Centre for Internet & Society

It is our priviledge to announce that P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, PhD will be the speaker for the August #FirstFriday event at the CIS office in Delhi. Dr. Ilavarasan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management Studies in the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Using a large scale demand side research undertaken at BharatNet pilot sites, Dr. Ilavarasan will discuss the status of broadband access in India. He shall highlight the efforts being made by the government and challenges in achieving the desired developmental outcomes. If you are joining us, please RSVP at the soonest as we have only limited space in our office.


P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan (PhD - IIT Kanpur) researches and teaches about production and consumption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with a special focus on India. His specific research interests are Information and Communication Technologies & Development (ICTD); Indian IT industry; and Social Media. He is an active contributor to the international journals and conferences of repute.

Dr. Ilavarasan has been a Visiting Research Fellow at United Nations University - School of Computing and Society (Macau). He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Faculty Fellowship Award at IIT Delhi and Prof. M.N. Srinivas Memorial Prize of the Indian Sociological Society. He is also a Research Fellow at LIRNEasia, a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank. He has received large research grants from IDRC (Canada), Govt. of India, Oxford Analytica (UK), IPTS (European Commission) and IdeaCorp (Philippines).

Dr Ilavarasan had taught at Pondicherry Central University and Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, Indore and Amritsar. His present teaching interests include: Management Information Systems; E-Commerce; Social Media; Business / Market Research Methods; and ICTs, Development & Business.

Further details: http://web.iitd.ac.in/~vignes/.