The IIT Delhi School of Public Policy engages in questions at the intersection of Science, Technology, Innovation (STI) and development. Our current research portfolio is centered around the following broad research areas.

Energy and Environment

Research related to the governance of socio-technical transitions in the energy sector, and associated issues related to the role of technology in addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation and other sustainable development challenges, air quality management, energy access, energy security and institutional reform in the energy sector.

Faculty

Ambuj Sagar , Upasna Sharma , Abhishek Malhotra , Rohit Chandra , Sanjay Mitra , Kaveri K. Iychettira

Associated Faculty

Krishna Achutarao , Abhiijt Abhyankar , Sagnik Dey , Shantanu Roy , Tarachand Kandpal

Agriculture, Food and Water

Research on social, institutional and policy processes utilizing technological interventions or affecting technological change in the agriculture, food and water sectors for economic development, environmental sustainability and public health.

Faculty

Soutrik Basu, Upasna Sharma , Kaveri K. Iychettira

Associated Faculty

Richa Kumar

Internet, Digital Information and Society

Research related to data science in public policy, automation and the labour market, AI and ethics, algorithmic bias, methodological innovations in causal inference and impact assessment, internet/social media and policy, digital information and privacy, voting technologies

Faculty

Nandana Sengupta, Upasna Sharma

Associated Faculty

Chetan Arora, Subodh Sharma , Aaditeshwar Seth , Subhashis Bannerjee

Innovation Systems and Processes

Research related to the role of policies in strengthening actors, networks and institutions (and vice versa) to enhance the direction and pace of technological change, i.e. the invention, innovation and diffusion of new technologies to address key societal challenges.

Faculty

Ambuj Sagar , Soutrik Basu , Abhishek Malhotra

Associated Faculty

PVM Rao

Industry and Economy

Research related to better understanding the technological capabilities of India’s industrial enterprises (ranging from large, established firms to startups), developing policies to enhance these capabilities and directing them to better engage with India’s developmental challenges.

Faculty

Ambuj Sagar , Nandana Sengupta, Abhishek Malhotra , Rohit Chandra , Kaveri K. Iychettira

Associated Faculty

Sourabh Bikas Paul

Technical Higher Education

Research to understand patterns of research and educational performance of technical higher education institutions and developing policies to strengthen these institutions; understanding issues relating to broadening participation in S&T-relevant education and training, especially marginalized groups/communities.

Faculty

Ambuj Sagar , Nandana Sengupta

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