Bangalore visit

Left to right: Gabriele Vosseberg, Pulak Ghosh IIM-B, Vasanthi Srinivasan IIM-B, U Dinesh Kumar IIM-B, Grzegorz Trojanowski, Ishwar Murthy IIM-B, Rajesh Tharyan, John Bessant and Richard Lamming

University of Exeter welcomes faculty from the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore

A delegation of four Professors and Associate Professors from the Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore (IIM-B) visited the University of Exeter recently.

The group, headed by Professor U Dinesh Kumar, visited various parts of the University including the School of Engineering and the Business School.

IIM-B has been placed as the number one Business School in South Asia/Australasia by Eduniversal for the past two years and is ranked 27 in the world.

They participated in a series of seminars and discussions about areas of potential research collaboration, including Supply Chain Management, Leadership Studies, Service Science and Public Policy.

Commenting on the trip, Professor Dinesh Kumar said ‘Having worked here from 1996-2000, I have always had a great deal of affection for Exeter and its people. What has impressed me most during this visit is how much the University has changed and developed in the last ten years. Exeter can now boast that it has top class academics undertaking world class research. We are very excited about the prospect of working together.'

Professor Richard Lamming, Dean of the University of Exeter Business School added “Forging first class international links and partnerships is a key priority for the University and the Business School, bringing benefits to both students and staff alike.  IIM-B is a world centre of excellence in the field of management education and research and we hope that this visit will be the start of closer collaboration between our two institutions. We were particularly pleased to welcome back Professor Kumar.”

The visit follows a highly successful delegation from the University of Exeter to India in February this year led by Vice Chancellor and chief executive Professor Steve Smith.

Date: 18 June 2010

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