Dr Atmanand, Director MDI Murshidabad is going to take additional charge of MDI Gurgaon with effect from October 4, 2018 as Dr Himadri Das, currently Director of Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon is stepping down and will be joining International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi as its new Director General.
Confirming the news on Social Media Dr Atmanand has posted, “Pleased to inform you that I will hold additional charge of MDI Gurgaon as Director with effect from 4th October 2018. This is in addition to my present job as Director of MDI Murshidabad.”
The founder dean of MDI Murshidabad, Prof. Atmanand has been associated with MDI Gurgaon for last 20 years. He is also serving as Independent Director on the Board of Central Bank of India. Earlier he worked as the independent Director on the Board of Steel Authority of India Ltd.(SAIL). He has held various responsibilities including Member of the State Finance Commission¸ Government of Bihar and with the Planning Commission, Government of India. Dr. Atmanand is a great leader, deep researcher, professor and writer. He has authored 16 books and published more than 90 research papers in refereed national and international journals. He was the PhD examiner and guided around 30 thesis and dissertation work. A senior Professor of Economics, he specializes in Public Enterprise Management, Management of Energy and Environment, Power, Oil and Gas, Steel, Financing Infrastructure Projects, Project Finance, Economic and Business Environment, Public Policy and Management
It was only seven months back in the month of February 2018, when the permanent Director of MDI Gurgaon Dr Himadri Das took charge. Since Dr Das is expected to remain at MDI Gurgaon till October 3 and will then join IMI New Delhi, Dr Atmanand would be taking the charge of Director, MDI Gurgaon on October 4, 2018. Dr Das had served as the Director of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon for five years before taking charge as Director MDI Gurgaon from its Acting Director Prof C. P. Shrimali. Prior to that Dr Das was at the International Management Institute, New Delhi for eleven years in various leadership roles.
At IMI New Delhi, Dr Himadri Das will be stepping in the shoes of eminent academic and management experts who have served as Director Generals at IMI in last decade. Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, the Director of IIM Kozhikode has served as Director General of IMI New Delhi from January 16, 2017 for more than one year, Dr Bakul Dholakia, former Director of IIM Ahmedabad was the Director General of IMI from October 1, 2014 to September 14, 2016. Prior to Dr Dholakia, IMI New Delhi had witnessed Dr Pritam Singh as it Director General. Dr Pritam Singh had brought about many changes at IMI New Delhi and was instrumental in the launch of IMI Kolkata and Bhubaneswar campuses.
Formed as an autonomous body in the year 1973, MDI Gurgaon is one of the highly Ranked B-schools in India. It is the first Indian Business School and second in Asia to get international accreditation for its courses from ‘Association of MBAs’ (AMBA), UK. MDI Gurgaon is also South Asian Quality Systems (SAQS) Accredited by AMDISA in 2005. Various surveys have consistently ranked MDI amongst the top B-Schools of the country. The PG Programmes in Management offered by MDI are recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi. Its PGPM has been awarded A Grade by the National Board of Accredited All India Council for Technical Education.
MDI Murshidabad is located in the northern part of the State of West Bengal. MDI launched its Murshidabad campus in 2014 and also launched its first batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) at MDI Murshidabad. PGPM offered by MDI Murshidabad is recognized and accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.
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