17 Feb 2020 16:04 IST

CEA tells IIM-C students to consider academia as a career option

Krishnamurthy V Subramanian was delivering the Arijit Mukherji Memorial Lecture

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, organised its fourth Arijit Mukherji Memorial Lecture on February 12. The lecture was delivered by Dr Krishnamurthy V Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor.

Dr Subramanian is a leading expert in economic policy, banking and corporate governance. After a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, he did his PGDM from IIM Calcutta, where he was placed in the honour roll for his top ranking performance. He later joined the University of Chicago for MBA and PhD.

Dr Subramanian started his speech reminiscing the association with his alma mater IIM Calcutta. The subject of his lecture was ‘wealth creation’ and he shared insights from the recent Economic Survey.

The CEA encouraged students to consider academia as an option, as this is a profession where one is never going to get professionally jaded.

The event started with an address by Prof Prashant Mishra, Dean, New Initiatives and External Relations. He described Arijit Mukherji as a prolific scholar who was widely recognised in the field of experimental economics. Born in Calcutta, he studied at St Xavier’s School and at St Xavier’s College. He completed his Ph.D in the US and was a distinguished and honoured faculty of Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He was an outstanding teacher and won numerous teaching awards. The first Arijit Mukherji memorial lecture was held in 2016.