Technology and Communication

Technology and Communication

Information technology plays a critical role in India today and has helped to transform India’s image from that of a slow-moving, developing economy into one of a global hub of innovation.

India is one of the major technology capitals of the world, with 2.5 million people directly employed in its information technology sector. The government is integrating technology into political and social life through the Digital India campaign, which aims to make government services available to citizens electronically. Initiatives of this type have changed the Indian communications landscape and worked to improve accessibility. Today, India’s telecommunication network is the second largest in the world, and India has the world’s third largest internet user base.

The initiative engages the intersections of technology and communications through research, teaching, and programming.

For an overview of Georgetown’s engagement with issues of communication across schools and programs, visit the Global Georgetown website.

Events

Dr. L. Subramaniam Live in Concert

September 11, 2017

Dr. L. Subramaniam, known as “the god of Indian violin,” has performed in venues all over the world, from Singapore to Paris and from Delhi to Los Angeles. On September 11, he performed in Georgetown University’s historic Gaston Hall at a concert…

Women and Media: Insights from Sagarika Ghose

October 20, 2016

Women are playing increasingly significant roles in the media landscape in India and around the world. On October 20, 2016, India Initiative Distinguished Fellow Sagarika Ghose spoke about her experience as a female journalist, news anchor, and…

A Conversation with Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Ghose

October 19, 2016

Rajdeep Sardesai, a consulting editor with the India Today Group, and Sagarika Ghose, a consulting editor at the Times of India, are career journalists who have provided commentary on India's political climate for over two decades. Together, they…

Narendra Modi, Twitter, and the Selfie State

March 30, 2016

This event featured a discussion with Joyojeet Pal, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. Pal examined Narendra Modi’s rise on Twitter as an important example of new-age political brand management.

Discussion on Social Impact and Innovation

December 3, 2015

Sonal Shah and Irfan Nooruddin hosted a group of social entrepreneurs and information and communications technology professionals from India who are involved in varying degrees with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Digital India Initiative.” The…

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