Ramnath Reghunadhan


Ramnath Reghunadhan is a PhD Scholar at IIT Madras, working with Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu. He has an M.A in Politics (specialisation in Public Policy and Governance) (2016-2018) from the School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala (India). He also holds an Masters in Science (M.Sc.) in Physics (specialisation in Electronics) (2009-2011) from University of Kerala, Kerala (India). He has interned on the theme of Organisational Governance of Cyberspace in India at Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS),  New Delhi (India)

Current Research:

He is currently working on Science and Technology in China.

Recent Research Highlights:

  • Emerging Cyber Technological Paradigms and Threats to Sustainability and Governance in Smart Cities: A National Security Review at All India International and Area Studies Convention, 2019 hosted by School of International Studies (SIS) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and supported by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Centre for WTO Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and JNU Jean Monnet Module at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (India) during January 30 to February 1, 2019.
  • Gender and Politics in the Cyberspace: A Cyberfeminist Critique in the National Seminar on Gender and Politics: Emerging Trends and Issues organised by the Department of Political Science, University of Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (India) during February 27-28, 2018.



  • "Big Data, Climate Smart Agriculture and India-Africa Relations: A Social Science Perspective" in P.K. Pattnaik, S. Pal, R. Kumar, S.N, Panda (ed.) (2019), IoT and Analytics for Agriculture, Springer Nature. [Accepted]
  • "Future ‘Gateway’ to the India-China Economic Corridor: A Strategic Approach," Strategic Analysis, 43(2), pp. 160-167, May 2019, Taylor and Francis, https://doi.org/10.1080/09700161.2019.1593462. [Accepted]
  • Gender Inequality in Cyberspace: A Study on Socio-Technological Implications to Women in Kerala,” Women’s Link Journal, Vol. 24(4), October-December 2018, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), pp. 41-50.
  • "Political Economy of Digitalisation and (State) Neoliberalism in China with Special Reference to 'Made in China 2025'," Research in Social Change, Vol. 10(3), September 2018, Založba Vega (Slovenia), pp. 22-43, available at http://www.fuds.si/sites/default/files/rsc_volume_10_issue_3_september_2...
  • Organisational Governance of Cyberspace in India,” Journal of Air Power and Space Studies, Vol. 13(1), SPRING 2018 (January-March), Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), pp. 115-134. (co-author), available at http://capsindia.org/files/documents/APJ-%28JANUARY-MARCH-2018%29-FULL.pdf.
  •  “Internet of Things and the Cyber Threats to Digitalisation: A National Security Review,” Journal of Democratic Alliance for Knowledge Freedom (DAKF), Vol. 2(4), April-June 2018, pp. 11-15, available at https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/gyt75.


Research Interests:

China Studies/ Public Policy/ Technology/ International Political Economy


Ramnath Reghunadhan

Research Student (China Studies Centre)

Research Guide: Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu