IIM-A Gets a New Dean from Harvard

Published: Aug 23, 2013 06:26:53 AM IST
Updated: Aug 21, 2013 11:35:26 AM IST
IIM-A Gets a New Dean from Harvard
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As a sign of change, Harvard professor Ashish Nanda will take over as director of IIM Ahmedabad. He is the first academician from an overseas institute to head any of the 13 IIMs.

Nanda, an IIM-A alumnus himself, is the Robert Braucher Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. Rakesh Basant and G Raghuram, both part of the IIM-A faculty, were shortlisted too.

Nanda has been teaching at Harvard for 13 years. An electrical engineer from IIT Delhi, he earned a postgraduate diploma in management at IIM-A in 1983, followed by a Masters degree and a PhD in economics from Harvard. He started his academic career with Harvard in 2000 as an assistant professor. Another potential change is in the salary: An IIM director currently gets around Rs 20 lakh a year, while top jobs in Ivy League colleges pay between Rs 1.5 crore and Rs 3 crore.

(This story appears in the 06 September, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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  • Gautam Ray Chaudhury

    The info is Good one and we hope to see lot of osmosis of culture and practice of HBS into IIM A henceforth.......

    on Aug 23, 2013
  • Tanmoy Dey

    which is good, but how does the figure matter? it\'s about PPP, irrespective of the academe or industry. that\'s Massachusetts and this is Ahmedabad, and this is a Forbes web-article, not TOI.

    on Aug 23, 2013