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IIM Calcutta appoints Uttam Kumar Sarkar as new director

August 19, 2021

Professor Uttam Kumar Sarkar is the new director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. Sarkar, a professor at the Management Information Systems Group of the Institute, has done his B.Tech, M.Tech., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

A leading researcher in the field of information systems, professor Sarkar has a brilliant academic record. He is also adorned with numerous publications in prestigious international journals to his credit. He has vast experience in key leadership roles in India and extensive exposure to universities and academic communities worldwide.

Professor Sarkar was selected from a large number of highly accomplished and qualified aspirants from India and abroad, through a very rigorous search process that lasted several months.

Congratulating Professor Uttam Kumar Sarkar, the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta, Shrikrishna Kulkarni, said, “Professor Sarkar knows IIM Calcutta intimately: its history, culture and the aspirations of its large body of faculty, students, alumni, staff, Board, and all stakeholders. Moreover, he is acutely aware of “what needs to be done and how it must be done” to help IIM Calcutta achieve its global aspirations.”

The previous director Anju Seth had resigned in the month of March and the institute had appointed Subir Bhattacharya as the acting head of the institute. 

Also Read: First woman director of IIM Calcutta, Anju Seth, resigns

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