Deeksha M Rao

External Consultant | drao at iihs dot ac dot in


2019   MPP, Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
2016   BSc, Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru




Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru
Languages: English, Kannada

Deeksha’s involvement in a policy engagement internship with the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy helped reposition her interest and transit from pure science domain to the world of policy. She has collaborated on various policy and research projects with organisations like ActionAid and Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy. She worked as a Research Consultant at the National Institute of Advanced Studies on the Speculative Urbanism Project, funded by National Science Foundation (NSF). Deeksha also worked as an Academic Associate with the Centre for Public Policy, IIMB.


At IIHS she is working on the PEAK project. Her primary research interest has been on slum rights and its development, other low-income neighbourhoods and affordable housing.