Title: Do Social Media Platforms grow the Small and Medium Enterprises? An experimental Design Study in India.
Role: Co-PI PI: Dr. Vigneswara Ilavarasan
Funding Agency: Indian Council of Social Science Research Budget: 600,000/-
Abstract: SMEs are treated as tool for economic growth and job creation by the policy makers of low income countries. These enterprise need to adopt the new technologies to sustain the growth and exploit new market opportunities of the networked world. Popular press repeatedly claims that businesses in the high income countries are able to adopt and use various social media platforms for their advantage. The academic researchers are attempting to validate these claims, especially in the low income countries. The studies of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in this space are moving from understanding technology adoption to capture impact. The studies on the impact of ICTs, especially in the growth of SMEs seem to be unclear. Given that the penetration of mobile Internet is growing faster in India, the causal linkage between use of social media platforms and its impact on growth of SMEs needs to be studied.
Project title: Practices of Global Supply Chain Management
Role: Co-Principal Investigator PI: Prof. Ravi Shankar (IITD)
Budget: IR 125,392/- Funding agency: Univ. of Connecticut, USA
Abstract: Project aims at facilitating joint research with University of Connecticut, USA on global supply chain issues. Green Supply Chain Management reveals the need and impact of
today’s most pressing environmental issues. Further such a research agenda highlights how green
practices can actually save money, increase efficiency and reduce
delivery time. The funding is meant for data collection and analysis.
Project status: In progress.
Project title: How to make a Smart Campus - Smart Campus Programme in IIT Delhi
Role: Co-Principal Investigator PI: Prof. MP Gupta (IIT Delhi)
Sponsor: IIT Delhi
Abstract: This is a technical report on how a plan can be made for developing a smart campus by taking inputs from multiple stake-holders, and then prioritizing the suggestions. The focus of this smart campus initiative was smart services, sustainability, fostering research opportunities and fostering innovative entrepreneurship models. Potential projects were identified and prioritized into three phases based on scope and complexity. Governance and project implementation blueprint was also developed as part of this technical report.
Project status: Completed. Report presented/Approved by the Directors & Deans on Oct, 2015.
Download the report now from ResearchGate. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4629.9601
Project title: Industry
Practices and Issues in Software Project Design, Development and Management –
Review and Curriculum Design with focus on Object Oriented Paradigm.
Budget: Total: Rs. 107,866/- Funding Agency: VidyaVilla Foundation.
Abstract: Software Project
Development and Management is increasingly becoming extremely complicated with
the fast change the discipline is witnessing. With the adoption of Web
Technologies, increasingly Object Oriented Paradigms (e.g. Java) are gaining in
prominence. With such a rapidly evolving environment, it becomes important for
practitioners to have an updated understanding of the nuances and the emergent
issues in systems development to facilitate a better success rate in
developing and managing software projects. The consultancy project aims to identify these
issues and suggest a suitable curriculum to address the same.
Project status: Completed in May, 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2270.6640
Project title: Identifying Models of Information Infomediaries in Dense Human Settlements: An Exploratory Study of Information Ecosystems in National Capital Region, India
Role: Principal Investigator.
Project funding agency: HSMI.
Approved funding: Rs. 23,02,200/- DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.5154.2488
Project abstract: The project attempted to propose methods to design viable infomediaries for enabling e-governance for the dense human settlements in the National Capital Region, India. The objective was therefore to enable the development of information infomediaries that could enable services like e-governance to improve the quality of life of the people living in dense human settlements, by providing better access to information. The target segments of this study were the families residing within the apartments within NCR, India.
Status: Draft Project Report submitted to the Funding Agency in March, 2014. Presented to the Committee of Directors in May 2014. Final Project Report submitted in May, 2014.
Conference Title: International Conference in Smart Cities
Role: Programme Chair and Coordinator
Conference Dates: 22nd - 23rd January, 2016 Link: http://www.iceg.net/icsc/
Funded Agency: European Union, FI Media, BETS and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
Academic Partners: IIT Delhi, Swansea University (UK) and Waterford IT (Ireland).
city innovations are new approaches to holistic management of cities’ physical,
socio-economic, environmental, transportation and political assets across all
urban domains, typically supported by ICT and open data. This
conference included experts and scholars working on smart cities, smart
technologies, their applications, strategies, and policies for valuable
deliberation.Proceedings published as an edited book in Taylor & Francis.