“It is an extraordinary privilege to lead India’s best management institution, IIM B, at this most challenging time when there is an opportunity to re-define management education. As we look ahead, an important priority for IIMB is to further enhance our impact. We have multiple platforms that can enable us to do this: engaged digital learning by blending MOOCs with synchronous learning as a way of reaching out to thousands of new learners,” the new director said.
“Our new campus near Anekal provides the opportunity to nurture innovative leaders and entrepreneurs through new academic programmes in the most picturesque surroundings in keeping with IIMB’s mission,” he added while also pointing out that the research capabilities of faculty and specialised research centres offer opportunity to do contextually-relevant rigorous research that can address India’s challenges.
Prof Krishnan has served as director of IIM Indore.