The Government of India has appointed directors of 10 IIMs including IIM Bangalore, which is one of the old IIMs. On February 10, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the appointments.
Prof. Raghuram is faculty member at IIM Ahmedabad and at present he is the Chairman of Public Systems Group (PSG) at the institute. He has also held the position of Dean (faculty) at IIM A from 2013 to 2015. His specialisations are infrastructure and transport systems. He will succeed Prof. Sushil Vachani, former Director of IIM Bangalore.
The IIMs and their new Directors are as follows:
New Directors at 10 IIMs
Prof. G Raghuram
IIM Bodh Gaya
Prof. Ganesan Kannabiran
Prof. L S Murty
Prof. Bharat Bhaskar
Prof. Shailendra Singh
Dr. Dheeraj Sharma
Prof. Mahadeo Prasad Jaiswal
Prof. Neelu Rohmetra
Dr. Bhimaraya Metri
Prof. Chandrasekhar Mylavarapu
Incidentally, Prof. Neelu Rohmetra is the first female IIM director at IIM Sirmaur. At present she is the Head of International Centre for Cross-Cultural Research and Human Resource Management at Jammu University.
Prof. Bharat Bhaskar was the interim Director at IIM Lucknow in 2015. At present he is the Information Technology Systems Professor at IIM L. Another IIM L professor of Human Resource Management, Prof. Shailendra Singh has been appointed as IIM Ranchi Director. He is also the Dean (Research) of the institute.
Prof. Kannabiran is the acting Director of NIT Trichy. He also holds the position of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation at NIT Trichy.
Dr. Dheeraj Sharma is another professor from IIM Ahmedabad who has been appointed as an IIM Director. His specialisations are Marketing and Organisational Behaviour.
IIM Bangalore Professor of Operations Planning and Operations Strategy, Prof. L S Murty is joining IIM Nagpur as the first director of the institute.
Prof. Chandrasekhar Mylavarapu is the Professor and Director of Governance & Performance at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. He will be joining as the first Director of IIM Visakhapatnam.
Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, director appointed for IIM Trichy is the Dean of L&T institute of Project Management. Prof. Jaiswal, who has been appointed as the IIM Sambalpur Director is the professor of information management at MDI Gurgaon.
The tenure of the new Directors is five years or till the age of 65. Despite the appointment, four out of 20 IIMs, namely IIM Jammu, IIM Amritsar, IIM Udaipur and IIM Kozhikode still lack Directors for over two years now.
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