IIM-B’s Former Director joins Ahmedabad University


Professor Pankaj Chandra, one of India’s leading management academic recognized for his contribution in making IIM-Bangalore a top management school in India, has joined Ahmedabad University as Chairman-Board of Management (BoM).

Shri Prafull Anubhai who has served Ahmedabad University as Chairman-BoM since the inception of the university in 2009 will relinquish office on October 15, 2015.

Professor Chandra most recently held the positions of Director and Professor of Operations and Technology Management at the Indian Institute of Management -Bangalore (IIM-B).  He holds a B.Tech degree from Banaras Hindu University and is a Ph.D. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at McGill University in Montreal, University of Geneva, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, International University of Japan, Cornell University, Renmin University in Beijing, and IIM-A where he was the Chairperson of the Doctoral Program and member of the founding team and the first Chairperson of the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE).

He has served as a member of various committees including the Committee for Rejuvenation of Higher Education (Yashpal Committee that relooked at the Indian Higher Education system), Autonomy of Central Institutions, Government of India Committees on Clusters for Development of the Informal Sector and two Steering Committees constituted by the Planning Commission of India for the 12th Plan Development.  He has served as a member of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and has been a member of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) subcommittee on Teacher Education, and RUSA of the Ministry of HRD, GOI. Prof. Chandra’s research and teaching interests include Manufacturing Management, Supply Chain Coordination, Building Technological Capabilities, higher education policy, and hi-tech entrepreneurship. He has edited the book, ‘Technology, Practices, and Competitiveness: The Primary Textile Industry in Canada, China and India’. He serves on various boards of companies and institutions like Mindtree, Shristi School of Design & Technology, IIT Jodhpur, IIIT Bangalore and IMT Ghaziabad.

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