policy and society. Her work focuses on socio-political implications of technology in India. She holds a Masters in Politics and International Affairs from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is an alum of the Elizabeth J. Sommers Women’s Leadership Programme at the George Washington University. Her research ranges from Public Digital Infrastructure to Technology Ethics and Design. She is also an educator who seeks to create resources for youth to better navigate a digital world.
Dhanyashri is a product designer, passionate about unpacking behavioural and cultural influences in design through research. She is pursuing her M. Des. in Human- Centered Design at Srishti Manipal Institute, Bangalore. She is also an Orthodontist with various scientific research publications to her credit. Coming from an unconventional background,she believes in cross-functional approach towards research, ideation and designing experiences.
Kaushalya is an International Development and Public Policy professional. She has most recently worked with the World Wide Web Foundation where she led the Tech Policy Design Lab which brought together stakeholders from over a 100 civil society organisations, governments, tech companies and academia in more than 30 countries to co-create policy and product solutions. Kaushalya’s experience includes working with Partnering Initiative UK, the UK Government, and the Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker. Kaushalya holds a Master of Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford where she was a Public Service Scholar.
Swati Sudhakaran is a public policy professional with over 5 years of experience in handling tech policy mandates for global clients in the Indian market. She presently works as a Senior Consultant in the Strategic Advisory practice where she supports clients through policy research, analysis and forecasting. Previously, Swati has worked with global policy and communications agencies like APCO Worldwide and in the Government and Public Sector Advisory Services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers India. She has served as an editor at AI Policy Labs London-based think-tank working on regulatory issues related to Artificial Intelligence. Swati holds a Bachelors in Journalism and a Master's degree in Public Policy.