Shrikant Datar became the Dean of the prestigious Harvard Business School

 Shrikant Datar, who studied at IIM Ahmedabad, became the Dean of the prestigious Harvard Business School

  • Will assume office on January 1 next year

Srikanth Datar, who studied at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, has been made the Dean of the prestigious Harvard Business School at Harvard University. He will assume office on January 1 next year. Datar studied at IIM Ahmedabad during 1976-78. “It is a matter of pride for us that Shrikant Datar, an alumnus and former board member of the institute, has been made the Dean of Harvard Business School,” IIM Director Errol D’Souza said in a tweet.

Donor has been associated with Harvard for 25 years

Larry Beckow, president of Harvard University, said at Srikanth’s appointment that Datar has been with Harvard since 1996 and holds a variety of positions, including senior associate dean, faculty development, executive education, research and university affairs. Srikanth is an innovative educator.

Played cricket, hockey, tennis for IIM

“As a student, I was also very active in extra-curricular activities,” Srikanth Datar said in an interview on IIM’s 2018 Elm program. For IIM I have competed in cricket, hockey and tennis. Apart from this he was a member of the Student Affairs Council.

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A completely different kind of experience studying at IIM: generous

“I came from a different kind of environment where there was no interaction between the students in the classroom,” he said in an interview. Teachers sat on the stage and taught. While IIM had a completely different atmosphere. There was a lot of discussion among the students on the subject in the presence of the professors. There was also a lot of involvement which was a different kind of experience for me. Today I see such an atmosphere at Howard.

Srikanth Datar’s career

Datar graduated from Bombay University in 1973. Before completing his master’s degree in statistics and economics, he obtained a post-graduate diploma in business management from IIM, Ahmedabad. The donor holds a Ph.D. in business from Stanford University. Is done.

From 1984 to 1989, Carnegie Mellon was an assistant professor and then an associate professor at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, where he was honored with the George Leyland Batch Teaching Award.

From 1989 to 1996, he served on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he became Littlefield Professor of Accounting and Management and was recognized by the school’s prestigious Teaching Award.



This is support for India’s human resource capital: Anand Mahindra

In this regard, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said, “This is in support of India’s human resource capital. For the second time in a row, a person of Indian descent has been selected as the Dean of Harvard B School. We also have a lot of talent at home that has a lot of potential to take Indian business and the Indian economy forward.

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