List of think tanks in India

Summary

The following is a list of notable Indian think tanks

India has the second-largest number of think tanks in the world, with the country's total hitting 509 in 2018 behind 1871 in the United States of America and ahead of the People's Republic of China (507), the United Kingdom (321), and Argentina (227).[1] Many of these are headquartered at its capital New Delhi and range from government aided organisations to privately funded ones.[2]

Several Indian think tanks usually feature in the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index produced by the Lauder Institute of University of Pennsylvania. In 2018, the "Observer Research Foundation" was the highest ranked among the India-based think tanks.[3]

Name Global Rank (2019)[1] Specialisation Funding Type City (State) Notes
Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) Politics, Election, Governance Not-for-profit New Delhi
Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) Agriculture Government Nagpur (Maharashtra);
Sirsa (Haryana)
Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) Agriculture, Animal husbandary Government Hisar (Haryana) [4]
Central Sheep Breeding Farm (CSBF) Agriculture, Animal husbandary Government Hisar (Haryana),India [5]
Centre for Asian Strategic Studies-India (CASS-India) Politics, Strategy Not-for-profit New Delhi
Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) 29 - Top Defence and National Security Think Tank - Worldwide (2019)

78 - Top Think Tanks in China, India, Japan,and the Republic of Korea (2019)

Air Power, Cyber Security, Nuclear power, South Asia, International Relations, National Security, International Security Not-for-profit New Delhi
Centre for Civil Society (CCS) 83 Politics Not-for-profit New Delhi
Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR) Peacebuilding Not-for-profit New Delhi
Centre for Development Studies (CDS) Politics, Infrastructure, Social science Government Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) Strategic Studies, Regional and National Security, International Relations Not-for-profit New Delhi
Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) Economic statistics and database, economic policy For-profit Mumbai
Centre for Policy Research (CPR) Politics, Policy, Governance Not-for-profit New Delhi
Centre for Public Policy (CPP) Politics, Policy, Governance Not-for-profit Bangaluru (Karnataka)
Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) Politics, Policy, Governance Not-for-profit Kochi (Kerala)
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Environment Non Governmental Organisation New Delhi
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) Policy, Science and Technology Government Bangaluru (Karnataka)
Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) China, International relations, Strategy Not-for-profit Chennai (Tamilnadu)
Council On Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) Energy, Environment, Water Not-for-profit New Delhi
Forum of Free Enterprise (FFE) Entrepreneurship, Business Not-for-profit Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Foundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR) Politics, Policy, Governance Not-for-profit Hyderabad (Telangana)
Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) International Trade, Macroeconomy, Digital Economy, Agriculture, Climate, Urbanisation Not-for-profit New Delhi[6]
Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) International relations, Strategy Not-for-profit New Delhi
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) Business Not-for-profit New Delhi
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) 42 Military Not-for-profit New Delhi
Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) Business, Industries Not-for-profit New Delhi
Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Business, Economy Not-for-profit New Delhi
Institute of Food Security (IFS) Food, policy Government Gurgaon (Haryana)
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) Politics, Policy, Terrorism Government New Delhi
Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) Economy, Social science, Policy Government Bengaluru (Karnataka)
International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) Free Software Government Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
International Growth Centre (IGC) Business, Economy Not-for-profit New Delhi
Karnataka Knowledge Commission (KKC) Politics, Policy, Governance, Strategy Government Bengaluru (Karnataka)
Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) Economics, Sociology and Anthropology Government Bhubaneswar
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Agriculture Government New Delhi
National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD) Food, Agriculture Not-for-profit New Delhi
National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) Business, Economics Government New Delhi
National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Science, Social science Government Bangaluru (Karnataka)
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) Business, finance, policy Government New Delhi [7]
National Knowledge Commission (NKC) Politics, Policy, Governance, Strategy Government New Delhi
National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE) Agriculture, Animal husbandary Government Hisar (Haryana) [8]
National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Hisar (NRCPB) Agriculture, Animal husbandary Government Hisar (Haryana) At CCS HAU
PRS Legislative Research (PRSLR) Politics, Constitution Not-for-profit New Delhi
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) Health, Science, Policy Not-for-profit New Delhi
Research Foundation for Governance in India (RFGI) Politics, Policy, Governance Not-for-profit Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG) International relations, Strategy, Politics, Policy, Governance Not-for-profit New Delhi
The Geostrata (TGS) Strategy, Politics, Governance, International Relations Not-for-profit New Delhi (NCR)
United Service Institution (USI) Not-for-profit New Delhi
Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) Culture, Civilization, Politics, Policy Not-for-profit New Delhi
World Resources Institute India (WRI India) 3 - Top Environmental Policy think tank 2019

6 - Best transdisciplinary research think tank 2019

Environment policy, Climate Change, Urban Transport Not-for-profit Mumbai

New Delhi Bangalore[9]

Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Ecology policy Government Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b * (29 January 2019). 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ - James McGann, TTCSP Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2018, University of Pennsylvania
  3. ^ Observer Research Foundation named 'highest ranked' Indian think tank, Business Standard, 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ "About CIRB". Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Central sheep breeding farm". Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, GoI. Archived from the original on 22 November 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations".
  7. ^ National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. Government of India, Department of Finance. Accessed 21 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Vision 2030" (PDF). National Research Centre on Equines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Official website". wri-india.org. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

Further readingEdit

  • Malone, David M., C. Raja Mohan, and Srinath Raghavan, eds. The Oxford handbook of Indian foreign policy (2015) excerpt pp 270–284.