Professor Anju Seth appointed as the first woman Director of IIMC

Professor Anju Seth has become the first woman to be appointed as the Director of oldest Indian Institute of Management located in Calcutta. The Chairperson of Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta, Shrikrishna Kulkarni announced this on Friday.

Professor Seth is an alumni of IIMC and has most recently held the position of Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, USA.

She completed her Ph.D. 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 University of Illinois. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research.

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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.

Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Chairperson Board of IIM Calcutta, 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.”

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.

(With ANI Inputs)

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