NIAS CSP Faculty & Doctoral Scholars

NIAS-CSP Team and their research are inspired by the primary question - "what is consciousness?".

The faculty members of the NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme are Sangeetha Menon (Head of the Programme), BV Sreekantan, Anindya Sinha, V V Binoy, Nithin Nagaraj, Sisir Roy and LM Patnaik. Apart from the core faculty members the Programme also has several Adjunct Faculty and collaborators from institutions across the country and also other countries.The doctoral scholars of the Programme include Lakshmi K (degree awarded in 2015), Namitha Kumar (degree awarded in 2016), Sabina Sen (degree awarded in 2016), Shankar Rajaraman, Siddharth S, and Aditi Khatpalia. The members of the Tata Trust NIAS CSP Projects are Meera Kumar and Niharika Sharma (Doctoral Scholars), Amrutha MK, Hari Krishnan NB, Rakesh Kumar, Prashanth Noorjet, Vaishali Sharma and PD Satish Chandra (Research Associates), and Shankar Rajaraman and VK Deepa Nambiar (Post-doctoral Associates), and Pushpalaltha Gowda (Project Assistant).

The Programme offers internships and research fellowships for young scholars. The NIAS Mani Bhaumik Research Fellows of the Programme include: Venkat Rayudu,Pravesh Parekh, Adwaith Deshpande, Rajgopal Dora, Stephen Salazar, Pankaj Taylor, Roshan.K.S Sathyavrathan, Mukta Watve, Akshata Bhat, Abhinav Kadambi, Sathya Narayana Sharma, Geetha Anand, Ishan Vasishta, Anindya Chaudhuri, Ashni Dhawale, and Aahan Singh.

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B V Sreekantan

Visiting Professor & Founder

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Sangeetha Menon

Professor & Head

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Nithin Nagaraj

Associate Professor
(formerly, Scientist, GE Bangalore)

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Anindya Sinha

Professor

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Binoy V V

Assistant Professor

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L M Patnaik

Adjunct Professor
(formerly, VC, Defence Institute Advanced Technology, Pune)

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Tilak Agerwala

Adjunct Professor
(former VP, Research, IBM Watson Centre,
New York)

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Sisir Roy

Honorary Professor
(formerly, Professor, ISI Calcutta)

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Lakshmi K

Doctoral Scholar Alumni
(Counsellor, Banjara Academy, Bangalore)

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Namitha Kumar

Doctoral Scholar Alumni
(Medical Humanities research director, Strands Life science, Bangalore)

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Shankar Rajaraman

Post-doctoral Associate
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Deepa VK

Post-doctoral Associate (Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Siddharth S

Doctoral Scholar

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Aditi Kathpalia

Doctoral Scholar

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Meera Kumar

Doctoral Scholar
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Niharika Sharma

Doctoral Scholar
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Amrutha MK

Research Associate
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Hari Krishnan NB

Research Associate
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Rakesh Kumar

Research Associate
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Vaishali Sharma

Research Associate
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Prashanth Noorjet

Research Associate
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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PD Sathish Chandra

Research Associate (Documentation)
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Pushpalatha Gowda

Research Associate
(Tata Trust NIAS CSP Project)

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Sabina Sen

Doctoral Scholar Alumni

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Georg Northoff

Advisor & Collaborator
( EJLB-CIHR Michael Smith Chair in Neurosciences and Mental Health, University of Ottawa)

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Owen Flanagan

Advisor & Collaborator
(Director, Centre for Comparative Philosophy, Duke University)

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Stephen Post

Advisor & Collaborator
( Founding Director,  Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, Stony Brook University)

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Deepti Navaratna

Adjunct Professor & Collaborator
(Director, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Regional Centre Bangalore)

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Naren Rao

Collaborator
(Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore)

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John P John

Adjunct Professor & Advisor
(Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, and Head Multimodal Imaging Unit, NIMHANS, Bangalore)

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BN Gangadhar

Adjunct Professor
(Director and Vice Chancellor, NIMHANS, Bangalore)

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Bindu Kutty

Adjunct Professor & Collaborator
(Professor & Head, Dept of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS, Bangalore)

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Vijay Bhatkar

Adjunct Professor & Advisor
( Chancellor, Nalanda University, & Architect of India's national initiative in supercomputing)

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Prathibha Karanth

Adjunct Professor
(Director, COM-DEALL, & Speech Language Pathologist)

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PA Suresh

Adjunct Professor
(Director, Institute for Communicative and Cognitive Neuro Sciences)

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