Dr. Arpan Kar

Academician, researcher, consultant, trainer & blogger. To know more, let us connect!


Dr. Kar teaches in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, in the area of Information Systems, Department of Management Studies. He is also associated with the Bharti School of Telecom and the CoE in Cyber Systems and Information Assurance in IIT Delhi. He teaches subjects like E-Commerce, Internet Marketing, Software Project Management, Business Analytics, IT Consulting and Management Information Systems. He is/has been the Chairman / Coordinator / Member of different administrative portfolios like Smart Campus, Office Automation, Corporate Relations and Placements, Faculty Recruitment, Post Doctoral Fellow recruitment, Case Center and Policy & Vision. He has also offered advisory services to Multinational Private Enterprises and PSU / Ministries under the Government of India. 

Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he has taught in IIM - Rohtak as Assistant Professor(v) for 2 years. In IIM Rohtak, he has held multiple administrative responsibilities as the Chair / Faculty in Charge / Committee Member of departments like Research, Projects, Admissions(CAT), Placements, PGP Executive committee, PGP Committee, FPM Committee, Capital Purchases, etc. In the past, prior to joining academics, he has rich industry experience with Cognizant Business Consulting and IBM - India Research Laboratory. He has also provided his advisory expertise as a free-lance consultant for multiple multinational organizations, GoI organizations and start-up web-based ventures. He has also been a Visiting Professor in reputed National Institutes ( IIM L, A, IIFT).

Education wise, he has completed his Doctorate  and Post Graduation in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur. Prior to that, He has completed his Graduation in Engineering (gold medalist) with specialization in Information Technology, from Jadavpur University. Broadly, his areas of interest include e-Commerce, Web 2.0, technology management and business analytics. He shares a keen research interest in smart technologies, machine learning, decision support systems and their applications in mobile commerce, e-governance, e-commerce, smart cities & social media. His research has been published in multiple refereed international journals and has presented papers in several leading international management conferences. He has received multiple recognition and awards for his research / publications (Details in the research page).

His current domains of interest involve  the following:
  1. e-Business, m-Commerce, Social Media  and e-Commerce
  2. Business Analytics, Machine Learning and Decision Support Systems
  3. e-Governance and ICT for Development, Smart Cities
  4. Technology Management, Adoption and Diffusion of Innovation / Technology
  5. Cyber Security and Information Risk Assurance


Editorial responsibilities:

  • Associate Editor of Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management (Springer)
  • Associate Editor of International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (USA)
  • Managing Editor of Business Frontiers
  • Reviewer for top tier journals like Decision Support Systems, Communication of the AIS, European Journal of Operational Research, Omega - The International journal of Management Science, Government Information Quarterly, Operational Research, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Journal of Information Security and Applications, Management Research Review, Expert Systems with Applications and other prestigious journals.
  • Programme/Organizing/Editorial Committee in Reputed Conferences like IFIP I3E, IEEE and ACM (ICEGOV), Reviewer for prestigious international conferences like HICSS and ICIS
He is also an avid blogger and the founder of Business-Fundas. Globally, his blog is ranked among the top business blogs (Alexa Rank 2L) and is accredited by multiple blog rating agencies. It receives over 5000 visits daily and enjoys a subscription base of over 1.5 Lakhs across different online channels. Business Fundas has featured in HBR.org and Reputation.com. He also blogs on Tech Talk, a technology knowledge portal, which has over 75,000 subscribers in Twitter, Facebook and Google plus. He also blogs on Technorati, a technology and social media knowledge portal.

Contact details:                

Email ID: [email protected] 
Phone: +91-11-2659-7320 (Office) / 1692 (Home)
Mobile: +91-70421-30512