Two IIM Lucknow professors named directors of IIM Raipur, Ranchi

Lucknow: Two professors from IIM Lucknow, Bharat Bhasker and Shailendra Singh have been appointed as Directors of IIM Raipur and IIM Ranchi respectively, a statement from the premier institute said on Tuesday.

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.

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.

Shailendra Singh is a Ph.D from IIT Kanpur and is currently posted at the Human Resource Management department at IIM Lucknow. He is also involved in consulting work in the field of Education Management.

IIM Lucknow Director Prof. Ajit Prasad 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."