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Soumitra Dutta to Head Cornell's Business School

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 12 January 2012, 13:32 Hrs   |    5 Comments
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Bangalore: Soumitra Dutta, a 48 year old Indian American will take the position of Dean of Cornell University’s Management School, on July 1, 2012. He is the first Indian origin to be in charge of a top American Business school.

Soumitra Dutta is a Professor of business and technology, who is also the founder and faculty director of a new-media and technology innovation lab at INSEAD’S French Campus. The search for a new dean for the business school began from the month of August, last year and Soumitra Dutta turned out to be one among the two finalists in the end.

"Professor Dutta's appointment is a natural fit with Johnson's increasingly global outlook," said David Skorton, President of Cornell University.

Soumitra was born to an Indian Air Force doctor in Chandigarh. He is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi campus where he completed his BTech in electrical engineering & computer science securing second rank.

Even though Sumitra has been outside his native for more than 22 years he does not have a Western accent nor does he have the famous European indifference."I strongly hold on to two things that I brought with me from India: respecting diversity and the importance of family values," he says.

Professor Dutta is also involved in policy development activities, both at national and European levels. Apart from being an academician and businessman, he is also the author of many books.


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Reader's comments(5)
1: We, Indians, are proud of people like Professor Soumitra Dutta. I know yet another famous name, Professor Sam Beldona at Wuchita State University, Kansas. They bring laurels to us.
Posted by:Kamala Rao - 14 Jan, 2012
2: Good to hear another ndian shining abroad. It will inspire all the youngsters of indian today.
Posted by:Anand kumar - 12 Jan, 2012
3: "He is the first Indian origin to be in charge of a top American Business school."

Really? So who was Dipak Jain of Kellogg? Or is Kellogg not a top business school?

Posted by:You Dumbass - 12 Jan, 2012
Mr.Dipak Jain is Current Dean of "INSEAD" (European Institute of Business Administration)
Sivasankar C Replied to: You Dumbass - 12 Jan, 2012
whi is at Harvard ? Indian
brij Replied to: You Dumbass - 12 Jan, 2012