Prof Janat Shah, Director of IIM Udaipur has been awarded a second tenure by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Prof Shah will continue being the Director for another 5 years i.e. till 2022.
Prof Shah has been the director of IIM Udaipur since its inception in 2011. With this extension, Prof Shah has become the only director amongst all the new IIMs to have received a tenure extension.
As per media reports, the MHRD confirmation has already been conveyed to IIM Udaipur’s Chairman and official announcement of the same is expected on Monday.
IIM Udaipur has made steady progress under the leadership of Prof Shah. Last year it was ranked as the 5th best management institute in the country in an MHRD ranking. IIM Udaipur was again ranked in the Top 15 in the rankings this year. IIM Udaipur is also the first amongst the six new IIMs that were opened in 2010-11 to have shifted completely to its permanent campus.
Prof Shah, in one of his media interviews said that he aims at having IIM Udaipur recognized as one of India’s Top-5 research institutes by 2020 and one of Worlds top research institute by 2030.