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Ms Tejal Kanitkar

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Chairperson - Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, School of Habitat Studies

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Massachusetts, USA)

Chairperson June 2012 onwards - Centre for Cliimate Change and Sustainability Studies





Research interests include

Economy wide Energy modeling for India, India's energy options under cumulative carbon constraints

Approaches to climate change mitigation, climate policy, operationalising equity in climate change

Life cycle analysis, renewable energy and distributed generation systems, energy policy, rural energy access


Key Publications

 Kanitkar, T., Jayaraman, T. & Banerjee, R. (2016). Energy Options for India in a Carbon Constrained World – Analysis Using GAMS), Submitted and Accepted for Oral Presentation at SEES 2016, Singapore, February 2016

 Jayaraman, T., Kanitkar, T., (2016) Deepening the Climate Crisis, Commentary, Economic and Political Weekly, January 10, 2016, Vol XLV, No.1

 Kanitkar, T., Dave, A. & Banerjee, R. (2016). Analysing Implications of India’s Renewable Energy Targets, Submitted to Renewable Energy in December 2015

 Kanitkar, T., (2015), 1.5 or 2 deg. C, What should the Global Climate Goal be?, Review of Agrarian Studies, vol. 6, no. 1,. December 2015

 Kanitkar, T., Banerjee, R, Jayaraman, T., (2015), Impact of economic structure on mitigation targets for developing countries, Energy for Sustainable Development, 26 (2015) 56–61

 Kanitkar, T (2014), "Climate Change and Food Production Systems ," Review of Agrarian Studies, vol. 4, no. 1,. June 2014

 Kanitkar, T., Jayaraman, T., D’Souza, M., (2013) Carbon Budgets for Climate Change Mitigation: A GAMS Based Emissions Model, Current Science, Vol. 104, No.7, 2013

 Jayaraman, T., Kanitkar, T., D’Souza, M., (2012) Equity and Burden Sharing in Emission Scenarios: A Carbon Budget Approach, Book Chapter, Handbook of Climate Change and India, Development, Politics and Governance, Oxford University Press, 2012

 Kanitkar, T., & Banerjee, R. (2011). Power sector planning in India. Journal of Economic Policy and Research, 7(1), 1-23

 Kanitkar, T., Kosanovic, D., (2011) Evaluation of the Contribution of On-Site Generation to Grid and Customer, SAE World Conference Proceedings, Detroit, USA, April 2011

 Kanitkar, T., Jayaraman, T., D’Souza, M., Sanwal, M., Purkayastha, P., Talwar, R., Raghunandan, D., (2010) Global Carbon Budgets and Burden Sharing in Mitigation Actions, Discussion Paper for Conference on Global Carbon Budgets and Equity in Climate Change, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Ministry of Environment and Forest, GoI, 28-29June 2010

 Jayaraman, T., Kanitkar, T., D’Souza, M., (2010), Deconstructing the Climate Blame Game, Commentary, Economic and Political Weekly, January 2, 2010,Vol XLV, No.1

 Kanitkar, T., Jayaraman, T., D’Souza, M., Purkayastha, P., Raghunandan, D, Talwar, R, (2009), How Much Carbon Space Do We Have, The physical constraints on India’s Climate Policy and its Implications, Special Article, Economic and Political Weekly, October 10, 2009, Vol XLIV, No. 41, Originally prepared for the Workshop on ``Breaking the Climate Deadlock: Towards A New Climate Policy for India,’’ Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, July 31- August 1, 2009

 Sreekumar, N., Kanitkar, T., (2008), Balancing Regulation and Incentives to Enhance Energy Access to the Poor and Women in Privatising Energy Markets, Regional Policy Meeting on Networking Towards Gender and Poverty Sensitive Energy Policies in Asia and the Pacific by ENERGIA and UNESCAP, November 2008, Bangkok, Thailand

 Kanitkar, T., Sreekumar, N., (2008), Awareness and Action for Better Electricity Service – An agenda for the Community, Booklet, Prayas Energy Group, January 2008

 Kanitkar, T., Vagholikar, N., (2007), Alternative Power Planning, Booklet, Prayas Energy Group, September 2007

 Study on Equity in Climate Change as part of a project sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests in 2015

 Study of impacts of drought in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra - 2013

 Capacity Building for Climate Change Action - Mitigation and Adaptation, sponsored by the Shakti Foundation – 2011-2012

 Emissions modeling study as part of a project sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in 2010

 Mid-term review of the 11th Five Year Plan (electricity sector) for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Government of India - 2009

• Energy and Climate Change Mitigation
The student of this course are taught to evaluate energy technologies on the basis of their scientific, economic, and technological merits, as well as on their potential to contribute to broad societal goals such as mitigating global warming, alleviating poverty, improving energy security, and promoting sustainable development. They are also equipped to understand the politics that shapes energy policy making and understand the linkages between energy and development and the methods to evaluate the impacts of various energy options on the lives and well-being of people

• Energy Modeling
The students of this course are taught the techniques used for energy modeling and energyenvironment- economy modeling and receive basic training in undertaking energy modeling exercises. The aim of the course is to be able to operationalise and understand the linkages between energy and development.

• Quantitative Research Methods
The main objective of the course is to familiarize students with the most commonly used quantitative research methods and provide a basic introduction to statistical analysis. The course will prepare them to utilize these methods in their own research, and to evaluate the quantitative work that others have done.

Email: tejal.kanitkar[at]tiss[dot]edu