Kavitha Narayanan

Years of Association: 2013- 2020

Collaborated With: Amit Prakash, Balaji Parthasarathy, Bidisha Chaudhuri, Janaki Srinivasan, Jillet Sarah Sam, S. Rajagopalan, V.Sridhar


  • Narayanan, K. & Hoysala, O. (15 August 2016). With Ola auto there is a shift in the way auto-drivers and passengers interact. The Hindu. (Read here)
  • Narayanan, K., Hoysala, O., & Srinivasan, J. (2016a). Moral Economy of the Digital in Transport: A Study of Ola Auto. 28th Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). (Read here)
  • Narayanan, K., Hoysala, O., & Srinivasan, J. (2016b). The Digital Transformation? A Study of Ola Auto. Workshop on the Great Transformation of Bangalore, National Institute of Advanced Studies. Bangalore.
  • Narayanan, K. & Prakash, A. (2015). Infomediating the Digital Divide: A Case Study of Sujala Watershed Development Project. 10th International Conference on Public Policy and Management Proceedings organized by IIM Bangalore. (Read here)

Courses assisted with:
Cyberspace, Globalization and Localization: Graduate Level
Technology and Society: Graduate Level
The City: Senior Undergraduate Level
A History of Ideas: Senior Undergraduate Level
Economics: Introductory Undergraduate Level
Business Management for IT Engineers: Introductory Graduate Level

Prior Education: Integrated M.A (Development Studies), IIT-Madras (2007-12)

Prior Work Experience: Research Assistant, CBPS- Bangalore

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.