Prof. Subhash Chandra Bhatnagar (12th February, 1947- ), was associated with IIMA in various capacities for fifty years. He was a PGP student (1968-70), a Systems Analyst in the Computer Centre (1970-72), doctoral student (1972-75), faculty member in the Production & Quantitative Methods Area and Computer and Information Systems Group (1975-2003) and Adjunct Faculty at IIMA (2004-18). He was associated with developing IIMA's Computer Centre, held the Deanship for two years and was a member of IIMA's governing board. He made key contributions towards popularizing e-Governance as a concept in India. In this hour-long interview, he recounts his life from his early days, transition from IIT Madras to IIMA as a student, teaching MIS as a faculty member, advising on computing and e-Governance, his later career at the World Bank and the National Institute for Smart Government, and the rationale behind a notable donation made towards IIMA's staff welfare, upon finally leaving the Institute.
Interview recorded on 27th September, 2019
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Title: Prof. S C Bhatnagar on bringing the first computer to the IIMA campus
Title: Prof. S C Bhatnagar on donating generously for IIMA's staff welfare
Title: Prof. S C Bhatnagar on switching from transparencies to PowerPoint presentations
Title: Prof. S C Bhatnagar on IIMA's contribution to India's Computer and IT Revolution
Title: Prof. S C Bhatnagar on teaching styles at IIT Madras versus IIM Ahmedabad in the 1960s