Bidisha Chaudhuri | International Institute of Information Technology, Banglore

Bidisha Chaudhuri

Assistant Professor



  • Ph.D. (Universität Heidelberg)

Prof. Bidisha Chaudhuri has joined the institute as consulting faculty in the Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP) w.e.f. 5th September, 2013. She has completed her PhD from the South Asia Institute at the Heidelberg University, Germany in 2012. The title of her doctoral thesis was Hybridising (e) Governance in India: The Interplay of Politics, Technology and Culture. She received an M.A in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and a Joint European Masters in Global Studies from University of Leipzig (Germany) and Vienna University (Austria). She wrote her Master's thesis on Global Governance and a case study of WTO. She has worked in research institutions and developmental organisations in India and abroad. Her research interests include governance, gender and development, information communication technology (ICT) for development, policy reform and South Asian politics.

Research Interests

  • e-Governance, Public Policy reform, Gender and Development, South Asian politics, Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Development

Selected Publications

Books and Peer-reviewed Journals

  • 2014: Book: “E-governance in India: Interlocking politics, technology and culture”, London: Routledge (Forthcoming)

  • 2012: Special Issue (Co-edited) Journal: “Discourses of Transculturality: Ideas, Institutions and Practices in India and China” A Special Issue in Heidelberg Papers in South Asia and Comparative Politics, No. 67, April 2012, ISSN: 1617-5069

  • 2012: Working Paper: “Good Governance in a Transcultural Context: A Case Study of E-governance Initiatives in India” in Bidisha Chaudhuri and Lion Koenig (eds.) Discourses of Transculturality: Ideas, Institutions and Practices in India and China, A Special Issue inHeidelberg Papers in South Asia and Comparative Politics, No. 67, April 2012:31-41, ISSN: 1617-5069

  • 2012: Book Review: “Unlocking e-government potential: concepts, cases and practical insights” by Subhash Bhatnagar, New Delhi, Sage, 2009 in Contemporary South Asia Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2012:273-74

Conference Papers (Selected)

  • 2013: Shifting Models of Public Service Delivery: Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in E-Governance Projects in India at National Seminar on Making Democratic Governance Work: Reinventing Public Service Delivery Systems in India, 2013, Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 5th-6th November

  • 2012: Hybridising Governance in India: The Interplay of Technology, Culture and Politics atBritish Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) Annual conference 2012, SOAS, London, 12th -14th April

  • 2011: Good Governance in a Transcultural Context: A Case Study of E-governance Initiatives in India at Joint Annual Conference of Association of Asian Studies (AAS) and International Council for Asian Scholars (ICAS), Honolulu, Hawaii, 31st March- 3rd April, 2011

  • 2010: Good Governance in India: Interplay of Politics, Culture and Technology in E-Governance Projects at Biennial Conference of European Association of Social Anthropologists, National University of Maynooth, Ireland, 24th-27th August, 2010