Centre for Symbiosis of Technology, Environment & Management

OUR PROFESSIONALS

Prof. B. Bhaskara Rao

President

M. Arch. – IIT, Kharagpur
B. Arch. – Anna University, Guindy, Madras

Experience: He was former Dean, IIM Bangalore; Advisor, Saudi Arabia Government; Consultant to World Bank and other organizations. Prof. Rao has more than 40 years of experience in government, private sector and academics.

Key Expertise Areas: Urban Planning and Development, Public Policy, Sectoral reforms and Capacity Building.

V. M. Hegde

Managing Director

Diploma in Urban Management, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
PG Diploma in Planning (equivalent to Master’s Degree), School of Planning and Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad
Master of Arts, Karnataka University (Urban and Regional Geography), Dharwad

Experience: He was the former Director, Directorate of Town and Country Planning, Government of Karnataka. Has more than 40 years of experience in state government and private sector. He was the Team Leader for Bangalore Master Plan; Master Plans for six towns in Karnataka and three towns in AHUDA Region. He was instrumental in bringing amendments to Karnataka Town & Country Planning Act. Also brought out Urbanization Policy for the State of Karnataka.

Key Expertise Areas: Infrastructure and Development Planning; Urban Planning including General town planning, urban master planning, transportation planning, infrastructure development & investment planning.
He was part of the team which prepared the book “Urban Planning and Development at Crossroads.

Dr. P H Rao

CEO

Fellow - IIM Bangalore
M. Pharm. – BHU-IT
B. Pharm. – BIT, Mesra, Ranchi University
Elementary Certificate in German, Ranchi University

Experience: Has more than 35 years of experience with prestigious organizations like ORG, Baroda; IIHMR, Jaipur and ASCI, Hyderabad before joining STEM.

Key Expertise Areas: His major competencies are Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Capacity Building (CB) and Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) and Quality Improvement (QI). Dr Rao’s sectoral expertise extends over health and other Human Development sectors like education, nutrition, environment, rural development and urban development.
He has extensively published in national and international journals, on health, urban development, bio-medical waste management etc. Dr Rao has also authored chapters in books, training modules and case studies.

S. Srikumar

Director – Projects

M. Tech (Planning) – School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
B. Arch., JNTU - Hyderabad

Experience: About 20 years in research and consultancy in development planning sectors viz. urban development, infrastructure, environment, housing, water and sanitation, among others.

Expertise areas: Advocacy Planning, Policy Research & Strategy Development, Project Formulation & Implementation, Environmental Planning & Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Socio-economic Surveys & Analysis, Program Management, etc. Was associated in more than 45 assignments and led more than 20 research/consultancy assignments.

K. Narasimhamurthy

Director – Organization Development, STEM

Management in Urban Development - Birmingham, U.K
Aerial Photography Interpretation - NRSA, Dehradun
Degree in Town & Country Planning - University of Madras
Master of Engineering (Structures) - University of Bangalore
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) - University of Mysore

Experience: He was former Joint Director of Town Planning, GoK. He has more than 48 years of experience in Urban Planning, Infrastructure Planning (BWSSB) and Development.
He served as Faculty in Urban Planning and allied subjects for Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore. He also served as Professor – Urban Planning (HUDCO Chair), SIUD, Mysore and was Training Coordinator for Urban Local Bodies (ULB). He is also a trainer of trainers (Leadership).

Key Expertise: Preparation and revision of Master Plans and policy preparation and analysis and Capacity Building.

B.V. Ashwini

Associate Director – Organization Development

B.E (Environmental Engineering), MBA (HRM)

Experience: Environmental Engineer with more than 12 years of work experience in the field of Environmental and Civil Engineering. Involved in the projects related to infrastructure and industrial works for both Government and Private sectors.

Expertise Areas: Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environment Management Plan, Environmental Quality (Air, water and noise) monitoring, Solid Waste management and Lakes Rejuvenation. Certified by NABET as Functional Area Expert for Air Pollution and Water Pollution sectors.

B.V. Suranjana Reddy

Senior Manager- Social

MA-Sociology.

