Priyadarshini D.

Associate Fellow
Carnegie India
Priyadarshini D. is an associate fellow with Carnegie India's Technology and Society Program.


B.A., LL.B., National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.


English; Hindi; Kannada; Telegu


Priyadarshini is an associate fellow with the Technology and Society Program at Carnegie India. She is interested in researching emerging issues at the intersection of law, technology, and finance. Her current research focuses on the impact and implications of introducing digital currencies, such as central bank digital currencies, specifically in the context of an emerging market like India. 

She has published on topics such as regulatory independence, banking sector reforms such as privatization and resolution frameworks for banks, regulation of cryptocurrencies, and the case for introducing central bank digital currencies in India.

Prior to Carnegie India, she was a fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP). She provided research and policy inputs to committees, working groups, and studies established by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance of the Government of India, on such contemporary matters concerning the financial sector including macroeconomic and legal implications of cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies, bond market reforms, private investment (including insurance and pension pools) in infrastructure, and policy and institutional reforms in overseas direct investment. 

In the past, she has been a partner at Wadia Ghandy & Co (South) in the private equity, joint ventures, and acquisitions space. She has closed several transactions for leading private equity funds, Indian start-ups, and companies in sectors such as education, infrastructure, pharma, and FMCG.

  • Yulu and the Future of Sustainable Mobility: In Conversation with Amit Gupta
    November 24, 2021
    Yulu and the Future of Sustainable Mobility: In Conversation with Amit Gupta

    On November 24, we hosted a Town Hall discussion with Amit Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Yulu, a technology-driven mobility platform, enabling integrated urban mobility across public and private modes of transport.

  • Building an AI Nation
    September 2, 2021 Zoom webinar
    Building an AI Nation

    Join us for the second Tech for Thought: A KnowledgeTransfer series workshop as we host Ananthanarayanan S. and Priyadarshini D. This event will answer questions such as, what is AI? What are its possible applications? And what changes do we need to see to spur the development of AI forward?


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