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Professor Anju Seth becomes the first woman director of IIM Calcutta

She has completed her PhD from the University of Michigan and has an academic career spanning over twenty-five years.

SNS | New Delhi |

Professor Anju Seth has taken charge as Director of IIMC, the Chairperson of Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta, Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni announced.

Professor Seth is an alumnus of IIMC and held the position of Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, USA till recently.

She has completed her PhD from the University of Michigan and has an academic career spanning over twenty-five years.

Before joining Virginia Tech, Professor Seth was Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois. Along with receiving several awards for her teaching and research she is on the editorial board of many scholarly journals. Since past several years she has maintained strong connections with academic and professional organizations in India.

Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Chairperson Board of IIM Calcutta, said, “We are indeed delighted that Anju will be the first woman Director of IIMC. She was the unanimous choice of the Search Cum Selection Committee and the BOG. On behalf of the IIMC fraternity, it is my privilege to welcome her to the IIMC team”.

Professor Anju Seth, speaking on her new responsibility, said, “It is an honour and privilege to be appointed to serve IIM Calcutta in the position of Director. I look forward to working with faculty, staff, students, Governors and all other stakeholders to build on the Institute’s strong foundations and accomplish new heights of eminence”.