Experience: Over 30 years in Community Development, Participatory Training, Research Studies, consultancy and Participatory Rural Appraisals in development sectors viz. Rehabilitation & Resettlement, Sanitation and hygiene, watershed development, Sustainable Development among others.

Expertise areas: Participatory Training Methodologies; NGO Management; Rural appraisals and Evaluations; Field studies; etc. Conducted over 80 NGO Development and Sanitation and Hygiene Capacity Building Training programmes and involved in more than 45 research/consultancy assignments.

Ms. Padmavathi.N

Senior Manager - Social

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Experience: More than 13 years of experience in Education, Health & Rural Development sectors. Has working experience in Resettlement projects & Evaluation of Health, Rural development, Social development Agriculture, Environmental assessment studies;

Expertise: Community mobilization/Coordination in field surveys, translation of questionnaires from English to Kannada language, data analysis, planning and develop strategies for NGOs activities, monitoring and supervision of field staff, training, FGDs, etc. Involved more than 10 consultancy assignments.

Jyothirmai Manchala

Senior Planner – Urban Engineering

B. Tech Planning

Experience: Over 15 years of experience in research and consultancy in urban development and engineering projects.

Expertise areas: Perspective Plans, Master Plans, Preparation of DPRs, Estimates, Conducting Training Programmes.

S. Gnanasundravel

Senior Manager - MIS

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Experience: Over 12 years in Data Collection, Development, Designing, Tabulation, Report preparation, Database Maintenance, Data Analysis, etc.

Expertise areas: Database Management and Data Analysis, Rural Development, Education, Health, Water and Sanitation.

Ms Neha Sai Nalge

Associate Engineer- ENVIRONMENT

M. Tech. (Environmental Engineering);
B.E. (Environmental Engineering)

Experience: Environmental Impact Assessment; City Sanitation Plans; Solid Waste Management; Water and Wastewater treatment and technologies; Environmental Audit: ISO 14001:2015; Environmental Law and policy etc.

GC Siddesh

Assistant Planner - Urban Planning

B.E. (Civil) – Visveswaraya Technological University, Kalaburagi
M. Tech in Urban and Regional Planning - School of Planning and Architecture, Mysore.

Experience: More 2 years of experience in Construction of residential projects and working experience in Environmental Projects.

Expertise areas: Execution, supervision and monitoring of Civil Works and Interiors for residential projects. Preparation of Master Plans

Durga Prasad Inampudi

GIS Manager

Fellow (B. Tech); CIVIL.

Experience: Over 3 years in research, GIS Mapping and Utility projects. Involved in Base Map Preparation for APMDP region and GVMC regions.

Key Expertise: Data collection of all the required data for base maps. Monitoring the survey progress with respect to the Project Timelines and scope; Land Records and Property Tax. Also possess knowledge in GIS Masterplan projects.

Pooja Adapa

Urban & Environmental Planner

B. Plan. - School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
M. Plan. - School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

Experience: About a year experience in consultancy related to urban planning.

Expertise areas: Wetland Management, Urban Planning Techniques, Environmental Finance instruments for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Conservation, Solid Waste Management, Policy Research, Data Analysis, Networking with Stakeholders and Documentation.

Girivardhana Reddy. M

Project Associate

M. Sc (Geology)

Experience: Having 4 years of experience in GIS mapping, Data collection and compilation of data.

Key Expertise: GIS and Urban Planning

Nishchay S

Associate Planner - Urban Engineering

M. Tech (Urban & Regional Planning)

Experience: Having one year experience in data collection and preparation of analysis reports and assisting in master plan draft report preparation.

Expertise areas: Urban Planning

C. Josyl Joseph

Senior Manager – Administration

B.Com.

Experience: He has more than 22 years of working experience in office administration, system admin, accounting and logistics management. He was responsible for supervising day-to-day operations of the administrative department and staff members. Hiring, training, and evaluating employees as and when required. Developing, reviewing, and improving administrative systems, policies, and procedures.

JD Sahana

Accounts Executive

B.B.M. – Mysore University
MBA – Bangalore University

Experience: He has two years experience. Her expertise includes Tally, filing GST and TDS and other statutory payment; Finalization of Accounts – Profit and Loss A/c, Revenue and Expenditure, Balance Sheet and Other allied activities.