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28 April 2017

IIM Ahmedabad director Ashish Nanda resigns

Quodsi everti ancillae vim qui lorem persius petentium IIM Ahmedabad director Ashish Nanda resigns

NEW DELHI, APRIL 28 (ENA) Ashish Nanda, director Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), has resigned from his post even before the end of his tenure, the business school announced on Thursday. Nanda, a former professor at Harvard Law School, was the first professor from a foreign school to head an IIM.

 Nanda’s resignation comes as a shock as he is leaving a year before his tenure ends. He was appointed for a period of five years, and when he relinquishes office on 1 September, he will be completing four years.

Though the real reason behind Nanda’s resignation is not known immediately, Nanda cited personal reasons for stepping down.

IIM-A chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla has accepted his resignation. “Dear Prof. Nanda, I have received your resignation dated 26/4/2017. We have had a conversation about this for the past couple of weeks, and I fully understand your need to be with family and the inconvenience that the separation is causing you. Hence, I accept your resignation, albeit with regret,” Birla said in his acceptance letter to Nanda.

In his resignation letter and a subsequent mail to IIM-A fraternity, Nanda said he enjoyed his association with IIM-A but he needs to give more time to his family. “…I couldn’t have had this extraordinary adventure without the love of my wife, who, despite the distance we have lived apart, has been a partner with me in this journey every step of the way, the blessings of my parents, and the affection of my son.”

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