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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

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We help Fortune 500 companies, businesses, public organizations, and non-profits understand the digital transformation in India. We provide strategic insights, research, and training based on your unique organizational needs. Know more

Research

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.

Design @Pranava
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Pranava Institute's Design Projects have a new home.

Our new Design Projects microsite hosts the Ethical Design Project, our Unpacking Deceptive Design Blog series, opportunities to engage, and our work at the intersection of technology x design x society. 

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Our Research Partners

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Our Team

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Shyam Krishnakumar

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.

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Titiksha Vashist 

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.

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Dhanyashri Kamalakannan

Project Researcher

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.

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Athira Das

Research and Design Intern 

Athira K Das is a product designer with a focus on solving design challenges involving technology, culture, and posterity. A soon-to-be graduate of the National Institute of Design India with a Master of Design in new media, she has diversified experience ranging from user experience to visual design and creating 2d/3d Illustrations. She also holds a B. Des. degree from NIFT and has experience working as a UI/UX designer and Graphic designer in the past.