CBPS needs a Data Visualiser

Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) is an independent, non-partisan, research institute based in Bangalore, India. Our vision is creation and sharing of knowledge for an empowered, equitable, just and democratic society. We work towards our vision through: (a) Research and evaluation in the areas of policy, budget, governance, and public service delivery; (b) Evidence based policy advocacy and; (c) Dissemination of research findings through a variety of approaches.

We have an opening for data visualiser to represent both our quantitative and qualitative  data, especially the numbers. expert who will be tasked with quantitative analysis for our projects. The selected candidate will be entrusted with secondary analysis.

The following are the required qualifications:

  • Proficient in using data visualisation software like Tableau
  • Preferred educational qualifications are – Masters or at least undergraduate in Economics / Statistics / Data Science followed by a diploma or degree that trains in data representation
  • Knowledge and understanding of research and representation
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.

The remuneration will be comparable with the academic/ civil society based research organisations, and commensurate with the individual’s qualification / experience. Interested individuals should submit their latest resume (MS Word format), with two references and two sample designs of their work based on data representation to Queries can be directed to Mrinalika R Pandit at 080-26560735 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.


CBPS is looking for a Media and Archiving Assistant

Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS), Bangalore is hiring a Media and Archiving Assistant. This position is being offered for any person who has experience in and an understanding of media relations (especially social media) and archiving research material. The position is full-time for a period of one-year.

The person will assist the Communication and Information Manager in maintaining the websites of CBPS, managing the social media accounts, as well as archiving of research material of the organisation. The archival responsibilities will pertain to both primary data and secondary data collected for various projects in the organisation. The person will also assist the organisation in looking for relevant call for proposals.

For more information please view the job description here.

Candidates who are interested please mail your applications to with your resume in Microsoft Word format and two sample writings.


Internships 2019

Students entering the final year of their Masters Degree programme in economics, policy studies, public health, development studies, sociology, finance, rural management, design and allied disciplines can apply for short-term internship positions when they are called for, usually for two months between May-July each year.

We accept interns for summer and winter breaks, usually for 8 – 12 weeks. Please send in your applications to along with your resume (MS Word format), a brief statement of purpose and an academic writing sample in Microsoft Word format. We do not take undergraduate students at our Centre.

This year we are looking for interns in the broad areas of:

  1. Budget Work
  2. Grant Management (Looking for call for proposals, funding opportunities, etc…)
  3. Public and Private Governance
  4. Data Visualisation

Interns will receive a monthly stipend and a certificate of internship upon successful completion of the assignment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills.



Some of our past employees


Shreekanth Mahendiran 

Shreekanth Mahendiran worked with CBPS from November 2011 to July 2019. His work at CBPS mainly focused on education related projects. He has a Masters in Economics from Madras School of Economics, Anna University.




Puja Minni

Puja Minni worked with CBPS from September 2012 to July 2019. Her work at CBPS mainly focused on education related projects. She has a Masters in Economics from Mount Carmel College (Bangalore) and Masters in Public Policy and Administration from University of Massachusetts (Amherst) on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for Low Income Countries.




Varun Sharma

Varun Sharma worked with CBPS from July 2012 to December 2013 in various public health related projects. After CBPS, he pursued his Post-Doctorate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Currently, he is working with Oxford Policy Management in New Delhi.



Shobha Veigas

Shobha has been a Consultant with CBPS since July 2009. She has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Mangalore University and in Kannada Literature from Mysore University. Currently, she is freelance trainer, working with CBPS on specific projects.



Shubhashansha Bakshi

Shubhashansha worked at CBPS from March 2009 to March 2013, focusing on education related projects. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and also working with Ernst & Young.




Anaka Aiyar

During her stint at CBPS (from April 2009 to June 2011), Anaka worked on public health related projects. Currently she is pursuing her PhD at the University of California, Riverside.




Sandeep MS

Sandeep was largely focused on empirical work in the drinking water sector during his tenure (March 2009 and August 2011). He is currently at University of Loughborough and has submitted his PhD thesis.



Some of our past interns:

Dr. Praveen Nidagundi
Institution: SRM University, Tamil Nadu
Duration: January to August 2016

Nikita D’cruz
Institution: SRM University, Tamil Nadu
Duration: February to August 2016

Manoj C
Institution: Central University of Rajasthan
Duration: June – Mid-July 2015

Siddharth Sarbapriya
Institution: Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
Duration: April – June 2015

Franklin R. Dolo
Institution: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Duration: June – July 2014

Lipi Goyal
Institution: Delhi School of Economics
Duration: June – July 2014

Saurabh Kulkarni
Institution: Delhi School of Economics
Duration: June – July 2014