Dr. Amitava Ghosh, a distinguished academician and seasoned professional, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the realms of education, administration, and corporate leadership. With a stellar academic background and a robust career spanning several decades, Dr. Amitava Ghosh has made significant contributions to both academia and the corporate world.
Dr. Amitava Ghosh embarked on his academic journey at the prestigious Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (formerly BESU), Shibpur, where he earned his Ph.D. His dedication and excellence were evident early on, as he secured the 15th rank at the JB-NSTS Exam in 1970 and stood first in B.Sc. Practical exams. His commitment to academic excellence continued with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the renowned Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and a B.Sc. in Physics from Calcutta University.
Since 2011, Dr. Amitava Ghosh has been serving as a Professor at UWSB, Kolkata, where he also held the position of Dean-Academic Affairs. In this capacity, he used to oversee all academic activities and supervise the coordination of academic initiatives.
Prior to this, his illustrious career in academia includes a significant tenure at IBM (affiliated to JU) where, as an Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator, he played a pivotal role in the overall administration and coordination of the MBA program. Dr. Amitava Ghosh demonstrated exceptional leadership by clearing backlogs of results, ensuring faculty availability, and modifying the syllabus in response to the changing business landscape post-L-P-G (1991).
Dr. Amitava Ghosh specializes in Marketing, bringing a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to his teaching and research. His subjects of expertise include General Management, Marketing Management, and Strategic Management. Over the years, he has showcased his prowess in multi-subject teaching, enriching the academic experience for his students.
Dr. Amitava Ghosh's corporate journey is equally impressive, with notable roles in esteemed organizations such as the Andrew Yule group of companies and HSCL. During his tenure at the Andrew Yule group, he served as Assistant Manager (Corporate Finance), Deputy Manager (Marketing Services), and Manager (Corporate Planning). His responsibilities included performance assessment, coordinating with vendors, transit insurance, commercial taxes, and project evaluation for business diversification. Dr. Amitava Ghosh streamlined information flow, developed formats for effective reporting at board meetings, and critically researched areas for business growth.
His corporate journey also includes a significant period at HSCL, where he held positions such as Executive (Finance) and Accounts Officer (Budget & MIS). Dr. Amitava Ghosh excelled in financial administration, implemented modified systems across units, liaised with external agencies, and monitored performance and budgeting for all units. His initiatives led to improved manpower utilization and garnered appreciation for his contributions to the company.
In addition to his teaching and administrative roles, Dr. Amitava Ghosh is actively engaged in various academic activities. Currently serving as a Ph.D. Guide and Panel member at IIEST, Shibpur, he has conducted numerous corporate training programs and been a member of Post Graduate Board of Studies at BU & NSOU. Dr. Amitava Ghosh has also contributed to M.Phil. courses at WBUT (now MAKAUT) as a project guide and faculty member.
Beyond the confines of academia, Dr. Amitava Ghosh has been involved in faculty and student selection processes for admission in various B-Schools. His keen insights and rich experience make him a sought-after individual for his expertise in shaping the future of management education.
Dr. Amitava Ghosh is not just an educator; he is a mentor, guide, and catalyst for positive change in the academic and corporate spheres. His commitment to excellence, coupled with a holistic approach to education and administration, continues to inspire and shape the next generation of leaders. Dr. Amitava Ghosh is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the upliftment of those under his mentorship.