Professor Rakesh Mohan Joshi takes charge as IIFT vice-chancellor

Professor Rakesh Mohan Joshi is former IIFT dean and was serving as director in Indian Institute of Plantation Management.

Trade expert Rakesh Mohan Joshi takes charge as IIFT VC. (Image: Official X account/Rakesh Mohan Joshi)Trade expert Rakesh Mohan Joshi takes charge as IIFT VC. (Image: Official X account/Rakesh Mohan Joshi)

Press Trust of India | June 5, 2024 | 09:29 PM IST

NEW DELHI: International trade expert Rakesh Mohan Joshi on Wednesday took charge as vice-chancellor of the commerce ministry's Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). He is a former Dean of the institute and was on deputation to Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Plantation Management as Director.

"Prof. Rakesh Mohan Joshi takes over as vice-chancellor of IIFT," the institute said in a statement. He has received his education and training from Harvard Business School, Boston; IIFT, Rajasthan University and National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. Joshi, who has authored several books, said that he is committed to transforming IIFT into a world-class business school focused on international trade and management through cutting-edge research, training and education contributing to India's journey to become a global powerhouse in world trade.

The institute was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce to contribute to the skill-building for the external trade sector of India.

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