Soujanya is a Policy Researcher working with Aapti, a research institution working at the intersection of technology and society to find sustainable solutions. Their work spans many aspects of our digital lives — they conduct research, develop solutions, and embed them in policy and within organisations to achieve scale.
Before working at Aapti, she was part of IT for Change, a Bengaluru-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).
Soujanya is an avid reader and enjoys her work at Aapti thoroughly as it revolves around forging human-centric pathways to platforms and data governance, accumulating and analysing new regulations and best practices in the health sector across the world. She enjoys writing and this job has provided her with opportunities to write research papers, op-eds, and more.
Soujanya joined Azim Premji University with a clear vision to contribute to the field of policy and development. With a triple major from Christ University, this young working professional joined the MA in Development programme at Azim Premji University for its multidisciplinary curriculum and excellent faculty.
“The variety of courses offered in the second year enhanced my learning, the themes and subjects across the programme gave me opportunities to study courses that aligned with my interests.”
“The variety of courses offered in the second year enhanced my learning, the themes and subjects across the programme gave me opportunities to study courses that aligned with my interests”, says Soujanya.
Her Winter Field Project with IT unions was an eye-opener for her while making her career choices. It helped her look for job opportunities independently and made her take a chance in the field of Technology policy, a moderately new sector.
Soujanya values the importance of reading and mentions that conscious reading in classrooms has built her understanding of different concepts and issues in the field of development policy.
MA Development Field Project Fair 2023
Independent field-based work by students after learning about practical realities and gaining experience in participative and empathetic action
Learn, Practise, Reflect, Repeat
Field research and experiences of MA Development students
Field projects fair
162 students of the MA Development programme presented findings from their Winter Field Projects.