Faculty & Research

Bharat Bhasker


Prof. Bhasker obtained his Ph.D. and master’s degree in computer science at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering from IIT Roorkee.

Prior to accepting the position of Director, IIM Ahmedabad, he served as a Professor of Information Technology and Systems at IIM Lucknow. He has also served as Director of IIM Raipur from March 2017 to March 2022, Acting-Director of IIM Lucknow during July 2015 to November 2015, as a Mentor Director/Convener (Nodal Prof.) at IIM Sirmaur in 2015. He was honoured with 'Best Director of Business  Schools' award for transforming IIM Raipur to a great place to work and its exponential growth.

Prof. Bhasker has held various visiting academic positions such as International Expert Advisor at the University of Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia, International Expert,  Research Grants at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada  (NSERC), Visiting Professor at the ESSEC Business School, Paris, France,   Distinguished Professor at the Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, Research  Professor at the University of California, USA, Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, USA and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Prof. Bhasker has acquired rich industry experience in addition to his academic experience. He has held senior positions at multiple organizations such as Connectix  Corp., USA, SYBASE Inc., USA, MDL Information Systems Inc., USA, Hughes STX Inc., USA, and Tata Steel Ltd., India. He has also been associated as the Chairman at the Services Sector Development Council, Bureau of Indian Standards, President at the Indian Sub-continent Decision Science Institute, USA, Chairman at the Computer Society of India, Lucknow and as a Member of the Board of Governors at various organizations.



Primary Area : Information Systems


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Phone : +91-79-7152 4848

Secretary : Amit Trivedi

Phone : +91-79-7152 4848


Ph.D., computer science, The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Master’s degree, Computer science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA