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Scientific and Technical Staff

                                                       Dr. G D Sandhya  
Designation:  Chief Scientist gd sandhya csir

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Research Area(s): S&T Innovation and policy
Qualification: MSc Chemistry; PhD Science Policy, IIT Delhi; Diploma in  Development Planning and Policy, IEG.

 

Research Project Undertaken

Some of the major studies

  • A comparative study on S&T, Innovation & Development Strategies of China & South Korea Vis-à-vis India’, project sponsored by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, June, 2012 (As PI)
  • Impact of FDI on R&D and Production systems’ project sponsored by Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council Sept., 2011(As Co-PI)
  • National Innovation Survey, Department of Science and Technology-NSTMIS, 2013, (As member)
  • Status of Innovation: Indian Automotive industry, sponsored by DST-NSTMIS, 2006 Government of India (As Co-PI)
  • Industrial Innovation Indicators, project sponsored by NISSAT (DSIR), 1998(As Co-PI)
  • Evaluation of TextileResaerch Associations, sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, 1998 (As member).
  • Assessment of R&D and Production Capabilities in the Pharmaceutical industry in the context of commercialization of Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, 1995 (As member)
  • R&D and Technological capabities for the production of essential Drugs in India , 1988 (As member)
  • Evaluation of Indian R&D in relation to Import Substitution strategy and related factors, 1989 (As PI)

Publications:

Research papers

  • G D Sandhya; N Mrinalini and PradoshNath (2014), “Sector and Cluster Effects of FDI in R&D in India; Emerging Trends’’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 29, No. 30, July 26, pp, 182-190.
  • N. Mrinalini; PradoshNath; G.D. Sandhya (2014),MNCs R&D interest in India: An overview of their R&D centre linkages with Indian institutions, International Journal of Technology and Globalisation (IJTG), Vol. 7, No. 3, pp 217-23.
  • G D Sandhya; PradoshNath (2013), “China’s roadmap for fostering S&T and catalyzing innovation: Lessons for India’’, Asian Journal of Innovation Policy, Vol 2. No. 2, pp 123-149.
  • N. Mrinalini, PradoshNath and G. D. Sandhya  (2013), “Foreign direct investment in R&D in India”, Current Science, Vol. 105, No. 6, 25 September 2013, 767- 773.
  • N Mrinalini; PradoshNathand G D Sandhya(2012),“R&D Strategies of MNCs in India”, Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 47, No. 13, March 31, pp 73-78.

  • PradoshNath, G D Sandhya, N Mrinalini(2005), “Supply chain as Knowledge Management”, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 1, No. 2/3, pp 267-278.
  • G.D.Sandhya&N.Mrinalini (2002), “Changing Buyer-Supplier relationship: reflections of dynamism and innovation in the automotive industry in India”, International Journal of Technology Management, 23, 1/2/3, pp 155-171.
  • Nath, Pradosh;  Mrinalini, N. &Sandhya, G.D. (2001), “National Textile Policy and Textile Research”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVI, No. 5 and 6, Feb. 3-10, pp. 489-496.
  • G D Sandhya and S. Visalakshi (2000), “R&D Capability and Alliance formation in the Pharmaceutical industry in India”, Science and PublicPolicy, Vol. 27, Number 2, April pp.109-121.
  • S. Visalakshi&G D Sandhya (2000), “R&D in the Pharma Industry in context of Biotech commercialization”, Economic and Political Weekly, XXXV No. 48, November 25, pp.4223-4233.
  • N.Mrinalini&G.D.Sandhya (1999), “Organization arrangement for Learning in Indian firms: Case study in Automotive industry”, Economic and Political Weekly, XXX1V, 31, pp M121-M125.
  • G.D.Sandhya&N.Mrinalini (1998), “Industrial training, skill development and Innovation”, Productivity, 39, 2, pp. 221-225.
  • S.Visalakshi&G.D.Sandhya (1997), “An analysis of Biotechnology and non-Biotechnology R&D Capabilities in the Indian Pharmaceutical industry”, R&D Management, Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 165-175.
  • N.Mrinalini&G.D.sandhya (1996), “ Technological Self-Reliance: the Indian Pesticides industry”, Science and Public Policy, 23(2), pp. 99-107.
  • G D Sandhya, Ashok Jain & Purnima Mathur (1990), “S&T Planning, Policy Directions and CSIR”, Economic and Political Weekly, Dec. 22, pp. 2800-2805.    
  • G.D.Sandhya (1986), `Implications of Import Policy on Intermediates and Bulk drugs production, Chemical Weekly, Vol. XXXII, Dec. 9, pp.73-80.
  • Sandhya Gautam(1986), `Role of Marketing in commercialization of processes developed indigenously: A case study, Invention Intelligence, Vol. 21(11), November, pp. 395-401.
  • N.N.Mehrotra, N.Mrinalini&Sandhya Gautam(1985), R&D and Technological Development for production of Essential bulk drugs, IDMA Bulletin, XVI, 39, pp.1-15.  

Policy Bulletin

 G D Sandhya; N Mrinalini&PradoshNath (2014), “Dynamism in S&T and the role of S&T and Innovation policies in China: Lessons for India’’, ISTIP Policy Bulletin No. 4 March.

  •   N Mrinalini, PradoshNath, G D Sandhya (2013), ``FDI in R&D in India: Policy implications’’, ISTIP Policy Bulletin, No. 2, September.

Books/Book chapters

  • G D Sandhya, Ashok Jain (2003), `Science and Technology Policies for Industrial Development in India’, in a book on Building Technological Capability, Issues and Prospects, edited by MozammelHuq, The University Press Limited, PP 133-147.
  • PradoshNath, N Mrinalini, G D Sandhya (2002), ` Knowledge Management for the R&D Organizations , NISTADS, New Delhi .

  • G.D.Sandhya (1999), ` Institutionalization of S&T Planning process in CSIR: The policy of import substitution and its strategization, in a book on Strengthening  Technological Capabilities: Strategies and issues for developing countries edited by PradoshNath and S. Visalakshi, pp., Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi, pp 29-48.
  • N.Mrinalini&G.D.Sandhya (1998), ` Information Intensity: A new Dimension to Vendor Development’, in Business Information Technology Management: Closing the International Devide’, edited by P.Banerjee, R. Hackeney, G.Dhillon and R.Jain, pp. 702-711, Har-Anand Publications, 1998.
  • Sandhya Gautam (1986), ``Implications of Import policy on Intermediate Bulk drugs production, in Drug industry and the Indian People, edited by Amit Sen Gupta, Delhi Science Forum &Fedearation of Medical Representatives Associations of India, pp 232-242

Conference proceedings/ Reports

  • Role of S&T and Innovation policies in transforming the National Innovation System in China: Lessons for India’ in the conference proceedings on `Technology Intensity and Global Competitiveness at Symbiosis International University, Pune, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2012.
  • R&D Internationalization: with special reference to Indian Information Technology Sector in the International Conference of Globalization of Knowledge development and delivery (with N Mrinalini), ISID, Oct. 17-18, 2008.
  • Science Technology Policies for industrial development in the conference proceedings on Technological Capability Building in South East Asian Region (with Ashok Jain), 27-28 March, Kathmandu, 1997.
  • Role of R&D Capabilities in the Pharma industry in India in the context of biotechnology commercialization (with S Visalakshi) in the proceedings on the International conference on Technology and Innovation at the University of Macau,7 February, 1997
  • A comparative study on S&T, Innovation & Development Strategies of China & South Korea Vis-à-vis India’, project sponsored by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, June, 2012 (G D Sandhya, PradoshNath, N Mrinalini, Sujit Bhattacharya, Kasturi Mandal, DebanjanaDey, Praveen Rawat, Abhishek Kumar)
  • Impact of FDI on R&D and Production systems’ project sponsored by Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council Sept., 2011(N Mrinalini, GD Sandhya, PradoshNath)
  • National Innovation Survey, Department of Science and Technology-NSTMIS, 2013, (PradoshNath, Praveen Arora, N Mrinalini, G D Sandhya, Praveen Rawat, Abhishek Rawat, DebanjanaDey)
  • Status of Innovation: Indian Automotive industry, sponsored by DST-NSTMIS, Government of India (PradoshNath, G D Sandhya, N Mrinalini, Sujit Bhattacharya, Vipan Kumar, Sandhya Wakdikar, Rammi Kapoor, Kashmiri Lal,)
  • Industrial Innovation Indicators, project sponsored by NISSAT (DSIR) (P. Banerjee, G.D.Sandhya, PradoshNath, N.Mrinalini, T. Jamal, S. Visalakshi, A.K.Mathur, S.Roy)
  • Evaluation of TextileResaerch Associations, sponsored by Ministry of Textiles. (PradoshNath, N.Mrinalini, G.D.Sandhya, P.Banerjee, S.Visalakshi, T.Jamal).
  • Assessment of R&D and Production Capabilities in the Pharmaceutical industry in the context of commercialization of Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, 1995 (S. Visalakshi, G.D.Sandhya, Dinesh Abrol,)
  • Working paper on `Technological Self-reliance: A conceptual understanding, NISTADS, 1991 (with N Mrinalini)
  • Evaluation of Indian R&D in relation to Import Substitution strategy and related factors, 1989 (G D Sandhya)
  • Major Contributions of CSIR since inception, NISTADS, 1987. (N NMehrotra&Sandhya Gautam)
  • Role of Financial institutions and commercial banks in the commercialization of CSIR technologies (M A Qureshi, S S Solanki and Sandhya Gautam), NISTADS, 1986
  • Impact of Patent laws on Capability building in CSIR and Drug industry, Occasional paper in proceedings of the seminar on Patent laws on Nov. 22, 1988, New Delhi.
  • Impact of Import Liberalizations on Bulk Drugs production, IMA Proceedings of the seminar on DRUGS held on Nov. 29-30, 1986, Indian Medical Association,1987, pp 33-41. 

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

  • Role of STI underlying China’s manufacturing push: Lessons for India’s Make in India Programme,  at the workshop on STI for Make in India at IIC, New Delhi, 10th April, 2015.
  • S&T Management for Innovation in India and China, in a workshop on Systems of Innovation and Rural transformation in China and India, An international workshop organized by Centre for Policy research, NISTADS, CDS , GIPR and University of Hyderabad at IIC, 24th July, 2012
  • Role of S&T and Innovation policies in transforming the National Innovation System in China: Lessons for India in the annual conference on `Technology Intensity and Global Competitiveness at Symbiosis International University, Pune, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2012.
  • Manufacturing Capabilities to Innovation Capabilities in the Auto Components Sector-Is the Dynamism sustainable?, at  Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, March 28, 2008.
  • Knowledge Management and R&D Management in the RTO’s in the networking session on Quality and Performance in Research and Technology Organizations from March 10th to March 12th at ITRC, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 
  • Role of WAITRO in promoting co-operation amongst the R&D Organizations, in the International Conference on Plastics and Environment-Oportunities and Challenges Organized by Shriram Institute of Industrial Research, at India International Centre, 24-25 Feb,2003 New Delhi.
  • Innovation and Networking- Transition towards Dynamism in the Indian Automobile Industry in the R&D Management Conference on Leveraging Research and Technology, 7-9th Feb., at Wellington, New Zealand, 2001.
  • Science Technology Policies for industrial development at the Regional seminar on Technological Capability Building in South East Asian Region, 27-28 March, Kathmandu, 1997
  • Institutionalization of S&T Process in CSIR: Import substitution and its strategization at a conference on Institutionalization of R&D and Industry Partnerships at FICCI on 17th and 18th April 1996. New Delhi.
  • Technological Self-reliance: A Dynamic approach, at the Indian Science Congress (with N Mrinalini), Aug 10-15, 1993, Bangalore.
  • A disjointed short-term planning in CSIR in retrospect, in a seminar on the utilization of the CSIR capabilities, workshop on utilization of CSIR Capabilities-need for retrospection on Nov. 1, 1988, Central Glass & Ceramics Research Institute, Calcutta.
  • Impact of Patent Laws on Capability Building in CSIR and Drug industry, in a seminaron National seminar on Patent Laws,New Delhi, 1988.
  • Impact of import liberalizations on Bulk drugs production, at the National seminar on DRUGS, 1987, Indian Medical Association , pp 33-41.

International participation & collaborations

  • Participated in the 6th Graduate School in Industrial Development Policy between 26th August-4th, 2003 atGraduate School in Industrial Development Policy, Ferrara in Italy. August 2003,L`institute is a focal point for pursuing research and providing learning opportunities in public policy and industrial development.

  • Visited Sri Lanka, Italy and NewZealandin connection with the activities under the Regional Focal Point of World Association of Industrial and Technology Research Organizations (WAITRO) in which I was the coordinator of RFP. 

Organization of workshops and training

  • Workshop on FDI in R&D; Transformation of the ecosystem of R&D and competence creation in India at Bangalore on 27th Nov, 2009. The participants were CEOs and R&D chiefs of MNC R&D centres and people from academia
  • An Orientation Programme on Knowledge Management for R&D Organizations was conducted in 2001 for the managers of Science and Technology. The programme was a residential program conducted from 19-23 November 2001 at Hotel Rajhans, Surajkund. The programme dealt with the contemporary understanding of market and non-market modes of transactions to re-examine the question of market driven R&D.  The programme introduced to the participants the contemporary understanding of market and alternative modes of transaction to suggest non-compatibility between market mode of transaction and knowledge management.
  • Three programmes were conducted on the `Orientation Programmes for the managers of science and technology (OPMOST)', in 1997, 1998 and 1999. The orientation programme drew people from central and state governments, S&T Departments/agencies and R&D institutions/associations. The orientation programme was to provide an opportunity to the S&T managers, who are responsible for promoting science and technology, for collective and structured reflection on their programs and activities in the context of economic liberalization.