Dr Sankarshan Basu is Dean of Amrut Mody School of Management. Dr. Basu, who was working as a professor of Finance and Accounting at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore for the past two decades, completed his Honours (Statistics) from Presidency College, Calcutta; MSc (Statistics) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and PhD (Statistics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, the UK.
He has been the Director-PRMIA on the board of Federal Bank from 2020, and a founder-member and Secretary of the Indian Finance Association (IFA). He has been the Chairperson of the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (between April 2017 – March 2019), the Chairperson of Career Development Services (between April 2012 – March 2015) and Chairperson of Alumni Relations (between January 2007 – September 2011) at IIMB.
His primary research and teaching interests are in financial markets and quantitative finance, particularly derivatives and fixed income securities, insurance and pension issues. Prior to joining IIMB, Dr. Basu has also worked with ICICI Ltd. (now ICICI Bank Ltd.), and has been a teaching faculty at London School of Economics and Political Science and Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. Dr. Basu has also been a visiting Professor at University of Twente, Netherlands, Gothenburg University, Sweden, ESCP, Paris, CFVG, Ho Chi Min City and Hanoi, Vietnam and Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.
Dr. Basu is active in teaching, consulting (both in India and abroad) as well as in research. He has also served in various roles within the Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) including President for the year 2014 – 2015. He has also served as a Member of the Governing Council, Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF).