Pranay Kotasthane is a Research Fellow with the Takshashila Institution.

Pranay began his career in the field of policy as an AFormalPranaynalyst focusing on geopolitics at the Takshashila Institution in March 2014. His research interests focus on geostrategy, geopolitics of the Indian subcontinent, public policy, economic reasoning and public finance.

Pranay graduated from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal with a B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication. Thereafter, he had a stint of seven years with two Fortune 500 companies,  working on design of integrated chips for mobile processors.

Pranay is an alumnus of the fifth cohort of Graduate Course in Public Policy (GCPP), Takshashila’s flagship education programme. He was conferred with the Gomtibai Govindji Award for being the best student of his batch.

Pranay teaches Public Policy at Takshashila. He also works on the curriculum design for GCPP. He contributes opinion pieces in Pragati – The Indian National Interest Review, Business Standard and Citizen Matters. He also blogs on the Indian National Interest platform and Pramaanik. He has also written opinion pieces for The Hindu, Deccan Herald, Prajavani, Mint and Mumbai Mirror.

As part of the Bhasha project, Pranay writes a blog series on Logos explaining concepts of economic reasoning and public policy in Hindi.

Pranay can read and write in English, Hindi and Urdu. He is currently pursuing a course in Mandarin.