Professor Bhatnagar is an adjunct professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, where he teaches courses on eGovernance and ICT for Development, to MBA students. He also provides training and consulting services to Senior Administrators and Political Executives in conceptualising, designing and implementing eGovernance programmes and projects. In addition, he serves on various committees of the Government of India, some state Governments, and Industry associations, to provide policy guidance for eGovernance programmes.
“My time at LIRNEasia has not directly influenced my current occupation as a teacher of management science. However, I can say that it was my time at LIRNEasia that sparked my interest in the subject of mGovernance,” says Professor Bhatnagar. “I wrote a policy paper on the subject after studying a field example in India and participating in workshops on LIRNEasia’s research in the telecommunications sector in South Asian countries.” Professor Bhatnagar says he continues to be greatly interested in the emerging areas of mGovernance and eGovernance and hopes to communicate its possibilities to society through his role as an educator and an evangelist.