18 Aug 2021 17:36 IST

IIM Calcutta gets new Director

Uttam Kumar Sarkar, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus, has a vast experience in key leadership roles.

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) has announced Prof Uttam Kumar Sarkar as its new Director with immediate effect. Prof Sarkar, a professor at the Management Information Systems Group of the Institute, has obtained his BTech, MTech, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

He has an outstanding academic record and is a leading researcher in the field of information systems with numerous publications in prestigious international journals to his credit. He has vast experience in key leadership roles in India and extensive exposure to universities and academic communities worldwide, a release from the B-school, said.

Prof Sarkar was selected from a large number of highly accomplished and qualified aspirants from India and abroad, through a rigorous search process over several months. Congratulating Prof Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Chairperson of the Board of Governors, IIM Calcutta, Shrikrishna Kulkarni, said, “Prof Sarkar knows IIM Calcutta intimately: its history, culture and the aspirations of its large body of faculty, students, alumni, staff, board, and all stakeholders. Moreover, he is acutely aware of what needs to be done and how it must be done to help IIM Calcutta achieve its global aspirations.”