Who we are

The Center for Human Security Studies - CHSS is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit mobile Human Security Think Tank focused on Internal Security and External Affairs of India.

We undertake and conduct Studies, Research and Analysis  in the areas of National Security Interests of India spanning across the Internal security, Counter Terrorism Mechanisms, Maritime and Aviation Security  to National Management and India's External Affairs. CHSS is working relentlessly through its Research, Outreach and Capacity building initiatives where its activities extend to encompass various aspects relating to human life like food, water, health and environment going beyond providing constructive inputs for policy formulation.




CHSS Campus at MCR HRDI, Hyderabad

Our Mission:
“To make constructive and compelling contributions to national security, foreign and public policy of India while striving for environmental sustainability and human security as a whole”
Core Values:

Honesty and integrity

Honesty and Integrity are two of the strongest pillars of CHSS based on which we aim to build the trust and the strength of the organisation. CHSS believes in unbiased and independent approach to research and advocacy irrespective of region, religion, caste and community. We promote original thinking, ideas and analysis uninfluenced by popular perspectives.


CHSS shoulders the responsibility to make this world a better place to live for us and for our future generations to come. This sense of responsibility towards humanity at large is reflected in all the activities and initiatives of CHSS.

Diversity and Adaptability

Change is inevitable and change is happening faster than ever before. CHSS believes in the ability to adapting to change and moving forward than having rigid visions and making predictions. Adherence to diversity in thought, people and opportunities facilitate smoother transformation at a faster pace.

Vasudaiva Kutumbakam

Vasudaiva Kutumbakam (Sanskrit) is composed of words Vasuda - the earth, eva - indeed and kutumbakam - family. CHSS stands by the holistic development and respect for all forms of life and the ancient Indian concept of “the world is one family”, Vasudaiva Kutumbakam.




Our Expert Research Advisers | More>>

Shri K. Padmanabhaiah - IAS (Retd)

Former Union Home Secretary, Padmabhushan Awardee, Honorary Director of CHSS

Dr. Mohan Kanda - IAS (Retd)

Former Chief Secretary (AP), Distinguished Fellow - CHSS


Mr. M.V Krishna Rao - IPS (Retd)
Former Director General of SSB
Distinguished Fellow - CHSS

Distinguished Personalities Associated with CHSS

Dr.Kanneganti Ramesh Babu is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Human Security Studies.

He is the Visiting Faculty at Andhra Pradesh Police Academy, National Investigation Agency, National Industrial Security Academy(NISA), Octopus, Counter-Terrorism Centre of Andhra Pradesh Government, Central Detective Training School (CDTS), University of Hyderabad