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Digital and the Everyday: from codes to cloud

Digital and the Everyday: from codes to cloud   takes an interdisciplinary approach to unpack and analyze different elements of our digitally mediated social existence such as algorithms, data, privacy, identity and so on. Such an approach also includes a multitude of actors –from engineers to policy-makers, from designers to users, from big corporations to activists.  It draws upon IIITB’s research in the area of IT & Society, consulting and other activities being undertaken at its Centre for IT and Public Policy (CITAPP) and its pioneering Masters Programme in Digital Society.   

Students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in building technical as well as social, cultural, and economic aspects of the digital  in our everyday life. 

CORE / ELECTIVE : Elective  

UG/PG : 

Anybody with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.


1.Companies/organizations engaged in designing digital products for diverse social groups

2.Companies/organizations interested in leveraging digital technologies to complement their existing delivery channels

950 students have enrolled already!!


Bidisha Chaudhuri is an Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB).She has completed her PhD from the South Asia Institute at the Heidelberg University, Germany. Her research interest includes e-Governance, Public Policy reform, Gender and Development, South Asian politics, Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Development. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on social theories and relationship between technology and society. 

Amit Prakash is an Associate Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB). At IIITB, he is also the Convenor of the Centre for IT and Public Policy (CITAPP, http://citapp.iiitb.ac.in/) and is in the core team of the E-Health Research Centre (EHRC, http://ehrc.iiitb.ac.in/). His research interests are in the areas of ICT and Development, e-Governance, Public Policy and Information Systems. Amit has a doctoral degree in Information Systems from IIM Bangalore and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee.  

Week 1
Introduction to the Winter School
Digital and the Everyday: Foundations 
Socio-algorithmic processes and the Everyday

Week 2
Data Protection and Privacy Regulation in the Digital Era
Data-driven Identities
Digital and the Everyday: Domains

Week 3
Promises and Challenges of e-Health
Digital Finance: 
Digital and our everyday interactions with the state

Week 4
Creating a Machine Zone through Affected Feedback: Leisure and Entertainment on Social Media: 
Concluding Remarks on Future of Digital Society

1. The exam is optional for a fee. 
2. Date and Time of Exams: April 28 (Saturday) and April 29 (Sunday) : Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
3. Exam for this course will be available in one session on both 28 and 29 April. 
4. Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
5. The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


1. Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
2. 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 3 out of 4 assignments.
3.E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIIT BANGALORE. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.