Academic Advisory Council Members


Dr. Chetan Ghate
Dr. Chetan Ghate

Dr. Ghate is Professor, Economics and Planning Unit at Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. He was also a member of Monetary Policy Committee, RBI. He is an applied macroeconomist with a research focus on economic fluctuations and growth. He is a recipient of the 2014 Mahalanobis Memorial Gold Medal in Economics awarded by the Indian Econometric Society (TIES).


Prof. Janat Shah
Prof. Janat Shah

Prof. Janat Shah is the founding Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur since 2011. He specializes in Operations Management, Quantitative Methods and Information Systems, and Supply Chain Management. He is a visiting scholar at Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA. A visiting faculty at The Logistic Institute at National University, Singapore and a special professor at the Nottingham University. Under the leadership of Prof. Shah, IIM Udaipur has achieved multiple milestones one being the MBA programme in Digital Enterprise Management.


Dr.Sudeshna Sarkar
Dr.Sudeshna Sarkar

Dr.Sudeshna Sarkar is a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Department, at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. She heads the Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence at IIT Kharagpur. Her broad topics of interest span different areas of Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Dr.Sarkar has innumerable publications under her wings on Natural Language Processing, Machine learning and Data Mining.


Dr.Rupa Rege Nitsure
Dr.Rupa Rege Nitsure

Dr Rupa Rege Nitsure is the Group Chief Economist of L&T Financial Services since 2015. Her key areas of specialisation are Macroeconomics and Financial Intermediation. She has served on various important Policy-Making Committees appointed by the Government of India/Reserve Bank of India. She was the Member of the “Standing Advisory Group on Indian Statistical Databases”, Reserve Bank of India and the “Expert Committee to Revise and Strengthen the Monetary Policy Framework”, Reserve Bank of India.