Professor M. Chandrasekhar takes charge as first Director of IIM Visakhapatnam

March 22, 2017: Professor M. Chandrasekhar took charge as first Director of IIM Visakhapatnam today.

Prof. Chandrasekhar is an engineer and management professional by training. Indian Institutes of Technology at Delhi and Bombay are among his alma maters. He was with the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad as full Professor from April 2002 to March 2017. During this tenure, he held many academic and administrative leadership positions as Director of the Centre for Public Policy, Governance & Performance; Director-in-charge of the Centre for Poverty Studies & Rural Development; Director of the Centre for Innovation & Technology; Chair of the Technology Policy, Management & Innovation Area; Dean of Research & Consulting, Dean of Long-term Programs and Dean of Training Programs (Long-term & Short-term). He was also the Director of Centre for Innovations in Public Systems, a specialized Centre established at ASCI by the Govt. of India.

Between 1983 and 2002, Chandrasekhar held senior management and top executive grade positions in the corporate sector, in manufacturing and financial services.

Chandrasekhar has been Chairman / Member of several high-power Committees constituted by the various Ministries / Departments of the Govt. of India.

Chandrasekhar’s interests are in Public Policy, Public Service Delivery, Performance Management in Public Sector Organizations, Administrative & Governance Reforms and Innovations in Public Systems.