Sridipta Ghatak

Sridipta is invested in understanding the formation of state power through the lens of urban development in the global south. Prior to MIT, she has been teaching at Jadavpur University, Calcutta and worked at the National Institute of Urban Affairs, Delhi. She trained in urban planning and architecture at SPA Delhi and Jadavpur University.

Areas of Interest
Economic Development, Gender Studies, Globalization, Government, History and Theory of Planning, Infrastructure Systems, Law and Policy, Postcolonialism


2012 - 2014
M.Plan (Urban Planning), School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
2007 - 2012
B.Arch (Hons), Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Academic Experience

2016 - 2017
Visiting Faculty, Jadavpur University

Professional Experience

2014 - 2015
Research Assistant, National Institute of Urban Affairs


2018 -
Schlossman Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018 -
MISTI India Independent Grant, MIT Center for International Studies
2017 - 2019
MIT Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012 - 2014
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Scholar, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India