Uttam Kumar Sarkar takes over as new director of IIM Calcutta

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta announced its new Director Professor Uttam Kumar Sarkar today.

Uttam Kumar Sarkar takes over as new director of IIM Calcutta IIM Calcutta director Uttam Kumar Sarkar
Anu Parthiban | Aug 18, 2021 - 2:04 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Professor Uttam Kumar Sarkar has joined the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta as its new Director. He is a professor at the Management Information Systems Group of the Institute.

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“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,” the university said in an official statement.

Sarkar obtained his BTech, MTech, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He is a leading researcher in the field of information systems 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.

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."

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