Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Nagpur, has been awarded the prestigious Dr. P.N. Singh Memorial Award by Higher Education Forum (HEF) for Outstanding Academic Leadership. HEF is a community of individuals and practitioners of Higher Education & with more than 4000 members is the largest think tank in the space of higher education in India. Dr. P.N. Singh was a legendary Corporate Leader and Academic who was a patron of HEF. This year, Bhimaraya Metri received the award in a virtual event.
Metri is a distinguished academician, renowned teacher, researcher, and astute administrator. An outstanding leader in the space of management education, Metri has earlier worked in leadership roles as Director-IIM Tiruchirappalli, Dean- L&T Institute of Project Management Vadodara, IMI Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, and leading research programs at BITS Pilani.
Under his leadership, IIM Nagpur is growing exponentially with diverse and industry pertinent short and long-duration programmes. Recently IIM Nagpur also launched its satellite campus at Pune. In the past, Metri has been bestowed with several prestigious awards and recognitions. Metri is the only serving IIM Director to receive the country’s prestigious AIMA-Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education. Distinguished Services Award by Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute, Top Director Award by CSR; Prerana Purshkar- Distinguished Alumnus Award, and “Top Rankers Excellence Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership” by Top Rankers Management Club, New Delhi.