Virginia Tech Prof appointed first woman Director of IIM Calcutta

Virginia Tech Prof appointed first woman Director of IIM Calcutta
Abhay Anand | Nov 19, 2018 - 10:20 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 17: Professor Anju Seth an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) has been appointed as the Director of the institute. Prof Seth is also the first women to become the Director of India's premier management school, most recently she held the position of Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, USA.

The Chairperson of the IIMC Board of Governors, Shrikrishna Kulkarni has announced her appointment as Director of IIMC. Shrikrishna Kulkarni, said, “We are indeed delighted that Anju will be the first woman Director of IIMC. She was the unanimous choice of the Search Cum Selection Committee and the BOG. On behalf of the IIMC fraternity, it is my privilege to welcome her to the IIMC team.”

She has completed her PhD from the University of Michigan and has a distinguished academic career spanning over twenty-five years.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Professor Seth was Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research. She is on the editorial board of many scholarly journals. During the past several years she has maintained strong connections with academic and professional organizations in India such as Vedica Scholars Program and many others.

Speaking on her new responsibility, Professor Anju Seth said, “It is an honour and privilege to be appointed to serve IIM Calcutta in the position of Director. I look forward to working with faculty, staff, students, Governors and all other stakeholders to build on the Institute’s strong foundations and accomplish new heights of eminence.”


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