Research Interns


Chandni holds an MPhil degree in Political Science from Madras Christian College, Chennai. She is currently working as a research intern at CSC, under the guidance of Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu.

Nilanjana Ghosh

Nilanjana Ghosh holds an MA in International Studies from Christ University, Bangalore. She worked as an research intern in CSC where she worked on the topic 'NormMaking'. Her research interests include Foreign Policy of Asia Pacific Region; Emerging trade and economic prospects of developing nations; Growing trends in Multilateral institutions ; Norm making; legal issues related to NGO operations in India & China.


Madhura holds an MA in Development Studies from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. During her Internship with CSC she authored a report titled “Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank”. She also worked with our webdesign interns for the CSC site. Her research interests include International Relations theory, Chinese foreign policy, cross-strait relations.

Anant Girdhar

Anant Girdhar worked as a tech (web design) Intern for CSC. He worked on building back-end functionality and he designed the general content page of CSC website. He holds a BTech in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Madras.

Kalyani Subbiah

Kalyani Subbiah is currently a Masters student of Development Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She is a research assistant with the Human Security Centre, Security and Defence Branch. Her research interests in addition to China in international relations include international development and aid, conflict studies, Russia and NATO, and the Middle East. During her internship with CSC she authored a report titled "China’s New Silk Road: Foreign Policy, Security and Economic Implications".