Dr. Bhimaraya Metri took charge as the new Director of the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur on October 6, 2020. Dr. Metri took over from Prof L S Murty, who helmed the Institute from 2017 to 2020.
Prior to joining IIM Nagpur, Dr. Metri has served as the Director of IIM Trichy, following stints at the L&T Institute of Project Management Vadodara, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi, and BITS Pilani. A Ph.D. from IIT Powai, he is also an alumnus of the Government College of Engineering, Karad, and Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He has carved a reputation for himself with his rich experience in teaching, research and administration with a number of national and international institutions of note. Currently, he is serving as Chairperson of various national institutions, such as the All India Board of Management Studies, AICTE, New Delhi; AIMA Board of Studies, New Delhi, and HR & Innovation Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi. He is also a Member of the prestigious Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU) under the chairmanship of Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ ji, the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Government of India.
IIM Nagpur is steadily making its presence felt as a B-school at par with its predecessors. It became one of the first management institutions in the country to take its teaching and admissions process entirely online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Institute is gearing up to move to its state-of-the-art permanent campus at MIHAN, and under the leadership of Dr. Metri, IIMN is poised to take new strides in the domain of management education and research.