IFMR GSB KREA University forms a new Advisory Board with seven members
Sreetama Datta, 21 Jan 2019, #IFMR
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The Institute of Financial Management & Research (IFMR) Graduate School of Business, KREA University, Sri City, has formed a new Advisory Board. The board consists of seven members including Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, the former Director of IIM Indore and Prof. Rangarajan K Sundaram, Dean, Stern School of Business, New York University. 

The members of the IFMR Advisory Board are as follows:

Dr. Ajit Ranade, Group Executive President and Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group

Dr. Ranade is on the boards of several academic institutions. He was a Member of the Capital Convertibility Committee of the Reserve Bank of India and Governing Council of the Banking Codes and Supervisory Board of India. He was an alumnus of IIT Bombay. Dr. Ranade received PhD in Economics from Brown University, USA. 

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He is also a recipient of various awards including Ramchandra Parnerkar Economics Award in 2012. Dr. Ranade is a co-founder and Trustee of the Association for Democratic Reforms, an NGO working in the area of electoral and political reforms.

Dr. Chandru Rajam, Founder & CEO, RichFeedback

Prior to founding RichFeedback, Dr. Rajam was served as Vice Provost for Graduate, Professional & Continuing Education at The College of New Jersey, and taught at George Washington University, National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Colorado.

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Dr. Rajam had also founded EduMetry, a provider of technology solutions and services to the Education sector. At NUS, he was the Founding Director of the Executive MBA Programme. Dr. Rajam was Regional Director (Singapore) at Economist Intelligence Unit. An alumnus of IIT and IIM, he received PhD from Pennsylvania State University in Business Strategy.

Dr. Indira J Parikh, President, Antardisha

Prior to establishing Antardisha (Directions from Within), Dr. Parikh was the Founder President of FLAME UniversityPune until 2015.  Prof. Parikh has done M.Ed from University of Rochester, New York USA and the Doctorate from Gujarat University. She was a faculty at IIM Ahmedabad for over 30 years and Dean from 2002 to 2005. She has taught at INSEAD, Fontainebleau (France) and Texas A&M University. Professor Parikh is on several boards of companies as an independent director. 

Prof. Ravi Kumar, Emeritus Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA

Prof. Ravi Kumar has spent almost 27 years in Marshall School of Business. He has also served as the Dean of Nanyang Business School in Singapore and Dean of KAIST College of Business in S. Korea. An alumnus of IIT Madras, Prof. Kumar has received PhD from Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Department at Northwestern University. 

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan, Professor of Strategy, IIM Bangalore 

Prof Rishikesha Krishnan is an author, columnist and professor of management who focuses on strategy, innovation, and education. He is listed in the Thinkers50 India list of most influential management thinkers from India. Prof. Krishnan’s book 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence (co-authored with Vinay Dabholkar) won the Best Book Award for 2013-14 from the Indian Society for Training & Development. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Stanford University and IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to being a professor at IIM Bangalore, he was the director at IIM Indore

Prof. V G Narayanan, Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Prof. Narayanan joined Harvard Business School in the year 1994 and is currently chairing the Elective Curriculum of the MBA Programme. He has received several awards for his contribution to the management education. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 

Prof. Narayanan earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration, MA in Economics, and MS in Statistics at Stanford University. He received his Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He is a Chartered Accountant from India.

Prof. Rangarajan (Raghu) K. Sundaram, Dean, Stern School of Business, New York University

Prof. Sundaram has been associated with Stern School of Business since 1996. Earlier, he was at the University of Rochester. He has been instrumental in launching the one-year Executive MBA programme. Prof. Sundaram is the author of two books: A First Course in Optimization Theory and Derivatives: Principles and Practice.

Prof. Sundaram pursued BA in Economics from Loyola College, University of Madras and management studies from IIM Ahmedabad. He did his MA and PhD from Cornell University. 

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No, you won't be able to get into. The minimum graduation percentage required is 50% .Hence you are not eligible.

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Hi amit, there are a couple of b schools accepting cmat scores as per 2016 report Amrut Modi School of management, of business management are s few to name. They are AAA rated colleges. 

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