P. Balachandra

Principal Research Scientist, Management Studies                                                                                                                                        
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  • Phone:+91-80-22933268
  • Fax: +91-80-23604534
  • E-mail:
    patilb@iisc.ac.in; p.balachandra@gmail.com

Bachelors: B.E (Mech. Engg.), Mangalore University
Masters: M.Sc. (Engg.), Indian Institute of Science
Ph.D.: Ph.D. in Energy and Environment, Indian Institute of Science

Research Interests:

Energy and Environmental policy, economics and modeling; Energy access, Sustainable development and Global climate change; Technology management and Sustainability.

Selected Research Publications:

  • Sharma, Tarun and Balachandra, P., “Benchmarking Sustainability of Indian Electricity system: An Indicator approach”, Applied Energy, Vol. 142, 2015, pp 206-220.
  • Balachandra, P., “Modern Bioenergy Technologies for Universalizing Energy Access in India: Solving the Conflicting Challenges of Climate Change and Development”, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2014, pp 41- 55.
  • Balachandra, P., “Universal and sustainable access to modern energy services in Rural India: An overview of policy-programmatic interventions and implications for sustainable development”,  Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, Vol. 92, No. 1, 2012, pp 163-182.
  • Balachandra, P.,“Modern Energy Access to All in Rural India: An Integrated Implementation Strategy”, Energy Policy, Vol. 39, No. 12, 2011, pp 7803-7814.
  • Balachandra, P., “Dynamics of Rural Energy Access in India: An Assessment”, Energy-The International Journal, Vol. 36, No. 9, 2011, pp 5556-5567.


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