Prof. (Dr.) Atmanand takes Additional Charge of MDI Gurgaon as Director


The Director of Management Development Institute (MDI), Murshidabad, Prof. (Dr.) Atmanand has been assigned as the Director (Additional Charge), MDI Gurgaon with effect from 16 December, 2020.

The Founder Dean of MDI Murshidabad, Prof. (Dr.) Atmanand has been associated with MDI Gurgaon, one of India’s premier B-schools for more than 22 years. Executing varied leadership roles at MDI Gurgaon, he worked as the Founder Dean of MDI School of Energy Management, Dean of Executive Post Graduate Programmes and School of Public Policy & Governance and Senior Professor of Economics.

Speaking on his new assignment, Prof. (Dr.) Atmanand, Director (Additional Charge), MDI Gurgaon said, “It’s a matter of great privilege to take charge of one of India’s premier B-schools. For me, I am keen to advance the progress driven by my predecessors and to take the Institute at a higher level. In line with the vision of MDI, I will continue to further the Institute’s mission of nurturing thought leaders of tomorrow through enhanced innovation and world-class research.”

In addition to playing a key and decisive role in MDI’s intellectual and leadership functioning, Prof. (Dr.) Atmanand is also serving as Independent Director on the Board of Central Bank of India.

Previously, he has worked as the Independent Director on the Board of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and PTC India Ltd. He has also held various responsibilities including Member of the State Finance Commission, Government of Bihar, and Planning Commission, Government of India.

A recipient of the coveted and prestigious Rashtriya Gaurav Award, Indian Achievers Award, and Economic Development Award, Prof. (Dr.) Atmanand is a great leader, deep researcher, professor, and writer. He has authored 16 books and published above 90 research papers in refereed national and international journals. He specializes in Public Enterprise Management, Management of Energy and Environment, Power, Financing Infrastructure Projects, Public Policy and Management, Oil and Gas, Steel, Project Finance, Economic and Business Environment.

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