Rishika Rangarajan

External Consultant | rishikar at iihs dot ac dot in

2016   BA LLB (Hons), Law, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata



Countries: India
States: Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Cities: New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore
Languages: English, Tamil, Hindi

Rishika worked at the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition as a primary researcher on an empirical study seeking to identify legal and policy reforms to facilitate a sustainable open science movement in India. Subsequently, she worked at Trilegal in the government advisory practice, with NITI Aayog on identifying suitable reforms to introduce shared mobility in India. Through law school, she was actively involved in various human rights programmes and related research activities.


At IIHS, Rishika works in the GCRF – PEAK project on the legal, regulatory and institutional landscape of energy provision, distribution and consumption across the ‘urban’ in general and its larger impact on climate change. Her areas of interest lie at the intersection of climate change, renewable energy and human rights. She ultimately aims to help shape government legislation and policy through her research.

Journal Articles

  • Neto-Bradley, A. P., Rangarajan, R., Choudhary, R., & Bazaz, A. (2021). Energy transition pathways amongst low-income urban households: A mixed method clustering approach. MethodsX, 8, 101491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2021.101491
  • Neto-Bradley, A. P., Rangarajan, R., Choudhary, R., & Bazaz, A. (2021). A clustering approach to clean cooking transition pathways for low-income households in Bangalore. Sustainable Cities and Society, 66, Article e102697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102697
  • Scaria, A. G., & Rangarajan, R. (2016). Fine-tuning the intellectual property approaches to fostering open science: some insights from India. Wipo Journal.


Other Writing

  • Neto-Bradley, A. P., & Rangarajan, R. (2021, February 19). Why India’s urban poor struggle to transition to clean cooking despite grave health impacts. The Conversation.
  • Ray, S., Scaria, A. G., Menon, S., & Rangarajan, R. (2018) Open Science India Report. New Delhi: National Law University.
  • Manocha, D., Verma, P.R., Narasimhan, N., Chadha, S., Rangarajan, R., &  Faasen, N. (2015) A starter kit for accessible publishing in developing and least developed countries. Geneva, Switzerland: Accessible Books Consortium.
  • Rangarajan, R. (2015, January 12). Disability Exceptions in Copyright Legislation. The Centre for Internet and Society.

IPScholars Asia Conference at Singapore Management University.