Dr. Urvashi Rathod

Professor, Information Technology & Systems

Dr. Urvashi Rathod
Dr. Urvashi Rathod
Information Technology & Systems

Ph.D., BITS Pilani M.Sc, (Applied Physics), Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore.



Dr. Urvashi Rathod has earned her Ph.D. from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, and has worked with several Business Schools including IIM Indore. She has worked in various leadership roles in Academic Institutions and also worked as a Project leader in a software consulting firm. She brings with her over 30 plus years of Academics and Industrial experience. Her interests in the research areas include Software development, information systems, and Project Management.

Teaching and Research Interest

Information Systems, Management of Software Development, Project Management

Research and Consultancy Projects

Awards And Honours

Research Funding:

  • Project Management Institute Education Fund (Newton Square, USA) - Doctoral Research Grant of $11,875 to Ph.D. student Suprika Vasudev Shrivastava supervised by Dr. Urvashi Rathod. The project is successfully completed in two years of grant period in 2012-2014. Project Title: A Risk Management Framework for Distributed Agile Development Link: http://pmief.org/scholarships-grants-and- awards/grants/doctoral-research- grants?tab=Recipients&type=recipients
  • IBM’s Shared University Research (IBM SUR) grant of Rs. 8,00,000/- for the project titled, Software Defect Analytics to augment DevOps Strategies, received as Principal Investigator in July 2014.

Editorial Board Membership:

  • Member of Editorial Boards of International Journal of Project Organization and Management (IJPOM), Inderscience and International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management, Springer.

Member of ACM Women’s Council (ACM-W) India committee (2012- 13)


  • Deshpande, S., Hudnurkar, M. and Rathod, U. (2022), "An exploratory study into manufacturing supply chain vulnerability and its drivers", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. ahead-of- print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-04-2021-0233
  • Suprika Shrivastava and Urvashi Rathod, A Goal-driven Risk Management Approach for Distributed Agile Development Projects, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Vol 23, 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v23i0.1843
  • Manoj Hudnurkar, Urvashi Rathod, Suresh Kumar Jakhar, Omkarprasad S. Vaidya, (2018) "Development of a balanced scorecard-based supplier collaborative performance index", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 67 Issue: 2, pp.401-425, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-05-2016-0084
  • Manoj Hudnurkar, Sujeet Deshpande and Urvashi Rathod,, Supply Chain Risk Classification Schemes: A Literature Review, Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2017, pp. 182-199.
  • Suprika Vasudeva Shrivastava, Urvashi Rathod, A risk management framework for distributed agile projects, Information and Software Technology, Volume 85, May 2017, Pages 1-15, ISSN 0950-5849, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2016.12.005. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950584916304815) (Elsevier)
  • Manoj Hudnurkar, Urvashi Rathod, (2017) "Collaborative practices with suppliers in Indian manufacturing multinationals", Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, Vol. 10 Issue: 2, https://doi.org/10.1108/JGOSS-07-2016-0022(Emerald)
  • Manoj Hudnurkar, Urvashi Rathod, Suresh Kumar Jakhar, (2016) "Multi-criteria decision framework for supplier classification in collaborative supply chains: Buyer ' s perspective", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 65 Iss: 5, pp.622 –640. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IJPPM-03-2015-0048(Emerald)
  • Suprika V. Shrivastava, Urvashi Rathod, Categorization of risk factors for distributed agile projects, Information and Software Technology, Volume 58, February 2015, Pages 373-387, ISSN 0950-5849, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2014.07.007. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095058491400161X) (Elsevier)
  • Suprika .V. Shrivastava, Urvashi Rathod, Risks in distributed agile development: A review, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, May 2014, Volume 133: Pages 417-424 (SciVerse, ScienceDirect; ISSN:1877-0428).DOI:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.04.208. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187704281403118
  • Manoj Hudnurkar, Suresh Jhakkar, Urvashi Rathod, Factors affecting collaboration in supply chain: A literature Review, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, May, 2014, Volume 133, Pages 189-202 (SciVerse, ScienceDirect; ISSN: 1877-0428).DOI:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.04.184. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814030948
  • Manoj Hudnurkar and Urvashi Rathod, Collaborative supply chain: insights from simulation, International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering andManagement, Springer, 2012, Volume 3, Number 2, Pages 122-144 (Springer)
  • Agarwal Nitin and Rathod Urvashi, Defining ‘success’ for software projects: An exploratory revelation, International Journal of Project Management, Elsevier, 24, 2006, pp 358 – 370. (Elsevier)

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers


Papers presented in conferences:

  • Goswami, G. S. Walia and U. Rathod, "Using Learning Styles to Staff and Improve Software Inspection Team Performance," 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering Workshops (ISSREW), Ottawa, ON, 2016, pp. 9-12. doi: 10.1109/ISSREW.2016.38 (IEEE proceedings in Scopus)
  • Seyed Ali Marjaie and Urvashi Rathod, "Communication in Agile Software Projects: Qualitative Analysis using Grounded Theory in System Dynamics", Proceedings of 29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 24 – 28, 2011, Washington D.C. ISBN 978-1-935056-07-2. http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2011/proceed/papers/

Chaired International Research Conference on Emerging Information Technology and Engineering Solutions 2012 (EITES 2012) held at Pune, India.

Organizing/Programme Committee Member for several national and international research conferences of repute

Books and Book Chapters

Case Studies