Professor Janat Shah, who has been at the helm of IIM Udaipur since the inception of the institute handed over the mantle of Director to Professor Ashok Banerjee.
Professor Ashok Banerjee, whose academic and administrative background includes being faculty at IIM Lucknow and IIM Calcutta, was also the Dean (New Initiative and External Relations) at IIM Calcutta from 2012 till 2015.
Prof. Banerjee, after completing his MCom from University of Calcutta, earned a PhD from the University of Rajasthan University. He is a seasoned academician with expertise in high-frequency finance, sentiment analysis and Fintech, factors which got him to serve on the Board of companies in the finance and technology sectors as an independent Director.
"I look forward to the support of the Board and all stakeholders as we take the Institute further ahead. IIMU has a well-set vision to be a globally recognized B-School, built on the pillars of student transformation and excellence in research. I'm excited and privileged to be a part of it." – Prof. Ashok Banerjee on taking over as Director IIM Udaipur (release by institute)
He is credited with setting up the IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, which recognized as a technology business incubator by the Department of Science and Technology. He was also the founder cum coordinator at the Financial Research and Trading Lab at IIM Calcutta. The International Finance Conference, which was also started by Prof. Banerjee at IIMC in 2009 has now graduated to the India Finance Conference organized jointly by IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad.
Professor Ashok Banerjee now holds the reins of IIM Udaipur, which has been built ground up by Prof Janat Shah and his team of faculty, researchers and students over the last 11 years.
Under the skilled guidance of Prof Janat Shah, IIM Udaipur became only the fourth IIM and the youngest Business School to get the ACCSB and EQUIS accreditation. IIM Udaipur is the third IIM and the youngest B-school in Asia to be ranked in 2019, 2020 and 2021 in the prestigious FT Global Top 100 MIM Rankings. IIM Udaipur is also the youngest B-School in the world and the seventh IIM in the QS 2022 World Rankings. The standards of excellence as set by Prof Shah will only be enhanced by the new Director of IIM Udaipur, Professor Ashok Banerjee.