Prof Bharat Bhasker to be new director at IIM Raipur

RAIPUR: Bharat Bhasker, a IIM Lucknow professor will take charge as director IIM Raipur, a statement from the premier institute said on Tuesday.

Prof Bhasker is from the IT and Systems department at IIM Lucknow and his areas of expertise include Data Management, Network Security and Software Engineering. He was also the acting Director at IIM Lucknow in 2015.
Meanwhile, Professor Shailendra Singh from IIM Lucknow also has been appointed as new director at IIM Ranchi.
IIM Lucknow Director Prof Ajit Prasad on the the appointment of duo said: “IIM Lucknow is immensely proud of the fact that two of its faculty have been given the huge opportunities to lead institutes of national importance. As one of its core functions and as a prideful tradition, IIM Lucknow has been at the forefront of, contributing significantly to, mentoring up and coming IIMs.”

The Appointments Cabinet Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved names of directors for 10 IIMs – at Bengaluru, Bodh Gaya, Sirmaur, Visakhapatnam, Tiruchirappalli, Nagpur, Sambalpur, Raipur, Rohtak and Ranchi, it said.