T Venkata Sai Sasidhar

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Policy Agendas and Advocacy, Political Communication, Social and Political Movements, Election Campaigns, Digital Politics


Sasidhar is a faculty with the School of Public policy and Governance.

Prior to this, he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Mount Carmel College (Autonomous), Bengaluru where he developed and taught courses on policy analysis and political communication. During his stint as a political consultant, he gained hands on experience in policy advising and political advocacy. His work included heading a research team that prepared evidence based policy proposals for election manifestos. He believes that policy problem statements are incomplete if the the interplay of political, social and economic is discounted. He is very keen to comprehend the politics of development and always tries to situate public problems within political contexts.

He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from National Law School of India University and Bachelor’s degree in Technology (Electronics and Communication) from JNTU (Hyderabad).


  • Published with Pellissery, S. (2018). India as a Post-Colonial Welfare State. Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State, Print ISBN9781138631649
  • Published with Pellissery, S., Manocha, P., Mukherjee, S., & Kaushik, N. (2015). The Sugarcane Conundrum: Some Policy Recommendations to Avert the Crisis. In Law, (2), 64 – 67.
  • Published with Basu, K., S.Dey Biswas, P. Harish, and M. Lahiri (2016). Is Multi-Party Coalition Government Better for The Protection of Socially Backward Classes in India?’. 2016109. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER