Dr. Devaraj. P

Dr. Devaraj. P
Humanities and Social Sciences
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Devaraj. P did his M.A., M. Phil, and Ph. D in Sociology from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. He has also qualified for the prestigious UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in 2009 and Post-Doctoral RadhaKrishnan Fellowship in 2015 in Sociology. His research interest is in Sociology of Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies. His work mainly questions the ‘mainstream elite-culture of innovation’ that influences the production of neglected and marginalized science and technology at local, which he calls it as ‘Subaltern Technoscience’. By employing Socio-Historical Method, his present research critically engages with how and why India missed the bus in Solar Energy technology development. Furthermore, he is also actively involved in publishing the research outcomes in well-reputed international journals (Web of Science) in the area of Sociology of Science and Technology.
Areas of Research: 
Sociology of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Ph. D in Sociology, University of Hyderabad, 2014 [Thesis Title: Innovations in Solar Photovoltaic Technology Development in India: The Mode 2 Knowledge Production Perspective; Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Haribabu. E]
M. Phil, in Sociology, University of Hyderabad, 2008 [Thesis Title: Intrapreneurship and Innovation: A Study of Two Software Firms in Chennai; Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Haribabu. E]
M.A. in Sociology, University of Hyderabad, 2004.
B. Com (Specialization in Accounting and Finance), The American College, Madurai, 2002
Work Experience: 
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, From May 2018 - Till Now.
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, (ISM) Dhanbad, October 2015 – April 2018.
Assistant Professor, Centre for Public Policy and Governance and Prime Minister Rural Development (PMRDF) Programme, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Hyderabad, June 2015 – October 2015.
Research Assistant, University of Hyderabad, SET-DEV Project funded by European Commission, 2009 – 2011.
Selected Publications/Patents: 


1. Devaraj, P., and Haribabu, E. (2017). Culture of Science and Science Policy Making: A Qualitative Study of Solar Photovoltaic Technology Development India, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 16(6), 615-644. [Indexed in Web of Science and Scopus]

2. Devaraj, P., and Haribabu, E. (2015). Discontinuities in Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Technology Development, India, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 14(3), 301-322. [Indexed in Web of Science and Scopus] 

3. Devaraj. P., and Vigneshwara Ilavarasan, P. (2014). Social Organization of Knowledge Production in Software Work: A Qualitative Study of Two Different Firms in Chennai, India, Journal of Science, Technology and Society, 19 (2), 229-247. [Indexed in Web of Science and Scopus]

Other Information: 

External Project Completed:

1. Completed A Project Titled ‘Social Impact Assessment of Coal Washeries’ funded by Coal India Limited [Rs. 23, 00, 000] in Collaboration with Environment Engineering Department, IIT Dhanbad. 2018. [As Co-Investigator]

Papers Published in International Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

1. Devaraj. P and Ilavarasan, V. (2011). Employees Innovations within Organizational  Boundaries:  A Study  of  Two  Software  Firms  in  Chennai,  International  Globelics  Conference on Innovation Studies, Buenos Aries, Argentina. http://www.ungs.edu.ar/globelics/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ID-173-Devaraj-Ilavarasan-Learning-and-innovation-lessons-from-sectorial-studies.pdf

2. Devaraj, P and Haribabu, E. (2015). Decline of Prominence of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Research in India, International Globelics Conference on Innovation Studies, Cuba (Declined).

3. Presented paper on as “Understanding the Trajectory of Solar Photovoltaic Technology in India” in Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network (APSTSN) Biennial International Conference 2013: Knowing, Making, and Governing at National University of Singapore on July 15-17. 

Papers Presented in National Conferences / Seminars 

1. Presented  a  paper on “Technological  Innovations  in  Solar  Energy  in  India”  in  the  National  Seminar  on  Structure,  Institutions  and  Organisation  on  Globalizing  India,  on  January 18-19, 2012, held at IIT Bombay, India. 

2. Presented  a  paper  on “Summary  of  the  Indian  Manifesto  on  Science  and Technology:  A  Reflection",  in  the  workshop  on  Ethical  Dilemmas  in  the  Areas  of Scientific Practice, Scientific Mediation, Evaluation and Scientific Communication”, on  January 19-20, 2011, held at the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

3. Presented a paper on “Factors Influencing Technological Innovation in  Organizations:  A  Study  of  the  Indian  Software  Industry”  in  the  National  Seminar  on  “Technology, Public Policy and Development:  Shifting Contexts, Transforming  Agendas”, on January 22 -24, 2009, held at the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

4. Presented  a  paper  on  “Organizational  Culture  and  Innovation”  A  Study  in  Two  Software Firms in Chennai, in ‘All India Sociological Conference-2007’ held at Karnatak  University – Dharwad, Karnataka. 

External Travel Grants: 

1. Travel Grant Supported by Globelics Scientific Committee US$ 1500 to Argentina.

2. Travel Grant Given by Globelics Scientific Committee Euro 1150 to Cuba (Declined). 

Fellowship and Awards: 

1. Qualified UGC Dr. Radha Krishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the Period of 2015-2017 (Roll Number: DSRPDFHS-2015-17-GE-TEL-3768). (Declined)

2. Qualified UGC-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lecturer in Sociology, Roll No.: 3600678 (Exam held on 28th December 2009). 

 Countries Visited for Academic Purpose: 

 1. Buneos Aries, Argentina

2. Singapore

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