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Dr. Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi (PhD/IISc)                                                                     Research Highlight
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi (PhD/IISc)
Assistant Professor BITS, Pilani, Goa Campus
(Formerly National Environmental Sciences Fellow, IISc)
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
K. K. Birla Goa Campus
Zuari Nagar, Goa - 403726
Phone: 0832-2580265

I am a faculty member at BITS Pilani, Goa campus in Humanities and Social Sciences. I received my Masters degree in first class in Geography from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. I completed my doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Science from the Centre for Ecological Sciences in the year 2011. In the year 2012, I was awarded the prestigious National Environmental Sciences Fellowship by the Government of India, as part of this fellowship I worked at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, IISc, over the period April 2012 to September 2015.  I joined Imperial College London as a ‘Visiting Researcher’ and collaborated with Financial Times London (one of the most reputed global financial dailies) in developing a pioneering climate policy tool referred to as ‘Financial Times Climate Change Calculator’. In November 2015 I came back to India and joined Divecha Centre for Climate Change. At Divecha Centre I continued to work and collaborate with Imperial College London on environmental policy and technology till July 2018. 

With my interdisciplinary background, I have been carrying out research, training and capacity building in the interdisciplinary area of climate change. I have published a total of 30 peer reviewed journal articles (with ~560 citations), 5 reports for United Nations, and  book chapter for Oxford University Press.  Several of my research papers are cited in important policy documents of the Government of India including the ‘Greening India mission’ and India’s National Communications to UNFCCC. I have presented my work at several national and international conferences and invited talks. My research has been extensively covered in the national and the international media. I have also contributed to opinion articles in leading English language national dailies. I have carried out extensive field studies in the Western Ghats, and North-east Indian states. My personal blog can be viewed here

CMIP5 based multi-model climate change projections for India under the RCP scenarios

Comprehensive climate change projections for India based on 18 General Circulation Models (GCMs) encompassing all the RCP scenarios for a continuous time period of 2005 to 2100

The paper is freely available (here) 

Times of India has carried an interesting and informative (story) on this paper on 09 Sept 2012

Economics Times carried another (story) based on this paper on 01 Oct 2012

A story by Hindustan Times can be read (here) and (here) (11 Oct 2012)

Deccan Herald feature can be read (here)

A Commentary by Nature (India) on this paper can be accessed (here:)

Milestone: This article has reached a 

milestone of 100 citations


Climate Change, an Evening in Paris, and a Calculator from IISc to See into Our Future (NEW)

rajiv kumar Chaturvedi,
Jul 28, 2012, 1:28 AM