Amit’s research and consulting interests are in the areas of Information Systems and Public Policy, particularly where they intersect with Development Sectors such as Public Health & Nutrition, Education & Skill Development and Livelihoods. He has a graduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and a doctoral degree in Information Systems from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. His thesis was in the area of ICT and Development and explored the linkages of development conceptions and social contexts in the use of ICT enabled public service delivery interventions. Amit has worked extensively on consulting assignments in India in the public policy and e-Governance space over his close to 15 years of association with organizations like Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). Projects coordinated by him have received national-level e-Governance awards in India during 2002-03 and 2003-04. He is now a faculty member at the Centre for IT and Public Policy at IIIT Bangalore and is the convener of its activities. More..