Prof. Lavanya Suresh

Associate Professor
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Public Administration, Political ecology, Decentralization
Cabin no. K108
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Research Projects

Role and Name of the project

Funding agency


Date of completion

Amount in Rs.



Remote sensing enabled public policy analysis of air-pollutants in peri-urban environments: An Indo- Australian case study – (RESPIRE)

Asian Smart Cities Research and Innovation Network (ASCRIN) La Trobe University

March, 2021

March 2026

Rs. 14,88,000

5 years


Team III: Waste-to-Energy: Technology Integration for production of clean energy from organic waste

DST (PURSE 2020 program)


February, 2021

Feb 2025

Rs. 26.0 Crores

4 years

Project Partner-

Institutional Changes for Rural Innovation: The Civic Space and the State in India, the 1980s through 2010s

Ford Foundation

September, 2020


May 2023


Rs. 68,40,000

(US $ 95,000)

2 Years

Principal Investigator (PI)-


Alternative ways of understanding ecological conservation practices to enable justice for all

NALSAR, Hyderabad

September, 2018


01.09.2018 to 30.06.2019


Rs. 2,95,000

8 months

Principal Investigator (PI)-


Resistance to the Western Ghats Conservation and Undercurrents:  A study of the people’s protest and the role of the local bodies in Idukki, Kerala

Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Kerala

Sept, 2018


01.09.2018 to



Rs. 3,15,000

16 months

Principal Investigator (PI)-


Political Ecology of South India


Outstanding Potential for Excellence in Research and Academics (OPERA)

Aug, 2017


Aug, 2017 to Aug, 2022


Rs. 22,80,000

5 years

Principal Investigator (PI)-


Alternative ecological ways of being

Research Initiation Grant

28th Aug, 2018


Aug, 2018 to Aug, 2020


Rs. 2,00,000

2 years