Nimita Pandey

Associate Faculty

Dr Nimita



  • Postdoc – STI Policy
  • PhD – Science Policy
  • MPhil – Science Policy
  • MBA – Marketing
  • B.A. – Economics Honours

Areas of Specialization

  • Innovation Systems and Regional Development
  • Gender, Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • STI Policy
  • Science Diplomacy

Nimita Pandey

Associate Faculty

Courses taught/projects handled :

  • Course on ‘Science, Technology and Society’ (Masters level, 3 credits)
  • Coordinating and leading the ‘Education and Skill Development’ subtheme policy discussion of the C20 Working Group on ‘Gender Equality’, under India’s G20 Presidency.
  • Women in Science Initiative at UNESCO New Delhi (November 2020 – 2022)
  • Roadmapping STI for SDGs in India, supported by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) in collaboration with the World Bank and RIS (November 2019 – March 2020)
  • RIS- NIAS Joint Program in Science Diplomacy, supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (May 2018 – March 2020)
  • Status of Agriculture Biotechnology in Asia-Pacific Region commissioned by FAO commissioned to RIS (May 2017-Dec 2017)
  • Foresight Activities in the Indian Biotechnology Innovation Systems, funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and hosted at Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU, New Delhi (May 2012 – December
  • Initiating Capacity Development through Change Management Processes Fostering Convergence for Integrated District Planning’ in Nalanda District, Bihar, sponsored by UNDP and coordinated by ASEED-IDMAT, New Delhi (January 2010 – April 2011)

Dr. Nimita Pandey has around 6 years of rich experience in teaching and policy research. She has been associated with several prestigious organizations in different capacities, including Centre for Policy Research - Indian Institute of Science (IISc);  Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (GoI); UNESCO; Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Her research interests include innovation and entrepreneurship, equity and inclusion in STI; innovation and sustainable development, science & technology clusters, to name a few. Dr. Pandey has worked on various projects and policy development initiatives  supported by national and international organizations, including DST, GoI; Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), World Bank, Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO),  European Commission and others. She has participated in various conferences and workshops as well as published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of several professional associations, including the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), the Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS), and the Science and Democracy Network (SDN).

  • Coley, C., Gressel, C.M., Dhillon, A., Shukla, T., Sheshadri, S., Pandey, N., Kumar, G., Bhavani, R.R.(2022). A Braided River: The Universe of Indian Women in Science. UNESCO: New Delhi
  • Pandey N, Srinivas KR and Deepthi TR (2022) Emerging Technologies, STI Diaspora and Science Diplomacy in India: Towards a New Approach. Front. Res. Metr. Anal. 7:904100
  • Pandey, N and Midha, N (2023) ‘Gender Mainstreaming and the Nexus: A South Asian Perspectivein Adeel, Z. and Böer, B. (Ed.) Securing Water, Energy, and Food in Central and South Asia’, Springer: Berlin
  • Dey, D., Kumar, A., Pandey, N., Batabyal, A., Batabyal, S., Lingayat, D. (2022). Role of STI in Sustainable Development: Towards food and nutrition security. Policy Brief. DST-CPR IISc, Bengaluru
  • Pandey, N (2019) ‘Book Review: The Collaborative Era in Science: Governing the Network’, Science Diplomacy Review, Vol. 1 (3), 31-34
  • Pandey, N (2019) ‘Brain Drain and Brain Circulation: Why Collaboration Matters?’, Science Diplomacy Review, Vol. 1 (2), 23-26
  • Pandey, N. and Desai, PN (2017) ‘Exploring Global Innovation Networks in the Indian Bio Clusters: A Case of Genome Valley in Hyderabad, India’, Journal of Scientometric Research, 6 (1), 23-35.
  • Pandey, N. and Desai, P.N. (2017) ‘Regions, Knowledge Communities and Innovation Dynamics: A Case of Bangalore Biocluster in India’, Asian Biotechnology Development Review, Vol. 19 (3), 25- 46
  • Srinivas, K.R., Kumar, A. and Pandey, N (2018) National Case Study: India, RRI Practice
  • Status of Agriculture Biotechnology in Asia-Pacific Region
  • Coordinated (with Srinivas, K.R) an issue of ‘Seminar’ on Women and Science in India (published in Dec 2022)

Publications (Print/Electronic/Multimedia):

  • Pandey, N and Srinivas, K.R (2022), ‘Fixing the underrepresentation of women in the sciences’, Indian Express, 24th February (online version: representation-of-women-in- the-sciences-7788023/)
  • Pandey, N (2020) ‘Book Review: A Lab of One’s own - One Woman’s Personal Journey through Sexism in Science’, The Wire Science, October 1
  • Pandey, N and Zill-e-Anam (2020), Gender Biases in Funding Tech Start-ups: A Report Review, Science Policy Forum
  • Iyer, S., Das, S., Sarkar, U.D., Maru, N., Pandey, N. and Taye, M. (2019, October 23) ‘Politicising pathways: Illustrating relational power using the vulnerability walk’ STEP Centre Blog, University of Sussex, the UK.
  • ‘Regional innovation, Global Linkages and Sustainable Development: A Case of Biotechnology Cluster in Hyderabad", 6th Geography of Innovation Conference, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, (4th- 6th July 2022).
  • ‘Gender and Frugality’ at Introductory workshop of Transdisciplinary research cluster of Frugality Studies, a joint initiative of Jawaharlal Nehru University and Leiden-Delft-Erasmus International Centre for Frugal innovation, The Netherlands; held at TERI Gram, Gurugram, Haryana (23rd-24th April 2022)
  • Panel discussion on ‘Policy Roadmap and Way Forward for Future of Women in STEM" at CII Women in STEM Summit (22nd July, 2022)
  • Gender Inclusivity in STI: Towards Policy Transformation’, at SPRU – DST CPR joint workshop on Joint workshop on ‘Science Technology and Innovation Policy for Transformative Change’ (18th-19th February, 2021)
  • 'Access, Equity and Inclusion (AEI) and Science, Technology and Innovation(STI)', consultation organised by RIS, New Delhi (3rd September, 2020)
  • ‘Mapping STI for SDGs: A Policy and Governance Perspective’ EU-SPRI early career event (virtual) on June 2, 2020
  • STEPS Summer School on ‘Pathways to Sustainability’, IDS, University of Sussex, UK (May 2019)
  • ‘Global Networks, Regions and Knowledge Communities: A case of Bioclusters in India’, Globelics Conference, Athens (Greece) [October 2017]
  • ‘Global Innovation Networks and Clusters in Indian Biopharmaceutical Sector: A Case Study of BangaloreHelix, Karnataka’, Globelics Conference, Bandung (Indonesia) [October 2016]
  • 10th Globelics Academy on ‘National Systems of Innovation and Economic Development’, Tampere University, Finland (June 2015)
  • ‘Global Innovation Networks and Biopharma Clusters: A Case Study of Genome Valley in Hyderabad’, Globelics Conference, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) [October 2014]
  • ‘An Empirical Investigation into the Relationship between Mission Statements and Stakeholder Management’, presented in the International Conference of Corporate Governance Norms at IIT- Kharagpur,West Bengal [September 2009]
  • Lifetime Member, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi, India (2021 – Till Date)
  • Member, Sub-group on ‘Women in STEM’, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) (August 2022 – till date)
  • Member/Alumnus, Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence BuildingSystems (GLOBELICS), Economics Institute - IE/UFRJ; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2017 – Till Date)
  • Member, Science and Democracy Network (May 2019 – till date)