The department has established two research clusters as the cornerstones of research activities in the department.


Cluster 1: IT/IS, Strategy and Organization

To create wealth, organizations continuously adopt emerging information technologies and thus IT and IT-enabled organizational innovations continue across all organizational functions as well as all industry sectors. Successful technological transformation requires a new set of strategy, leadership and governance. Organizations need continues adoption of new strategies and both business and IT/IS strategies should also be well aligned to support the overall organizational vision. Therefore, it is not only changing the way we perceive IS and its potentials, but also the way the potentials are realized. The aim of this cluster is to create a forum to share the research ideas in IT/IS, Strategy and organizational areas.

Research areas:

  • Strategic Alignment
  • Impact of ICT on organizations
  • Strategic use of ICT in organizations
  • ICT and organizational change
  • Strategic implementation of ICT in organizations
  • The evolving role of information systems and technology in organizations


Cluster 2: ICT for Education 

Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) have become a significant factor in all aspects of our life. Education is a very socially oriented activity and quality education has traditionally been associated with strong teachers having high degrees of personal contact with learners.

Currently, ICTs are being used in education to assist learners to learn more effectively by providing teachers with access to a wide range of new pedagogies. These technologies are also being used to enable teachers to do administrative tasks more efficiently. Hence, it empowers teachers and learners, transforming teaching and learning processes from being highly teacher-dominated to student-centered. Further, this transformation will result in increased learning gains for students, creating and allowing for opportunities for learners to develop their creativity, problem-solving abilities, informational reasoning skills, communication skills, and other higher-order thinking skills. The aim of this cluster is to create a forum to share the knowledge and skills regarding the following research areas related to ICT for education.

Research areas:

  • Impact of ICT in education
  • Research and innovation for ICT in education
  • Enhancing ICT Usage in Education
  • Challenges / Issues in usage of ICT in Education
  • e-Learning
  • Personalization of Learning
  • Learning Management Systems