Professor & Faculty-in-charge Institutional & Finance
Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
Research Interests : Innovation dissemination, Economics of innovations, Geographical Information systems and Economics of Information Technologies
A Professor at IIIT Bangalore, he has extensive experience of working with technology and innovation systems within and outside government organizations. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology from 1982 to 1993 and was involved in managing innovations that addressed the problems of Karnataka. In 1993 he along with a few colleagues founded Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) a not-for-profit development society which focused on developing and disseminating technologies that are economically attractive, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable in rural areas of Karnataka. He was its Chairman till 2007. For his work in TIDE, he was awarded the Ashoka Fellow (1994), Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar (1999), one of the four finalists of Social Entrepreneur of India award (2006) and one of the 50 pioneers of India chosen by India Today Magazine (2008). TIDE was awarded the International Green Oscar, the Ashden Award in 2008. His areas of interest include innovation dissemination, economics of innovations, Geographical Information systems, and Economics of Information Technologies. Prof. Rajagopalan has a bachelor’s degree in technology from IIT Delhi, master’s degree in business administration from IIM Bangalore and a PhD from IIT Kanpur. More..