20 Jul 2020 15:28 IST

Rishikesha Krishnan takes charge as IIMB Director

Prof Rishikesha T. Krishnan

Emphasises engaged digital learning through MOOCs; says outstanding research can enable school achieve vision

Prof Rishikesha T. Krishnan took charge as Director of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore this morning, following the superannuation of Prof G. Raghuram.

Prof Krishnan has served as Director of IIM Indore and is known as a thought leader on the management of innovation.

Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIM Bangalore, said: “We are delighted to have Prof Rishikesha Krishnan as IIMB’s Director. As a well-regarded faculty member of IIMB and a proven administrator during his term as Director of IIM Indore, Prof Krishnan combines academic and administrative excellence. Under his leadership, IIM Bangalore is sure to set impressive standards in innovation and technology.”

Prof Krishnan said: “It is an extraordinary privilege to lead India’s best management institution, IIM Bangalore, at this most challenging time when there is an opportunity to re-define management education.”

Emphasizing that an important priority for IIMB is to further enhance impact, he listed the multiple platforms, such as engaged digital learning through MOOCs and the outstanding research capabilities of its faculty that can enable the school to achieve its vision.