has been awarded a four-month Public Scholar fellowship by The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, Chennai to study BharatNet, a Government of India initiative to support rural broadband connectivity in the country. This policy initiative by the Indian government is the largest rural connectivity project of its kind in the world. The fellowship will run from May 2016 to August 2016.
Professor Haripriya Rangan, Director of Research and Academic Programs at the , and Principal Fellow with the University of Melbourne’s School of Geography, visited IIIT Bangalore on 19th and 20th April for discussions with relevant members of the faculty to initiate the process of having Australian students enroll for the M.Sc. (Digital Society) programme.
Onkar Hoysala, an MS (by Research) student in the IT and Society domain, was awarded the Sarai Short Term Research Project 2016 fellowship. His research will focus on how software tools for Intelligent Transportation System research, which are often developed in (and for) contexts outside India, shape the work and the research of researchers in Indian contexts. The fellowship is run by the at the Centre for Study of Developing Societies, and invited proposals looking at contemporary social and digital media. Onkar’s proposal addressed one of the themes of the call, practice-based research on software. The fellowship will run from March 2016 to August 2016.