Chitresh Shrivastva obtained his M.Phil. in Public Policy from JAIN (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, and his Masters in International Relations from CHRIST (Deemed to be University). He is currently pursuing his PhD on the topic “Governance of High–Speed Rail in India: A Case Study of Mumbai – Ahmedabad Region” He is currently associated with the Department of Media Studies as an adjunct faculty at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. He is also an honorary member in the capacity of the board of advisors and Senior Non–Resident Fellow, Railways and Critical Transport Infrastructure at the Global Policy Insights, a Delhi-based think tank.
He has also written articles for newspapers such as Dainik Bhaskar, The Hindu. He has written for other renowned publications such as The South Asia Centre, London School of Economics, The Asia and Pacific Society, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Down To Earth, Rail Business [FOCUS INDIA], Global Railway Review, International Union of Railways. He has contributed chapters to edited volumes of Springer Nature, Jain University Press. He also wrote a paper titled "Border Region Railway Development in Sino- Indian Geopolitical Competition" jointly authored by Stabak Roy, Post-Doctorate Fellow, University of Gdansk, Poland, and Dhruv Ashok, PhD scholar, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), published by the Indian Council of World Affairs, a think-tank under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. He has been featured on the podcast “India: Our Trains, electric” by the British Broadcasting Corporation.