Shobha Das Joins as Dean of Ahmedabad University’s Amrut Mody School of Management


Professor Shobha Das has been appointed as the new Dean of the Amrut Mody School of
Management at Ahmedabad University, effective Friday, June 14, 2024. She will a lead a
school that is growing in influence, has one of the most talented young faculty in the
country, and offers some very innovative business programmes.

Professor Das, who joins from the IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University, has
served there as Dean and as Professor, PhD Committee Chair and Strategy Area Chair.
She has a three-decade long experience that includes Nanyang Business School at
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Qatar University. Having completed her
PhD in Strategic Management and Organization from the University of Minnesota, USA,
MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and BA (Honours) in Economics
from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, she also received the National Talent
Search Scholarship for her higher secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate studies.

Trained in the case method at the Harvard Business School (the PCMPCL programme),
Professor Das has taught a wide range of Undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral, and
Executive courses, bringing to bear her expertise in the spheres of Entrepreneurship,
Strategy, Innovation, and Technology. She pioneered the use of simulation while teaching
at all the Universities she has been associated with.

Professor Das has published in highly regarded journals including the Academy of
Management Review, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal.
Professor Pankaj Chandra, Vice Chancellor, said that Professor Das, with her strong
strategic perspective and global experience will lead the Amrut Mody School of
Management into its next era, especially when technology and sustainability are
reshaping business education and its research agenda.