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Selna Saji

Selna Saji

Programme Associate

Selna is an energy and environmental analyst focusing on renewable energy technologies. At The Council, she is working towards developing business models and tools for utilities that will help increase the adoption of solar rooftop in India. An avid believer of evidence-based policy making, she is interested in analysing renewable energy policies, and exploring the role of renewables in a circular and sustainable economy.

As part of her masters thesis, Selna interned at The Council and conducted a techno-economic analysis of innovative utility-led business models for accelerating the deployment of rooftop solar among residential consumers in Delhi. She has also worked on projects related to regulatory reforms for a circular economy, energy efficiency policies and techno-economic analysis, and life cycle assessment of renewables during her post graduate studies.

Selna holds a dual postgraduate degree in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy from Queen’s University, Belfast, and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She has been a Teach for India fellow in Mumbai. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the TKM College of Engineering, University of Kerala.

  • 2languages learnt in 2017
  • 21authentic cuisines tried in 2017
  • 8cities lived in
  • What I believe in


    Nature doesn’t have a design problem. People do.


    William McDonough


    What Others say


    A deliberating and discerning mind, who is keen on getting to the bottom of things. Selna’s dedication ensures that no challenge is insurmountable, except maybe pronouncing dubsmash correctly.


    Abhinav Soman

    Programme Associate