IIM Indore announced that Rishikesha T Krishnan has joined IIM Indore as its new director replacing N Ravichandran who will now join IIM Ahmedabad as professor.
Before joining IIM Indore, Krishnan was professor of corporate strategy & policy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Krishnan has also served on a number of committees set up by the Government of India, Nasscom and CII.
He holds an M.Sc. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kanpur; and an M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems (now Management Science & Engineering) from Stanford University. He obtained his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
"IIM Indore has excellent infrastructure, innovative academic programmes and highest number of PGP students. Enhancing the quality of the institute and making it the best institute in India is my top priority," said Krishnan, adding that the government is willing to help institutes in their research activities.
On question of IIM Indore being in news for wrong reasons and lack of peaceful environment for faculty and students, he said, "We do not want to concentrate on the past and will try to work with faculty and students to make environment conducive for quality education and innovation."