Aravindhan is a faculty member at the School of Development, and has joined Azim Premji University in 2019.
He was formerly a research scholar with the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies,
at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. His current research work focuses on 'Recycling and Industrial
Sustainability in the Indian Economy’ with a focus on informal sector plastic recycling units. He has
also worked on the subject of risk perceptions and uncertainty pertaining to technological adoption in
agriculture. His research interests include industrial sustainability, climate change,
risk and uncertainty.
- MPhil in Social Sciences
- M.A. in Development Studies
- B.E. in Electronics
Development and Sustainability; Climate Change; Political Science and Public Policy, Science and Society
Areas of Interest
Sustainability, Climate Change, Risk and Uncertainty, History of Science and Technology.
Sustainability and Industry, Climate Change Policy and Risk, Risk and Uncertainty in Technological adoption.
Publications and Writings
Research Articles (Published)
- Nagarajan, A. (2018). Maharashtra’s War on Plastic. Economic & Political Weekly, 53(24), 11.
- Nagarajan, A., Murari, K. K., Jayaraman, T., & Radhakrishnan, G. (2015). Appraising the Debate on Biodiversity Conservation in the Western Ghats. Economic & Political Weekly, 50(30), 49.
- Nagarajan, Aravindhan. "India’s Waste Problem." Economic & Political Weekly 54.1 (2019): 27.
- Nagarajan, Aravindhan (2018), "The Development of Transgenic Crop Technologies in India: Past Experiences and Future Prospects," Review of Agrarian Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, available at
- Aravindhan, N (2018, June, 4). Paying the Price for Cleaning the City’s Plastic. NewsClick.in.
available at https://newsclick.in/paying-price-cleaning-citys-plastic