Kiran Amarnathan

Manager – Urban Practitioners' Programme | amarnathank at iihs dot ac dot in

2008    BA, Mass Communication, Psychology and English Literature, Mount Carmel College (Autonomous)

             Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Countries: India
States: Maharashtra, Karnataka
Cities: Mumbai, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada

Kiran Amarnathan was born and raised in Bengaluru. On completing her graduation in mass communication and psychology, she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in film-making. After working for 10 years in the advertising and film world, she made a career switch to the sustainability sector in search of more fulfilling work. She then worked at Daily Dump, a solid waste management company based out of Bengaluru, first as Outreach Manager and then as Head of Operations.


At IIHS, she works as Manager for Outreach and Marketing with the Urban Practitioners’ Programme. She is the Course Coordinator for a range of open (retail) courses on different topics taught by the expert faculty at IIHS.

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Methods Suite
  • Introduction to Health Systems
  • Capacity Development Suite
  • Other UPP projects (JJM, MoRTH, PMAY, SIRDPR, etc)