B.B. Chakravorty, a faculty member of IIM Calcutta,is going to be Director of IIM,Ranchi.
Chakravorty,who was holding the additional charge of Convenor IIM,Ranchi,will succeed MJ Xavier,who was its Director.
Xavier,who had set up IIM,Ranchi as its first Director,was in controversy eversince he had landed in Jharkhand’s capital.After he announced that IIM,Ranchi will conduct “brain mapping” of Team India captain MS Dhoni,Tata Sons’ Ratan Tata and other celebrities,eye brows were raised.
Even some of his supporters had questioned his move as “funny” and “ridiculous” on the ground that the mandate of this premier institution was to develop it as a centre of excellence in management courses and not on “brain mapping.
”Then,a lady staff of the IIM,Ranchi who worked on adhoc basis had alleged that Xavier was out to sexually exploit her.
Though Xavier had described these allegations as “baseless” and “motivated”,not every member of the IMM,Ranchi was ready to believe him.Even IIM Chairman RC Bhargava,whose integrity was above board,was reportedly “not happy with him.”
After Xavier tendered his resignation,it was accepted by Bhargava.