IIT Bombay's Developmental Informatics Lab is a cross disciplinary group consisting of 6 faculty, 30 research staff and several students. The lab is working towards increasing access to information -- through the use of internet and communication technologies -- to communities in the developing world especially rural and small town India. The lab is supported by Indian Government funding sources as well as corporate and multi-lateral agencies to solve technical problems in local communities in sustainable ways. This paper focuses on two mature projects of the lab -- one caters to Indian farmers while another helps with the education of tribal populations.
A. Bahuman, Bahuman, C., Baru, M., Duttagupta, S., and Ramamritham, K., “Developmental Informatics at IIT Bombay”, SIGMOD Rec., vol. 36, pp. 47–53, 2007.