Published : Thursday, 9 March, 2017 12:50 PM
IIM Raipur Welcomes its new Director, Prof. Bharat Bhasker
On Wednesday, IIIM Raipur welcomed its new Director, Prof. Bharat Bhasker. Yesterday was his first working day as the Director of the institute. A welcome ceremony was organized by the faculty and the staff to greet Prof. Bhasker. In the informal gathering, faculty and staff members of IIM Raipur interacted with their new director and exchanged pleasantries.
Dr. Bhasker is from the IT and Systems department at IIM Lucknow and his areas of expertise include Data Management, Network Security and Software Engineering. He has been teaching at IIML for the past twenty one years. He was also the acting Director at IIM Lucknow in 2015 for a period of five months.
In 1980, he completed his engineering in Electronics & Communications from IIT Roorkee. Post engineering, he joined Uptron Digital Systems before shifting to Tata Steel as a System Analyst.
Thereafter, he moved to US to pursue his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He had several short stints in companies like Sybase, MDL Information Systems, Hughes STX Inc and HSC before he finally joined IIM Lucknow to continue his academic pursuits.
An avid expert and educator in the field of I.T. & Systems Management, he is the recipient of various prestigious awards, namely, Research Productivity Award, NASA, Dewang Best Professor of Information Technology Award and Asia’s Best Professor of Information Technology Award by CMO Council Singapore and Wall Street Journal. He has authored two books in the field of Information Technology with Tata McGraw Hill Publications.
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