Officials of Indian School of Business (ISB) announced to appoint Rajendra Srivastava as the new dean of the institution. Indian School of Business is one of the leading B-Schools across the whole nation with two campuses situated at Hyderabad and Mohali. Despite being a privately managed institution, it is equivalent to IIMs. After IM Ahemdabad and IM Bangalore, ISB becomes first privately organized institution to hire its director from foreign university.
Rajendra Srivastava will take over the office in January 2016 as fifth dean of Indian School of Business. Ajit Rangnekar who is serving ISB as dean since 2009 will soon be relieved from his duty.
About Rajendra Srivastava
Rajendra Srivastava who is presently a provost at Singapore Management University will soon take over the responsibility of dean at Indian School of Business. He was born in India and has done graduation from IIT Kanpur in Mechanical Engineering and later went to University of Pittsburgh to pursue MBA and Ph.D in Business Administration. He also held respected position in University of Texas and at Emory University in Atlanta. With over 30 years of experience in administration and academics, ISB officials finds Mr. Rajendra Srivastava best suited candidate for the post of dean in ISB.
According to ISB officials, their aim is to appoint such personnel to the post of dean who will able to run the institution with proven ability to build and manage institution like ISB. The officials also tries to offer its students the world class education and the appointment of Mr. Srivastava will surely lead the students to know about the education structure globally as Rajendra Srivastava has a wide experience in teaching profession.
With the appointment of Professor Srivastava, the Indian School of Business took one more step towards consolidating and strengthening its position among the prominent B-Schools across the globe. According to Godrej, the way ISB are improving themselves will surely lead them to success.
Srivastava who refers himself as ‘accidental professor’ narrated about the major challenges of business schools is to appoint high class faculty. He also said that the institution needs people ‘down to earth’ with more active connection to the industry. He is looking forward to work with the institution like ISB and give all his life long experience for the development of the institution as well as students.
ISB officials put stress on building such institution in India that will attract students from all over the world to come to India for higher studies. And building up an institution such as ISB with top officials recruited from the foreign university will help to establish such type of institutions in India starting from ISB.