Shyan Kirat Rai, Ph.D.

Deputy Director of Studies
Area of specialization: 
Information and Communication Technology, Knowledge Management
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
  • Master in Technology (MTech.) in Computer Science, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Advanced College of Engineering & Management, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Training and Professional Course

  • National Workshop on E-Government Applications and ICT Project Management in Theory and Practice, July 2014, MoGA and UN-APCICT, Kathmandu
  • ICT Awareness and Applications, May 2013, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Regional Training of Trainers of Social Media for Development(SM4D), May 2013, UN-APCICT, Korea
  • IT Enabled Knowledge Management, February 2013, Administrative Staff College, India
  • Training of Trainers (ToT), December 2012, Nepal Administrative Staff College, Nepal

Work Experience

  • Training and Research Officer, Nepal Administrative Staff College,  September 2012 - September 2019, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Lecturer, Advanced College of Engineering and Management,  August 2009 - October 2012, Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Managing Director, Pragmatic Technology Pvt. Ltd., 2009 August - 2012 October, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Assistant Lecturer, Advanced College of Engineering and Management,  November 2005 - June 2007, Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal

Area of interest

Electronic Government, Information and Communication Technology for Development(ICT4D), Digital Convergence, Information Systems,  Knowledge Management, Social Media for Development (SM4D), Technology & Innovation in Public Administration, Personal Development, Research & Consultancy, Project Management, Organisational Development

Kirat Rai, S., Ramamritham, K. and Jana, A. (2020), "Identifying factors affecting the acceptance of government to government system in developing nations – empirical evidence from Nepal", Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) driven Disaster Management System: A case of firefighting in Mumbai – Book Chapter Geospatial Technology and Smart Cities-Springer
Rai, S. K. & Moktan, S. (2014). Use of social media in the central administrative wing of the Government of Nepal. Lalitpur, Nepal: Nepal Administrative Staff College.
Kirat Rai, S., Jana, A. (2020), Two-way crisis communication system between government agencies for disaster communication: Case of Government of Nepal. In 1st International Conference on Urban Science and Engineering, 28 - 29 February 2020, IIT Bombay, India.
Kirat Rai, S., Ramamritham, K., Jana, A. (2019), Strengthening the Governance through Government to Government (G2G) framework to better communicate among government agencies for Effective Disaster Risk Management in Nepal. In 4th World Congress on Disaster Management, 29 January-1 February 2019, IIT Bombay, India. 
Kumar, V., Kirat Rai, S., Ramamritham, K., Jana, A. (2019), Demonstrating the role of ICT during fire events, a case of Mumbai- Towards building smart and sustainable cities. In 4th World Congress on Disaster Management, 29 January-1 February 2019, IIT Bombay, India.