Dr Anushruti Vgarani
Assistant Professor

Dr. Anushruti Vgarani is an Assistant Professor at IILM University, Gurugram. She is an MBA, MCA, UGC-NET-JRF/SRF fellow, and has pursued her Ph.D. from the Dept. of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Her thesis is in the broader area of Information Communications Technology and Development (ICTD), focusing on the Internet and Inequality in the context of rural households in Rajasthan, India. Skilled in qualitative and mixed-method research with long-term ethnographic research experience, she has developed leadership and mentoring skills through lecturer positions in management colleges in Rajasthan and teaching assistance for management classes at DMS, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
She has worked on several research projects with prestigious institutions, including IIT Delhi, LIRNEasia, CSC e-Governance Services, and the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology. Her primary research interests include qualitative and mixed-method studies with an anthropological focus on technology adoption, usage, and impact. Interpretive research to understand the interactions between technology, social contexts, inequality, and development interests her. Her research has been published as Scopus-listed journal articles, book chapters, reports, and proceedings in prestigious academic conferences.


  • Ph.D. – Department of Management Studies – Information Systems, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    Title: ‘Those Who Want To Use It, And Those Who Can’ Internet And Inequality Among The Rural Households In Rajasthan, India
  • Master of Business Administration – Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
    International Business
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA) – Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
    Lateral entry after completing
  • M.Sc.(Computer Science) – Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer
  • B.Sc. (Biology) – Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer

Research Projects and Publications

  • Report: Ilavarasan, P. V & Vagrani, A. (2015). E-inclusion – Information technology training for rural scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and women beneficiaries: An impact assessment study. Report submitted to CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, New Delhi, May.
  • Report: Ilavarasan, P. V. (2017). Enabling BharatNet Access: Where do the Institutional Users Stand?. Colombo: LIRNEasia. Undertook the pilot study for this study conducted by Prof. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan (DMS, IIT Delhi), LIRNEasia team, and Officials at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • Vagrani, A., Kumar, N., & Ilavarasan, P. V. (2017). Decline in mobile application life cycle. Procedia computer science, 122, 957-964. (Cite score: 4, H-index: 109)
  • Vagrani, A., Kaur, D., & Ilavarasan, P. V. (2019). Adoption of M-commerce Among Women: An Empirical Study In India. M-Commerce: Experiencing the Phygital Retail, 209.
  • Vagrani, A., John, J., Ilavarasan, P. V., & Kar, A. K. (2019, June). Social Media Presence & Usage in Indian Business Sector. In International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT (pp. 457-469). Springer, Cham.
  • Vagrani, A., Bijarnia, S., Ilavarasan, P. V., & Masiero, S. (2020, June). Appraising WhatsApp in the Indian Context: Understanding the Rural Sentiment. In International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (pp. 142-156). Springer, Cham.
  • Verma, R. K., Vagrani, A., Ilavarasan, P. V. (2023). A reflection on methods in digital era: a case of digital mobility platforms in India. UNESCO Digital Library. Liivcenter Innovative Digital Anthropology. SHS/MOST/DA/2023/PI/1.Retrieved from https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000384892

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