Bengaluru: In an unprecedented development that will propel Indian management education globally, Global Thinker & Padma Bhushan Awardee Dr Jagdish Sheth has accepted to rename IFIM Business School Bangalore in his name as the Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSOM). Dr Sheth accepted the request of present Chairman and noted business leader Sanjay Padode to rename the School after the living legend. This is one of the rare instances where an institution is being named to honor a globally renowned Indian academic – and is not based on any endowment or grant. This is also a unique case where Trustee/Promoter has selflessly relinquished his position as Chairman of the Board to propel the B-school further on its globalization journey.
Accepting the Chairmanship and renaming, Dr Sheth said, “As India gets globally integrated, it will become increasingly necessary for management schools to meet or exceed global benchmarks, global accreditations and global recognitions. I am truly humbled and honoured that Sanjay Padode, Atish Chattopadhyay, the Governing Board and all the faculty invited me to rename IFIM Business School in its journey towards becoming globally admired and recognized as Jagdish Sheth School of Management .”