IIM Bangalore professors receives international recognition

Two members of the IIM Bangalore faculty recently received recognition in international for their contributions to research and practice in their respective fields.

Professor Ramadhar Singh, Distinguished Professor of Management at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has been featured in a book entitled Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work (The Oxford University Press, New York, 2011). The book's Editor, Professor Robert M. Arkin of the Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, called the contributors the “North Stars” who describe how their one very important piece of research had gone unnoticed, unappreciated, or misquoted in social psychology. Each essay, a personal recollection of an established social psychologist's labor of love, is intended to educate young scholars how to navigate the ebb-and-flow of the professional journey they have undertaken. Singh's essay is on how people impute values to missing information from the information given.

Professor Pulak Ghosh, Associate Professor in the Quantitative Methods and Information Systems area, has received the Young Scientist award in the Statistical Applications category for Year 2011 from the International Indian Statistical Association. The award recognized his outstanding contribution and innovative work on applied statistics. The award ceremony was held on April 24, 2011 at Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. This is a significant recognition and highly prestigious honour given to a researcher 45 years old or younger. It is keenly contested and nominations are screened on the basis of published work, its impact on the practical field, and contribution to the body of knowledge in the field of statistics.

According to Professor Trilochan Sastry, Dean, IIM Bangalore, “IIMB congratulates Professors Singh and Ghosh on their achievements. These, as well other equally prestigious awards and recognitions received by other members of the faculty add significantly to the evolution of the Institute being acknowledged as a centre for management research and education on a global basis.”