Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta – The oldest IIM in the country has got its first woman director. Anju Seth, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, took over as director of her alma mater to lead this prestigious institute.
This is the third instance in the country when a woman has taken the charge as a director in any IIM.
“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”, Seth said in a statement.
Most recently, Professor Seth held the position of Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, US. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, she was Professor of Business Administration at University of Illinois.
Seth, a Ph D from the University of Michigan, has an academic career spanning over twenty five years. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research and is on the editorial board of many scholarly journals.
“We are 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,” said Shrikrishna Kulkarni, chairperson Board of IIM Calcutta.