Prof. Satish B. Agnihotri is a retired IAS officer of Orissa cadre from the 1980 batch and currently heading Center for Technology Alternative for Rural Areas (CTARA) and Center for Policy Studies (CPS). He has been consistently working on various areas such as Child malnutrition, Renewable Energy and Energy Policy, Gender, Rural development and technology scale-up, Use of Mapping Techniques in social Sector planning and Public Policy. His research on declining sex ratios in India has been approvingly cited by various scholars including Prof. Amartya Sen.
Previous Posts held:
- Professor, CTARA (Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas), IIT Bombay [2015 onwards]. Visit departmental profiles CTARA CPS
- Secretary Co-ordination, Cabinet Secretariat with the additional charge of the posts of Secretary Security, Secretary Performance Management Division and Chairman of the National Chemical Weapons Authority of India. [01.2014 – 01.2015]
- Secretary MNRE (New and Renewable Energy) [11.2013 – 03.2014]
- Director General Defence Acquisition: [10.2012- 11.2013]
- Additional Secretary – cum FA Agriculture [6.2012 – 10.2012]
- Director General Shipping [10.2009 – 6.2012]
- Joint Secretary Cabinet Secretariat [6.2007 – 9.2009]
- Transport Commissioner, Orissa, [8.2005 – 5. 2007]
- Secretary of Government of Orissa, Department of Women and Child Development [10.2003– 8.2005]
- Consultant (Child Health and Nutrition), UNICEF Kolkata [10.2000–9.2003]
- Special Secretary, General Administration Dept. Govt. of Orissa [9.1999–9.2000]
- Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, Government of Orissa [12.1997 – 8.1999]
- Director, Environment cum Chairperson and CEO of OREDA (Orissa Renewable Energy Development Agency) [10.1992-1.1994]
- Additional Secretary (SC and ST Welfare), Government of Orissa [3.1991 – 8.1991]
- Director, Industries Government of Orissa [8.1990 – 3.1991]
- Vice – Chairman, Cuttack Urban Development Authority [9.1988 – 7.1990]
- Collector and District Magistrate, Dhenkanal [7.1987 – 8.1988]
- Chief Executive, OREDA [3.1984 – 6.1987]
- Sub – Collector, Jajpur [9.1982 – 3.1984]
- District Magistrate, Dhenkanal, Orissa
- Professor, CTARA, IIT Bombay
- MA-Ph. D on Sex ratio patterns in Indian Population, Rural Development, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK [1991-02, 1994-97]
- M.Tech in Environment Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay 
- M.Sc in Physics, IIT Bombay 
- Agnihotri, S.B., 2003. Survival of the girl child: Tunnelling out of the Chakravyuha. Economic and Political Weekly, pp.4351-4360.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 2001. Declining infant and child mortality in India: How do girl children fare?. Economic and Political Weekly, pp.228-233.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 1999. Inferring gender bias from mortality data: A discussion note.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 1995. Missing females: a disaggregated analysis. Economic and Political Weekly, pp.2074-2084.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 1997. Workforce participation, kinship and sex ratio variations in India. Gender, Technology, and Development, 1(1), pp.75-112.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 2001. Infant Mortality Variations in Space and Time: Analysis of West Bengal Data. Economic and Political Weekly, pp.3472-3479.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 1999. Eliminating Severe Malnutrition in Orissa: Profile of a Campaign. Economic and political weekly, pp.3616-3621.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 2002. Changes in sex ratio patterns in Orissa: 1991-2001 is there an epi-center of female deficit?. Demography India, 31(2), pp.179-194.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 1997. Sex ratio imbalances in India: a disaggregated analysis (Doctoral dissertation, University of East Anglia).
- Agnihotri, S.B., 2001. Rising Sons and Setting Daughters: Provisional Results of the 2001 Census. Enduring Conundrum: India’s Sex Ratio: Essays in Honour of Asok Mitra. Centre for Women’s Development Studies and Rainbow Publishers: New Delhi.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 2002. High Female Literacy, Low Child Population: Is There a Threshold Effect?. Economic and Political Weekly, pp.4054-4059.
- Siddhanta, S., Agnihotri, S. and Nandy, D., 2016. Sex Ratio patterns among the scheduled castes in India 1981-2001.
- Agnihotri, S., 1996. Juvenile sex ratios in India: a disaggregated analysis. Economic and Political Weekly, pp.3369-3382.
- Agnihotri, S., Palmer-Jones, R. and Parikh, A., 2002. Missing women in Indian districts: a quantitative analysis. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 13(3), pp.285-314.
- Shah, M.P., Kamble, P.A. and Agnihotri, S.B., 2016, December. Tackling child malnutrition: An innovative approach for training health workers using ICT a pilot study. In Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC), 2016 IEEE Region 10 (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
- Agnihotri, S.B., Siddhanta, S. and Nandy, D., 2016. Gujarat: An Emerging ‘Epi–Centre’of Female Deficit.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 2016. Achieving the doable or chasing the desirable?. Undernutrition and Public Policy in India: Investing in the Future, p.237.
- Agnihotri, S.B., Nandy, D. and Siddhanta, S., 2016. Sex-Ratio Pattern in Maharashtra: Locating ‘Epi-Centres’ of Female Deficit.
- Agnihotri, S.B., 2012. Gender and Governance: From concern to Indicators. India International Centre Quarterly, 39(3/4), pp.250-258.
- Agnihotri, S.B. and University of East Anglia, Norwich (United Kingdom). School of Development Studies; 1993. An analysis of intrahousehold dynamics and its social dimensions. School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia.
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Child malnutrition, Renewable Energy and Energy Policy, Gender, Rural development and technology scale-up, Use of Mapping Techniques in social Sector planning, Public Policy.