Centre for South Indian Studies

About CSIS

Centre for South Indian Studies (CSIS) is a public charitable trust established in Delhi, engaged in academic study, research, and analysis of economic, social, historical, and political developments, both past and contemporary. CSIS commissions scientific research on various subjects and topics pertaining to South India, directly by its researchers, and funds studies of interests that conform to its aims and objectives. It also motivates academicians and students to take up new research initiatives to rework conventional narratives on South India to enable understanding of these topics scientifically. Apart from organising research programmes, CSIS also brings out publications periodically and carries out social awareness programmes. CSIS regularly organises lectures, debates, panel discussions and talks on various subjects related to South India. We also organise seminars and workshops, as part of our academic activity.


CSIS also runs a portal, www.dakshinavarta.comDakshināvarta aims to capture, assemble and consolidate the rich political history, culture, and traditions, the people, and the inspirational icons, reflecting the society and its changing times. It hopes to present a kaleidoscope of the socio-cultural history of Dakshin, its geopolitics, its culture and fine arts, and its spiritual traditions. 

Board of Trustees

Dr. G Gopal Reddy, President

Prof G. Gopal Reddy is currently a Member of, University Grants Commission (Higher Education Regulatory Authority, Government of India), New Delhi. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Indian Council for Social Science Research, Southern Regional Centre, 2017-19. He received his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. from Osmania University. He joined as Assistant Professor at Osmania University in 1988. He has 34 years of research and teaching experience. He has guided a number of students in their research endeavors. He has published 6 books, 2 book reviews, and 24 research articles in various national and international journals. . He is a Life Member, International Political Science Association, Indian Political Science Association, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, Osmania University Center for International Programmes and various other prestigious associations.


NC BIPINDRA, Secretary

NC Bipindra has been a journalist for over two decades, writing and reporting on matters aerospace, defense, and national security for two-thirds of that period. He has worked as the Defence Affairs Editor of a leading national daily newspaper and as the Chief Defence Correspondent of India’s premier news wire, establishing a strong relationship with politicians, government officials, and the armed forces. While journalism has been a passion, Bipindra is also a qualified lawyer, with specialisation in Criminal and Civil laws, Arbitration, and Intellectual Property Rights. He also has valuable experience as a serial entrepreneur. He is also a social media best-practices mentor to several individuals, including politicians and celebrities, business houses, and social institutions.


Ayush N , Treasurer

Ayush Nadimpalli has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector and currently holds responsibility as CEO of Adroitec Engineering Solutions Pvt Ltd. He holds an engineering degree and a post-diploma in management studies.

He volunteers his free time to mentor youth and institutions on important national issues.
He volunteers as General Secretary of Samvit Kendra, an organization focussed on Cultural Studies & Integral Research and Samachara Bharati Cultural Association, an organisation focussed on educating people on how to make use of both traditional and New media to spread positive thought & national values.
He has written many articles on technology and national issues. He has also been a regular panel speaker at Nehru Yuva Kendra speaking on topics like Nation Building, Character building, and National Integration.

Kasturi Rangan, Member 

He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is based in Hyderabad. 


Dr. Subbiah Shanmugam is a Surgical Oncologist and a Professor, with over 30 years of medical practice, of which 20 years have been spent teaching medical students. At present, he is the Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology at the Government of Tamil Nadu’s Kilpauk Medical College and Government Royapettah Hospital at Chennai. During his spare time, the medical doctor is involved in the activities of several professional organisations and social movements. Dr. Subbiah is at present the Visitor’s (President of India) nominee in the third Executive Council (2016-19) at the Central University of Tamilnadu, Tiruvarur, and an External Member of the Board of Studies for Super-Specialities, Rajiv Gandhi Medical University, Karnataka (2018-21). He was a National Executive member of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncologists between 2014 and 2016.



Abhishek Tandon is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi. He received his Ph.D. degree in Software Reliability and Marketing from the Department of Operational Research, University of Delhi. He was awarded Best Teacher award by the Government of NCT of Delhi in 2016-17.  He has published papers in the field of Reliability Modeling, Optimization theory, Forecasting and Marketing Research. He is a life member of the Society for Reliability Engineering, Quality and Operations Management (SREQOM).

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